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... 28/01/2020 | 15:41:58 Thank you very much, and thank you very much for the broad support for our report and for the cooperation in writing it. Indeed as Ms Maryvonne BLONDIN, but also Mr John HOWELL and Mr Andreas NICK noted, it took a long time. Please bear with us, we've only been rapporteurs for one year and have done our utmost best to present this report here. Whereas we as an Assembly have been a little bit slow, the Venice commission has not been slow at any rate. Whenever something happened - and... 28/01/2020 | 10:13:19 Thank you. And we can be a bit more precise on what the Polish government is trying to do at the moment. The Polish government has had a reform and I would not consider these reforms reforms but instead deteriorations. The first reform they did was to merge the person of the Minister of Justice with the Prosecutor General. That means that the Minister of Justice is not only Minister of Justice but can also take decisions as Prosecutor General. He can even interfere in individual court... 01/10/2019 | 10:30:13 Thank you, Madam Chair. And let me first congratulate the rapporteur Mr Sylvain WASERMAN on an excellent report. Let's face it, whistle-blowing is one of the few areas in which the Council of Europe has made an impact over the last 10 years. This is the third report on whistle-blowing – or the fourth if you count the report on Snowden. It has set a movement, which has now led to the European legislation which will be implemented in all 28 or 27 EU Member countries. The UK in this case, by the...
12/11/2020 | Doc. 15182 | Committee Opinion Investment migration 06/01/2020 | Doc. 15025 | Report The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland 08/06/2019 | Doc. 14906 | Report Daphne Caruana Galizia’s assassination and the rule of law in Malta and beyond: ensuring that the whole truth emerges 03/09/2018 | Doc. 14607 | Report The crash of Polish Air Force Tu-154M transporting the Polish State delegation, on 10 April 2010 on the Russian Federation's territory 22/09/2017 | Doc. 14402 | Report Prosecuting and punishing the crimes against humanity or even possible genocide committed by Daesh
21/06/2022 | Doc. 15555 | Motion for a resolution Public regulation of the freedom of expression in digital platforms 25/02/2022 | Doc. 15461 | Motion for a resolution Reconsideration of previously ratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 27/01/2022 | Doc. 15446 | Motion for a resolution Examining the legitimacy and legality of the ad hominem term-limit waiver for the incumbent President of the Russian Federation 21/09/2021 | Doc. 15373 | Motion for a recommendation Pegasus and similar spyware and secret state surveillance 09/12/2020 | Doc. 15195 | Motion for a resolution Respect for the rule of law and fight against corruption within 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 28/01/2020 | Doc. 15025, vote on the draft text for resolution The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland 01/10/2019 | Doc. 14958, vote on the draft text for resolution Improving the protection of whistle-blowers all over Europe 01/10/2019 | Doc. 14958, vote on the draft text for recommendation Improving the protection of whistle-blowers all over Europe