11/10/2023 | 15:49:16 It's heart-wrenching to witness the anguish caused by terror, to feel the pain of families torn apart, and the agony of those whose children are held captive in Gaza. These horrors are beyond imagination, yet they are an ugly reality. These atrocities transcend the bounds of imagination, yet they are an inescapable reality. In the strongest of turns we must resolutely denounce the extremist Hamas for their unforgivably barbaric deeds. For many of us in this room, this horror and terror have... 12/10/2022 | 17:58:34 I believe the report itself has the answers to many of the points that were put here. But I want to make just two or three points. First of all, in this report, dear Chair – and I assume that most reports, all reports, that the Council of Europe makes – is to ensure the rights, the voices, the sense of justice, the protection of each and every one. In this case, of each and every Hungarian citizen. This is not against Hungary. This is in favour of each and every Hungarian citizen. That is... 12/10/2022 | 17:06:52 Thank you very much, after that very interesting debate. We change gears to Hungary. Hungary is a beautiful country with a proud people. In this report we evaluate the compliance of its government with the principles Hungary itself has signed on to those of the Council of Europe. But it also is intended for the benefit of the nation and people of Hungary, whose fate and decisions made by the government affect us all in our unified European family. Let me thank our colleagues from Hungary and... 11/10/2022 | 11:49:46 Thank you very much. First of all, let me thank all my colleagues for the warm support for this report and their comments. On the country-specific comments, the goal of this report is not to avoid the conflicts we have in the region, but to see how the Council of Europe can be a major player towards the resolution of these. The accession process and the reform process where the Council of Europe has a role can become a catalyst for solving these problems. Secondly, democracy, I believe, is... 11/10/2022 | 10:06:55 Thank you very much, Mister Chair. The Balkan Peninsula is a beautifully diverse region. However, many ethnic groups, minorities or even these small nascent countries themselves have often felt deep insecurity. Under despotic or authoritarian regimes, citizen felt oppressed, minorities excluded or persecuted, any sense of justice, equality, and freedom squashed. The imprint that this is left on our collective consciousness is that, when in trouble, we look for a big brother protector or...
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
21/11/2023 | Doc. 15866 | Motion for a resolution Elections in times of crisis 23/10/2023 | Doc. 15852 | Motion for a resolution The need to investigate politically motivated persecution in Azerbaijan 17/10/2023 | Doc. 15851 | Written declaration Guatemala: cease undermining the peaceful transition of power and political persecution of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal 17/10/2023 | Doc. 15850 | Written declaration Political situation in Kazakhstan: human rights and assistance to evade sanctions for Russia 12/10/2023 | Doc. 15848 | Motion for a resolution Strengthening democracy through participatory and deliberative processes
12/10/2023 | Doc. 15821, vote on the draft text for resolution The role of the Council of Europe in preventing conflicts, restoring credibility of international institutions and promoting global peace 12/10/2023 | Doc. 15842, vote on the draft text for resolution Ensuring a just peace in Ukraine and lasting security in Europe 12/10/2023 | Doc. 15840, vote on the draft text for resolution Humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh 12/10/2023 | Doc. 15840, vote on the draft text for recommendation Humanitarian situation in Nagorno-Karabakh 12/10/2023 | Doc. 15841, vote on the draft text for resolution Call for the immediate release of Osman Kavala