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11/10/2022 | 18:42:52 President, In the short time available to me, I would like to focus, firstly, on the main word in the title of the report namely “Islamophobia,” where "phobia", according to the dictionary, stands for "fear unfounded". This debate requires two thoughts at the same time, something that seems to be challenging for some people. To claim that someone who criticises, for instance, a religion – Christianity, Islam for instance – is a phobe can easily be a ruler technique and a way of reducing a... 27/04/2022 | 16:20:21 Thank you Mr President. In this brief statement, I wish to focus specifically on a number of long-term, more mental impacts, first and foremost among the literally shell-shocked population of Ukraine. For example, thousands of babies have been born in underground shelters, lacking nourishment and kept awake by artillery shells exploding above them, with the ground shaking below them, and crying and horrified people crouching around them. Will they - and countless other Ukrainian citizens in... 30/09/2021 | 09:46:43 [start of speech cut off] applies more readily than in the present day Afghanistan an old-new dictatorial regime, that of the Taliban, is back in fearsome rule after a 20-year break. A government that is unprepared and given an impression of confusion and incompetence. Meanwhile, the previous government has been dissolved and its protectors, the Western Alliance led by the US, had to withdraw in haste. The food situation is desperate. Winter is approaching. A deadly enemy, the IS, is active... 28/01/2020 | 11:49:05 Madam President. Last week a spokesmen from the European Commission in Brussels said, and I quote, "the Commission is very concerned about the rule of law situation in Poland". End of quote. This was after Poland had lost several cases in the EU's Court of Justice brought by the Commission over alleged shortcomings in the country's administration of justice and threatening Poland with losing millions of Euros of EU funding unless it corrected these alleged shortcomings. In reaction to this... 01/10/2019 | 11:12:52 Yes, Madam President. I have studied Mr Waserman's report on whistle-blowers with great interest, and I find it very good and timely. Nevertheless, there is one aspect I believe might usefully be added, and that is a more explicit reference to the fundamental importance in this context of a free and independently acting press and media landscape in our member states. Basically, we can have a hundred EU directives, a hundred Council of Europe conventions, national boards, legal support funds...
04/05/2023 | Doc. 15762 | Written declaration Restoring Taiwan’s Observer status with The World Health Assembly for the effective promotion of global health 04/05/2023 | Doc. 15760 | Motion for a resolution Protecting political bodies in Europe from organised crime 01/03/2023 | Doc. 15720 | Motion for a resolution The need to designate the Russian "Wagner Group" as a terrorist organisation 14/02/2023 | Doc. 15634 | Written declaration Support Iranian people's protests 30/01/2023 | Doc. 15703 | Written declaration The need for an ongoing and unified European condemnation of the Iranian Government’s current murderous repression of its people
12/10/2022 | Doc. 15618, vote on the draft text for resolution The honouring of obligations and commitments by Türkiye 12/10/2022 | Doc. 15592, vote on the draft text for resolution Safe third countries for asylum seekers 12/10/2022 | Doc. 15592, vote on the draft text for recommendation Safe third countries for asylum seekers 12/10/2022 | Doc. 15604, vote on the draft text for resolution Pushbacks on land and sea: illegal measures of migration management 11/10/2022 | Doc. 15609, vote on the draft text for resolution Supporting a European perspective for the Western Balkans