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Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS

Speeches since 2019

13/10/2023 | 10:29:37 Thank you, Madam Chair. Dear friends, we are facing an incredible change in the Russian Federation. We cannot say that we never have trust in democracy. I was among the people in the 1990s making negotiations with Russia, with the Soviet Union, and with Boris Yeltsin. Two entities, the Soviet Union and Gorbachev, a so-called reformer, he was responsible for bloodshed in Tbilisi and Vilnius. Mr Yeltsin was trying to restore first steps, uncertain steps, towards democracy. I remember in Moscow... 12/10/2023 | 17:11:18 Thank you, Madam Chairwoman, Ms Ingjerd SCHOU. remember our first resolution here after 24 February. We were battling here about the first phrase, and now it looks like an anecdote. Our first phrase in the first resolution was "to have all support or to have only humanitarian support" to Ukraine. If you remember the debate? Finally, the debate ended "with the full support". It was the first resolution after 24 February. How big was the way we went from this first debate to the true reality... 11/10/2023 | 16:35:10 Dear Speaker, dear friends, I've just come from my parliament. Just yesterday they voted in favour, seven fractions of Lithuanian Parliament unanimously, of the declaration to support Israeli's right to defend themselves. We are in front of horrors that are echoes to the Second World War. Israeli society is composed of survivors of the Holocaust, and one of survivors is in the Gaza strip now captive. Now, trying to understand how to react to this war declared by a terrorist organisation, I... 22/06/2023 | 17:13:24 "Dear Friends," [said in French] Dear Friends and colleagues, I have been here since 1993 just when it was celebrated. Thank you for the participation, 30 years of Lithuanian membership in the Council of Europe, Estonian membership of the Council of Europe and Slovenian membership of the Council of Europe. I remember the entry of Russia in 1996. Among their obligations was to withdraw Russia's 14th Guards Army from Moldova, to pay compensation for the Baltic peoples deported to Siberia and... 22/06/2023 | 16:08:11 "Thank you very much, Mister President. Dear friends," [said in French] I would like to say that today we are facing 500 days that we have been witnessing Russia's illegal and unprovoked war of aggression against Ukraine. Five-hundred days that Ukrainians have been defending the values of Europe, not only on the frontline, Mister President, but by voting inside of their parliament. The Istanbul Convention passed through. The other extremely important conventions and bills are approved by the... 27/04/2023 | 17:58:09 Thank you very much, dear friends. Just reacting to the point of order before, it was my idea, actually, to propose Moldova and thank you for accepting that. All members of the presidium who are here, I would like to say thank you. Well, it was the right time, just making a footnote about the last internal debate point of orders was done by our colleague. We are celebrating just now, the 75th year of the Israeli establishment, of the Israeli State's illegal outcome of the Second World War... 27/04/2023 | 16:52:34 Thank you. Ddear colleagues, The First Lady mentioned 19 390 kidnapped children, and only 361 were returned to Ukraine. This means that 20 000 Ukrainian children are in the hands of an ideology which is producing hatred. Hatred inside of Russia in preparation for the Second and Third war, which will be after the Ukrainian war, turned towards us. Mr Vladimir Putin just a few days ago, dear president, announced that new pioneer organisations will be established in Russia with absolutely crystal... 25/04/2023 | 16:26:23 Thank you so much. Dear friends, I have been in this Parliamentary Assembly since 1993. For about 30 years, I have followed all developments. But before that, I was in Reykjavík in January 1991, when Soviet power took over the TV tower and tried to make a coup in Lithuania against our statehood. And then we came to the idea, Madam Minister, of choosing you as a partner. During a terrible night of Soviet attacks, we asked you for recognition of Baltic independence. And you did it. So, the... 26/01/2023 | 10:57:10 Thank you, Mister Tiny KOX. We were first, from international organisations, not only to condemn, but structurally to evaluate. After 24 February, this terrible second wave of terror from the Russian Federation against Ukraine, who is now a firm candidate member of the European Union. From my point of view, my question is how this organisation will lead among other international organisations the fight against terror set up on us, on Europe, by the biggest dictatorship in the world. What... 23/01/2023 | 12:51:12 Slowly, slowly.  Dear Friends, I would like to ask you to take your seats. We are underway to announce the results. Dear Colleagues, Dear Secretary General of the Council of Europe, It is an honour for me to be here shortly in presiding our great Assembly to announce the results of the election for the President of the Assembly. Just now I will go through the points announcing the results in every part of the elections.  The total number of members voting was 223. The number of spoilt ballot...