22/06/2023 | 20:05:28 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The illegal invasion of Ukraine by Russia, with the active support of Belarus, has become even more brutal in the past few months. As well as the killing of innocent civilians, women and children, and the forced deportation of parentless children to Russia, there has been the most degrading torture of captured Ukrainian soldiers. The Sunday Times reported last week of two young men who were castrated so they could not have kids and the... 21/06/2023 | 16:15:08 Mister Tiny KOX, You will be glad to hear I am not going to follow Mr Ian LIDDELL-GRAINGER, except just in one respect, and that is the importance of this Parliamentary Assembly. In an organisation where democracy is one of the three key aims, of course, the Parliamentary Assembly must be given some special consideration and some priority. Within that, as Mr Rik DAEMS said, the political groups must be given some priority. If you cut back on the expenditure of the political groups, you are... 26/04/2023 | 19:09:24 Thank you, Madam President. I don't know if you, Madam President, are, like me, a fan of mysteries on television. Agatha Christie's Hercule Poirot, who always reminds us that he's Belgian and not French, Mr Bernard FOURNIER! Then Sherlock Holmes written by [a man] who came from Edinburgh, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, as I have come from Edinburgh. Now I can see some of you are wondering, "What's this got to do with the subject of today's debate?" I think we have a mystery here. Why is the United... 24/01/2023 | 17:24:53 Thank you, Mister President. When Ms Fiona O'LOUGHLIN introduced her excellent report, she put the three key themes of our work in this order: democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. Democracy first. And that's not to underplay human rights, but human rights I think is well understood. Democracy is sometimes taken for granted as our role, and sometimes lip service is paid to our democratic functions. So we need to increase the profile of our role in democracy, not just one form of... 13/10/2022 | 16:54:10 Mister President, As some of my colleagues here, not least Mr John HOWELL, our delegation leader, will confirm, I don't need any encouragement to attack the Tory government in the United Kingdom. I will tell you there are many opportunities at present to attack them. Not least from any budget that we have at the moment, which is total chaos, and of course Brexit, all of Brexit, which has been a disaster, a total disaster in the United Kingdom. That's why I'm against the Northern Ireland...
10/01/2022 | Doc. 15430 | Report Football governance: business and values 03/01/2020 | Doc. 15021 | Report Threats to media freedom and journalists’ security in Europe 09/05/2017 | Doc. 14320 | Report Human rights of older persons and their comprehensive care 25/09/1980 | Doc. 4587 | Report Youth cooperation in Europe
19/09/2023 | Doc. 15823 | Motion for a resolution Sustainable European guidelines to counter social dumping and strengthen collective bargaining mechanisms 04/05/2023 | Doc. 15762 | Written declaration Restoring Taiwan’s Observer status with The World Health Assembly for the effective promotion of global health 02/05/2023 | Doc. 15756 | Motion for a resolution The role of youth in revitalising democracy 27/04/2023 | Doc. 15752 | Motion for a resolution A parliamentary sponsorship programme between the Parliamentary Assembly members and human rights defenders or the politically oppressed 25/04/2023 | Doc. 15750 | Motion for a resolution Protecting human rights in and through sport: obligations and shared responsibilities
22/06/2023 | Doc. 15797, vote on the draft text for resolution Political consequences of the Russian Federation's war of aggression against Ukraine 22/06/2023 | Doc. 15795, vote on the draft text for resolution War of aggression against Ukraine – Participation of Russian and Belarusian athletes in the Paris 2024 Olympics and Paralympics? 21/06/2023 | Doc. 15780, vote on the draft text for opinion Budgets and priorities of the Council of Europe for the period 2024-2027 21/06/2023 | Doc. 15781, vote on the draft text for resolution Expenditure of the Parliamentary Assembly for the biennium 2024-2025 21/06/2023 | Doc. 15785, vote on the draft text for resolution Integration of migrants and refugees: benefits for all parties involved