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Mr Mart van de VEN (Netherlands, ALDE)


In the political groups

  • Treasurer: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 22/01/2018 to 29/09/2019
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 25/01/2016 to 21/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • from 20/06/2016 to 29/09/2019 Representative - Netherlands
  • from 25/01/2016 to 20/06/2016 Substitute - Netherlands

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

  • General Rapporteur on the budget and intergovernmental programme: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 11/10/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 24/01/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 09/10/2017 to 10/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 23/09/2017 to 29/09/2019)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 27/01/2017 to 23/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 25/01/2016 to 10/10/2016)
  • Member: Sub-Committee on Ethics (from 15/05/2018 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (from 26/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 26/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Reina de BRUIJN-WEZEMAN (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 09/10/2017 to 29/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Nico SCHRIJVER (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 20/06/2016 to 22/09/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Pieter OMTZIGT (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 29/09/2019)


Last speeches

25/06/2019 | 12:31:44 Thank you, Madam Chair. I would like to thank all the colleagues for their contribution to this debate. I think it helps me to gain insight, on the one hand; on the other hand, I would like to start with mentioning something on the economisation as to the organisation of the Council of Europe in recent years. This organisation is already, since 8 years, under continuous reorganisation to sober up its expenses. It was not helpful that a zero nominal growth was introduced. Staff has to be paid... 25/06/2019 | 11:35:16 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, This is the last time that I will present the reports to this assembly. This time, I will do so as your General Rapporteur on the budgets of the Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly and budgets are my favorite subject. Colleagues, following the acceptance by a large majority of my reports on the budgets of the Council of Europe and our Parliamentary Assembly in the Rules Committee, in Paris on 3 June, and my constructive meeting with... 24/06/2019 | 16:56:42 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, I'm against the illegal annexation of Crimea. I'm against the presence of Russians in East Ukraine and I am against the downing of airplane MH17. From January 2018, I have been involved in the work of the Committee on the role and mission of the PACE and in the follow-up work in the Rules Committee. With differing views, we work hard for the realisation of the De SUTTER report. I started my work unbiased and with an open mind. Quite soon I asked myself... 11/04/2019 | 17:48:16 For more than a decade, the Greek islands have been a main entry point for migrants to the European Union. A few migrants cross the Turkish-Greek land border, while the vast majority of migrants come by boat from the nearby shores of Turkey. There are currently around 20 000 people living in reception centres, often in unheated tents and containers, with limited access to running water and electricity, insufficient food supplies, as well as a lack of health services, and poor security. They... 11/04/2019 | 17:02:32 I thank colleagues for their thorough comments on my report. When I started the report, the sum of money involved was only €24 billion, but now it is up to €350 billion, so it has become even more important to deal with money laundering. The comments that colleagues have made prove that they took notice of this long and thorough report. I thank the staff of the Council of Europe who supported me for one and a half years to bring you this report. The report is not about one bank or one country...