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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

20/04/2021 | 12:22:25 Thank you very much, I will speak in German. It was Chancellor Angela Merkel who said today that Europe has the highest human rights standards in the world, but at the same time she pointed out that Europe's external borders show us that peace, security and prosperity cannot be taken for granted. This brings me to the heart of our strategy here. Fundamental values and rights must not be disregarded; if they are disregarded, then trust is lost and nothing is more important to us as individuals... 27/01/2021 | 12:06:34 Dear Chairman, Dear Colleagues, It was good to hear now a colleague from Mexico, showing us the global dimension of this pandemic. The long list of speakers shows the extraordinary importance of this item. Discussing ethical, legal and practical considerations of COVID-19 vaccines on the one hand, and on the other hand we should have also in our mind to do everything to avoid new pandemics. We know that at the beginning of the outbreak, China played down the virus and also other political... 30/01/2020 | 10:34:32 President, Dear colleagues, First of all I want to thank the colleagues who initiated this discussion. International obligations means for me that we have national obligations to fulfil the standards of the Convention on the Rights of Children. Thousands of children of foreign fighters staying in camps, detention centres or orphanages in Syria, Iraq and elsewhere are among the world's most vulnerable children. They live in bad conditions amid constant threats to their health, safety and well...