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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:
2024 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


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

27/06/2024 | 11:45:11 Thank you, Madam President. Our rapporteur [inaudible..] record time written a very good report on a highly important and complicated subject, namely what needs to be done following the displacement of over 10 million Ukrainians from their homes, whether abroad, in Europe or beyond, or in Ukraine itself. This comes following Russia's unprovoked and utterly cruel and brutal invasion of the country. Not since the years following the Second World War has Europe experienced something on this... 27/06/2024 | 11:00:32 Dear Mister President, I was among those many who, in the spring, pushed for the new Georgian legislation on so-called "foreign influence" to be urgently debated in our midst. And here we are doing just that, and I commend the Assembly on its speed of reaction. As the title of our debate implies, the "foreign influence" legislation represents a real threat to Georgian democracy and in fact it represents a threat to European democracy. In brief, it focuses on any non-governmental organisations... 26/06/2024 | 12:10:14 Thank you, Mister President. First of all, I wish to thank our rapporteur Ms Yelyzaveta YASKO for her truly excellent and much needed report on sanctions imposed on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. It is indeed a very complete summary of what’s been done so far by the international community and illustrates the wide range of forms that sanctions against Russia have in fact taken. As importantly the report shows what remains to be done in terms of closing remaining gaps and loopholes... 25/06/2024 | 17:39:10 Thank you, Mister President. When I read the wide-ranging report by our esteemed rapporteur, Ms Petra BAYR, on the protection of women human rights defenders, my thoughts wondered on two essential figures of our present time, Ms Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya of Belarus and Ms Yulia Navalnaya of Russia. Of course, how can I not mention such historical figures as the young black woman Rosa Parks who in the year 1955 refused to give up her whites-only seat in an Alabama bus, and who thereby set in... 24/01/2024 | 17:16:01 Thank you, Mister President. I'm honoured to attend this debate held within the framework of our traditional enlarged Assembly. "Enlarged" signifies that we have the participation of parliamentarians from countries that do not form part of the Council of Europe, but which nevertheless belong to the OECD. Our debate could surely have been held against a background of a world economy in a better state than we have right now. Dear colleagues, as we all know, an economic crisis, regardless of its...