19/04/2021 | 17:05:51 We just heard from the Moldovan President about what progress can and should be made in countries which need our help probably more than anywhere else. But I would say that we ourselves actually have to make progress. Over the last few months we have actually seen the Council of Europe slipping back in my view. We have countries leaving the Convention. We have countries blatantly looking at aggression in other countries. We have countries that have ignored, dare I say, democracy. Part of it... 25/01/2021 | 13:27:30 Thank you so much, Mr President. Can I just congratulate and thank all colleagues for their contribution? I think the main thing to take out of this was obviously COVID-19, which so many speakers brought forward. The democracy, the openness, the not abuse of power, but having to be done. I give one example very simply for you the moment is that the French have a curfew. Is it necessary? Yes, it probably is. Should it continue any longer than it has to? No, it shouldn't. I think that goes for... 25/01/2021 | 12:25:02 Thank you, Mr President. 10 minutes max it will be. Can I first of all thank you for your speech to start with? You mentioned a very important thing. You mentioned honesty. That is the watchword not only for all politicians but for all democracies, and that is something we should all learn we've got a lot to do. The title of this report suggests progress has been made since January last year. I'm not entirely sure about that. Not because of anything we've done, it's just because the situation... 20/11/2020 | 14:54:09 Thank you, Mister President. This has been fascinating just listening to my colleagues. The first thing I would like to say is that anybody who's a parliamentarian would like to come to Strasbourg in January. One of the biggest problems we will face is that at the moment all British MPs are banned from travelling, not by the government, but by the speaker of the House of Commons. Therefore, at this precise moment it would be impossible for us to come. We would like to be there, but we can't... 20/11/2020 | 12:11:14 Good morning! And can I just say your lost intervention's right: if you can't say it in three minutes, don't say it. But the point I want to make is this: Mr Jacques MAIRE put a very clear message across to us. These pandemics will continue to happen. Crises will continue to happen. They have always happened and they will happen again. The Athens Declaration sets out in many ways what we have to do in a crisis. Every country in Europe in some way, some more than others, we have heard from...
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