30/09/2021 | 10:01:01 Thank you, Madame President. We can spend as long as we like talking about the major political issues that the crisis in Afghanistan has generated. We can spend as long as we like analysing the threats of terrorism and all of that, and all of that can come to some good I am sure. But if we want to really understand the humanitarian crisis that is faced by the people of Afghanistan, let me give you a practical example of how a group of people have been affected. The rapporteur has already... 29/09/2021 | 11:04:55 Thank you very much, Mister President. I want to raise a number of concerns on the participatory democracy paper. The rapporteur I think quite correctly identifies a number of problems, but these are not wholly associated with climate change. For example, one of the problems he raises is how do we engage in politics with young people? How do we get them to participate in politics? How do we take their ideas and develop those ideas into policy? The solution that the paper comes up with is... 28/09/2021 | 17:58:16 Thank you very much, Mr President. I have to say to the rapporteur that I have several concerns about this report. Before coming to speak here, I took the view of a number of female colleagues about the issue, and many of the things that are being proposed for women, they were concerned about – because what we need to do is to avoid the suggestion that women cannot compete with men in their own right – of course, they can and I encourage them to do that. An example of that, which is not being... 28/09/2021 | 11:36:53 Thank you very much, Madam President. I think what we have just heard shows that we need to read these reports with a great deal of care. There is a tendency in this Council to see things from a left-of-centre perspective. I disagree with that perspective. The rapporteur was right. This is a question of political choice. I was surprised, for example, at the last meeting that we had, to see a paper that, I believe, set out programme of nationalisation of so much of European industry. I do not... 27/09/2021 | 16:41:40 When I last spoke about this issue in a debate here, I said that I have friends on both sides of the debate. I have friends who are Armenian, friends who are Azeri, and I am glad that I do. And I would like to make sure that we can still have those friends on both sides. But this is not a time for us to look back into detailed recriminations, into detailed examination of what has happened in the the area in conflict. It is a time for us to look to the future, to look to make sure that...
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28/09/2021 | Doc. 15380 | Written declaration The need to reduce Europe's dependence on Russian gas as a threat to the planet's environment and Europe's future 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15330 | Motion for a resolution Towards a transparency register within the Parliamentary Assembly 11/02/2020 | Doc. 15082 | Motion for a resolution Voluntary relocation for migrants in need of humanitarian protection 03/02/2020 | Doc. 15066 | Motion for a resolution Widespread recurring violence against security, fire and medical services on New Year’s Eve: how to restore trust and the rule of law 28/01/2020 | Doc. 15046 | Motion for a resolution Follow-up to the humanitarian consequences of the war in Ukraine
30/09/2021 | Doc. 15381, vote on the draft text for resolution The situation in Afghanistan: consequences for Europe and the region 28/09/2021 | Doc. 15365, vote on the draft text for resolution Socio-economic inequalities in Europe: time to restore social trust by strengthening social rights 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 28/09/2021 | Doc. 15366, vote on the draft text for resolution Gender representation in the Parliamentary Assembly 24/06/2021 | Doc. 15250, vote on the draft text for resolution For a European policy on diasporas