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Ms Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Auditor: Group of the European People's Party since 23/06/2021
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 11/10/2018 to 22/06/2021
  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party from 08/02/2018 to 10/10/2018
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 27/11/2015 to 07/02/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 21/06/2021 Representative - Netherlands
  • from 30/09/2019 to 20/06/2021 Substitute - Netherlands
  • from 27/11/2015 to 29/09/2019 Representative - Netherlands

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 21/06/2021)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 21/06/2021)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 30/09/2019)
  • Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 23/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy: Bureau of the Assembly (from 23/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy: Standing Committee (from 23/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 44.1 of the Rules of Procedure): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 23/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 24/04/2017 to 08/10/2017)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (from 25/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (from 25/01/2016 to 21/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/11/2015)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 04/02/2021 to 26/01/2022)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on the Russian Federation): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 30/01/2020 to 16/03/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 28/01/2020 to 26/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 23/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 23/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 23/01/2018 to 22/01/2019)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 23/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 27/01/2016 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 27/01/2016 to 24/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Petra STIENEN (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 09/10/2017 to 20/06/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Pauline KRIKKE (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 11/10/2016 to 23/04/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Mart van de VEN (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 18/04/2016 to 10/10/2016)
  • Alternate of Ms Annemarie JORRITSMA-LEBBINK (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 27/11/2015 to 24/01/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Paul SCHNABEL (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 25/01/2016 to 17/04/2016)
  • Alternate of Mr Paul SCHNABEL (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Environment and Energy (from 28/01/2016 to 10/03/2016)

Interventions

Last speeches

21/06/2022 | 18:11:51 Thank you very much, Mr Zsolt NÉMETH. It was perfect in time. I close now the debate and we go to the consideration of the amendments. The Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy has presented a draft resolution to which three amendments have been tabled and also draft recommendation to which no amendments have been tabled. I remind that speeches on amendments are limited strictly to 30 seconds. We will start with consideration of the draft resolution and then we will consider the draft... 26/04/2022 | 10:30:33 Thank you very much, Mister President, Colleagues, and also Rapporteur. I appreciate that today we can discuss this report. It's a turbulent time where a member State is affected by an aggressive attack toward citizens in the neighbourhood of the Member states of Ukraine. They live in fear. Turbulent times, and I put it mildly. Therefore it's more than ever needed that the EU and the Council of Europe co‑operate, because an intense co‑operation is in the interest not only from both... 15/03/2022 | 18:18:43 Thank you, President, dear colleagues, We are all, in the civilised world, shocked and horrified by the daily images of Ukrainian civilians, young and old, who are trying to escape the war of aggression. The images of bombed hospitals, destroyed houses and blocks, families in basement shelters, in metro stations searching for protection but also bombed, as happened today. We see Russians surrounding cities and citizens trying to survive, even when they are deprived from basic needs - from... 26/01/2022 | 16:33:47 Yes, Chairman. First of all, I would sincerely thank Mr Piero FASSINO for his report. It is detailed and it covers all the problems we are actively facing with Russia. Russia does not meet the standards as a member of the Council of Europe. Russia should be committed to democracy, rule of law and respect for human rights. The problems are listed in the report of Mr Piero FASSINO. We have concerns, big concerns: free and fair elections, the electrical framework, the crackdown on civil society... 24/01/2022 | 16:32:49 Thank you very much Mr Boriss CILEVIČS. So before I call the vote, I have to remind the Assembly that the effect of the objection of Mr Arkadiusz MULARCZYK would be to refer the list of candidates from Poland nominated for election to be judges back to the Committee on the election of judges to the European Court of Human Rights. Those who wish to support this objection should vote "YES". Those who do not want to support objection and agree to reject a list of candidates should vote "NO". A...

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