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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 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 (since 25/01/2018)
  • 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 (since 29/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Frédéric REISS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2018 to 02/10/2019)


Last speeches

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... 10/04/2019 | 11:14:03 The two excellent reports presented to us today show clearly how intolerance has been rising in our European societies, in politics as in sport. We must take very strong action against hateful comments designed to discriminate against certain groups. First, hate speech in politics jeopardises social cohesion. It demeans parts of the population and encourages discrimination, which is of course against our values. In Denmark for instance, one proposal was made to impose stricter sanctions for... 09/04/2019 | 11:19:12 As our colleagues Ms Jennifer DE TEMMERMAN and Mr Adão SILVA rightly point out in their excellent reports, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the United Nations in September 2015, is ambitious. The challenges must be dealt with in a consistent, well-balanced context, in solidarity with countries, populations and generations. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are not binding. These commitments must be integrated locally and nationally. In 2016, France undertook a...


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