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Mr Markus WIECHEL (Sweden, EC/DA)

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Member of the Riksdag
Sweden Democrats

Sveriges Riksdag
SE - 100 12 - Stockholm

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019


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)


Last speeches

27/04/2023 | 20:03:01 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Mr President, I salute this opportunity for our Assembly to debate in depth yet another war crime perpetrated by Vladimir Putin’s Russia in the course of its ongoing invasion of Ukraine. I am referring to the real-life, mass kidnapping of that country’s civilian population and the latter’s forced transportation to Russia or to Russia-held territory in eastern and southern Ukraine. Among the abducted are thousands of children, who either... 25/04/2023 | 20:03:36 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, That particular type of government called ‘democracy’ has in the course of history certainly had its ups and downs, ever since democratic Athens in 400 B.C. stood up against tyrannical Sparta. Mr Winston Churchill, once a member of this Parliamentary Assembly, for his part called democracy “the worst form of government …”, Then he added “… except all the others …” After the darkening 1930s and a devastating Second World War... 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...


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