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Mr Nicos TORNARITIS

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Substitute
Deputy
DISY - Democratic Rally Party

House of Representatives of the Republic of Cyprus
CY - 1402 - Nicosia
Cyprus

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Group of the European People's Party since 27/01/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Substitute - Cyprus

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

  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 31/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (since 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Diasporas and Integration (from 30/01/2020 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr George LOUCAIDES (Full Member): Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)

Interventions

Last speeches

12/10/2022 | 12:30:41 Thank you, Mister Chairman. First of all, allow me to thank the co-rapporteurs for their comprehensive work, report. Dear Colleagues, President Erdoğan has led Türkiye even further further away from our shared democratic values and principles. Worrisome developments have seriously weakened the system of checks and balances, created a democratic deficit, and eliminated the functioning of independent institutions. Türkiye is rapidly moving towards authoritarianism by manipulating national court... 11/10/2022 | 10:34:46 Madam Chair, Allow me first of all to thank and congratulate Mr George PAPANDREOU for his excellent report. Dear Colleagues, The European perspective of the Western Balkans must remain a strategic priority for the European Union. In this sense, the Council of Europe may have a notable contribution in encouraging both sides to reaffirm their commitments to the integration process and in supporting a new dynamic of dialogue and co‑operation. It is essential that the process become fast-paced... 21/06/2022 | 17:18:10 Dear Colleagues, Today Europe and its wider neighbourhood face rising geopolitical tensions, new major conflicts, and a number of other complex security threats that must be urgently addressed. Russia's war against Ukraine has prompted the international community's immediate and strong reaction of solidarity and support. It has awakened Europe to unite against authoritarian leaders such as Russian President Vladimir Putin, who poses the biggest security challenge in Europe and beyond. However... 26/04/2022 | 11:15:25 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, I wish to thank Mr Titus CORLĂŢEAN and all those who contributed to this report that outlines the great margins of existing co‑operation and future prospects between the Council of Europe and the European Union (EU). Certainly, the Council of Europe and the EU have specific interests and competences, yet they both face the same challenges and share the same values. We must therefore invest in renewed co‑operation and a better distribution of competences and... 15/03/2022 | 19:49:54 Madam Chair, Our thoughts, prayers, sympathies, and solidarity at this time are with the people of Ukraine. Cyprus’s position is one based on principles, in line with EU and UN decisions. We are clear on this. Aggression is aggression and should be condemned wherever it comes from. As a small EU member state, Cyprus, 37% of its territory of which continues to be illegally occupied since the Turkish invasion of 1974, cannot afford neutrality. We are on the side of Ukraine. We are on the side...

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