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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

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... 20/04/2021 | 18:01:21 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Madam President, When we discussed yesterday whether to include the subject of Armenian prisoners of war in our agenda this week, one of our esteemed Azerbaijani colleagues said that he was against, since he thought that a debate would not have any tangible results. As it turned out, however, a solid majority among us voted in favour of a debate. And I think we did this for a number of good reasons. The first reason is that we have all been... 28/01/2021 | 13:31:00 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, When people in the United States, and the world, think of the events of January 6th this year, they think of the outrageous and tragic storming of the Capitol building in Washington DC. A clear attack on the heart of American democracy. But many also think of what happened in the attack’s aftermath. I refer to the closure of social media platforms by Big Tech companies - among them Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - against people...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions