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Ms Laura CASTEL

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Representative
Senator
ERC

Senado
ES - 28013 - Madrid
Spain

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2022 , 2021 , 2020

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Vice-Chairperson: Group of the Unified European Left since 29/04/2022
  • Member: Group of the Unified European Left from 28/06/2021 to 28/04/2022
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 06/03/2020 to 27/06/2021

In the Assembly

  • since 06/03/2020 Representative - Spain

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

  • Third Vice-Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 25/01/2022)
  • Member: Committee on the Honouring of Obligations and Commitments by Member States of the Council of Europe (Monitoring Committee) (since 24/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination (since 06/03/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Gender Equality (since 26/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr José María SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 31/05/2022)
  • Alternate of Mr Iván ESPINOSA DE LOS MONTEROS (Full Member): Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 06/03/2020 to 23/05/2022)

Interventions

Last speeches

23/06/2022 | 10:28:03 Thank you Chair, The assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia has helped bring light to many underlying problems within the Maltese institutions. As the report states, corruption, lack of independence of the judiciary, inequality or the treatment of asylum seekers are some of them. But I would like to focus on three issues. The first is the independence of the judiciary. It is important to keep in mind the recommendations of Group of States against Corruption (GRECO) on this to avoid the... 20/06/2022 | 15:28:35 Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, we want to thank the rapporteur for this important initiative. It is of urgent need to put racism in the front row of political parties' priorities and especially now, with this resurgence of the extreme right and populist political parties like in Poland or Spain, Türkiye, etc. Because racism is a frontal attack on democracy and human rights, political parties play a key role in combating and eradicating racism. We could summarise five actions that could... 25/04/2022 | 18:26:07 Thank you Chair, Dear all, on behalf of the Group of the Unified European Left I want to start by thanking the rapporteur for the efforts Mr Dimitri HOUBRON has put into researching this report, this topic, and writing this highly relevant report. A report that deals with a controversial and complex topic but is of utmost importance to be debated today for the rights of the children, but also, as the pornography industry is the one directly benefited from exposure from an early age. The... 15/03/2022 | 12:29:18 Thank you, Madam Chair. First of all, let me show my deep solidarity with all the Ukrainian people and especially with the Ukrainian delegation colleagues present here. There us no doubt that the invasion of Ukraine is clearly in breach of our statute, in breach of the Charter of the United Nations, and in breach of the international law. It is a serious threat to peace and security throughout Europe and with devastating effects on the civilian population provoking the worst humanitarian and... 30/09/2021 | 09:21:03 Thank you, Madame Chair. We want to congratulate the rapporteur for this balanced report. Our group will support it. The occupation of Afghanistan in 2001 showed a government in decay. The investment in military premises and huge corruption has left the population in an ongoing humanitarian emergency. This has shown democracy cannot be exported by military means, nor by the failure of a model of foreign intervention. Surprisingly the European Union had, until now, considered that Afghanistan...

Activities

Reports and committee opinions