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Mr José María SÁNCHEZ GARCÍA (Spain, EC/DA)

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Congreso de los Diputados
ES - 28071 - Madrid

Working language: English

Declarations of interests:
2024 , 2023 , 2022


In the political groups

  • Member: European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance since 31/05/2022

In the Assembly

  • since 31/05/2022 Representative - Spain

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

  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 31/05/2022)
  • Alternate of Ms Luz MARTINEZ SEIJO (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 23/03/2023 to 21/01/2024)


Last speeches

18/04/2024 | 11:20:48 Thank you, Madam President.  Fortunately, I am not in Brussels. As a result, I do not think we can expect a crazed Burgomaster to burst in and try to stop me from exercising my freedom of expression. So, I am grateful to this Assembly's hospitality for me to speak freely and with immunity, which goes with my job.  The creation of fundamental rights brings with it a series of problems, one of them includes the very foundation of these rights. This is a serious challenge. Fundamental rights are... 25/01/2024 | 19:27:23 Thank you very much Mister President. There are many statements made in these two draft resolutions. We can compare them and agree that freedom of expression and freedom of  information are essential in our democracies. Furthermore, we can agree when it comes to the draft resolution on SLAPPs, the types of measures that are required here. Having said that, we also need to acknowledge that these two draft resolutions have to be compared to the whole question of hate speech, which is... 24/01/2024 | 19:35:39 Thank you Madam President, I think that all of the member states of the Council of Europe, and all those of us who meet in this chamber, all those of us who form part of this Parliamentary Assembly, are all, of course, opposed to torture and/or inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. Not only because our states have signed up to international conventions in this regard, but also because it really is a fundamental issue. We're talking here about respect for human beings and elementary... 11/10/2023 | 17:52:08 Thank you very much, Madam President.  This report refers to an important issue. It could have been addressed, I think, generally, a bit like cybersecurity and fundamental rights. It could have been approached that way, but unfortunately, that is not what happened here.  This report is a report based on isolated facts related to some countries, the Pegasus system, when we gained cognisance that some governments were using this spyware in 2021. Now, with regard to Spain, I should point out... 23/06/2023 | 13:07:49 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The proposed definition of the main forms of transnational repression may not be sufficient to include all unlawful actions of a transnational nature. Indeed, on 17 and 18 May 2021, Spain suffered an unlawful action by Morocco in the form of an assault on the border access to Ceuta, a stronghold of Spanish sovereignty in North Africa. By around 12,000 Moroccan citizens - many of them minors - encouraged by the Moroccan authorities and with...


Reports and committee opinions