24/06/2022 | 10:49:06 Mister President, it is a pleasure to serve under your Chairmanship. Paragraph 13.1.3 of the draft resolution rightly calls on Council of Europe countries to ensure that they have, and I quote, "effective systems for monitoring potential adverse effects of vaccines and independent compensation programmes are in place". Sadly, in respect of Covid-19 vaccines that is not happening. There has been a tendency to cover up the potential adverse effects of those vaccines and few countries have... 23/06/2022 | 10:41:44 Mr President, Like most citizens of the United Kingdom, I've got immense respect and sympathy for Malta and the people of Malta. We in the United Kingdom don't forget that Malta won the George Cross because of the immensely important part it played in the Second World War in helping to defeat Hitler and the Nazis. Therefore it's sad to see the difficulties that Malta has faced, but it's very encouraging to follow two speakers from the Maltese Parliament and to know that there is, in a sense... 26/04/2022 | 10:17:43 Mr President, can I first of all congratulate the rapporteur on his report and can I say that I wish to address the issue of the European Union's treaty obligations under the Lisbon Treaty to accede to the European Convention on Human Rights. I strongly support the sentence in paragraph 6 of the draft resolution which reads: "The Assembly reaffirms its confidence that accession will help guarantee coherence and consistency between EU law and the convention system and lead to a single legal... 15/03/2022 | 12:15:03 Madam President, Expelling Russia is long overdue. The Committee of Ministers must put this right on Thursday, and I'm very grateful to them for giving us this opportunity to express our views. I first became a member of PACE in 2005, and ever since have witnessed the process of continuous appeasement towards Putin. I say mea culpa to our Ukrainian friends for not having been able to prevent this process. This is not just a war against Ukraine. Ukraine is the mere proxy. This is Putin's war... 27/01/2021 | 10:25:41 Thank you. Can I start by saying that the socialist speaker attacked Big Pharma, but without Big Pharma we wouldn't have got the vaccines that we've got. So I think we should be congratulating Big Pharma and enterprise. But the reason why I really wanted to speak was because I'm worried about the most fundamental human right of liberty. And governments across the globe have justified draconian restrictions on liberty on the need to protect public health, and I think we all go along with that...
20/06/2014 | Doc. 13540 | Report Measures to prevent abusive use of the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons (ETS No. 112) 09/06/2014 | Doc. 13531 | Report The large-scale arrival of mixed migratory flows on Italian shores 24/03/2014 | Doc. 13462 | Report Refugees and the right to work 31/10/2013 | Doc. 13348 | Report The arrival of mixed migratory flows in Italian coastal areas 22/10/2013 | Doc. 13339 | Report The discipline of the members of the Parliamentary Assembly
26/01/2023 | Doc. 15694 | Motion for a resolution Repeated attacks on police, firefighters and medical staff: a call for urgent action to restore law and order 01/07/2022 | Doc. 15516 | Written declaration Call for full and immediate ban of Russian oil and gas 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 24/06/2022 | Doc. 15571 | Motion for a resolution Transfer and resettlement of asylum seekers 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15569 | Motion for a resolution The Parliamentary Assembly should support Kazakhstan to continue its democratic reforms
24/06/2022 | Doc. 15542, vote on the draft text for resolution Fighting vaccine-preventable diseases through quality services and anti-vaccine myth-busting 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15546, vote on the draft text for resolution The honouring of membership obligations to the Council of Europe by Malta 15/03/2022 | Doc. 15477, vote on the draft text for opinion Consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine 27/01/2021 | Doc. 15212, vote on the draft text for resolution Covid-19 vaccines: ethical, legal and practical considerations 28/01/2020 | Doc. 15025, vote on the draft text for resolution The functioning of democratic institutions in Poland