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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:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019

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)

  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 23/01/2023)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 23/01/2023)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 23/01/2023)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 25/11/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 19/04/2021 to 26/01/2023)
  • 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 (from 21/01/2019 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 18/04/2016 to 20/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Jessica STEGRUD (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 23/01/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 21/01/2019 to 24/11/2022)
  • 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

26/01/2023 | 20:07:39 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, I am very happy to see this Assembly take up the issue of the sit-down and ongoing blockade of the so-called Lachin Corridor, which provides the only, and I stress the only, road connection between the region of Nagorno-Karabach and Armenia. The reason for the allegedly civilian and spontaneous demonstration in question, which has by now lasted well over a month, is the supposed damage caused to the local environment through the... 26/01/2023 | 13:00:13 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, We have, in this important debate, heard many excellent statements, including that of our Rapporteur Mr Cottier, on the horrible, almost indescribable war crimes perpetrated by Russian forces against an innocent and peace-loving population, the Ukrainians. Mass executions and torture of civilians and captured soldiers alike; millions of Ukrainians displaced , often abroad; forced deportations to Russia, including of children... 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...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions