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In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 24/04/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 27/09/2021 Substitute - Netherlands
  • from 30/09/2019 to 26/09/2021 Representative - Netherlands
  • from 24/04/2017 to 29/09/2019 Substitute - Netherlands

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 21/06/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 09/10/2017 to 20/06/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 26/06/2017)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 26/06/2017 to 08/10/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Children (from 28/06/2018 to 26/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Margreet De BOER (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 21/06/2021 to 19/06/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Marjolein FABER-VAN DE KLASHORST (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/04/2017 to 25/06/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Paul SCHNABEL (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 25/04/2017 to 25/06/2017)


Last speeches

26/04/2022 | 17:31:35 Thank you, Chair. I would first like to thank the rapporteur of the opinion, Ms Liliana TANGUY, for her compliments and also for supporting the report. Thanks for you. Then, I want to give special thanks to Mr Pavlo SUSHKO. We met each other, as he said, in the autumn session in very different circumstances. He is now sharing his concerns about situations of the deinstitutionalisation process in Ukraine that is roughly disturbed now due to the war. I am aware that the situation of some... 26/04/2022 | 16:21:59 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, Persons with disabilities have the same human rights as you and me. They have the right to live independently and receive appropriate community-based services. This applies no matter how intensive their support needs. Society must accommodate human diversity and enable persons with disabilities to be an active part of it, to achieve full inclusion and participation of persons with disabilities in the community. This report is a follow-up to my last... 22/06/2021 | 17:15:01 Thank you Chair. Good afternoon to you all. On behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe I want to congratulate the Rapporteur Mr Andrej HUNKO on this report in which he sets out the socio-economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. Every state is confronted with the consequences of the measures taken to control the pandemic, which had an enormous impact on social life and slowed down economic developments. Unfortunately, we also experienced that several parts of the... 31/01/2020 | 12:35:42 Thank you, Chair and thank you all colleagues for this debate and your support. I also want to thank you die hard colleagues for your patience to stay with us during this final debate in the last part of the session of PACE 2020. I first start to apologise that Mr Stefan SCHENNACH because he has to leave down to the schedule change from this meeting this morning. He had to leave to catch his transport back home. I'll try to answer where possible on both the reports. But as I said, I am glad... 31/01/2020 | 12:02:43 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, At first, I would like to thank Mr Stefan SCHENNACH for presenting his excellent report on "Organ transplant tourism". It reads like a medical thriller, when it was not that this is about real lives, real lives getting destroyed when we do not continue our fight against illegal activities like organ trade. As Mr Stefan SCHENNACH stated in his report, "a solid legal framework regarding organ transplant already exists". This in contrast to the limited...