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Mr Aleksander POCIEJ

Speeches since 2019

30/09/2021 | 12:27:01 (FR) Madam President, dear colleagues, Mr President, I would like to thank you for your attention, Located in the heart of Europe, at the crossroads of civilisations, the Western Balkans region has been marked, over the past centuries, by deadly conflicts - in particular the wars that arose from the break-up of the former Yugoslavia. As Sir Winston Churchill once said; "the Balkans produce more history than they can consume." Thirty years later, this region is still experiencing high tensions... 29/09/2021 | 16:26:12 Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, First of all, on behalf of the EPP Group, I would like to welcome the fact that our Assembly has made the right to a healthy environment an essential part of its work. With this high-level panel, there are no fewer than seven thematic reports, including a draft additional protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights. I thank the President of our Assembly for his personal commitment to making these issues a priority, and I congratulate the various... 23/06/2021 | 10:19:28 Thank you, Mister President. The situation in Belarus has deteriorated steadily over the past few months, The human rights situation in Belarus has continued to deteriorate in recent months. Thousands of people, members of the opposition, journalists and ordinary citizens have been beaten, arrested, tortured and sentenced to heavy prison terms or forced into exile. This brutal repression represents a further serious attack on the fundamental freedoms of the Belarusian people. The regime had... 21/06/2021 | 12:21:15 Yes, thank you very much. I agree totally with Mr Stefan SCHENNACH. Speaking about Albania, we were really surprised how this country had changed over few last years. I must also say that those parliamentary elections were generally very well organized by the administration. We must also agree that in Bulgaria, for example, everybody was saying that this is a very important election that is going to change the country. The political verdict in Bulgaria, the public opinion is so split that we... 21/06/2021 | 12:09:51 Thank you very much Madam President. Let me start with congratulations to you for chairing this Assembly meeting. It's an honour to see you in this place. On 6 September 2020 the President of Albania called parliamentary elections for 25 April 2021. On 22 January 2021 the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly decided to observe these elections subject of course to the receipt of an invitation to set up an ad hoc Committee composed of 20 members as well as the two co-rapporteurs of the... 21/04/2021 | 13:14:24 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Dear Rapporteur, our group in the statement of March 26 strongly condemn the repression by the Belarusian authorities against members of the opposition, journalists, members of NGOs and citizens: As confirmed by the report on human rights violations in Belarus of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe of 23 March last, human rights violations, arbitrary arrests, torture have increased following the electoral fraud observed during... 19/04/2021 | 12:13:07 Thank you, Mister President. If you will allow me, I will remain seated. Speaking with a mask on is already no fun, but if I remain standing, it could end badly. Mister President, ladies and gentlemen, I am very pleased to present to you the latest progress report of the Bureau and the Standing Committee of our Assembly, covering the period from January to April 2021. I will not go into detail about all the activities in the report, but will concentrate on the main actions and the five... 25/01/2021 | 12:43:44 Thank you, Mr President. Ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues, Sorry for the technical problems. I will focus on the subject of the elections in Georgia. Georgia has undergone important developments in recent years. While discussions are under way with the Russian Federation on further economic integration of the successionist region of Abkhazia, I would like to reiterate our full support for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Georgia. The establishment of strong institutions and... 20/11/2020 | 15:56:01 Mr President, Dear Colleagues, On behalf of the PPE Group, I would like to thank my colleague, Mrs Ingjerd SCHOU, for the quality of her work and her proposals and I also congratulate the work of the Commission secretariat. This report deals with an issue that is at the heart of our concerns as Members of this House. I fully share the objectives sought: performance, efficiency and clarity of the rules. The Monitoring Committee will have greater autonomy to carry out a periodic review. I agree... 20/11/2020 | 15:10:00 Thank you President. Many things for Mr Frank SCHWABE. This is very quick, excellent work. Of course possible due to excellent work of the staff of the Committee. I must also underline the excellent cooperation of the Presidential Committee and the excellent atmosphere which allowed us to react quickly. I was probably the first one during the Presidential Committee as the President of the Group of the European People's Party to put forward this idea of a hybrid meeting. Of course I fully...