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Mr José CEPEDA (Spain, SOC)

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ES - 28013 - Madrid

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 01/08/2017 to 23/07/2020
  • Member: Socialist Group from 18/04/2016 to 31/07/2017

In the Assembly

  • from 18/04/2016 to 23/07/2020 Representative - Spain

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 27/01/2017 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 18/04/2016 to 23/07/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Europe Prize (from 28/01/2020 to 05/03/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 24/01/2019 to 23/07/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (from 24/01/2019 to 29/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 06/03/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 26/01/2017 to 23/07/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Sergio GUTIÉRREZ PRIETO (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 06/03/2020 to 23/07/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Susana SUMELZO (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 30/09/2019 to 05/03/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Susana SUMELZO (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the European Social Charter (from 28/01/2020 to 05/03/2020)


Last speeches

31/01/2020 | 10:37:00 Thank you very much, Mr President. First of all I would like to thank Mr Frithjof SCHMIDT for his work because the report is incredibly interesting. It is an important one. It deals with something that affects us directly, especially democratic societies, the most advanced of those societies. I was listening to the colleagues who have already spoke in the debate. They were looking at the differences between traditional means of communication and digital media. I don't think that is the... 28/01/2020 | 18:06:02 Thank you very much, Mister President. The first thing that I would like to do is to thank this very detailed work by Lord George FOULKES. This time he is addressing the important subject of the work of journalists, and, as he has done already in his excellent report, I want to make an appeal on behalf of journalism. Because everything is changing, and when we talk about journalism, we are talking about very committed and determined professionals who have a quest to search for the truth and... 28/06/2019 | 12:20:51 Thank you very much. Thank you, Madam President. Colleagues, in my last speech during this part session today, I would like to take this opportunity to talk about Artificial intelligence (AI). AI is an issue that we should be dealing with during the next few years, in my view. It's an important issue. We need to look at ethics, we need to look at the way in which the data of millions of people are handled. And there is another issue which I'm very concerned about. In many of our advanced... 12/04/2019 | 12:34:36 This morning I asked to speak because I wanted to raise the topic of the 70th anniversary of this Organisation and wanted us to talk about the fact that we need to work to disseminate its values. The Council of Europe has existed for 70 years, and we now must look towards the next 70 years. It must continue for another 70 years, and continue to grow by further promoting democracy, human rights and the rule of law. This is a free debate, however, and although I came along with the idea of... 12/04/2019 | 12:07:34 I thank colleagues for their contributions to the debate. I will try to give an overall answer to the points raised. Our starting point was Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights on freedom of expression. Many of us confuse freedom of information with freedom of expression; the two are often melded. At the end of the day, this is about plurality. We have drafted a number of reports on this subject; Lord George FOULKES, for instance, recently presented one. The committee will...