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Mr Jacques MAIRE

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Chairperson: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 27/01/2020
  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe from 26/06/2019 to 26/01/2020
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 09/10/2017 to 25/06/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 09/10/2017 Representative-France

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

  • Chairperson of Political Group: Bureau of the Assembly (since 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Presidential Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 27/01/2020)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 09/10/2017 to 30/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on relations with the OECD and the EBRD (from 12/10/2017 to 22/01/2019)

Interventions

Last speeches

26/01/2021 | 18:24:02 Thank you, Mr President. First of all, on behalf of the ALDE delegation, I would like to thank Mr Wojciech SAWICKI, our Secretary General, who has, over the last ten years and beyond, offered support, a moral reference, in respecting the rules that has been absolutely essential during the turbulent times we have gone through and who has always been with us – and at least with me since I became Group President. Absolute, I would say, unfailing support, at all times, to carry out my mandate... 20/11/2020 | 16:37:02 Thank you, Mr Speaker. Mrs Petra STIENEN of course has my full support for this excellent and important report. I want to say that I myself, as a former diplomat, when I returned to the Quai d'Orsay in the early 1990s, there were women colleagues but very few women ambassadors, perhaps one or two at the time. Today, there are 40% of them in French Foreign Affairs and this has fundamentally changed the face of our diplomacy. What I can tell you is that, when we send, for example, a mission of... 20/11/2020 | 11:56:44 Thank you, Mr Speaker. I think that this debate is very important. It concludes months and months of work, both on the side of the Parliamentary Assembly and on the side of the Council of Ministers. It is very important to see that, at a time when the pandemic crisis is putting all the institutions under a bit of general anaesthesia, the Council of Europe is responding, and this statement by the Committee is really quite powerful testimony to that. I would first like to draw your attention to... 30/01/2020 | 18:43:16 Thank you, Mr President, I thank our colleague Sir Roger GALE for the quality and importance of his work and the mission that he has accomplished at the head of this Monitoring Committee. Indeed, we can see from this comprehensive report that it is an excellent overview of the committee's activities over the past year. I do not want to go into detail, country by country, but I would like to emphasise in this debate that this monitoring procedure is a crucial working instrument for the... 28/01/2020 | 10:59:05 Thank you. I would first like to thank our two rapporteurs, Ms Azadeh ROJHAN GUSTAFSSON and Mr Pieter OMTZIGT, for their work on democratic institutions. It is a report that is excellent, remarkable and uncompromising. It gives, of course, an informed view of the reality of the reforms, but it goes much further, since it actually details what is most important: the political project behind these reforms. This is a political project that refers to a regression in terms of democracy and...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions