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The Second General Committee examines economic and environmental security threats, as well as exploring opportunities for co-operation within these and related fields.

Nilza SenaNilza de Sena (Portugal) was elected Chair of the General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment at the 2016 Annual Session in Tbilisi, after serving three years as Vice-Chair. She was re-elected to the position at the 2017 Annual Session in Minsk. 

A Member of the Portuguese Delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly since 2011, de Sena is also a founder and member of the board of the Portuguese Platform for Sustainable Development and Vice-Chair of the Parliamentary Committee on Education, Science and Culture.

She is Vice-President of the Social Democratic Party and a Professor at the Technical University of Lisbon.

Artur GerasymovArtur Gerasymov (Ukraine) was elected Vice-Chair of the Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment at the 25th Annual Session in Tbilisi, and was re-elected to the position at the 26th Annual Session in Minsk. Head of the Ukrainian Delegation to the OSCE PA, Gerasymov has a background in the private sector, serving as Deputy Director, Director and General Director of Ukrainian Marketing Group.

In 2014, he was elected to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (Parliament), where he serves as a member of the Committee on National Security and Defence, Chairperson of the Sub-Committee on Military-Industrial and Military-Technical Co-operation of the Verkhovna Rada Committee for Security and Defense Affairs.

Elona HoxhaElona Gjebrea Hoxha (Albania) was elected Rapporteur of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment at the 2018 Annual Session in Berlin.

She has been a member of the Albanian Parliament for the Socialist Party since 2017.

With a background in academia and civil society, in 2013 she became Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and National Anti-Trafficking Coordinator, a position she held until 2017. She was also Municipality councillor of Tirana city, representing the socialist party from 2015 to 2017. In 2016 she was part of the General Assembly of the Socialist Party.