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Ms María Valentina MARTÍNEZ FERRO

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Representative
Deputy
Partido Popular

Congreso de los Diputados
ES - 28071 - Madrid
Spain

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the European People's Party since 15/06/2021
  • Member: Group of the European People's Party from 30/09/2019 to 14/06/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative - Spain

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 25/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 19/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 06/03/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 30/09/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 28/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Gonzalo ROBLES (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 28/01/2020 to 05/03/2020)
  • Alternate of Ms Marta GONZÁLEZ VÁZQUEZ (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Sergio GUTIÉRREZ PRIETO (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 29/01/2020 to 05/03/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

12/10/2022 | 11:56:17 I would like to begin by congratulating the rapporteurs on this excellent analysis and the great work that has gone into this report. Indeed, it describes a very troubling situation in Türkiye, because there is a democratic deterioration in this country precisely when it is playing a role as a global actor, whose stability and credibility are of crucial importance for all of us. Not only is it a threat to its domestic population, but also to its neighbours, and that has to end. Türkiye must... 26/04/2022 | 11:38:17 Thank you, Mister President. Thank you to Mr Titus CORLĂŢEAN for his report. I think it is more important than ever before – absolutely vital – that the European Union and the Council of Europe co‑operate precisely because we were mistaken when we thought that the kind of behaviour we are seeing right now in Europe had been consigned to the past.  I think that right-thinking diplomacy was not able to counter Putin's aggression. Nothing could have been more mistaken. We have seen President... 15/03/2022 | 11:31:05 The future of Europe and of Europeans, in other words, of all of us, is now being played out in the fields and cities of Ukraine. This heroic resistance is also in our name, in defence of our values and freedom. They are resisting today on behalf of the respect for the rule of law, the sovereignty of nations in compliance with treaties and respect for internationally-recognised borders. I pay tribute to them. Putin wishes to disrupt the post-war international order and deliver a final blow to... 22/06/2021 | 12:28:49 Thank you, President.  The first thing I would like to do is congratulate our rapporteur for this very important report. I would also like to thank the co-rapporteur for their opinion, Ms Carmen LEYTE from the Spanish delegation, both of them have done an excellent job.  It is quite true to say that this is a subject that keeps cropping up again and again this year, that is to say this confrontation between health protection and fundamental freedoms. COVID-19, the pandemic, has affected us... 21/06/2021 | 18:43:23 Thank you.  Should politicians be prosecuted for statements made in the exercise of their mandate? That is the question here and I think we would all have to vote no. The freedom of expression is a basic right on which all of our political activities are based but in the case of Spain, there is a misleading and false question, no Spanish politician has been found guilty for freedom of expression being violated. Here, the idea is whether they are guilty of using government resources for a coup...

Activities