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Mr Claude KERN


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 22/01/2018
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 24/11/2017 to 21/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 23/11/2018 Representative - France
  • from 24/11/2017 to 22/11/2018 Substitute - France

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 23/11/2018)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 29/06/2018)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 03/10/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 24/01/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Georgia): Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Council of Europe Member States (since 24/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 25/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Bernard FOURNIER (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 24/11/2017)
  • Alternate of Mr Frédéric REISS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 29/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Frédéric REISS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2018 to 02/10/2019)


Last speeches

27/01/2021 | 16:59:45 Thank you, Madam President. Colleagues, As already mentioned, on 17 January 2021, as soon as he returned to Russia, Alexei Navalny was arrested by the Russian authorities, along with the people waiting for him on his arrival. The following day, heard without his lawyer at an impromptu hearing at the police station, he was sentenced to 30 days' detention. The Russian authorities are relying on court decisions which the European Court of Human Rights has described as arbitrary, politically... 25/01/2021 | 18:01:38 Thank you, Mister President, Ladies and gentlemen, I wish to thank our rapporteur, Mr Michael Aastrup JENSEN, for this report, which takes stock of the Monitoring Committee's activities in the year 2020. As has already been mentioned, it is certainly a very special year, both for the Monitoring Committee and for our Assembly as a whole. However, it is certain that, in terms of monitoring, the impossibility of travelling directly to the States concerned has been a real difficulty in... 31/01/2020 | 11:04:44 Thank you, Mr President. Ladies and gentlemen, I want to thank our colleague Mr Frithjof SCHMIDT for the quality of his report. I share his concerns about the extent of information pollution in our digital and connected world, but also about the risks this poses to our democracies. I am, of course, mindful of some of the large-scale disinformation campaigns that may have been carried out in Europe, but also in the United States, for example. Our Assembly has already carried out work on these... 29/01/2020 | 17:13:43 Thank you, President. Dear colleagues, I would like to thank our colleague Mr Frank SCHWABE for the quality of his very comprehensive report on the complimentary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in the case of a serious violation by a member state of its statutory obligations. I would like in particular to welcome the proposals he makes with regards to the internal procedure in our Assembly with the view to triggering a joint procedure. I... 04/10/2019 | 11:41:28 Madam President, Dear colleagues, Labour migration from Eastern European countries to Western European countries has a significant impact and I thank our rapporteur for exploring this complex and sensitive subject. The demographic, social and economic consequences for the countries of departure are particularly important. Indeed, these migrations have a significant impact on the population, especially in rural areas. In some of these countries, we can go through "ghost towns", and the...