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Mr Birgir THÓRARINSSON

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Representative
Deputy
Independence Party

Althingi - Parliament of Iceland
IS - 150 - Reykjavik
Iceland

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019 , 2018

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 27/06/2018
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 22/01/2018 to 26/06/2018

In the Assembly

  • since 24/01/2022 Representative - Iceland
  • from 22/01/2018 to 23/01/2022 Substitute - Iceland

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 24/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 26/06/2020)
  • Member (Co-rapporteur on Ukraine): Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (since 13/11/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Bergþór ÓLASON (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (from 22/01/2018 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Bergþór ÓLASON (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 22/01/2018 to 23/01/2022)

Interventions

Last speeches

22/06/2022 | 16:57:15 Mister President, I want to thank the rapporteurs. My input is directed to the third report: Justice and security for women in peace reconciliation. The plague of women and girls in conflict and post-conflict situation continues to be a matter of grave concern. In the aftermath of conflict, violence against women often increases, underlining the importance of rebuilding rule of law institutions. The challenges faced by women in post-conflict situation include getting access to justice... 22/06/2022 | 11:30:14 Madam President, I want to talk about the power of education in combating prejudice. The most recent annual Antisemitism Worldwide Report, demonstrates a significant increase in various types of antisemitic incidents in most countries with large Jewish populations during the year 2021. The Report suggests that the number of antisemitic incidents in the world was directly impacted by two major events: the escalation of conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in May 2021, and the Covid-19... 15/03/2022 | 18:40:40 Mr President, Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering in Ukraine. Innocent people, who have lost their loved ones, women and children. Millions of refugees who were forced to leave their home. The breaking up of families. Putin’s war in Ukraine is a crime against humanity. A war against Europe. A war against democracy. The biggest assault on a European state since World War II. The world will not be the same. We have to remember our European history. Dictators cannot be... 29/01/2020 | 11:08:15 Mr President, I welcome the report of the Rapporteur, Mr Davor STIER, his resolution and recommendations. The formal mechanism of reasonable accommodation, would be beneficial for employees and employers. Allowing employees to manifest their religious belief could improve employee well-being, improve a company's public image, and help with the recruitment and retention of staff, resulting in a better quality of working life and higher work satisfaction. Over the recent years, there has been... 27/01/2020 | 15:39:07 Mr President. When I arrived in Minsk shortly before the election a day in last Novembe,r I was optimistic for the people of Belarus and excited about the elections because Belarus has been showing signs that it wants to draw closer to the EU. I left the country with great disappointment. I have never seen elections like this before. They were non-free, non-transparent and, undemocratic. The people of Belarus are friendly, honest and polite. They deserve better. Sadly to say, the locals whom...

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