28/01/2021 | 09:51:17 Thank you, dear Chairman, Thank you, dear Colleagues, I have been in the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly since 1993. I remember the joy of 1996 when a still democratic Russia - not the current Russia - joined our institution. I remember this same chamber, and I remember the obligations which were accepted by Russia. For example, withdrawing the 14th Army from Moldova was one of the first obligations. Second, to compensating deportees to Stalin's gulags from the Baltic countries. In... 27/01/2021 | 16:12:33 Dear friends, Madame Chairwoman, Dear Colleagues, Part of us were involved deeply trying to release Mr Navalny from jail, but unsuccessfully. New events happened in Russia and new fights are under way for the future of a democratic--the possible future of a democratic Russia. I would like to say this in the Russian language: "We love the Russian people and we hope for a democratic future for them". But I will go back to English, it will be more understandable for the European audience. So... 26/01/2021 | 10:29:29 Yes sir. Thank you so much and thank you for smoothly chairing our meeting. From our side, I would like to point out after Mr Sergiy VLASENKO's statement that we concentrated in the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights on questions to the Venice Commission during all this year about the Russian Federation being under international law and under the influence of the European Court of Human Rights's implementation of decisions. The amendments to the Russian Constitution make us extremely... 25/01/2021 | 13:34:08 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) In 2012 Georgia did what no other country in region has ever done- change of Government through elections. But what has happened in Georgia since is nothing else than democratic backsliding and the October elections is unfortunate proof of that. Yes, the decision not to take up seats in parliament is a hard for outsiders to understand. But, complete loss of trust towards elections as a way to change government would be worse. Opposition has... 31/01/2020 | 10:14:47 Thank you, Mr Chairman, Dear colleagues, especially my colleague Mr Frithjof SCHMIDT thank you for your scrupulous report. I remember my idea came about two years ago, in the Copenhagen Bureau, I suggested to have this hack democracy. We switched from paperwork, Mr Frithjof SCHMIDT, to proper news magazines to the Internet world, absolutely not prepared, and you mentioned very dangerous trends inside of our democratic societies, and the report is extremely scrupulous about that. So we are in...
02/09/2020 | Doc. 15132 | Report Post-monitoring dialogue with Montenegro 30/01/2020 | Doc. 15056 | Committee Opinion Democracy hacked? How to respond? 07/06/2019 | Doc. 14902 | Report Shedding light on the murder of Boris Nemtsov 26/06/2018 | Doc. 14591 | Report Ukrainian citizens detained as political prisoners by the Russian Federation 19/04/2016 | Doc. 14031 | Report After the Brussels attacks, urgent need to address security failures and step up counter-terrorism co-operation
04/03/2021 | Doc. 15232 | Motion for a resolution 70th anniversary of the 1951 Refugee Convention: what would Europe be like without the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees? 15/02/2021 | Doc. 15063 | Written declaration The members of national delegations signing this declaration regret the approval, by the Assembly, of the credentials submitted by the Russian Federation 15/02/2021 | Doc. 15104 | Written declaration 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War 07/01/2021 | Doc. 15209 | Written declaration Magnitsky case: Switzerland should not release suspect funds prematurely 06/01/2021 | Doc. 15206 | Motion for a resolution Polarisation of the political environment as a hidden danger of the displacement of the population
28/01/2021 | Doc. 15199, vote on the draft text for resolution Ethnic profiling in Europe: a matter of great concern 28/01/2021 | Doc. 15216, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 26/01/2021 | Doc. 15093, vote on the draft text for resolution Modification of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure – follow-up to Resolution 2319 (2020) on the Complementary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations 26/01/2021 | Doc. 15123, vote on the draft text for resolution The implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights 26/01/2021 | Doc. 15123, vote on the draft text for recommendation The implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights