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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 (from 20/03/2023 to 24/01/2024)
  • 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

23/01/2024 | 17:36:33 Dear President, dear colleagues, On 7 October, which coincided with a Jewish holiday, thousands of armed Hamas terrorists invaded Israel through the land, the air, and the sea. Simultaneously, Hamas terrorists fired thousands of rockets from Gaza towards Israeli civilian territory across the entire country. They broke into civilian homes and carried out a series of murderous atrocities and barbaric attacks. And over 1 200 civilians were murdered on this day, and over 200 were abducted and... 10/10/2023 | 19:17:53 Mister Chairperson, Ladies and gentlemen, Let me begin by thanking you very much for this comprehensive report. This report shows that France has a functioning state, that France is a country of human rights, and that France is, of course, a functioning democracy. A large part of the report also has my full support. But there are individual passages where, in my opinion, the report is based on the wrong basic tone. I would like to mention two examples here. I believe that in France, compared... 09/10/2023 | 15:37:28 Dear President, dear colleagues, I had the pleasure to lead the election observation delegation for the early parliamentary elections held in Montenegro on 11 June. Our delegation co-operated closely with the delegation from the European Parliament, led by our colleague Mr Nikos Papandreou. Of course, as always, we worked closely with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR). We had a very smooth and fruitful co-operation in the framework of our international... 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...