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DIKO - Democratic Party

House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus
CY - 1402 - Nicosia


Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


Membership of political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group

Assembly Member

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative-Cyprus
  • from 20/06/2016 to 26/01/2020 Substitute-Cyprus

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination
  • Alternate of Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
  • Alternate of Mr Nicos TORNARITIS (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Last speeches

30/01/2020 | 20:00:34 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Colleagues, We could very well be standing on the verge of a very detrimental development to the security of Europe and the stability of the Mediterranean. The most worrying however development which does not seem to adequately alarm Europe is the fact that jihadi fighters have been transported to Libya for combat. Who has been exporting jihadist militias and offensive military equipment there is another matter, even though the answer is ob... 30/01/2020 | 17:35:43 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, I would like to thank the two rapporteurs whose reports were debating here today. In exposing these issues, that are global in nature, we can seek ways to improve the conditions in our own countries, where we are more familiar with the structures in place and remaining difficulties. Both debates deal with persons who are inherently vulnerable. It is important to bear this in mind, because vulnerable people, such as victims of trafficking and migrant chil... 29/01/2020 | 17:41:47 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, I would like, first, to thank the rapporteur, Mr Frank SCHWABE, for this well-written report that lays down a step-by-step process aiming at bringing in line, through the adoption of a common mechanism, a member state that has breached its statutory obligations. Without prejudice to the competences of the Secretary General, the Parliamentary Assembly, and the Council of Ministers, which all have their own code of conduct and procedure, agreeing to a ... 28/01/2020 | 17:37:22 Madam President, dear colleagues, I would like to congratulate Lord George FOULKES for his comprehensive work, highlighting threats to journalists and media freedom in general. We all agree that at the heart of true democracy lies an independent and pluralistic media. Freedom of speech is one of the most fundamental values of humankind. Journalists' right to work under safe conditions without harassment, intimidation or violence has long been acknowledged by international and regional organisati... 02/10/2019 | 16:34:59 Dear colleagues, I would first like to thank the rapporteur Ms Nicole TRISSE for her well documented report. It is important to hold this debate today, as we must ensure that the Council of Europe Development Bank remains grounded to the Organisation's political and social objectives and the core values and principles it represents. Undoubtedly one cannot but feel impressed with the achievements of the bank, its sound financing policies and structures, its top ranking position and expert staff. ...