21/04/2021 | 12:10:23 Thank you, Mr Chairperson. Viktar Barushka is a political prisoner from Belarus whom I have sponsored, as previous speakers have done for other political prisoners. Viktar is 32 years old, a businessman and he was arrested by the police on 18 October 2020 on his way home after a demonstration on a Sunday when he ran away from the police. He was beaten after his arrest, abused, including being raped with a baton and had to spend 12 days in intensive care afterwards. He, Viktar, is accused of... 20/04/2021 | 15:49:12 Thank you very much, Mr Kimmo KILJUNEN. The ability to collect a state tax for the financing of public services and services of general interest – to collect it without gaps – is an important democratic function of a state. It is also a practical redistribution. Many multinationals in the digital economy earn billions in Europe, but they hardly pay any taxes. For years, Apple has shifted profits from all over Europe to Ireland via subsidiaries, and in some cases paid only 0.005 percent in... 19/04/2021 | 19:46:27 Thank you very much, Madam President. When we commemorate later in May this year the liberation of the Austrian concentration camp, Mauthausen, the theme will be "demolished diversity". That was exactly the goal of the Nazi regime to extinguish diversity, to extinguish human beings when they had other beliefs, other origins, other religions, another language or another sexual orientation or gender identity. Yet with its Framework Convention, the Council of Europe builds the foundations for... 19/04/2021 | 12:18:23 Thank you very much. I would like to tackle three issues, starting with the Istanbul Convention. Aleksander POCIEJ already mentioned it, which is really of great concern as I am considering that a kind of proxy war is taken place at the moment and is shaped by mere ideology and intentional misunderstanding of the term "gender". Let me clarify and demystify this concept of gender. To do that, allow me to quote the famous and landmark philosopher David Bowie. I quote: "Gender is between your... 27/01/2021 | 18:25:16 Thank you, Mister Chairman. I would like to say at the outset that my own political roots are in organised civil society. I work closely and a great deal with a number of NGOs at the Austrian, European, and international levels. I find it extremely fruitful to exchange ideas and opinions, especially when we do not always share the same opinion. However, I do not want to be naïve, I am convinced that there is also a dark side of civil society and by that I mean all those who stand outside the...
19/02/2020 | Doc. 15084 | Report Empowering women: promoting access to contraception in Europe 08/04/2019 | Doc. 14861 | Committee Opinion Strengthening co-operation with the United Nations in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
06/05/2021 | Doc. 15280 | Written declaration The urgent repatriation of Armenian prisoners of war and other captives of Azerbaijani authorities reportedly treated in violation of international law 07/04/2021 | Doc. 15257 | Motion for a resolution Covid passports or certificates: protection of fundamental rights and legal implications 23/03/2021 | Doc. 15244 | Written declaration Critical state of health of prisoners in Turkey during the Covid-19 pandemic 05/03/2021 | Doc. 15233 | Written declaration Life-threatening conditions for migrants and refugees on the soil of the European Union 17/02/2021 | Doc. 15226 | Motion for a resolution The future of work is here: revisiting labour rights
22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for resolution The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15270, vote on the draft text for recommendation The arrest and detention of Alexei Navalny in January 2021 22/04/2021 | Doc. 15272, vote on the draft text for resolution The functioning of democratic institutions in Turkey 21/04/2021 | Doc. 15253, vote on the draft text for resolution Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus 21/04/2021 | Doc. 15253, vote on the draft text for recommendation Urgent need for electoral reform in Belarus