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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)

  • 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

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... 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...