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Mr Nicos TORNARITIS (Cyprus, EPP/CD)

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DISY - Democratic Rally Party

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

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022 , 2021 , 2020


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)


Last speeches

10/10/2023 | 17:31:42 Thank you very much, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, In Europe, the surge of far-right movements and parties has contributed to the erosion of our democracies. Targeting minority groups based on ethnic or religious background leads to discrimination, hate speech and hate crimes, greatly compromising basic human rights. The rise of populism, nationalism and polarisation threatens social cohesion and weakens democratic societies. The eruption of new conflicts and war in the wider region, such as... 26/04/2023 | 17:04:57 Dear colleagues, Humanity recently witnessed one of the most disastrous earthquakes in the Middle East. Thousands of lives were lost. While recovery in Türkiye and Syria has been hard and painful, from the very first moment Cyprus expressed its full support and solidarity with the people of Türkiye and Syria and offered valuable assistance in humanitarian aid contribution to the efforts for recovery from this tragedy. This scale of destruction should never be repeated. Governments should... 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...