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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:
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

30/09/2021 | 16:18:55 All right. Thank you, Mister President. The tragic events recently played out before us in Belarus is indeed something unheard of. An ageing dictator steeped in old-times Soviet thinking and in a position of absolute power for almost three decades unlawfully forced a foreign airliner to divert on to Belarus territory, did this so that he could capture a brave passenger on board and put him in prison simply for using the fundamental right of speaking up against a barbaric regime. The same fate... 28/09/2021 | 19:48:54 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, Only a few weeks ago, in my home country Sweden, an immigrant mother was convicted in court after having lured her daughter back to their native country in the Middle East, on the pretense of spending summer holidays together. Once there, however, the daughter was imprisoned in a basement, and beaten, tortured and threatened if she didn’t marry a man she had never seen. It was only by managing to send text messages to her... 22/04/2021 | 13:04:48 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, At our last session in January of this year, we debated this very same issue as a ‘Current Affairs debate’. Today, however, we do so under the heading ‘Urgent debate’. And justly so, for the matter has truly become urgent. In January we were relieved that the brave Mr. Navalny had miraculously recovered from the novichok assassination attempt carried out against him in Siberia some time earlier. And perhaps, some of us were... 22/04/2021 | 11:59:20 Madam President. I'm honoured to take the forum on behalf of European Conservatives and Democratic Alliance political group regarding the functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey. I salute the untiring wok and expertise on this subject by our two rapporteurs from the Monitoring Committee: my fellow countryman Mr Thomas HAMMARBERG and my fellow political group colleague Mr John HOWELL. The fact that both these rapporteurs are in such agreement as to the shortcomings in today's Turkish... 21/04/2021 | 13:14:10 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, Our Assembly owes major thanks to our two Rapporteurs for their excellent reports in our debate today on the situation in Belarus. Reading these two reports is a bit like travelling back in time, back to a society seemingly stuck in a ‘time warp’ - to a long-gone European era where innocent demonstrators would be arrested, beaten, sometimes tortured, and then vanish without a trace. We see indespicable and inhumane acts...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions