22/04/2021 | 13:07:10 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) I speak today as one of those voices representing the ten-millions who are standing strong for democracy and justice in Turkey. · The ten-millions who prefer strong parliamentary regime to one lacking checks and balances. · The ten-millions who care deeply for a human-rights based World order despite the very worrisome trend of powerful actors blatantly negotiating human rights. · The ten-millions who in the 2019 local elections put these... 21/04/2021 | 18:34:40 So, the pandemic has been a reminder of how important our health is and how health conditions can become the premise of discrimination. Early on, the pandemic fuelled racism and xenophobia worldwide. As the pandemic progresses, the differential effect of the virus across different age groups were identified, leading to age-dependent discriminatory lockdown conditions. The pandemic also increased the burden on our health care systems, where health practitioners where forced to make very... 20/04/2021 | 15:14:16 Thank you very much, Mister President. Firstly, as the repertoire for opinion on the activities of the OECD on behalf of the Committee on Social Affairs, I'd like to thank Mr Georgios KATROUGKALOS for his constructive approach in preparing this report on the OECD's commendable work on digital taxation for the Political Affairs Committee. Also, I'd like to thank the Political Affairs Committee for their unanimous support of most of our amendments. I do share Mr Georgios KATROUGKALOS's kind and... 20/04/2021 | 11:18:46 I salute everybody on behalf of the Socialist Democrats and Greens Group. Freedom House 2021 report reveals the ongoing democratic recession. It shows that global freedom has been declining for the 15th consecutive year. "The World Justice Project Rule of Law Index 2020" shows a similar backslide in rule of law. Globally, more countries declined than improved in the rule of law score for the third consecutive year. Clearly we stand at a historical crossroad. A crossroad where the very... 20/04/2021 | 09:26:08 Mr President, Lockdowns or Covid passes? Public health or private rights? The truth is these questions should not be either/or questions, they should actually be both-and statements. Both lockdowns and Covid passes may infringe certain fundamental rights, both bear the risk of being discriminatory in a sense. Lockdowns will treat everybody as infectious and risky and, unless accompanied by strong welfare state support and direct income transfers, they lead to significant erosion and socio...
18/04/2021 | Doc. 15266 | Committee Opinion Fighting fiscal injustice: the work of the OECD on taxation of digital economy 01/10/2020 | Doc. 15154 | Report Artificial intelligence in health care: medical, legal and ethical challenges ahead
17/02/2021 | Doc. 15226 | Motion for a resolution The future of work is here: revisiting labour rights 15/02/2021 | Doc. 15102 | Written declaration In a Europe hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Council of Europe Development Bank has more than ever a role to play 12/02/2021 | Doc. 15224 | Motion for a resolution The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on prison population in Europe 11/02/2021 | Doc. 15223 | Motion for a resolution Taking into consideration the impact of the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic on the mental health of minors and young adults 09/12/2020 | Doc. 15195 | Motion for a resolution Respect for the rule of law and fight against corruption within the Council of Europe
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