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Ms Petra STIENEN (Netherlands, ALDE)


In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 28/01/2020 to 29/08/2023
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 26/06/2017 to 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • from 26/06/2017 to 29/08/2023 Representative - Netherlands

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) (from 24/01/2022 to 22/06/2023)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 27/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 30/09/2019 to 29/08/2023)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (from 10/09/2019 to 29/08/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 09/10/2017 to 29/08/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 12/04/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Tineke STRIK (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 09/10/2017 to 29/09/2019)


Last speeches

24/04/2023 | 15:26:42 Thank you, Mister President. On behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, I would also like to commend both rapporteurs and the speakers who have commemorated the atrocities taking place on this continent, a hundred years ago, 75 years ago and [which] are still ongoing, because the past two years have seen a horrendous time for Europe, for peace, for democracy and for human rights. Of course, Russia's war against Ukraine has revived the worst nightmares of all... 25/01/2023 | 19:53:31 Thank you, Chair. When I was four years old, my father asked me to get the newspaper. We were sitting in the kitchen. I said, "No". You know, a four-year-old, and he said "Yes, you have to do it!" I asked why he said, "Because I am the man, I am the boss." And I said, "That's not a reason". I think this is when my feminism started. This is why I stand here, because I think there is no reason in the world, be it culture, be it religion, be it anything, social class, that one human being can be... 25/01/2023 | 16:50:47 Thank you, thank you, Mr President, thank you, dear colleagues, thank you, colleagues from the Secretariat and great to have Ms Mariia MEZENTSEVA here as well. Dear colleagues, let me start with two quotes that guided me during the writing of this report. First, the famous quote of the Canadian author Margaret Atwood, who said: "Men are afraid that women laugh at them, women are afraid that men want to kill them." This quote is rather pessimistic but, I think, realistic as well, when we... 23/06/2022 | 12:05:55 Mister President, What a morning! So many words have been said. My heart goes out to the next of kin in the gallery and to everybody at home who is missing a loved one. I will start with a story about a loved one who was very dear to many people in my party. Since 2015, the Pim de Kuijer lecture offers an annual stage for a politician, journalists, activists or artists, who shows that you can put big words such as human rights and democratisation into practice at a young age. The lecture is... 23/06/2022 | 10:25:31 Thank you, Mister George LOUCAIDES and Mister Bernard FOURNIER, for authoring this report. On behalf of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) group, I would like to especially join the position of this report in emphasising the burden Malta is facing. One of the Mediterranean frontline states with regard to migrants and asylum seekers and the urgent necessity to intervene. We should all work together and at home to gather the European solidarity that Malta needs in order to...