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Mr George PAPANDREOU (Greece, SOC)

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2024
  • Auditor: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group since 22/01/2024
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 23/01/2023 to 21/01/2024
  • Auditor: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 25/01/2021 to 23/04/2023
  • Member: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 27/01/2020 to 24/01/2021
  • Vice-Chairperson: Socialists, Democrats and Greens Group from 30/09/2019 to 26/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Representative - Greece

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

  • General Rapporteur on Democracy: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 22/01/2024)
  • Second Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 22/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 09/10/2023)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (from 30/09/2019 to 08/10/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Youth and the Society of the Future (since 23/01/2024)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 12/10/2023 to 21/01/2024)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Democracy (from 20/03/2023 to 31/12/2023)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Democracy (from 27/01/2022 to 22/01/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Democracy (from 27/01/2022 to 31/12/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 26/01/2021 to 08/10/2023)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 02/10/2019 to 27/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Alexis TSIPRAS (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 09/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr George KATROUGALOS (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (from 30/09/2019 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Mr Alexis TSIPRAS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Western Balkans (since 25/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Theodoros ROUSOPOULOS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 12/10/2023 to 21/01/2024)
  • Alternate of Mr Anastasios CHATZIVASILEIOU (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 25/01/2022 to 08/10/2023)
  • Alternate of Ms Nina KASIMATI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr George KATROUGALOS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (from 03/10/2019 to 08/10/2023)

Interventions

Last speeches

11/10/2023 | 15:49:16 It's heart-wrenching to witness the anguish caused by terror, to feel the pain of families torn apart, and the agony of those whose children are held captive in Gaza. These horrors are beyond imagination, yet they are an ugly reality. These atrocities transcend the bounds of imagination, yet they are an inescapable reality. In the strongest of turns we must resolutely denounce the extremist Hamas for their unforgivably barbaric deeds. For many of us in this room, this horror and terror have... 12/10/2022 | 17:58:34 I believe the report itself has the answers to many of the points that were put here. But I want to make just two or three points. First of all, in this report, dear Chair – and I assume that most reports, all reports, that the Council of Europe makes – is to ensure the rights, the voices, the sense of justice, the protection of each and every one. In this case, of each and every Hungarian citizen. This is not against Hungary. This is in favour of each and every Hungarian citizen. That is... 12/10/2022 | 17:06:52 Thank you very much, after that very interesting debate. We change gears to Hungary. Hungary is a beautiful country with a proud people. In this report we evaluate the compliance of its government with the principles Hungary itself has signed on to those of the Council of Europe. But it also is intended for the benefit of the nation and people of Hungary, whose fate and decisions made by the government affect us all in our unified European family. Let me thank our colleagues from Hungary and... 11/10/2022 | 11:49:46 Thank you very much. First of all, let me thank all my colleagues for the warm support for this report and their comments. On the country-specific comments, the goal of this report is not to avoid the conflicts we have in the region, but to see how the Council of Europe can be a major player towards the resolution of these. The accession process and the reform process where the Council of Europe has a role can become a catalyst for solving these problems. Secondly, democracy, I believe, is... 11/10/2022 | 10:06:55 Thank you very much, Mister Chair. The Balkan Peninsula is a beautifully diverse region. However, many ethnic groups, minorities or even these small nascent countries themselves have often felt deep insecurity. Under despotic or authoritarian regimes, citizen felt oppressed, minorities excluded or persecuted, any sense of justice, equality, and freedom squashed. The imprint that this is left on our collective consciousness is that, when in trouble, we look for a big brother protector or...

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