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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:
2022 , 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 (from 25/01/2021 to 23/01/2022)
  • 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 (from 02/10/2019 to 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr George PAPANDREOU (Full Member): Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (since 25/01/2022)
  • 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

21/06/2022 | 17:22:18 Okay. Can you restart the time please? Mister Chairman, Dear Colleagues, I wanted to speak to you today about the basic axiom on which the report is based. A basic rule of international relations. The fact that democracies promote peace and stability, and that authoritarianism, especially hybrid regimes that back-pedal towards authoritarianism and breed instability and war. What we are seeing today in Ukraine is the result of this process of de-democratisation that took place in Russia during... 28/04/2022 | 15:51:32 I would like to congratulate the rapporteur. I feel particularly proud that both the rapporteur of the report and the rapporteur for opinion come from our political group, Group of the European People's Party. This is important because I think the EPP is at the forefront of confronting that challenge that comes from or often from political forces to our right. We have a particular interest in EPP to see this challenge effectively answered. Now we have had waves of democratisation in the past... 27/04/2022 | 15:34:12 Thank you Mr President, I read the report. It's an excellent report, and I agree with all the recommendations. But I have a point to make. No matter how good a report is, and this is a very good report, it cannot fully describe the enormity of what we are faced with. It's not only what is happening in Ukraine, an attack on our core values, as it has been described. It is an attack on our most basic assumptions, on our mental universe, on our imagination. The unimaginable became possible. Our... 27/01/2022 | 12:15:37 Good morning, Mister President. I hope you can hear me well. I speak to you from downtown Athens. I participate in the ceremony for the Holocaust Memorial Day as the president of the Greek-Israeli Parliamentary Friendship Committee together with many of my colleagues and the president of the republic. We here in Athens, the ancient cradle of democracy, say out and loud like every other nation in the world: never again. Never again, we, the Council of Europe as an institution that was founded... 26/01/2022 | 18:23:13 Thank you. Thank you, Madam President. As you say, I come from Greece, a country with a very long, a very strong and a very deep relationship with Russia and the Russian people. My father was born in Russia back in 1925 in the Black Sea coastal town of Tuapse. He was part of the big Greek diaspora community of Russia. Therefore, I speak to you as a friend of the Russian people, and as such, I have a very simple message to deliver: free Alexei Navalny. Free him now without any further delay...

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