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Speeches since 2019

02/10/2019 | 16:31:32 Thank you Madame Chair. I would like to welcome the report relating to the Council of Europe Development bank. I think we could all agree that in the more and more interrelated global world it is often difficult to manage the corporate or profit-oriented identity of the bank and its social mission. But this report presents how the CEB successfully manages risk on one hand and supports high value-added social projects on the other hand. I fully support CEB efforts to bolster sustainable and... 09/04/2019 | 15:53:34 It is clear that the European Parliament and the European Commission have developed several monitoring instruments in the fields of democracy, the rule of law, and human rights, and it is also clear that they have been referring more and more to the work done by monitoring entities of the Council of Europe. That cannot be ignored. We need to take the positive attitude, which is that that is promoting the Assembly’s monitoring procedure by accentuating our co-operation with the European Union... 21/01/2019 | 17:21:29 I congratulate all the rapporteurs on their work. As a member of the ad hoc committee for the election observation mission in Armenia, I would like to add some observations about the elections in that country. As the rapporteur has already explained, the fundamental freedoms of expression, association, and assembly were generally respected during the campaign and on election day. For the first time in Armenia, the campaign culminated in a three-hour, genuine debate, live on public TV. However...