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Mr Dimitrios KAIRIDIS

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Representative
Deputy
N.D.

House of Parliament
GR - 10021 - Athens
Greece

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2021 , 2020 , 2019

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 30/09/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative - Greece

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

  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 25/01/2021)
  • Full Member: Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 30/09/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and 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 03/10/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 02/10/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr George PAPANDREOU (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr George PAPANDREOU (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 26/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr George PAPANDREOU (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 02/10/2019 to 27/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

30/09/2021 | 15:50:39 Thank you, Mister Chairman. We are very happy with the report by the European People's Party and happy with a chance to discuss this very serious situation created by an authoritarian regime that by instrumentalising a humanitarian concern it weaponises immigrants and asylum seekers to put pressure on neighbouring countries and all of Europe. I have five points. First: a state behaving like a criminal gang and a clandestine human trafficker on a massive scale – that is Belarus. Second: a... 30/09/2021 | 09:49:48 Thank you. I asked for the floor, Madam President, because I think it's important to talk about another aspect and learn the right lessons from the Afghan disaster here in Europe. We live in a new world of heightened tensions and geostrategic antagonisms. We in Europe have been too complacent for too long. If we were to continue on this path we are bound to face new surprises closer to home, I believe. We are often full of big words and I'm afraid our session this morning is no exception... 21/06/2021 | 19:03:25 Thank you, Madam Chair. I had the honour to preside over the debate as the vice-Chairman of the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights and try to fit in the very big shoes of my esteemed colleague Mr Boriss CILEVIČS who was the rapporteur. My job here is just to give you a subjective a flavour of what went on in the proceedings of the Committee. You already have got a very big flavour of that in the debate here. I have some very strong views about the matters that were hotly debated... 22/04/2021 | 12:25:27 Thank you, thank you, Mr Speaker. I will put my prepared speech aside because I prefer to respond to some of the things that my Turkish and Azeri colleagues have just said. Let me say out clear and loud that Osman Kavala is not a terrorist. That the millions of women of Turkey are not terrorists. They are seeking their rights according to the Istanbul Convention. And that the millions of Turkish citizens who voted for the second largest opposition party of Turkey are not terrorists. It is an... 22/04/2021 | 10:26:38 Good morning from Athens. Thank you very much, dear colleagues, dear friends. The case at hand is as simple as it is appalling. The fundamental question is a single and straightforward one. Should the rulings of the European Court of Human Rights, which constitutes the very core of our institution and our mission since the Council's founding in 1949, be respected and be implemented or will we allow ourselves to become irrelevant in the face of a member State that insists on ignoring the...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions