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22/06/2023 | 18:38:46 Thank you very much Mister President. On behalf of the Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons, first of all, I would like to thank Mr Paul GAVAN, rapporteur, for a very important and courageous report. I would also like to thank the Secretariat of the Committee for all work done. I would also like to thank all members of our Committee. Today, we had a long and big debate and I think it was fruitful, so I want to thank everybody for this. The most important thing which I want... 22/06/2023 | 16:23:47 Thank you, Mister President, and special thanks to the rapporteurs, especially to Mr Emanuelis ZINGERIS for the great job done. Thank you very much for such powerful and important reports. Now we're speaking about sport. We are speaking the word "neutral". I want to take this point and to go ahead. What is really neutrality? Can we really be neutral in the world? You know, when I hear that, it is not just from sportsmen. It is culture people, artists. We see people in Monaco, Courchevel... 21/06/2023 | 18:07:02 Thank you very much. I wanted to speak about other things, but I heard our Hungarian colleague. I can't not respond to it, because when you're saying that you live in a war zone on the Hungarian-Serbian border, welcome to Ukraine. I will show you a war zone. I will show you a real war zone. You should see it. The only prime minister in Europe who has not visited Ukraine is Mr Viktor Orbán. Take your prime minister and visit our country. I will show you the war zone, and I will show you why... 27/04/2023 | 17:46:41 Thank you very much, dear Chairman. I want to tell you that we are now discussing an extremely important topic. We are speaking about the security in the whole of Europe. And Moldova today is one of the keys to the security of the whole of Europe. First of all, I want to thank Moldovans, the Moldovan people for all their support to Ukraine and Ukrainians. My constituency borders Moldova. I live just one hour from the border with Moldova and I know how many people, especially from my native... 27/04/2023 | 16:41:01 Thank you very much dear Chairman, dear colleagues, First of all, great work from the rapporteur. A big thanks for this, and especially a big thanks for the word "genocide" which is mentioned in the text. That is very important. We need to say after this - when we say "terrorism", we know that there is the definition "sponsor of terrorism". But when we are saying "genocide", there are also "sponsors of genocide". So who are the sponsors of genocide? I want now to mention one country - Hungary... 25/04/2023 | 18:53:17 Thank you very much, dear Chairman, dear colleagues. I think this is an extremely important report because this is about the future of our organisation. What we are for. We were created and we exist to promote our values: democracy, human rights, rule of law not only in Europe, not only to our neighbours, but throughout the whole planet. That is our aim. Partnership for democracy is one of the very important instruments for this. We need to work with such regions as North Africa, the Middle... 24/04/2023 | 15:44:40 Thank you. Thank you very much. Dear colleagues, Now is a historical moment. For the first time in history, a Ukrainian parliamentarian is speaking in this chamber not as a guest, but as a parliamentarian with all rights, with a voting card in my hands. So this is historical for us. Ukraine is Europe. That's why the best people of our country are fighting on the front lines. I am absolutely happy for this moment. I am happy also for other countries - for Georgia and Moldova - which want to... 26/01/2023 | 18:31:11 Thank you. First of all, on behalf of Ukraine and Ukrainians, I want to say thank you to Moldova: Mulţumesc. For all support Ukraine received and Ukrainians during this war of aggression that Russia started against us. Almost half a million Ukrainian externally displaced people came through Moldova and many of them stayed in the most difficult times. Especially people from my native city of Odessa: we will never forget it and that is very important for us. Also, we see how Moldova is moving... 26/01/2023 | 11:23:03 Dear colleagues, many of you here ask me, "How is life in Ukraine now?" I want to show you. First, remember please, how did you wake up this morning? Can you remember? I want to show you how Ukrainians woke up this morning. [ALARM SOUNDS] Millions of Ukrainians, including my children, woke up like this this morning – and many mornings – during this almost one year. And there are new victims already in Ukraine. And we are meeting here for the fifth time from the start of this awful war... 25/01/2023 | 16:02:12 Thank you very much. I think now we're discussing an extremely important topic because if you really want security in Europe, if we really want not to have problems of aggression, we really want to move forward to be stronger, we need to fill all the gaps. We should not have any blank spots on the map of Europe, and Kosovo definitely – as an independent state – should become a member of Council of Europe, should become a member in future of the European Union, I'm absolutely sure about this...