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Mr Reinhold LOPATKA


In the political groups

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

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Representative - Austria

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

  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on External Relations (since 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 28/01/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Martin GRAF (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 27/01/2020)


Last speeches

22/06/2022 | 10:32:28 Dear President, Dear colleagues, The number of antisemitic incidents around the world dramatically increased during the Covid-19 pandemic, as my colleague Ms Petra BAYR, our rapporteur, already mentioned in her presentation. Conspiracy theories began to rise, blaming Jews for spreading the virus. It is therefore important, that our Assembly already started a long time ago with initiatives, inviting member states to implement anti-racism strategies and to do more in combating antisemitism... 21/06/2022 | 10:43:32 Dear President, Dear colleagues, In March 2022 the EU approved its new Strategic Compass for security and defence. At the time when we witness the return of war in Europe, many of us like me, we thought after 1989 it cannot happen again. What a big mistake. But the Compass now gives the European Union an ambitious plan for action, for strengthening the EU Common Security and Defence Policy by 2030. The more hostile environment requires our countries to make a big leap forward and increase our... 26/04/2022 | 10:57:10 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, First of all I want to congratulate the rapporteur for his holistic report. I think, after the exclusion of Russia from the Council of Europe, and the invasion of Ukraine, we have a new stage and this raises numerous questions about the future strategic orientation of the Council of Europe. Here it is very important to have this topic today on our agenda. It is also important that in May in Turin the ministerial meeting will also discuss this issue. Among... 25/01/2022 | 18:24:28 Yes, here I am. Thank you very much that I have the chance to take the floor. I can fully support your report and also what my colleagues mentioned before. I think the role of the media in times of crisis is a very important one. And we have also to see that this information on social media platforms is rising. On the other hand, we have to do everything to support constructive journalism in times of crisis. And here we have a new situation in Austria. We face, now, more and more attacks on... 24/01/2022 | 20:03:26 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I fully support the resolution “Giving a voice to every child: promoting child participation as a foundation for democratic societies”. The Austrian Parliament started in the year 2007 with the so-called Democracy Workshop. The Democracy Workshop of the Austrian Parliament promotes an understanding of democracy and an interest in politics. The programme is designed as a place for experimenting with different approaches to political topics...