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Mr Geraint DAVIES

Speeches since 2019

27/04/2023 | 19:37:52 Well, thank you, Chair. Thank you for all those fantastic speeches of support for this recommendation: Mr Samad SEYIDOV about transparency. Mr Paul GAVAN about the Energy Charter Treaty and possibly scrapping that together. Mr Christophe LACROIX talking about how human rights in mining elsewhere have been abused, which is important in this report. Mr Franz Leonhard ESSL in terms of the eco-social market economy, which he has mentioned before in this debate when we were in Marrakesh. Ms... 27/04/2023 | 18:34:44 Thank you, Mister President, The future of our planet and democracies will depend upon whether trade deals green or blacken our global economy and whether they safeguard our human rights and our democracy or undermine them. That's why these proposals to embed our values, our human rights, our democracy, our rule of law on a sustainable environment are so important. And these proposals, I'm pleased to say, were first put forward in Marrakesh earlier this year, the birthplace of the World Trade... 25/01/2023 | 13:06:33 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   A safe and healthy environment is a human right and therefore those who breach that right, in particular on a mass scale during wartime as an act of ecocide, must be legally accountable in an international court of law. So this Council of Europe imitative for a convention and treaty to help deliver environmental justice and to help pay to repair the damage is welcome. The devastation of habitats, species and our natural environment must... 14/10/2022 | 10:28:35 Mr President, It's a great pleasure to stand here and support this fantastic report. The bottom line is that trade union and worker rights are critically important if we're all to share the benefits, the maximum benefits, from a stronger, fairer and greener economy in an electronic age. Green growth must mean environmentally sustainable growth. And, of course, we do know from the OECD, that less inequality means higher growth. The issue is really how to capture the digital age to provide more... 13/10/2022 | 16:59:53 Yes, I am here and, obviously, this is a very sensitive issue in the United Kingdom and, like many others in the United Kingdom, and the majority of people now in the United Kingdom who think that Brexit is a bit of a disaster economically, politically, and in terms of foreign affairs. But that is where we are, and we are trying to move forward. The situation in Northern Ireland on the vote on Brexit was that the vote was in favour of staying in the EU by 4 to 3 – 56% to 44%. And in the UK... 13/10/2022 | 12:28:40 Mr President, we stand today in solidarity against Mr Vladimir Putin's grotesque escalation of missile attacks launched to the cities across Ukraine, from Belarus, from Russia, from the Caspian Sea, from Crimea. Now. half the downpour of missiles may have been intercepted by air defences, but half of course hit their targets, killing civilians, taking out water, taking out heating installations, to terrorise the population into submission. Ukraine urgently needs more air defence as we've... 27/04/2022 | 15:37:41 Mister President, Our mission in the Council of Europe is to defend and promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. What we've seen with this brutal, irresponsible, criminal and barbaric invasion of Ukraine is a smashing of those values and rights in Ukraine. Our duty now is to inspire the defence and promotion of those values in the Ukraine. Now, we all know that we haven't got resources here either to provide humanitarian aid or indeed military aid. All we can do is inspire our... 15/03/2022 | 19:23:14 Madam President, Putin's unprovoked barbaric attack on the Ukraine is an attack on democracy, human rights and the rule of law. As such, it is an attack on the very founding principles of the Council of Europe set up after World War II. And so Russia must be ejected and excluded without delay. The fact that Ukraine was considering joining the EU and NATO to protect its economy, to protect its security, is not a legitimate pretext for Putin to invade a sovereign democracy led by President...