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Mr Aleksander POCIEJ

Speeches since 2019

09/10/2023 | 15:29:10 Dear colleagues, Mister President, The Chinese proverb wishes for us to live in interesting times, but we are living in difficult times. The Council of Europe must approach these issues seriously but with clear demarcation lines, our red lines, those far and no further. Russia was expelled from this organisation for attacking another country, Ukraine. Any war of aggression shall be treated in this organisation in the future as a red line. This is a warning for all member states, those members... 22/06/2023 | 16:34:06 Dear colleagues, We are debating the possible exclusion of Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee and some of us share the idea that Olympism is about sowing peace and that athletes have nothing to do with either regime, so the decision to deprive them of the Games in Paris is inhumane. As a solution, we are offered their participation under a neutral flag. No, no and no. First of all, in ancient times, when the Olympic idea was born, all... 19/06/2023 | 15:24:42 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, The ambitious conclusions of the 4th Council of Europe Summit obliged us to reflect on our Organisation post Reykjavík. The ambitions of our Heads of States and Governments require that we walk the walk in achieving the ambitious plans laid out in Iceland. The enlarged partial agreement on the register of damage caused by the aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine needs to be implemented and financed both in monetary and human terms. I take this... 27/04/2023 | 17:37:30 This hosting effort has a significant budgetary impact. This is in addition to the disruption of supply chains and the increase in food and energy prices, putting a huge strain on the economy and causing social and economic tensions. The Republic of Moldova therefore faces long-term challenges: our Assembly discussed this in January this year during the debate on the honouring of obligations and commitments of the Republic of Moldova. The Government is in the process of enacting crucial... 27/04/2023 | 17:34:58 Mr President, Dear colleagues, and especially my Ukrainian colleagues, If I could have your attention. Mariia, Mariia. Thank you very much.   Mr President, Dear colleagues, In the face of the aggression on the part of the Russian Federation, the Council of Europe must redouble its efforts to support the Republic of Moldova, with the aim of strengthening the country's democratic resilience and to accompany it resolutely on the path of its integration into the European Union. It is also... 26/04/2023 | 18:38:53 Dear President, Dear Colleagues, What more can I say than to repeat the wise words of my dear friend Mr Constantinos EFSTATHIOU from his summary. The implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights is the priority for the Parliamentary Assembly and the Council of Europe. All states must implement, in good faith and without delay, the final binding judgment of the European Court of Human Rights. The Committee of Ministers should prioritise the implementation of leading and... 24/04/2023 | 14:53:20 Dear colleagues, 19 April, 1943. Several hundred fighters from the Jewish combat organisation and the Jewish military union began the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Before the Uprising, nearly 300 000 Warsaw Jews had been murdered in Treblinka's gas chambers. 60 000 people were then hiding in the Ghetto. Only a few escaped death – a fate shared by 6 million European Jews. Out of several hundred Jewish fighters, only a few survived. Yet the fight was for something more important than life. They... 23/01/2023 | 15:45:34 Thank you very much, Mister President. First of all, I would like to congratulate you on your re-election. There is no doubt that our activity, our life, our daily life, but also our rights are affected by the aggression in Ukraine. In front of such a drama, where not only human rights are annihilated, but also the lives of thousands of human beings, we should not remain without reaction. We are here to help, to bear witness, to exert pressure and to help Ukraine resist the invader. Our... 10/10/2022 | 12:15:49 Thank you very much. I would like to start with Mr Boriss CILEVIČS. Boriss, you've been listening to some good things from the leader of the Socialist Group. I mean, as the leader of the Group of the European People's Party, we don't always agree but your work is really spectacular. I really congratulate you. Fourth summit, I would just like to say one thing. Many of us are seriously concerned about two things: is this really going to have an impact on our organisation? Is it going to be... 23/06/2022 | 16:51:05 Thank you, Madam President. My name always causes some problems: POCIEJ. Thank you very much to Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO for this introduction. It is right and it is absolutely necessary. No one should be surprised that we are dealing with this tragedy, the war in Ukraine, from different perspectives and with dense attention again and again and again. We have to do it because it is damaging and very dangerous. This war is not only a tragedy for Ukraine; it is not only an imminent threat for the...