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Mr Birgir THÓRARINSSON

Photo member

Substitute
Deputy
Centre Party

Althingi - Parliament of Iceland
IS - 150 - Reykjavik
Iceland

birgirth@althingi.is

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
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 22/01/2018 Substitute-Iceland

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

  • 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 between Council of Europe Member States (since 13/11/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Bergþór ÓLASON (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 22/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Bergþór ÓLASON (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 22/01/2018)

Interventions

Last speeches

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... 24/01/2019 | 10:43:54 I want to draw attention to an historic event that took place in Ukraine just couple of days ago that could affect European security. History was made when the Ukrainian Church became independent from the Russian Church, bringing to an end hundreds of years of Russian control over Ukrainian Church affairs. It is well known that, after annexing Crimea, the Russian Federation used its dominance over the Church to justify the violation of Ukrainian sovereignty. Moscow has used the Russian... 21/01/2019 | 17:49:10 I thank staff members of the Assembly for their good work in organising the Election Observation Mission in Georgia. It was my first time as a member of an election observation mission. I appreciate the efforts of our staff; everything went smoothly from the first day of our arrival in Tbilisi. Sadly, the same cannot be said for the presidential elections in Georgia, where we saw indications of vote buying and voter intimidation, a huge imbalance in campaign donations, and the fear of...

Activities