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08/04/2019 | 12:45:12 Initially I would like to reject the hate speech of our Armenian colleague, which was full of lies and slander as usual. Just 70 years ago, Europe and the world were on the threshold of a very important event that would leave an indelible mark on the political landscape: the final preparatory work was being implemented for the Council of Europe to officially start its activity. This progress report gives rise to a number of positive and contradictory thoughts. Seventy years have passed, and... 24/01/2019 | 20:10:53 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) My country, Azerbaijan, attaches significant importance and value to the framework convention, which it ratified even before its accession to the Council of Europe. The Government of Azerbaijan has been co-operating with the monitoring mechanism of the Convention Advisory Committee in the spirit of constructive co-operation. The simple statistics give a precise indication of the panorama of ethnic diversity of Azerbaijan. The republic, with a... 23/01/2019 | 10:59:21 Pollution of the information environment is one of the ecological hazards of the new era that generates the most concern. Unlike other ecological disasters, however, it is a trend that covers the entire world without exception. The main reason is that we are all in the web of the same spider. Time changes everything, and over the years the essential notion of the mass media has evolved. Hundreds of years ago “the mass media” simply meant the print media, but they were soon joined by... 21/01/2019 | 18:55:13 I would like, first, to reject the lie and slander-filled speeches of our Armenian colleagues. Dear colleagues, let us be more correct. Today is 21 January and on this day exactly 29 years ago, the streets of Baku ran with blood. One day earlier, Soviet military forces ruthlessly intervened in the capital of Azerbaijan and committed massive massacres. There were so many victims of that terrible night that a separate burial ground uniting them emerged in Baku. Azerbaijan, which as far back as... 21/01/2019 | 17:36:16 This jubilee year, so significant in the life of the Council of Europe, has started. We will celebrate the 70th anniversary of our organisation with double hopes. However, our aspiration relates to questions that appear simple but have faced us as a big problem for years. We desire to see objectivity and justice, which have been peculiar to the Council of Europe in the decades of activity since its establishment, function as a major principle of the Organisation. We wish to see the policy of...