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Ms Boriana ÅBERG

Speeches since 2019

23/01/2024 | 20:18:50 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, dear colleagues, I’d like to thank Mr Fassino for his balanced rapport. To those who accuse Israel of a lack of proportionality, I would like to remind that Hamas's main goal is that Israel must be eradicated as a state. In Hamas's doctrine, the Muqawwama doctrine, it is stated that the Jews can never exist as a people with their own country. After the barbaric attack on October 7, one of the Hamas leaders, Razi Hamed, said that... 12/10/2023 | 17:52:37 Mr President, dear colleagues, Imagine that you and your family are forced to flee your country in a rush, barely managing to pack a few belongings into a plastic bag before leaving your home behind. Because you hear the echoes of artillery and see the drones with deadly loads. Because you fear, because you recall the haunting memories of soldiers taking lives and torturing innocent civilians during the autumn of 2020. Consider the agony of hunger, the desperation of not having essential... 11/10/2023 | 20:02:16 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The images from the terrorist organization Hamas committing bestial murders of Israeli civilians, indiscriminately slaughtering women and children, and desecrating the dead have shaken and deeply disturbed all decent people worldwide. I’m profoundly outraged that there are others who celebrate these bloodbaths. In Iran, Lebanon, but even here in Europe, within my country - Sweden. I am extremely disturbed that thousands of individuals in... 22/06/2023 | 20:06:32 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Mr President, Dear colleagues, The original Olympic oath was sworn at the opening ceremony of the Olympic games in Antwerp in 1920. It read: ”We swear. We will take part in the Olympic games in a spirit of chivalry, for the honour of our country and for the glory of the sport.” This oath actually explains everything about why Russian and Belarusian athletes shouldn’t be allowed to compete in the Olympic games, not even under a neutral flag... 22/06/2023 | 19:44:28 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Mister President, I’d like to thank Mr Paul GAVAN for his excellent work. The humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh is escalating. Unfortunately, the government of Azerbaijan has shown disregard for the pleas coming from institutions such as the European Parliament, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, the Commissioner of Human Rights, as well as the orders issued by the European Court of Human Rights and the International... 27/04/2023 | 20:03:02 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   ”S tchevo natchinaetsja rodina – s kartinki v tvojom bukvare, s horoshim i vernim tovarishej zhivushtih v sosednem dvore. A mozhet ona nachinaetsja s toj pesni chto pela nam matj S togo, chto b ljubih izpitanijah U nas nikomu ne otnjat”   Where does the Motherland begin? From the picture in your primer With good and faithful comrades, Living in a neighboring yard. Or maybe it starts From the song that our mother sang to us, Since in any... 24/04/2023 | 15:48:32 Thank you, Mister President, Dear colleagues, I'd like to thank the rapporteurs and Mr Aleksander POCIEJ for his moving speech. Yet another progress report without much progress to report about. Mr Vladimir Putin’s army continues slaughtering innocent people in Ukraine. Last week Mr Vladimir Putin’s regime sentenced the opposition politician Mr Vladimir Kara-Murza to 25 years in a Russian penal colony. The situation in the Caucasus has worsened. The Lachin corridor, the only road between... 26/01/2023 | 19:14:10 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, It is with great sadness that we once again are debating about the humanitarian crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. Yet again, the debate is at the bottom of the agenda and very few of the members of the Assembly are present. The suffering of 120 000 people of Nagorno-Karabakh deserve greater attention. But before anything else, they deserve that their fundamental human rights are respected. It's not a question of territorial integrity. It's not a question... 23/01/2023 | 16:55:17 Madam President, Dear Colleagues, I’d like to thank Mr Pieter OMTZIGT for the excellent report. It clearly illustrates the importance of punishing the Daesh perpetrators for the abhorrent crimes they have committed: genocide, enslavement, murder, torture, rape, and sexual slavery of women and children. The report also shows the difficulties in prosecution of the committed crimes due to a lack of the necessary structures needed for an international court process. The situation seems unsolvable... 11/10/2022 | 18:17:21 Madam President, Dear Colleagues, In this Parliamentary Assembly we all agree that racism is evil. We all agree that discrimination due to ethnicity or religious beliefs should be combatted by all necessary means. Unfortunately, Mr Momodou Malcolm JALLOW's report equates even a fully‑legitimate criticism of Islam with Islamophobia. He employs well-known left-wing rhetoric by describing society in terms of the oppressed and the oppressors. In this report, Muslims are the oppressed and Western...