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Mr Georgios KATROUGKALOS

Photo member

Representative
Deputy
SY.RIZ.A

House of Parliament
GR - 10021 - Athens
Greece

info@katrougkalos.gr

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019

Roles

Membership of political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left

Assembly Member

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative-Greece

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy
  • Full Member UEL: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World
  • Alternate of Mr Dimitrios KAIRIDIS (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Alternate of Mr Evripidis STYLIANIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Human Rights

Interventions

Last speeches

30/01/2020 | 15:51:49 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, There is a triangle of instability in the Middle East. Libya, Syria, and Iraq are part of the theater of an extended proxy war: a new, bloodier variant of the great game of the 19th century. Especially Libya represents a massive political failure of the international community. First of all a failure of the EU foreign policy. The absence of a clear strategy and the inability to reach a common position reflect conflicting visions of strategic influence, but also... 30/01/2020 | 11:28:13 Thank you, thank you, Mr President. The rapporteur very rightly underscored that in Azerbaijan and regarding the political prisoners, we're facing a structural and systemic problem. There have been prisoners when Azerbaijan acceded to the Council of Europe and there are continuous, very important number of leaders of the opposition, journalists, activists, who are detained arbitrarily, even with a single administrative decision, and are convicted even in the aftermath of a number of important ju... 28/01/2020 | 10:24:01 Thank you. Thank you Mr Chair. I fully agree with the rapporteur and the previous speakers on the gravity of the situation. The cumulative impact of recent reforms undermines the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law in Poland. A similar breach of the rule of law directly affects Europe as a whole. It cannot be considered as an internal affair of Poland. Even more worrisome is the fact that this attack on the judiciary coincides with new legislation limiting basic freedoms, such as t... 03/10/2019 | 12:32:30 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) We are speaking today about the life of families, mothers and children drowned every year in the Mediterranean. Whether there are in their majority refugees or immigrants is a false question. Factually speaking, International Amnesty still considers the flows to be comprised mainly by refugees. Still, the question is mute, because it would not change our obligations towards these people, since rescue at sea is an obligation by international law,... 02/10/2019 | 19:51:18 Thank you, Madam Chair. I wanted to commend on behalf of our group, the two rapporteurs, but above all, to praise and commend North Macedonia on all its efforts to adapt to the European acquis of the rule of law and of human rights. And, more especially, to the courage it has shown in signing the Prespa Agreement. I had the privilege to be the acting Foreign Minister who defended the ratification of the treaty at the Greek Parliament, which I can assure you was not, even in the my country, an ea...

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