27/01/2023 | 11:06:20 Thank you, Mister President and colleagues. The Statute of the Council of Europe and the values enshrined therein are just now undermined by the Russian war against Ukraine. This constitutes the severest challenge to human rights and democracy in Europe since World War Two. It's therefore the right moment now to debate the excellent report of my colleague Ms Marta GRANDE on strategies for defending those values. And to do so by raising awareness of them through the open Council of Europe... 12/10/2022 | 20:32:17 Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2. Mr President, We debate this afternoon two aspects of European migration and refugee policy, which have divided the European Union for years: the so-called pushbacks and the issue of safe third countries. Let us remember that the Council of Europe was founded when the wounds of the Second World War were still very visible and millions of persons had been displaced in Europe. The only logical and humane response was to protect and support them... 11/10/2022 | 10:14:07 Mr President and Members, I congratulate warmly Mr George PAPANDREOU for his excellent report. As I come from a country that has left the European Union recently but remains an active founding member of the Council of Europe and considers itself a European country, allow me to emphasise the important European perspective provided by the Council of Europe for more than seven decades. Many countries consider the common market and the subsidies of the EU as a strong incentive. However, a... 23/06/2022 | 19:47:00 Thank you, Madam President. Dear Colleagues, Politics is dependent on communication. Today this is mainly, as we know, online. Moreover democracy is dependent on free access to quality, reliable, unbiased information. Therefore, as has been frequently said today, we have to control the threat from a number of internet participants who seek to unwind the flow of information online. As the report by Mr Frédéric REISS correctly highlights, the key issue here is not the huge economic and... 15/03/2022 | 11:37:16 Madam President, I will briefly connect three points. The convincing way in which our states have recently responded to nationalistic aggression, the transcendency of human rights over nationalistic concerns, and the prospect of greatly improved arrangements for welcoming and integrating refugees. Within our military response, certain wise aspects are of course during the Cold War already well-practised and not in the least new, such as the avoidance of actions which would escalate fighting...
20/02/2023 | Doc. 15718 | Report European solidarity in the context of asylum and international protection 15/02/2023 | Doc. 15714 | Report Promoting online education and research across national borders 10/11/2021 | Doc. 15401 | Report Voluntary relocation of migrants in need of humanitarian protection and voluntary resettlement of refugees 12/05/2021 | Doc. 15284 | Report Humanitarian action for refugees and migrants in countries in North Africa and the Middle East 15/02/2019 | Doc. 14834 | Report The value of cultural heritage in a democratic society
14/10/2022 | Doc. 15636 | Motion for a resolution Risks and opportunities of the Metaverse 27/06/2022 | Doc. 15582 | Motion for a resolution Attempts to change the International Health Regulations of the World Health Organization might violate human rights 27/06/2022 | Doc. 15583 | Motion for a resolution Legal aspects of preventing the use of explosive weapons in populated areas and explosive contamination 27/06/2022 | Doc. 15581 | Written declaration Mikhail Saakashvili needs medical help 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15569 | Motion for a resolution The Parliamentary Assembly should support Kazakhstan to continue its democratic reforms
27/01/2023 | Doc. 15675, vote on the draft text for resolution Building the Open Council of Europe Academic Networks (OCEAN) 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15526, vote on the draft text for resolution Review of the partnership for democracy in respect of the Parliament of the Kyrgyz Republic 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15537, vote on the draft text for resolution The control of online communication: a threat to media pluralism, freedom of information and human dignity 15/03/2022 | Doc. 15477, vote on the draft text for opinion Consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine 27/01/2022 | Doc. 15423, vote on the draft text for resolution The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe