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Mr Mikayel MELKUMYAN

Speeches since 2019

22/06/2021 | 17:37:57 Good morning, colleagues, Covid-19 is a serious challenge for all countries in the world. It is a disaster that has lasted for almost two years and has damaged the foundation of the world economy. It has implied serious restrictions not only for health systems, businesses but also for vulnerable groups in society, increasing inequalities. The pandemic has brought to the fore many problems that states had not previously faced. Now that most countries have lifted the most stringent restrictions... 20/04/2021 | 17:42:54 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, In the course of the large-scale war unleashed on 27 September 2020 by the Azerbaijani armed forces and Turkey against the Republic of Artsakh, the civil right to health, property, as well as other vital rights of tens and thousands of Armenians were severely violated. War crimes against humanity were committed, ill-treatment of Armenian military and civilians was recorded, beheadings, deaths, etc. Peaceful towns and villages were destroyed en... 20/04/2021 | 16:46:10 Dear Colleagues, First of all, I must say that the subject of our discussion is very important, but at the same time we ought to look on the bright side and try to find positive solutions. Can we make an effective decision? I don't know if that's true. But as a professor of economics, I must set the direction and the levels of taxation. We need to observe these indicators: first of all, the level of investments in GDP, tax rates in GDP, the level of consumption in GDP and finally the level of... 26/01/2021 | 18:52:21 Mr President, Dear Colleagues, The subject of our discussion today is very topical. In fact, one of our member countries has been in constant violation of this statutory right from the first day of its admission. That member country is Azerbaijan. According to the statute of our organisation, the aim of the Council of Europe is to achieve a greater unity between its members for the purpose of looking at each other and promoting the ideals and principles which are their heritage. What then... 26/01/2021 | 09:41:42 Mr speaker, Dear colleagues, The judgments of the European Court of Human Rights are very important for everyone but, at the same time, the world today is in a state of serious crisis. This crisis is the result not only of conflict, on the one hand, and tradition and the preservation of the national state, on the other. For me, one thing is obvious: if we do not respect our national and family values, if we do not listen to our ancestors, then we reject what gave us birth. Everyone knows that... 30/01/2020 | 17:21:55 Mr. Speaker, Dear colleagues, The subject of our discussion today is very topical, but I do not know if we can seek and find an effective solution. It is very difficult. The governments of the member states of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe must do what is necessary to prevent the disappearance of millions of refugee and migrant children worldwide. It's in the best interests of the children. As all member states of the Council of Europe are parties to the United Nations... 29/01/2020 | 19:25:11 Dear colleagues, First of all, I find this report by Mr KOX very positive. We must not limit the mandate and the rights of the Russian delegation. I understand the various aspects of our colleague's presentation. But again, I want to stress that the Russian delegation must be here. I am not against discussing various issues, but I believe that the agenda of the Assembly should not repeat itself and present artificially created content from scratch. With regard to our discussion concerning the... 27/01/2020 | 15:44:57 Thank you, Mr President, First of all, I would like to offer my congratulations to the new President of our Assembly. Secondly, I would like to say that Mr SEYIDOV's presentation is total disinformation. For in Azerbaijan there is no progress on xenophobia. But I think very sincerely that in today's world, problems related to security, to global warming, are apparently more important. Today, I am going to talk about global warming. The uncontrolled growth of the economy has shown that States... 04/10/2019 | 12:46:24 Madame President, Dear colleagues, I must note something very unacceptable for the culture and standards of our organization. Mr. Rafik HUSSEYNOV and Ms FATALIYEVA present something that is very provocative. The territory, the region of Nagorno-Karabakh, now Artsakh, is the origin, the region, the country of Armenians who lived in Nagorno-Karabakh, who now live in Nagorno-Karabakh and who will still live in Nagorno-Karabakh. The proof of this question, of this problem, are the churches, the... 04/10/2019 | 11:23:52 Thank you, Madame President. Dear colleagues, First, I want to say that for every country in the former Soviet Union, this problem is very current. Why current? Because we have to understand the main cause that creates labour migration, this is very important. I think, in my opinion that the great cause for labour migration is the difference between the standards of living and between average and minimum wages and this is natural. But the size of labour migration depends on the position of...