11/04/2019 | 16:41:10 I, too, thank Mr Mart van de VEN for presenting this report, especially given that lately authorities around the European Union have been deeply concerned about the extent of money laundering involving various member States. The Republic of Moldova has felt first-hand the negative consequences of being used in an international money laundering scheme. Over $20 billion was laundered an operation that came to be known simply as “the Russian Laundromat”. It was made possible by the structural... 10/04/2019 | 11:47:46 I thank both rapporteurs for presenting these reports. I will support both reports, but I have several critical remarks to make. It seems as though every other year, hate speech captures the attention of the Assembly of the Council of Europe. From my point of view, it is somewhat ironic that the West, which has its roots in the enlightenment and is one of the freest places in the world, has such a strong impulse to tell people what they can and cannot say. Having had first-hand experience of... 09/04/2019 | 18:35:01 I, too, thank Ms Thorhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR for presenting this report on the importance of promoting parliaments free of sexism and sexual harassment. I believe that as leaders in our national parliaments, we have a moral duty to set a high standard in assuring full respect for our fellow female politicians. Although under no circumstances should indecent, vulgar remarks and jokes be accepted and tolerated in the public sphere, some of the proposed solutions fall short of solving the... 08/04/2019 | 13:03:00 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I want to thank Mr Kern and the members of the Parliamentary Assembly observation mission for observing the Moldovan parliamentary elections on 24 February 2019. I would like to mention several things about the report’s conclusions. The most important conclusion is the fact that the Moldovan Parliament elections were competitive, free, calm and well organised. It does not mean that everything was perfect. I believe the Republic of Moldova has... 22/01/2019 | 19:04:20 I thank the rapporteurs for their hard work, and for presenting their reports and opinions. There are many good conclusions and justified recommendations. However, while efforts to prevent abusive practices in certain religions should continue, we must remember that freedom of religion is a fundamental right, protected both in the European Convention on Human Rights, the United Nations Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and other prominent human rights declarations. Thus, while we cannot...
06/06/2018 | Doc. 14568 | Report Striking a balance between the best interest of the child and the need to keep families together 31/01/2017 | Doc. 14260 | Report The protection of the rights of parents and children belonging to religious minorities 12/10/2016 | Doc. 14174 | Committee Opinion Harmonising the protection of unaccompanied minors in Europe 06/06/2016 | Doc. 14080 | Report Fighting the over-sexualisation of children 25/01/2016 | Doc. 13954 | Committee Opinion Request for partner for democracy status with the Parliamentary Assembly submitted by the Parliament of Jordan
12/04/2019 | Doc. 14878 | Motion for a resolution Addressing the issue of Daesh foreign fighters and their families returning from Syria and other countries to the member States of the Council of Europe 12/04/2019 | Doc. 14880 | Motion for a resolution Reviewing effective marginal tax rates for low-income working families 11/04/2019 | Doc. 14871 | Written question Actions taken to tackle prenatal sex selection 11/04/2019 | Doc. 14873 | Motion for a resolution Persecution of Christians worldwide – how to tackle the issue 11/04/2019 | Doc. 14875 | Written declaration Sanctions must be maintained and “Magnitsky laws” applied in response to human rights violations in the Russian Federation occupied Crimea
12/04/2019 | Doc. 14835, vote on the draft text for recommendation Anonymous donation of sperm and oocytes: balancing the rights of parents, donors and children 12/04/2019 | Doc. 14844, vote on the draft text for resolution Social media: social threads or threats to human rights? 11/04/2019 | Doc. 14849, vote on the draft text for resolution Modification of various provisions of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure 11/04/2019 | Doc. 14847, vote on the draft text for resolution Laundromats: responding to new challenges in the international fight against organised crime, corruption and money laundering 11/04/2019 | Doc. 14847, vote on the draft text for recommendation Laundromats: responding to new challenges in the international fight against organised crime, corruption and money laundering