25/01/2021 | 12:53:17 Thank you very much, Mr President. Colleagues, first of all, congratulations addressed to both rapporteurs for their work, their reports and, of course, conclusions and recommendations that I entirely share from the beginning. I will focus more on the elections in Georgia in my capacity as rapporteur on Georgia on behalf of the Monitoring Committee together with our French colleague Mr Claude KERN, the other co-rapporteur. These elections took place after an important legislative reform that... 10/04/2019 | 18:03:36 Honestly, after listening to the colleagues who have spoken previously, I have decided to change my contribution slightly. The title of the report is “Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future”. I think there is a slight mistake in that title. It should read, “main challenges for the present and the future”. That is because if we are honest about ourselves, this Organisation is not in the best shape, both within the Organisation itself and at the European... 10/04/2019 | 11:10:42 I welcome the initiative taken by both rapporteurs, Ms Elvira KOVÁCS and Mr Goran BEUS RICHEMBERGH, to address in detail the issue of hate speech in society and acts of hatred in sport. Hate speech is a growing scourge, which is poisoning the public debate and fuelling deeper divisions in our societies. Political discourse based on divisive propaganda, especially when promoted during electoral campaigns, is spreading all over Europe like a Trojan horse for overcoming our social cohesion. The... 09/04/2019 | 16:50:30 The report is timely and more than necessary to clarify a number of issues deriving from a future establishment of a European Union mechanism on democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights. I thank the rapporteur for her wonderful contribution, and I definitely support the proposed recommendations. As mentioned in the draft resolution, the existing co-operation between the Council of Europe and the European Union institutions and agencies, starting with the Fundamental Rights Agency... 08/04/2019 | 12:41:33 First, I would like to thank our rapporteurs, Ms Boriana ÅBERG and Mr Claude KERN, for their reports. I will concentrate on the elections in the Republic of Moldova because I was part of the Parliamentary Assembly’s observation mission, and what I will say is based on our conclusions. I was part of a team with one of our Polish colleagues from the EPP. We monitored 12 polling stations, including some of those that were offering the right to vote to people from Transnistria. Our conclusion is...
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12/02/2021 | Doc. 15224 | Motion for a resolution The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on prison population in Europe 11/02/2021 | Doc. 15223 | Motion for a resolution Taking into consideration the impact of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of minors and young adults 15/10/2019 | Doc. 14918 | Written declaration Investigating and preventing corruption at the Council of Europe 03/07/2019 | Doc. 14870 | Written declaration Concerns about reports of crackdown on members of the LGBTI community in Azerbaijan 03/07/2019 | Doc. 14872 | Written declaration The Armenian authorities must take action to protect LGBTI persons from violence and discrimination
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