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... 20/04/2021 | 12:47:14 Thank you so much Mister President. Dear colleagues, Let me start by thanking Mr Tiny KOX for this well written and comprehensive report. I also welcome the idea of a four year strategic framework for the Council of Europe, and I believe that Mr Tiny KOX’s report is a good contribution to the discussion on such a framework. I fully support his vision on the strategic priorities, his recommendations and conclusions. I appreciate Mr Tiny KOX’s emphasis on the core values and the core tasks of... 28/01/2021 | 11:29:03 Thank Mr President. I do hope that you can hear me bacause I only see a frozen picture, but I think I'm the next one... Yet again, freedom of expression is a focus for our debate. It is a fundamental right and a prerequisite for political life and democracy. Over time, how we express ourselves has evolved. From speeches in the town square, to opinion pieces in the newspapers, to expressing our views and opinions on online platforms – run by big tech companies. Over time, how our expressions...
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
24/06/2021 | Doc. 15250, vote on the draft text for resolution For a European policy on diasporas 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15250, vote on the draft text for recommendation For a European policy on diasporas 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15306, vote on the draft text for resolution Combating Afrophobia, or anti-Black racism, in Europe 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15302, vote on the draft text for resolution Transparency and regulation of donations to political parties and electoral campaigns from foreign donors 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15302, vote on the draft text for recommendation Transparency and regulation of donations to political parties and electoral campaigns from foreign donors