22/06/2022 | 10:55:11 Thank you, Madam Chair. Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues, One of my first speeches before this august House was about antisemitism many years ago, when I first joined our organisation. Indeed I revisited that speech and, unfortunately, I must say that I could repeat or just read my old speech that I first delivered in 2016. Unfortunately, we have not really reached the achievements that we should have had in this quite a long time. It is a bit disappointing that in the 21st century... 21/06/2022 | 17:15:24 Thank you. Thank you, Mister Chair. Dear Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, I have spoken about this before in this Hemicycle, but I think it still is an understatement that the world, and indeed our continent, after the 24 February is not the same and will not be the same in the foreseeable future. Therefore, this report comes timely before us. I wish to thank the rapporteur Mr Bogdan KLICH for doing an excellent work. The world is changing rapidly. With this invasion the whole geopolitical... 28/04/2022 | 12:29:02 Mr Chair, Dear colleagues, In my previous life before politics I was a historian. In history they say that history is deemed to repeat itself if we don't learn from it. Unfortunately, we have learnt nothing as the recent events have shown. For, dear colleagues, does not Mariupol look like Vukovar? Don't Bucha and Irpin look like Sebrenica? Doesn't Kramatorsk look like Sarajevo and the shelling of the Sarajevo market? If you remember those atrocities, unfortunately they do. And unfortunately... 27/04/2022 | 16:36:18 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, this what is happening in Ukraine as we speak is an outrage. And even this word is an understatement, but I don't have a better word for it in English if I am to remain polite. The scale of loss of life, humanitarian situation, massacres we have seen in Ukraine, it is just outrageous. And I'm being polite because no other word springs to mind that can describe how I feel at the moment when I see those pictures and see these reports. The... 26/04/2022 | 11:41:14 Thank you, Mister President. Once again let me congratulate you on the flawless pronunciation of my name. Dear Colleagues, I think this is a timely and well-written report, although its creation started almost a lifetime ago, 2019 I believe. It's a lifetime ago when it comes to the international circumstances. Even so, three years later, in a much changed world, I think it's a welcomed report. Thanks and congratulations to the rapporteur for a well written report. Allow me to underline the...
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24/06/2022 | Doc. 15573 | Motion for a resolution Enhancing the right to access to justice for vulnerable groups 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15568 | Motion for a resolution The situation of Ukrainian persons forcefully displaced or transferred to the Russian Federation or Ukrainian territories under the de facto control of the Russian Federation 20/05/2022 | Doc. 15476 | Written declaration Ukraine: human rights and humanitarian law must be respected 02/05/2022 | Doc. 15518 | Motion for a resolution Increasing members’ active participation in and contribution to the work of the Parliamentary Assembly and its committees 02/05/2022 | Doc. 15521 | Motion for a resolution Threats to life and safety of journalists and human rights defenders in Azerbaijan
23/06/2022 | Doc. 15546, vote on the draft text for resolution The honouring of membership obligations to the Council of Europe by Malta 23/06/2022 | Doc. 15543, vote on the draft text for resolution Ensuring accountability for the downing of flight MH17 22/06/2022 | Doc. 15539, vote on the draft text for resolution Preventing and combating antisemitism in Europe 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15541, vote on the draft text for resolution Recent challenges to security in Europe: what role for the Council of Europe? 21/06/2022 | Doc. 15541, vote on the draft text for recommendation Recent challenges to security in Europe: what role for the Council of Europe?