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Mr Anastasios CHATZIVASILEIOU (Greece, EPP/CD)

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House of Parliament
GR - 10021 - Athens

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020 , 2019


In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 30/09/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 30/09/2019 Substitute - Greece

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

  • Member: Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs (since 28/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 30/09/2019)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 27/04/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (since 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Theodora BAKOYANNIS (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 30/09/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr George PAPANDREOU (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Democracy (since 27/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Dimitrios KAIRIDIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on the Rights of Minorities (from 02/10/2019 to 24/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Nina KASIMATI (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Disability, Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination (from 02/10/2019 to 23/01/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Theodora BAKOYANNIS (Full Member): Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 03/10/2019)


Last speeches

12/10/2022 | 12:02:04 Thank you, Mister President. [speaks in Turkish] Dear colleagues, I will speak as an old and true friend of Türkiye. Five years after our assembly decided to put it under monitoring procedure, the country still faces serious problems, and I feel really sad about this. Today's Government, after initially passing some liberalising reforms, has showed contempt for political rights and civil liberties and has pursued a crackdown on its opponents. The 2017 constitutional changes have removed key... 11/10/2022 | 10:28:11 Madam Chair, Dear colleagues, I would like to thank and congratulate Mr George PAPANDREOU for his excellent report which we approve here today. By all means, the future of the Western Balkans is inside the European Union for the sake of regional stability. Our Council should play a pivotal role in order to give a new impetus to the EU enlargement process. At the same time, we have to urge all the Western Balkan states to accelerate the necessary reforms. As a Greek, I am proud of the... 23/06/2021 | 13:08:15 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear colleagues, We are very proud of the Istanbul Convention. It is the world’s leading women’s rights treaty. There can be no real equality between men and women, if women experience violence and states turn a blind eye. The harmonization of legal standards can ensure the same level of protection everywhere. Unfortunately, the Istanbul Convention is increasingly politicized. Some say it goes against traditional family values. Some others... 22/04/2021 | 12:35:27 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, A democratic functioning of political institutions demands respect of checks and balances and the freedom of expression. And both are in e critical point currently in Turkey. This is the reality, as the report manifests. And I'm very disappointed to listen to other colleagues denying this very reality today. The constitutional revision of 2017 resulted as foreseen in a profound change of the balance of powers. It drastically reduced the role of the...