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11/10/2023 | 19:54:33 Thank you, Mister Chairman. First of all, I would like to thank all the speakers this evening – those who have been able to speak and those who, I'm sure, had prepared speeches but were not able to deliver them. I encourage you to send those to the secretariat together with all the colleagues who worked with me in the Committee discussions of this Report and Resolution. And I would like to thank our Chair, who is always so enthusiastic and motivated. You've said a lot of things - I'm talking... 11/10/2023 | 18:48:31 Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Dear colleagues, First of all, I'd like to point out that writing this Report was first and foremost a series of wonderful encounters, as I had the honor of speaking with courageous, determined and, above all, inspiring women. I also had the opportunity to talk to spokespersons for associations and social workers, all of whom were able to enrich this Report with their testimonials, all dedicated to a noble cause. In all, more than 19 people contributed to this Report... 23/06/2023 | 12:30:04 Thank you, Madam Vice-President. First of all, I'd like to thank Mrs Edite ESTRELA for the quality of this report. Dear Mrs ESTRELA, I agree with every word in it. Dear colleagues, As this report points out, while digital technologies have opened up tremendous opportunities in many fields, they have also created inequalities that we must take care to reduce. The reason I'm speaking to you today is to raise a key issue that requires everyone's attention: the digital inclusion of people with... 25/01/2023 | 18:48:15 Thank you, Mr President. First of all, I would like to thank the Bureau for proposing this major debate on a Wednesday, at a key moment in the Assembly's activity, for a vote of the parliamentarians. The subjects it deals with concern fundamental human rights. The three women in charge of this report, Ms Zita GURMAI, Ms Petra STIENEN and Ms Margreet De BOER, have done an exceptional job in proposing effective resolutions that will advance mentalities, legislation and actions in favour of... 13/10/2022 | 15:55:51 Thank you, Mister Vice-President. Once again, we are here to defend fundamental rights. The ALDE Group regrets that the first organisation of EuroPride in the Balkans has been fraught with difficulties. The Group regrets the late decisions of the Serbian Government, taken in total contradiction with the first agreements which go against all the principles related to freedom of expression. Dear Colleagues, For your information, Pride is the result of the struggle between the police and a group... 11/10/2022 | 18:08:34 Thank you very much, Mr President. Dear colleagues, The ALDE Group would like to thank Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW for the work on this report. Mr Rapporteur, the explanatory memorandum and the resolution were not supported by all the members of the ALDE group, and some of them had strong reservations. They will have an opportunity to speak later. Nevertheless, the vast majority, including myself, support the draft resolution. Mr Rapporteur, your explanatory memorandum is almost like a... 26/04/2022 | 18:55:54 Yes, Madam President. First of all, of course, I would like to heartfully thank our rapporteurs Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE for her excellent and groundbreaking report. She has shone a spotlight on a reality, which public policy far too often ignores, that is, that our social origin, the circumstances into which we are born, has consequences long into our future. Often, we concentrate our education in this field, we see it as the key to ensuring that the person's future is not determined simply by... 26/04/2022 | 16:32:55 Thank you, Mister President. The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) thanks the rapporteur for her work, which puts into perspective the confusion often encountered by people with disabilities and their families. At the expense of their most basic rights, they are mostly placed in institutions when they could very well flourish outside them. Moreover, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities indicates that the concept of disability is evolving... 25/01/2022 | 10:55:41 Thank you, Madam President. I would like to thank the rapporteurs for these excellent reports on behalf of the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination, but above all for their energy and commitment to the defence of human rights, including the freedom to choose one's sexual orientation. While many countries seem to be more progressive in accepting this difference, others are backsliding, which is extremely regrettable – and you both pointed this out. I feel that we are reliving in these... 28/09/2021 | 18:59:44 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, Researchers refute the use of the term "honour" to describe these crimes because there is nothing honourable about committing them. Mr Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, called them shameful crimes. I am sure that many of us share that view. Nevertheless, I wanted to work on so-called honour crimes in order to convince those who are not sensitive to this issue to act in order to prevent lives from being shattered again and...