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Mr Markus WIECHEL

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Representative
Member of the Riksdag
Sweden Democrats

Sveriges Riksdag
SE - 100 12 - Stockholm
Sweden

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 05/10/2019
  • Member: European Conservatives Group from 29/06/2018 to 04/10/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 18/04/2016 to 28/06/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 21/01/2019 Representative - Sweden
  • from 18/04/2016 to 20/01/2019 Substitute - Sweden

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

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 19/04/2021)
  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 21/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 18/04/2016 to 20/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 21/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Michael SVENSSON (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 22/01/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Boriana ÅBERG (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 24/04/2017 to 21/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Ms Tina GHASEMI (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 18/04/2016 to 23/04/2017)

Interventions

Last speeches

28/04/2022 | 12:23:03 Thank you, Mr President. This is Assembly is right in holding a debate at this present session already, as consequences are flowing from Russia's heinous and unlawful attack on Ukraine. This being said, we know full well that the conflict is still far from over. We may, in fact, at this stage, be far from the beginning of the end. We may instead, more realistically, be at the end of the beginning, to quote Mr Winston Churchill. The first consequence I wish to mention is the enormous suffering... 15/03/2022 | 20:00:00 Madam President, As we gathered in this chamber less than two months ago, we were still living in what is known as a post-cold war era. That era started in the early 1990s and witnessed the spread of democracy in previously unfree nations, the tempering of tensions in Europe generally. There was a time when, as the saying has it, "hope and history rhymed." To be sure, there were setbacks, as some states broke animosity - but there were also, on the whole, successful international efforts to... 27/01/2022 | 13:02:03 Thank you, Mr President. It's almost to the month 30 years ago, 25 December 1991, that the Soviet Union flag was lowered over the Kremlin in Moscow and replaced with a flag of a reborn Russia. Was that momentous event, along with others such as the fall of the Berlin Wall, the signal of the coming of a new Europe? This would be a Europe where nations and peoples would be able to freely meet and create a new reality of pan-European friendship, co-operation and trust. A Europe where peace, not... 25/01/2022 | 19:37:19 Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2 Mr (Madam) President, Mrs Engblom’s excellent report on “The Role of Media in Times of Crisis,” could not have been presented to this Assembly at a more fitting moment than the present - however tragic and dramatic that moment is - as we find ourselves in the midst of not one, but two extremely serious crises at the same time! On the one hand there is the current pandemic. And on the other, the sudden danger posed to our entire European... 24/01/2022 | 19:22:50 Madam President, In this debate, we are asked to take a stand on a report entitled the European Union Pact on Migration and Asylum, presented by our esteemed colleague Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO. It is an interesting account and the rapporteur is to be commended, however, the report also raises a number of questions. Firstly, the so-called "Pact" is not written for the Council of Europe and its 47 member States. It is written for the EU and its 27 member states, all of which are also members of...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions