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Mr Manuel TORNARE

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Member of the National Council
Parti socialiste suisse

Conseil national
CH-3003 - Berne
Switzerland

manuel.tornare@parl.ch
www.manueltornare.ch

Working language: French

Declarations of interests:
2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 01/08/2017 to 21/01/2018
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialist Group from 23/01/2017 to 31/07/2017
  • Member: Socialist Group from 25/01/2016 to 22/01/2017

In the Assembly

  • from 25/01/2016 to 26/01/2020 Substitute-Switzerland

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

  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 22/01/2018 to 26/01/2020)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 24/04/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 24/01/2017 to 23/04/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 25/01/2016 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 24/01/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 26/01/2017 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 28/01/2016 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 25/01/2016 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2016 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Roland Rino BÜCHEL (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 25/01/2016 to 22/01/2017)
  • Alternate of Ms Elisabeth SCHNEIDER-SCHNEITER (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 23/01/2017 to 26/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

25/06/2019 | 19:02:20 Yes, Madam President, I will speak in the language of my compatriot, Rousseau, and I take the floor as First Vice-President, since Ms KOVÁCS is the rapporteur, she cannot be judge and jury. First of all, before I make a statement, I would like to have three small Swiss verses on behalf of the Committee. Firstly, to pay tribute to Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUET, our President who in my country, as I can attest, as others on all political sides can also attest, has fought hard for the cause of women... 23/01/2019 | 11:32:21 Jefferson said that, “Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press”. As several colleagues have said, it is true that the situation of the press is an indicator of whether a democratic society is in good health, but press plurality is something that few member States in the Council of Europe are offering. Every year, Reporters Without Borders identifies and ranks countries that respect press plurality; in 2018, Norway was No.1 and Switzerland was No. 5. It denounced many States represented... 22/01/2019 | 18:33:45 I have been asked to present the opinion of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination. I thank our staff and Mr Gutiérrez, who cannot be here, for his report. Perhaps I may recall what is said in the report on behalf of the committee. We feel that when it comes to human rights there is no room for religious or cultural exceptions. That needs to be made clear because sometimes people have impugned our motives, saying that we are very lax. I think we all agree that universal rights... 22/01/2019 | 11:01:14 I thank you wholeheartedly, dear colleagues; never has so much mention been made of Switzerland. I thank Mr Gianni BUQUICCHIO, who even quoted James Fazy – the founder of the modern republic in 1847 – and my illustrious compatriot Jean-Jacques Rousseau. We owe him a great deal. Having said that, I have heard a lot of concerns expressed about referendums. How can we avoid them? Perhaps we need to define referendums. Unfortunately – this is my personal opinion – they are not sufficiently...

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