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22/01/2024 | 16:25:04 Dear Mister President, Dear colleagues,   "If only one vote was counted incorrectly, these elections must be repeated immediately." These, ladies and gentlemen, are not my words, these are the words of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić in an election twelve years ago. Elections have clear rules that promote competition for the best ideas and arguments and express the will of citizens freely and independently. These rules were brutally trampled on in Serbia by the president, who was not even... 15/03/2022 | 15:34:27 Dear Mr President, ladies and gentlemen, As a German MP with Croatian roots, I am currently experiencing déjà vu of the Balkan wars. Putin is waging a war against his brother nation, and what is actually going on with this man? The whole world is wondering. Surely, after the disastrous Yeltsin era, he got Russia out of anarchy and gave Russia back its dignity. True, it was done by incorrect means, but that was still bearable. His method was directed against democracy - first in his own... 30/09/2021 | 12:50:02 Dear Madam Chairperson, Dear colleagues, Unfortunately, the policies of the international community also made serious mistakes during the disintegration of the former Yugoslavia, from which we must learn today. The agreement in the Helsinki Act on the right of self-determination of peoples was a blessing for the reunification of Germany - but disastrous for the former Yugoslavia. Self-determination of peoples without adherence to the Charter of Human Rights prevents democracy and creates... 21/04/2021 | 19:09:05 Dear Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, I share the German government's view that the factual presentation and assessment in the period under review are basically correct. The first democratic change of power in Montenegro since it gained independence 30 years ago shows us that democratic institutions in Montenegro are functioning. However, whether this will continue to be the case after the latest developments in Montenegro is, in my opinion, very questionable. For it is already becoming...