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ES - 28013 - Madrid

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 18/04/2016 to 11/10/2020

In the Assembly

  • from 18/04/2016 to 11/10/2020 Representative - Spain

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

  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 29/01/2020 to 11/10/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 28/01/2020 to 05/03/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 10/04/2019 to 29/09/2019)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 12/10/2018 to 11/10/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 18/04/2016 to 11/10/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Integration (from 23/01/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 21/03/2018 to 11/10/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Refugee and Migrant Children and Young People (from 25/01/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Melisa RODRÍGUEZ HERNÁNDEZ (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Gonzalo ROBLES (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings (from 29/05/2020 to 11/10/2020)


Last speeches

31/01/2020 | 12:12:20 Thank you very much Mr President. We are looking at two reports we consider very positive, very comprehensive, which give us an overall vision of this situation, which describes the risks stemming from lack of legislation, regulation, or lack of cooperation between states. These risks are true for organ transplant tourism or the trafficking in human cells and tissues. With regard to transplant tourism, something we consider as essential is this discrepancy between the existing need for... 30/01/2020 | 17:28:19 Thank you very much, Mr President. I think I can express gratitude for everything that has been said and especially for what the rapporteurs have said in their reports and in these debates. I want to stress two points made by Ms Serap YAŞAR, prompting us to reflect on what's happening. I understand that the response to that question is that we're looking but not seeing. We're not seeing the eyes of the individuals to whom you refer. We're not seeing the suffering of all the families and girls... 30/01/2020 | 10:21:30 Thank you, President. We just had a meeting of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, and in that meeting, we met an expert who works for an NGO. I would like to repeat something which that person said, which I think sums up nicely this debate. Ms Lora PAPPA, the representative in question, said that it isn't a matter of representation, there is a lack of commitment or determination on the part of member states and that's what the problem is, one of attitude. She told us... 28/01/2020 | 11:38:20 Thank you, Madame President. I think that a large part of the institutions in Europe and most of the political groups agree that we have a similar diagnosis regarding the situation currently being experienced in Poland because the vast majority of us understand that there is a clear violation of the fundamental rights and principles prevailing the Council of Europe. They are not being met by the Polish government because there is a violation of the rule of law, a breach of democratic values... 02/10/2019 | 18:05:42 Thank you very much President. First of all, I would like to express my thanks to Ms Marietta KARAMANLI for an excellent report on an issue which is extremely complicated and sensitive as well. I'm going to begin telling you a personal experience of my own. On February 22nd of 2001, when in San Sebastián, in the Basque Country, the ETA organisation placed a bomb, two people died and two people were injured. One of the people that was killed was somebody that I knew, from our city. After a...