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... 27/01/2020 | 12:59:09 Mr President, thank you very much indeed. Mr Hendrik DAEMS, it's great to see you there and congratulations, also to Lord David BLENCATHRA, who made a very good speech indeed. Mister President, we were talking, if you remember, about what you were going to do for the next two years. And one think I said is: what is the role of the Council of Europe? And the reason I said that is because every single thing we do, other than the Court of Human Rights, are done by other organisations. Democracy...
05/10/2020 | Doc. 15157 | Report Democracies facing the Covid-19 pandemic 28/09/2017 | Doc. 14407 | Report Follow-up to Resolution 1903 (2012): promoting and strengthening transparency, accountability and integrity of Parliamentary Assembly members 24/01/2017 | Doc. 14248 | Report The need to reform European migration policies
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 01/09/2020 | Doc. 15131 | Motion for a resolution Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus 11/02/2020 | Doc. 15082 | Motion for a resolution Voluntary relocation for migrants in need of humanitarian protection
28/01/2021 | Doc. 15216, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation 27/01/2021 | Doc. 15205, vote on the draft text for resolution Restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States 27/01/2021 | Doc. 15205, vote on the draft text for recommendation Restrictions on NGO activities in Council of Europe member States 26/01/2021 | Doc. 15093, vote on the draft text for resolution Modification of the Assembly’s Rules of Procedure – follow-up to Resolution 2319 (2020) on the Complementary joint procedure between the Committee of Ministers and the Parliamentary Assembly in response to a serious violation by a member State of its statutory obligations 26/01/2021 | Doc. 15123, vote on the draft text for resolution The implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights