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Mr George KATROUGALOS

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In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left since 02/10/2019
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 30/09/2019 to 01/10/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative - Greece

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

  • Full Member UEL: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 30/09/2019)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 04/02/2021)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 03/10/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Dimitrios KAIRIDIS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • 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

20/04/2021 | 16:56:55 I would like to thank the colleagues for their remarks.  Better lives for all people is the motto that Ángel Gurría has tried to infuse into the new OECD. As Mr Tony LLOYD, our colleague has remarked, it is trying to change its culture against greed. However, this motto is not the rule in our countries. Conditions of life are getting worse year by year. Insecurity is rising. Although inequalities have been reduced globally, they have an explosive growth in Europe, and more generally in the... 20/04/2021 | 15:06:50 Thank you, Mr Chair. Allow me to begin with a few words for Mr Angel GURRÍA, because we are very close to a historical compromise, which would be impossible just some years ago. And it would not be possible at all without Mr Angel GURRÍA. Mr Angel GURRÍA, after an unprecedented low of three continuous terms, is leaving an OECD now very different than the one existing when he took his functions. He has not only has broadened the organisation with new countries, many more waiting at its front... 19/04/2021 | 17:09:18 I fully agree with the report, that in some matters we have done a good job, this much. We adapted to dire circumstances and continued working with functionality. So we kept promoting the strategic priorities of the Council of Europe as we are going to discuss later in this session in the framework of the report by Mr Tiny COX. Despite the ominous prognostics or even the wishful thinking and hidden aspirations by some. Still, we have challenges ahead. To all effects of a so far convention... 28/01/2021 | 10:56:49 Thank you, thank you very much, Mr Chair. We do live in a post-truth world. Fake news undermines the essence of the freedom of expression. As the great Hannah Arendt was writing in her seminal work Truth and Politics, freedom of opinion is a farce unless factual information is guaranteed and the facts themselves are not in dispute. It's obvious that we cannot have a meaningful discussion if the reality itself is disputed. And of course other challenges to freedom exist. Hate speech – free... 25/01/2021 | 12:50:15 Thank you Mr President. First of all my best wishes to you personally and to all our colleagues for a much better New Year. I think dear Mr President that we have as an Assembly showed good reflexes in the challenging environment of the pandemic. Not only we have adapted our functioning to the new difficult dire circumstances, but we have also responded timely to the substantive challenges of the pandemic to our democratic values and principles. We have reacted to the new dangers regarding...

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