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Mr George KATROUGALOS (Greece, UEL)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023
  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left from 02/10/2019 to 13/03/2022
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 30/09/2019 to 01/10/2019

In the Assembly

  • from 30/09/2019 to 08/10/2023 Representative - Greece

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

  • Chairperson of Political Group: Presidential Committee (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Bureau of the Assembly (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Standing Committee (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Ex officio (Rule 19.5 of the Rules of Procedure - Chairpersons of Political Groups): Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Full Member UEL: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 27/01/2020 to 08/10/2023)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 30/09/2019 to 08/10/2023)
  • Chairperson of Political Group: Sub-Committee on Conflicts concerning Council of Europe Member States (from 14/03/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 04/02/2021 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 03/10/2019 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Dimitrios KAIRIDIS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 30/09/2019 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 22/03/2021 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (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 Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (from 03/10/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Dimitrios KAIRIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (from 03/10/2019 to 27/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

22/06/2023 | 16:27:13 Thank you, Tiny. Dear colleagues, Our group is not unanimous on the issue of the athletes. Some of us are following the opinion of their rapporteur. Some others have a different opinion. Take note that I'm not speaking about a majority. We didn't put that to the vote, because we did not want it to be a divisive issue diverting us from supporting the values of this Organisation and supporting Ukraine. But this is exactly my point. The discussion with this report is very divisive. Not among us... 21/06/2023 | 15:57:33 Thank you, Tiny. First of all, I would like to congratulate and commend the rapporteur for the clarity of her presentation. I reminded, also, the colleagues at the meeting of the Rules Committee that the most known passage we have from the Athenian orator Demosthenes is one saying that we need money if we want our goals to be fulfilled. What I'd like to commend most of all on her presentation is exactly that she made clear that the very ambitious goals we have set at the Reykjavík Summit must... 20/06/2023 | 17:41:41 Thank you, Madam Chair. Why do we have this debate? Mr Pieter OMTZIGT has said, and this is the first reason, that the situation regarding the rule of law in Poland has not got better but worse. Is there a liberal international conspiracy against Poland? Then, if this is the case, why is Poland's Commissioner for Human Rights even raising issues regarding the recent reform of the electoral law of March? Dear colleagues, There is a new term in constitutional law. It is called autocratic... 25/04/2023 | 18:32:47 Thank you. Thank you very much, Madam Chair. The first thing I would like to do and I admit it due to the limitation of time is to thank Ms Eleanor HOURIGAN from the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights for her valuable contribution to this report. Then I would like to thank all of you who spoke with good words for this work of mine, and I will just try to reply only to direct questions that have been posed to me and some more general remarks. I begin by the general remarks I would... 25/04/2023 | 17:16:16 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. I had the idea to propose, by a motion, this subject to discussion for a resolution, exactly because we see tension arising among the courts of the three parallel legal systems we have in our continent. We have the national legal systems; having a supreme norm, the constitution; we have, of course, our European Convention of Human Rights, and the court as the arbiter of this system, and we have also the European Union law and the Court of the European Union...

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