28/09/2021 | 18:04:46 President, thank you, Dear colleagues, first of all let me warmly thank our rapporteur Ms Nicole TRISSE and her Secretariat for the work in preparing this report. I shall underline and praise her approach. This was not an easy task, not at all. She has worked in a collegial manner, aiming at reaching consensus. This is the best way to achieve progress. Indeed, the issue is not as consensual as one might wish. It demonstrates that progress still needs to be made, both in the political culture... 27/09/2021 | 19:32:11 Yes, thank you, President, a few words. Dear colleagues, First of all let me warmly thank our rapporteur Tiny KOX for his work in preparing this report. What may seem, at first glance, to be a rather technical report, is actually an extremely important subject for our work as parliamentarians in an international parliamentary assembly. The matter is not an academic exercise, it conveys protection to Members of the Assembly, when they are acting as such, in order to enable them to perform... 23/06/2021 | 13:01:36 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) President, colleagues, It has been nearly a year since the presidential election in Belarus. A year since Svetlana Thikanovskaya had to leave her country for a life in exile. A year with the developments in Belarus at the top of our agenda. Unfortunately, the situation and the state of democracy in Belarus does not seem to be changing. With the forcing down of the Ryan Air flight bound for Vilnius in May, the trend is definitely negative. And... 22/04/2021 | 11:03:59 Thank you. President, colleagues, In January we had a current affairs debate on the exact same topic as our ongoing urgent debate – the arrest and detention of Mr Alexei Navalny. Since being poisoned by Novichok in August last year, the situation for Mr Navalny has been urgent. Sadly it is no less urgent today, than it was in January. By September 19, Russian voters will cast their ballots and decide who will represent them in the State Duma. Regrettably, the candidates they can vote for will... 21/04/2021 | 11:23:22 Thank you Mr President and Colleagues, The EPP welcomes these two reports, and commends the two rapporteurs on their excellent work. They show only too well what can happen when elections – time and again – are not free and fair. After the fraudulent elections in August last year, we have seen a Belarus in crisis. There has been an unprecedented wave of violence against political oppositions, human rights defenders, journalists and ordinary citizens. The electoral system in Belarus is flawed...
27/01/2021 | Doc. 15218 | Committee Opinion Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 09/11/2020 | Doc. 15179 | Report Modification of the Assembly's Rules of Procedure
25/06/2021 | Doc. 15332 | Motion for a resolution The need for renewed, effective and inclusive multilateralism 02/11/2020 | Doc. 15176 | Motion for a resolution Protecting the pillars of democracy during health crises 01/10/2020 | Doc. 15155 | Motion for a resolution Poisoning of Alexei Navalny 01/09/2020 | Doc. 15130 | Motion for a resolution Call for an inclusive national political process in Belarus 04/07/2019 | Doc. 14946 | Motion for a resolution Best interests of the child and policies to ensure a work-life balance
29/09/2021 | Doc. 15349, vote on the draft text for resolution Combating inequalities in the right to a safe, healthy and clean environment 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15348, vote on the draft text for resolution Climate and migration 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15357, vote on the draft text for resolution Research policies and environment protection 29/09/2021 | Doc. 15357, vote on the draft text for recommendation Research policies and environment protection 28/09/2021 | Doc. 15365, vote on the draft text for recommendation Socio-economic inequalities in Europe: time to restore social trust by strengthening social rights