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Tiny Kox, President of the Assembly

BIOGRAPHy

Martinus Josephus Maria (Tiny) Kox, born 1953, Zeelst, Netherlands

Political experience

Since 1975, member of the Socialist Party (SP) of the Netherlands

1981, member of the Executive Committee of the Socialist Party

1982-1999, head of the Socialist Party group on Tilburg Municipal Council

1993-2003, General Secretary of the Socialist Party

Since 2003, leader of the Socialist Party in the Dutch Senate

2003-2010, member of the Dutch delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly

Since 2003, member of the Dutch delegation to PACE

2007-2022, chairperson of the Unified European Left (UEL) group in PACE

2010, chairperson of the PACE ad hoc committee to observe the parliamentary elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2011-2012, Vice-President of PACE

2011, chairperson of the PACE ad hoc committee to observe the parliamentary elections in the Russian Federation

2011, PACE accepts Kox's proposal to grant the Palestinian Legislative Council “partner for democracy” status and a PACE delegation

2012-2013, Vice-President of PACE

2012, chairperson of the PACE ad hoc committee to observe the presidential elections in the Russian Federation

2014, PACE rapporteur on Europe's public administrations in flux: public service under threat?

2014, chairperson of the PACE ad hoc committee to observe the parliamentary elections in Bosnia and Herzegovina

2014, PACE rapporteur on Evaluation of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Palestinian National Council

2015, chairperson of the PACE ad hoc committee to observe the parliamentary elections in Turkey

2016, PACE rapporteur on Combating international terrorism while protecting Council of Europe standards and values

2017, PACE rapporteur on Defending the acquis of the Council of Europe: preserving 65 years of successful intergovernmental co-operation

2018, PACE rapporteur on The honouring of obligations and commitments by Bosnia and Herzegovina

2019, PACE rapporteur on The role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future

2020, chairperson of the PACE ad hoc committee to observe the parliamentary elections in Georgia

2020-2022, PACE General Rapporteur on the budget and intergovernmental programme

2021, PACE rapporteur on The Assembly’s vision on the strategic priorities for the Council of Europe

2021, PACE rapporteur on Expenditure of the Parliamentary Assembly for the biennium 2022-2023

2021, PACE rapporteur on Budgets and priorities of the Council of Europe for the period 2022-2025

2021, PACE rapporteur on Guidelines on the scope of the parliamentary immunities enjoyed by members of the Parliamentary Assembly


Professional experience

1975-1982, Tilburg Law Centre

1981-1994, Editor-in-Chief of Tribune, the members magazine of the Socialist Party

 

Personal

Tiny Kox lives in Tilburg, is married, has two sons and three grandchildren.