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In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 24/06/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 24/06/2019 Substitute - Finland

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 05/02/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 24/06/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 27/06/2019)
  • Alternate of Ms Hilkka KEMPPI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 27/06/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Hilkka KEMPPI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 21/05/2021)


Last speeches

23/06/2021 | 16:33:25 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, Let me start by congratulating Ms Eglantina GJERMENI for this excellent report on enhancing participation of women for under-represented groups in political and public decision-making. I had the honour to participate in her virtual fact-finding visit to Finland last year and I was impressed by the program and the discussions. The group of women discussed in this report face a double hurdle to participation. Not only do they belong to a minority or... 21/06/2021 | 19:58:29 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Madam President, dear colleagues, “If you are very strong, you must also be very kind”. These words by Pippi Longstocking should serve as a reminder to us all. They mean that if you have power, you must also listen to those who have not. Political leaders might not always want to hear the opposition. Without rules opposing voices are easily muffled. For this reason, the freedom to speak and the right to voice your opinion as a member of... 22/04/2021 | 12:06:12 Thank you, Mister President, Dear Colleagues, I welcome the decision to hold a debate under urgent procedure on the situation in Turkey. Exactly ten years ago Turkey became the first member State to sign the Convention to eliminate all forms of violence against women in Istanbul. One year later its parliament unanimously ratified what is known as the Istanbul Convention. These decisions were taken by the same people and the same party still in power today. Sadly, much has changed in Turkey... 27/01/2021 | 18:06:35 Mr President, dear colleagues, I would like to thank the rapporteur for this important and timely report. NGO's are the cornerstone of a democratic society. Their role as generators and participants of the public debate is of vital importance. Exposing injustices and expressing the will of citizens through NGO activity is a major precondition for liberal democracies. As platforms of influence the NGO’s bring people together and contribute extensively to the inclusive democratic system. In... 31/01/2020 | 10:51:06 Dear Chairperson, Dear colleagues, I want to thank Mr Frithjof SCHMIDT for a timely and important report. When the internet was commercialised in the early 90s, it offered huge advantages. Twenty years later different social media platforms and communication services gave us an opportunity for active interaction. Internet has made the world more accessible. Moreover, it has eased access to knowledge and information. However, not all of it represents the truth. This is a double-edged sword...