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Mr Reinhold LOPATKA (Austria, EPP/CD)


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)

  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Bureau of the Assembly (since 23/01/2023)
  • Vice-President of the Assembly: Standing Committee (since 23/01/2023)
  • Chairperson of national delegation: Standing Committee (since 27/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy (since 27/01/2020)
  • Chairperson: Sub-Committee on the Middle East and the Arab World (since 20/03/2023)
  • 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

22/06/2023 | 16:42:52 Dear President, Dear colleagues, Of course, we all fully support Ukraine in the war against Russia. On the other hand, I also fully support the point of view that we have to respect the autonomy of sporting organisations. I am a strong defender of sport's right to make its own choices without government interference. If governments or parliamentary forums try to decide which outlets can take part in which competitions, it would mean, for me, the end of world sport as we know it today. Sport... 26/04/2023 | 17:37:47 Dear President, dear colleagues, The reality of climate change is more evident with each passing year. The recent extreme heat waves and tragic floods point to the urgency to act before it is too late. The overwhelming scientific evidence of global warming suggests that we are fast approaching the tipping point of no return and underline the urgency to act swiftly and resolutely to keep global warming below 1.5°C. The Russian war in Ukraine further amplifies the need to decrease our... 25/04/2023 | 17:56:44 Dear Chairperson, dear colleagues. It is so important that, in times like this, the Council of Europe has one of its most important concerns as human rights and the protection of human rights. It is one of the greatest achievements in the context of the European Convention on Human Rights. To date, all member States of the Council of Europe have acceded to the convention. Austria has been a state party to the European Convention on Human Rights since 1958. The Convention has, in Austria... 24/01/2023 | 18:05:50 Dear colleagues. Yes, Europe is facing several extraordinary challenges, as many of the speakers mentioned it before. The biggest of course is the return of a large-scale war of aggression in Europe. And here the resilience of European democracies, their respect for human rights and their respect for the rule of law are the best guarantees for prosperity, security and a peaceful future in all our 46 countries. So this 4th Summit should confirm, how I see it, and be focused on the three... 23/01/2023 | 16:41:42 Madam President, Dear Colleagues, Thousands of individuals who acted in the name of Daesh perpetrated serious crimes under international law. There is conclusive evidence that Daesh has committed genocidal acts against members of Yazidi, Christians and non-Sunni Muslims. Many of these acts, such as enslavement, sexual slavery, rape, imprisonment, torture, and murder also amounted to war crimes and crimes against humanity. With the territorial defeat of Daesh in 2017, thousands of people from...