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Mr Andrej HUNKO

Speeches since 2019

21/06/2021 | 16:25:05 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, I will speak in German. I would like to say a few words about the elections in Albania. We were there as a delegation in April and I think that Mr Aleksander POCIEJ's report is very good and I congratulate him on it. However, I would like to highlight two things. The first is the problem of vote buying, not only in Albania but also in other countries where sections of the population are very, very poor. This was also a big problem in Albania in... 20/04/2021 | 09:22:25 Thank you, Mister President, Can you hear me? All good. Okay, thank you very much, Mister President, Yes, this is a very important debate we are having here. I would like to start by saying that vaccination is, of course, one way out of the pandemic. We can already see in some countries where vaccination is very far advanced that the pandemic seems to have been overcome, for example in Israel or in Gibraltar. But we have a problem: the distribution of vaccines in Europe and worldwide is very... 27/01/2021 | 16:23:53 Thank you very much, Ms Chair, I will try to bring some calm back into the debate. For the Group of the European United Left, it is clear that we condemn the imprisonment of Mr Navalny, even if excessive action is being taken against protests in Russia. We believe that people who are imprisoned for political reasons should not be imprisoned, even if - as seems to be the case in Russia now - there are, as it were, formal constructions leading to their arrest. We have various cases among the... 27/01/2021 | 10:45:14 Thank you very much, Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, I would also like to thank the rapporteur, Ms Jennifer DE TEMMERMAN. I think that this is an excellent report, which really does give a very good account of the complex debate we are having on the issue of vaccination. So congratulations, Madam DE TEMMERMAN. In my view, the debate we are having on vaccination has three dimensions, which I would like to address here. Firstly, the question of distribution, accessibility... 26/01/2021 | 18:44:15 Thank you very much, Mister President, I would like to start by thanking the rapporteur, Sir Edward LEIGH, for this report, because I think, like all the group speakers here, that it is a balanced resolution. I would simply like to remind you of the situation in which this Assembly found itself just a few years ago. It started with the resolution in April 2014, where the Assembly sanctioned the Russian members. This was then perpetuated, and we often had an escalation situation in the... 29/01/2020 | 18:48:04 Thank you very much, Mr President. I would also like to thank the rapporteur, Mr Tiny KOX, for this report, and also Mr MANIERO for his opinion on the report. Both are exactly in line with what we decided here by a large majority last June. Most of the amendments attempt, so to speak, to leave this line again, and I think it is very right that we should continue along this path. I would like to mention this again, because many things are now being addressed which do not belong here in this... 29/01/2020 | 17:26:07 Thank you very much, Mr President. Mr President, I too would like to thank the rapporteur, Frank Schwabe, for this excellent report. I would also like to thank, once again — as some people have already done, but I think it is important — those who have been involved in the process, starting with Mr Nicoletti, who started this brainstorming process two years ago, when we were considering how to get out of the situation. Also Mrs Maury PASQUIER and the others who were involved. I believe that... 30/09/2019 | 16:27:03 Thank you, Mr President. On the progress report, I would first like to thank Ms Nicole TRISSE for the presentation. You have also addressed many important issues. It is always the case when we discuss the progress report here every three months, that we see developments that are actually progress. In other areas you can put question marks there. I would also like to reiterate the points you have raised that there has been some progress in Russian-Ukrainian relations since the last session, e... 24/06/2019 | 18:02:32 Thank you very much, Madam President, Mrs Rapporteur, Mr President, Commissioner, ladies and gentlemen, I would first like to warmly congratulate you on this report, which is the end product of a long process, a long discussion process. I will also support this report. You just have to see, and there is no getting around the fact that the Council of Europe is in an institutional crisis on this issue. We have been discussing this for a long time, we have created a situation in which the... 10/04/2019 | 18:50:19 We are having this debate because the Council of Europe is in an institutional crisis. On the one hand we have a business-as-usual approach by the Committee of Ministers while on the other here in the Parliamentary Assembly we are faced with a situation in which we can no longer talk to our Russian colleagues. This report is a way of trying to overcome this institutional crisis and is trying to align decisions of the Assembly with those of the Committee of Ministers. That is why I...