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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

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... 27/01/2022 | 11:08:17 Dear colleagues, I should like to thank Mr André GATTOLIN for this important report and the opportunity provided to debate on these very sensitive issue that is unfortunately a global phenomenon, no matter whose rights are violated by the practice of disappearance, which constitutes a particularly heinous violation of basic human rights and the criminal act in itself. Arrests, detentions, and abductions with direct or indirect government concerns fall under this category. What makes it even... 22/06/2021 | 10:36:23 Thank you very much, Mister Chairman. Dear colleagues, allow me first to thank our rapporteur Mr Roberto RAMPI for his excellent report. The ability of journalists to report freely and carry out their research on fact-based and valid information, as well as the right of civil society to access, analyse free and trusted media is a critical indicator of the quality of our democracies. Attempts to throttle the independence of the media sector and the continued persecution of journalists are...

Activities