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27/04/2022 | 16:13:37 Thank you very much, President. Dear colleagues, Today it is 85 years since the Gernika shelling, painted by Picasso. President Zelensky had a discussion with the Parliament of Spain, and he talked about Gernika. He said that it was comparable to what was happening in Ukrainian cities. I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mr Frank SCHWABE on his report, which calls on this house to take decisive action. I would also like to thank our President, Mr Tiny KOX. Thank you for... 15/03/2022 | 15:10:46 Dear Colleagues, Please let me first of all share with your thoughts about the times that we are living through and our commitment to them. When we began the 21st century, we thought that all the great wars that all of our peoples had suffered in the previous century were things that belong to the past, and that our generation would not see any new wars. Conflicts went on existing in the world, but they all seemed far from our borders: in Africa, Palestine, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia. They were far... 28/01/2022 | 12:48:01 The debate is now closed. I thank all the contributors to this free debate, which is an essential part of our Session week. Our next business is to consider the changes proposed in the membership of committees. These are set out in Document Commission's 2022/1 Addendum 2. Are the proposed changes in the memberships of the committees agree to? I do not see any objections, so they are agree to. We now will turn to the progress report of the Bureau. This morning the Bureau has proposed several... 24/06/2021 | 12:24:37 Many thanks, dear President.  And I would like to thank the Chairman of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons as well.  Now, over the last couple of years we have been dealing with this Covid-19 pandemic. We have forgotten, or to a certain extent, marginalised the issue of migration, the right to migration, the right to asylum as well. These are pillars which ought to be part of the entire human rights structure in the European Union and further afield as well.  Mr Piero... 21/06/2021 | 18:22:57 Many thanks, Madam Chair. Let me thank you for their efforts and dedication and their openness to dialogue the two rapporteurs, Mr Boriss CILEVIČS and Mr Pere LOPEZ. The question I would like to ask you is very simple: In each of your countries, if a part of your territory wish to become independent without an agreed and unilateral referendum, does your legal order consider that there should be penal consequences for the perpetrators of this act of sedition? The answer is: yes. The Spanish... 21/06/2021 | 12:50:44 Many thanks Madam Chair. Dear colleagues, the Council of the European Union decided to open negotiations for membership with Albania and North Macedonia in May 2020, more than one year ago. I was part of the observers mission from this Parliamentary Assembly in the legislative elections on 25 April. Without doubt there were some deficiencies as our report reflects and as the head of our delegation, Mr Aleksander POCIEJ, has said. These elections represented a qualitative leap forward for... 19/04/2021 | 17:12:17 Good afternoon, Dear Colleagues, I would like to begin by warmly greeting all the delegations on behalf of the Spanish delegation. This is a difficult time for all of us in our respective countries because of this pandemic.  Dear Colleagues, Last week in the Spanish parliament an act was adopted: the law on childhood and adolescence, which is aimed at protecting minors and young people, a particularly vulnerable group of people during the pandemic. There are other vulnerable groups: the... 29/01/2020 | 10:06:24 There has been a change in the proposed membership of committees. These are setup in Document Commission 1 Addendum 4. Are the proposed changes in the membership of the Assembly's committees agreed to? They are agreed to. Report on the challenge of credentials. The credentials of the Spanish delegation were challenged on procedural grounds. Under rule 7.2, the Assembly referred the credential to the Committee on Rules of Procedure, Immunities and Institutional Affairs. I have received a... 27/01/2020 | 15:25:49 Thank you, Mr President, I would like to speak in Spanish. Distinguished colleagues. The first thing I must do is congratulate Ms Liliane MAURY PASQUIER our outgoing President because I think that she has done a great job over the last couple of years, and improved the Assembly and each one of us. I should like to thank her, as well as the incoming President, and express the hope that we continue to pull in the same direction.  And now, about the terrific report by Mr Tiny KOX, I want to make... 28/06/2019 | 12:15:27 Thank you very much, Madam President. I would like to take this opportunity to refer to the history of this Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, the fact that we are celebrating its 70th anniversary. I think it's an opportunity for us to put out an appeal to the world leaders that are meeting in Osaka today for the G20 summit. There are so many great challenges for humanity. I hope that they can meet them. I would also like to put out an appeal. The founding principles of this...