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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:
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 (since 23/03/2023)


Last speeches

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... 26/01/2023 | 17:45:24 Thank you very much, Madam President. If I may, I would like to refer to Poland and Hungary, both of which are subject to the review by the Assembly. The report is fairly detailed in fact when it comes to the Polish case. In the case of Poland, we know that there have been two rulings by the Constitutional Court of Poland. They state that Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights is not compatible with the Polish Constitution. That is the interpretation of the court. In addition to... 25/01/2023 | 19:32:05 Thank you very much, Mister President. The Istanbul Convention came into force in 2014, already over eight years ago. It's a convention on violence against women and against domestic violence as well. The first draft debate, of course, concerned violence against women. We've seen quite clearly that it continues to grow, and it is truly alarming what is happening across the world right now. It also outlines that in 2021 this type of violence continues to affect for the most part women, with... 25/01/2023 | 13:08:55 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Already in the 19th century, Tocqueville wondered about the relentless expansion of the democratic regimes of his time in the collection and recording of data on citizens. As a phenomenon of government action limiting individual freedom, it has grown in the 20th and 21st centuries with the new technologies, which have proved to be a useful instrument to reinforce that action. This has given rise to extensive national and international... 12/10/2022 | 19:17:58 Thank you, Mister President. I'll be speaking Spanish, my native language. [in French]   I must admit I am quite surprised by a lot of what I have heard in today's debate. I haven't attended many settings of the Parliamentary Assembly, but I do see there are certain recurring issues you deal with, and this is one of them. To the greatest satisfaction, I'm sure, of all members who spoke on but after the left and the center-left, I'd like to tell you that in Spain we have a law, Law No. 15 of...