15/03/2022 | 20:04:13 On February 24th, this war seemed to be but a bad dream, yet we woke up to a nightmare that was real when we believed we would never again see on this continent. The first reaction of many of us was a big "why?". Why such irrationality, megalomania, brutality, and fratricidal cold-blooded war? Then the "why" became a big "no". A "no" of indignation, a "no" to the lies and fake news, a "no" to the destruction of cities, a "no" to the unimaginable suffering, war crimes, deaths of innocent... 27/01/2022 | 19:09:26 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) As today is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, allow me to start with a phrase from the speech of the Secretary General of the UN António Guterres: “Our response to ignorance is education. We know that when young people learn about the Holocaust they can better understand the fragility of shared values and democratic institutions- particularly in times of social and economic upheaval”. And it is... 30/09/2021 | 12:11:49 Thank you, Mister Deputy Prime Minister, for this very important discussion. In 2003, in Thessaloniki, I had the honour, as Foreign Minister, to prepare the Summit between the Western Balkans and the European Union. We agreed on an historic document. I’ll read you the most salient points: “The EU reiterates its unequivocal support to the European perspective of the Western Balkan countries. The future of the Balkans is within the European Union. We all share the values of democracy, the rule... 29/09/2021 | 12:23:45 Dear colleagues, I watched with my compatriots with uttermost horror the devastating fires in my country this summer. They destroyed not only our habitats, but also some of the most beautiful and ancient forests in Greece. In a tragic symbolism, an ancient olive tree of 2,500 years survived and, being mentioned in ancient texts, went up in flames. So, our human rights and our civilisation will also go up in flames if we do not respect the rights of our species, the rights of our natural... 29/09/2021 | 09:53:52 Thank you Mr Chair, dear colleagues, In 2016, 99 citizens of Ireland were chosen, randomly, by lottery. They were given the power to call on experts, government officials, businesspersons, civil society NGOs and youth organisations. Their task: to come up with recommendations on how to make Ireland a leader in tackling the climate crisis. After extensive democratic deliberation, and almost 2,000 proposals from interested groups, they came up with 13 specific recommendations. Their work...
26/09/2022 | Doc. 15619 | Report The honouring of membership obligations to the Council of Europe by Hungary 23/09/2022 | Doc. 15609 | Report Supporting a European perspective for the Western Balkans 24/08/2021 | Doc. 15351 | Report More participatory democracy to tackle climate change
13/09/2022 | Doc. 15605 | Motion for a resolution Foreign interference: a threat to democratic security in Europe 22/06/2022 | Doc. 15560 | Motion for a resolution The right to movement: addressing the challenges faced by Turkish citizens and other non-EU citizens in visa applications to Schengen Area States 04/10/2021 | Doc. 15391 | Motion for a resolution Systematic prosecution of democratic and human rights in Turkey 25/06/2021 | Doc. 15333 | Motion for a resolution Call for Famagusta’s return to its lawful inhabitants 25/06/2021 | Doc. 15332 | Motion for a resolution The need for renewed, effective and inclusive multilateralism
15/03/2022 | Doc. 15477, vote on the draft text for opinion Consequences of the Russian Federation's aggression against Ukraine 27/01/2022 | Doc. 15431, vote on the draft text for resolution Ending enforced disappearances on the territory of the Council of Europe 27/01/2022 | Doc. 15423, vote on the draft text for resolution The Observatory on History Teaching in Europe 26/01/2022 | Doc. 15430, vote on the draft text for resolution Football governance: business and values 26/01/2022 | Doc. 15430, vote on the draft text for recommendation Football governance: business and values