20/06/2023 | 17:25:41 Dear Ms Chairperson, dear colleagues. After the fall of communism, Poland emerged with a strong democratic will. It quickly joined the Council of Europe in 1991 and became an EU member in 2004. Unfortunately, Poland was the first EU member for which the Assembly opened a monitoring procedure, due to the concerns about the functioning of its democratic and rule-of-law institutions. And today, we have a current affairs debate on Poland because we are deeply worried about recent developments... 23/01/2023 | 17:07:55 Thank you, colleagues and thanks for this debate, for not forgetting about what happened because that, and our colleagues reminded us of it, since Ukraine, we may tend to forget the thing that happened before. And we should not fall into that trap. If justice is not being done and seen to be done with the most heinous of crimes, genocide, then we lose credibility as an international community in other very serious crimes, but less serious than genocide. So I fully understand my British... 23/01/2023 | 16:16:05 Thank you, Madam Chair. After the horrors of the Second World War we founded this Council of Europe. We had two objectives: no more war and no large-scale war and no genocide. We had a number of smaller wars and now we have a large-scale war. And today we are discussing the issue of a genocide committed by thousands of Europeans in Syria and Iraq. That is a failure in what we sought to do. In 2017 we decided that Daesh had committed genocide and other serious crimes on their international law... 15/03/2022 | 10:33:13 Thank you. When this organisation was founded, in 1949, in the original meeting Churchill held a speech and started: "Throughout our long history we have triumphed over the perils of religious wars, of dynastic wars. After 30 years of conflict I'm confident that we have now reached the end of nationalist wars. After all our victories and all our suffering, are we now to founder in ultimate chaos, in ideological wars triggered by barbarous lawless oligarchies?" These words are more true today... 27/09/2021 | 16:52:22 Okay sorry colleagues, thank you very much. Thank you very much to Mr Paul GAVAN for an excellent report which is deeply and deeply depressing. The whole idea of having a Council of Europe was that we would at least be able to prevent a conflict in which member states are involved. It seems that it has become normality that we accept this kind of conflict. We have had the Russian invasion of Georgia. We have had the invasion of Ukraine and now we have had the Azerbaijani attack on Nagorno...
22/09/2023 | Doc. 15827 | Report Examining the legitimacy and legality of the ad hominem term-limit waiver for the incumbent President of the Russian Federation 20/09/2023 | Doc. 15825 | Report Pegasus and similar spyware and secret state surveillance 05/07/2022 | Doc. 15591 | Report 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 12/11/2020 | Doc. 15182 | Committee Opinion Investment migration 06/01/2020 | Doc. 15025 | Report The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland
22/08/2023 | Doc. 15818 | Written question Lack of action in Malta after the assassination of Daphne Caruana Galizia 16/08/2023 | Doc. 15817 | Written question The statement by Mr Moreno Ocampo about an ongoing genocide against 120 000 Armenians living in Nagorno-Karabakh 21/06/2023 | Doc. 15807 | Motion for a resolution Shaping the Parliamentary Assembly’s relations with the United Nations Human Rights Council 09/05/2023 | Doc. 15692 | Written declaration Do not extradite Julian Assange to the United States 04/05/2023 | Doc. 15764 | Written declaration Azerbaijan must open the Lachin Corridor
20/06/2023 | Doc. 15783, vote on the draft text for resolution Addressing the specific challenges faced by the Belarusians in exile 23/01/2023 | Doc. 15591, vote on the draft text for 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 23/01/2023 | Doc. 15591, vote on the draft text for recommendation 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 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for resolution The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace 29/01/2020 | Doc. 15015, vote on the draft text for recommendation The protection of freedom of religion or belief in the workplace