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Mr Paulo PISCO

Speeches since 2019

12/10/2023 | 16:12:04 Dear collegues, The war against Ukraine can not last for eternity. At some point, it must finish, and we should effectively start paving the way for peace and stability in our continent. That vital task requires the same energy and creativity that we have put in to create the United Nations, European Union and the Council of Europe, to ensure lasting peace, security, democracy, and prosperity. This report reminds us that, in spite of the dangerous turbulence in several parts of the world, the... 10/10/2023 | 16:34:48 Thank you, Chair, Dear colleagues, The influence of extreme-right parties and movements has grown together with the influence and sophistication of internet and social networks. It is through those channels that citizens are flooded with disinformation, fake news, manipulation, and radicalisation. That’s why this report is so important and must be followed. It highlights the dangers of the extreme-right movements to our democracies, to the stability of our nations, to the strength and... 27/04/2023 | 17:09:36 Thank you, Chairman. First of all, I would like to thank you very much for all the participation, especially the first lady Olena Zelenska, who came to participate in our debate with a very touching testimony, and to all the colleagues that brought here also their testimonies in this very important subject. All those that participated, I think, are very, very important to give a solid basis to the position of the Council of Europe. I am very pleased that now we can speak loud and clear about... 27/04/2023 | 15:34:06 Thank you, Chairman, Ms Olena ZELENSKA, let me express, first of all, my gratitude for your participation in the discussion of this crucial report. Dear Colleagues, In one of her many incriminatory declarations, the Russian commissioner for children's rights, Ms Maria Lvova-Belova said, and I quote: “Now that the children have become Russian citizens, temporary guardianship can become permanent”. Ms Maria Lvova-Belova was just following the plans and objectives announced by Mr Vladimir Putin... 26/01/2023 | 11:13:21 ... to Ms Oleksandra MATVIICHUK for her important speech and for the courageous work she, and her organisation, are doing. Colleagues, all the atrocities committed by Russian armies in Ukraine show with no doubt that human rights are being violated in all dimensions and that we are in face of all kinds of war crimes, from aggression to genocide: absolute lack of humanity, indiscriminate killings, destruction of entire cities, use of forbidden weapons, destruction, violence, torture, forcibly... 13/10/2022 | 11:42:20 Thank you Mr Chairman. Congratulations to the rapporteur for this much updated report. Dear colleagues, We should address directly from this Assembly to Mr Putin, ask him to stop immediately the war in Ukraine and leave all the territories illegally occupied, including Crimea. All the referendums done since 2014 are an obscene violation of international law. All along these eight months of war Mr Putin didn’t achieve any of its objectives and he will not achieve any, unless he prefers mutual... 22/06/2022 | 17:40:20 Thank you, Chairman. Europe and Ukraine are living in a dramatic situation because of the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation, with also a flow of displaced persons as we haven't seen since the Second World War. Leaving everything behind – family, friends, and possessions – this means dangers and risks, especially to the most vulnerable, like women, children, young people and non-accompanied minors, who are the majority of the refugees. The international community must be alert and... 27/04/2022 | 20:22:48 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Mr President, Honourable Parliamentarians, Ladies and Gentlemen, I would like first of all to congratulate our colleague Frank Schwabe for the very clear and assertive report on the consequences of the aggression against Ukraine. This unhuman and unacceptable war started by the Russian Federation with the invasion of Ukraine is not yet over, and we don’t know when it will have an end. But we know that the world will not remain the same and... 24/06/2021 | 10:46:12 Thank you very much, Mr President. I would like to begin by thanking all the colleagues who have taken part in this debate, which seems to me to be very rich and with very important contributions, especially because it has become clear that there is a convergence of opinions in this report on the part of our colleagues, who recognise the importance of diasporas in our societies. This is very important, because it is a convergence. It is also a sign that the Council of Europe is doing work to... 24/06/2021 | 09:04:54 Thank you, Mr President. Dear Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), dear friend Mr António Vitorino, Dear colleagues, As the previous Director General of IOM Mr William Lacy, said, diasporas are the forgotten part of migration. And yet we are talking about millions of citizens who are in a kind of limbo, always between two worlds, between the host country and the country of origin. We are talking about legal and established emigration, not about the complex...