20/06/2023 | 17:49:40 Madam President, It is my great honour and privilege to speak on behalf of the Group of the European People's Party in this very important debate. This law is reminiscent of the witch-hunt conducted by Senator Joseph McCarthy in the USA in the 1950s and 60s. It also has echoes of Stalinism. Using the very understandable emotion created by the barbaric Ukraine war and with high inflation raging, the ironically named Law and Order Party, or Law and Justice Party, are seeking to drive from... 20/06/2023 | 16:40:39 And thank you, Madam President. And at the outset, I would like to welcome Ms Sviatlana TSIKHANOUSKAYA to the Assembly today and thank her for her remarks and salute her courage and that of her husband Mr Sergei Tikhanovsky. In Ireland, we claim you as one of our own arising from the months of your formative teenage years you spent with us. We salute your courage and that of Sergei. I also salute the rapporteurs on an excellent report. It is widely reported that more than 1 500 people have... 24/01/2023 | 16:56:04 Thank you, President. On behalf of EPP I want to welcome Senator O'LOUGHLIN's excellent report and indicate our support for the draft recommendations. It is with a natural pride that I acknowledge the pioneering work done on the Fourth Summit during our Irish presidency. And Ireland's continuing input with Iceland and others in ensuring a satisfactory outcome. It is Russia's brutal war of aggression in Ukraine that inspired the Fourth Summit. Therefore the summit must decide on how to ensure... 28/04/2022 | 11:42:12 President, At the outset, could I congratulate my colleague, Mr Aleksander POCIEJ, on his report, on the speed of the report, the contents and the work done on it, and his fine articulation of its main principles this morning. Can I do that at the outset? Can I say that yesterday we had a very fine debate, as I cited by yourself, President, in which we identified issues around sanctions, issues around support, issues around dealing with displaced persons. Today the focus shifts to war crimes... 27/04/2022 | 11:30:11 Thank you Madam President. At the outset, I welcome this report and its contents. To say, first of all, that I, like so many colleagues here, stand in awe of our parliamentary colleagues from Ukraine. They've displayed extraordinary tenacity, extraordinary capacity to cope with huge stress, and to absorb enormous suffering on their own part, and on the part of their people. I certainly stand in awe of them. Not only do we stand in awe of them, but we should and do stand in solidarity with...
06/04/2023 | Doc. 15737 | Report The honouring of membership obligations to the Council of Europe by San Marino 15/02/2022 | Doc. 15454 | Report Addiction to prescribed medicines 10/06/2020 | Doc. 15114 | Committee Opinion Drug policy and human rights in Europe: a baseline study
17/10/2023 | Doc. 15850 | Written declaration Political situation in Kazakhstan: human rights and assistance to evade sanctions for Russia 12/10/2023 | Doc. 15849 | Written declaration Human rights situation in Iran 23/06/2023 | Doc. 15812 | Motion for a resolution The role of sanctions as a protective measure for human rights and democracy 09/05/2023 | Doc. 15706 | Written declaration The recent increase in the number of desecrations of Polish graves in Belarus 24/03/2023 | Doc. 15732 | Motion for a resolution Support for the reconstruction of Ukraine
10/10/2023 | Doc. 15833, vote on the draft text for resolution The honouring of membership obligations to the Council of Europe by France 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15541, vote on the draft text for resolution Recent challenges to security in Europe: what role for the Council of Europe? 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15541, vote on the draft text for recommendation Recent challenges to security in Europe: what role for the Council of Europe? 28/04/2022 | Doc. 15510, vote on the draft text for resolution The Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine: ensuring accountability for serious violations of international humanitarian law and other international crimes 28/04/2022 | Doc. 15510, vote on the draft text for recommendation The Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine: ensuring accountability for serious violations of international humanitarian law and other international crimes