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Mr Bob van PAREREN

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Senate - Eerste Kamer der Staten Generaal
NL - 2500 EA - The Hague

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 15/05/2020
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 27/01/2020 to 14/05/2020

In the Assembly

  • since 27/01/2020 Substitute - Netherlands

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

  • Alternate of Ms Kati PIRI (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 26/06/2021 to 26/09/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Petra STIENEN (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons (from 25/01/2021 to 20/06/2021)
  • Alternate of Ms Reina de BRUIJN-WEZEMAN (Full Member): Committee on Social Affairs, Health and Sustainable Development (since 25/01/2021)


Last speeches

24/06/2022 | 11:06:48 Thank you, Mister Chair. It is a free debate, so I want to bring up some some points about what has happened this week. I felt very bad about this debate we had yesterday about the United Kingdom. It looked as if this country was in a way doing such bad things that I thought, is this not overreacting to the situation? There are more important things to discuss; what I really recommend to be discussed in this debate in this Hemicycle are two situations of abuses of human rights in the... 24/06/2022 | 10:17:02 Thank you, Mister Chairman. When I see the title of this debate, it looks like I am in my former professional days in a medical congress. Whilst, on the other hand, we get repetition of yesterday's issue on misinformation. It is not that I am saying it is not good because, in fact, I really promote basic vaccinations but I still have some comments and the basis is that trust is the base of acceptance. Basic vaccines are proven [to be] fine and give great results, so they should, really... 23/06/2022 | 11:24:02 Thank you, Mister Chairman. The report titled "Ensuring accountability for the downing of flight MH17" is so correct. I'm proud to say that, yes, we will ensure that accountability will take place, will continuously take place. It's good to know that the perpetrators of this terrible murder crime will be chastened forever. The least we can do for the relatives of the innocent victims, also as a lesson that you never escape, when you think you can commit crimes on humanity. It's already... 28/04/2022 | 18:18:40 Thank you, Mr Chairman. I replaced Mr Dmytro NATALUKHA from Ukraine today. He has to return to Ukraine. That's why I'm here. I'm pleased to present my thoughts, and especially our thoughts. We looked at the situation of Georgia, and since the entry to the Council of Europe, Georgia has made constant and substantial progress in honouring its membership obligations and entry commitments to the Council of Europe. We appreciate that very much. However, some concerns remain that need to be... 27/01/2022 | 10:57:53 Thank you Mr Chair. We support strongly the work of the group because in fact we think that this is so important today. Today, we as the European Democratic Conservatives see in Ukraine a big problem existing. It is being already for many years, but today the tension is enormous. We heard our colleague yesterday saying "I'm living 40 kilometres from the border". Each day things are happening: people disappear and nobody knows where they are. They are not only soldiers, but also civilians. It...