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Mr Mart van de VEN


Membership of political groups

Assembly Member

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


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 and... 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 representatives... 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 th...