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Mr Ólafur Þór GUNNARSSON

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Representative
Deputy
Left-Green Movement

Althingi - Parliament of Iceland
IS - 150 - Reykjavik
Iceland

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left since 22/01/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 25/01/2021 Representative - Iceland
  • from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021 Substitute - Iceland

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

  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 25/01/2021 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/01/2021 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 25/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Rósa Björk BRYNJÓLFSDÓTTIR (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 22/01/2018 to 24/01/2021)

Interventions

Last speeches

24/06/2021 | 17:48:55 Thank you, Mister President, Dear colleagues, Today's debate focuses on nothing less than the future of the democratic process itself. As far back as I can remember, there have been discussions about outside influence on elections in most countries. In Iceland we had this discussion as well. We have had major reforms on how we finance political parties and this has been done through change of laws, as well as with agreements between the political parties through consensus. Private funding is... 23/06/2021 | 10:29:08 Mister President, It has now been exactly one month since the apparently illegal capture of the Ryanair plane by Belarusian authorities on what appeared to be bogus grounds. The following arrest and imprisonment of Mr Protasevich and Ms Sapega are also in clear violation of international law and the Montreal Convention. This disregard for international law and procedures remains unresolved. By endangering the lives of the plane's passengers in order to satisfy the means of capturing a vocal... 21/04/2021 | 17:26:36 Thank you, Mr President. I hope you can hear me. I would like to thank Ms Martine WONNER for her timely report on an important issue. Equal access to health care is a basic human right and our society should do their utmost to ensure that this right is respected. Discrimination in any form, be it in the form of access to care or access to the various means society has to offer, should be abolished. Discrimination against persons with chronic conditions is a societal decision. It is society's...

Activities