25/06/2019 | 12:31:44 Thank you, Madam Chair. I would like to thank all the colleagues for their contribution to this debate. I think it helps me to gain insight, on the one hand; on the other hand, I would like to start with mentioning something on the economisation as to the organisation of the Council of Europe in recent years. This organisation is already, since 8 years, under continuous reorganisation to sober up its expenses. It was not helpful that a zero nominal growth was introduced. Staff has to be paid... 25/06/2019 | 11:35:16 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, This is the last time that I will present the reports to this assembly. This time, I will do so as your General Rapporteur on the budgets of the Council of Europe and the Parliamentary Assembly and budgets are my favorite subject. Colleagues, following the acceptance by a large majority of my reports on the budgets of the Council of Europe and our Parliamentary Assembly in the Rules Committee, in Paris on 3 June, and my constructive meeting with... 24/06/2019 | 16:56:42 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, I'm against the illegal annexation of Crimea. I'm against the presence of Russians in East Ukraine and I am against the downing of airplane MH17. From January 2018, I have been involved in the work of the Committee on the role and mission of the PACE and in the follow-up work in the Rules Committee. With differing views, we work hard for the realisation of the De SUTTER report. I started my work unbiased and with an open mind. Quite soon I asked myself... 11/04/2019 | 17:48:16 For more than a decade, the Greek islands have been a main entry point for migrants to the European Union. A few migrants cross the Turkish-Greek land border, while the vast majority of migrants come by boat from the nearby shores of Turkey. There are currently around 20 000 people living in reception centres, often in unheated tents and containers, with limited access to running water and electricity, insufficient food supplies, as well as a lack of health services, and poor security. They... 11/04/2019 | 17:02:32 I thank colleagues for their thorough comments on my report. When I started the report, the sum of money involved was only €24 billion, but now it is up to €350 billion, so it has become even more important to deal with money laundering. The comments that colleagues have made prove that they took notice of this long and thorough report. I thank the staff of the Council of Europe who supported me for one and a half years to bring you this report. The report is not about one bank or one country...
07/06/2019 | Doc. 14903 | Report Budget and priorities of the Council of Europe for the biennium 2020-2021 07/06/2019 | Doc. 14901 | Report Expenditure of the Parliamentary Assembly for the biennium 2020-2021 10/04/2019 | Doc. 14867 | Committee Opinion Role and mission of the Parliamentary Assembly: main challenges for the future 25/03/2019 | Doc. 14847 | Report Laundromats: responding to new challenges in the international fight against organised crime, corruption and money laundering 26/03/2018 | Doc. 14516 | Report Fighting organised crime by facilitating the confiscation of illegal assets
24/04/2019 | Doc. 14819 | Written declaration Attacks on civil society, independent media and opposition in the Republic of Moldova must end 24/04/2019 | Doc. 14820 | Written declaration Assistance funds for the judiciary in Kazakhstan: need for an audit 12/04/2019 | Doc. 14878 | Motion for a resolution Addressing the issue of Daesh foreign fighters and their families returning from Syria and other countries to the member States of the Council of Europe 12/04/2019 | Doc. 14879 | Motion for a resolution Alleged violations of LGBTI+ rights in the Caucasus region 07/03/2019 | Doc. 14839 | Motion for a resolution Legal aspects of "autonomous" vehicles
28/06/2019 | Doc. 14909, vote on the draft text for resolution Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States 28/06/2019 | Doc. 14909, vote on the draft text for recommendation Pushback policies and practice in Council of Europe member States 26/06/2019 | Doc. 14895, vote on the draft text for resolution Ending coercion in mental health: the need for a human rights-based approach 26/06/2019 | Doc. 14895, vote on the draft text for recommendation Ending coercion in mental health: the need for a human rights-based approach 26/06/2019 | Doc. 14922, vote on the draft text for resolution Challenge, on substantive grounds, of the still unratified credentials of the parliamentary delegation of the Russian Federation