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09/10/2023 | 17:47:10 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Belgrade condemns every act of violence, our policy is peace and stability and de-escalation of violence in Kosovo and Metohija. I remind you that the violence in Kosovo and Metohija has culminated in two and a half years. Since the arrival of Albin Kurti to power in 2021, until the tragic events in Banjska, Albanians carried out 409 ethnically motivated attacks on Serbs, of which 17 were on children. Extremely dangerous behaviour of the... 25/01/2023 | 17:55:24 Our colleague Ms Zita GURMAI's report - of course with Ms Margreet De BOER and Ms Petra STIENEN - is very important because violence against women has increased worldwide during Covid-19, but also as a result of many conflicts in which women are the primary victims. Violence against women is also the main obstacle to gender equality. The Council of Europe Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence, has provided a legal framework for the protection of... 25/01/2023 | 16:09:10 Ten years after the signing of the Brussels Agreement, the position of Serbs in Kosovo and Metohija is increasingly getting difficult because the safety and survival of Serbs are threatened by ethnically motivated attacks in Pristina, of which there were a total of 228 in the past two years alone. This means that attacks on Serbs, their property, monasteries and churches are an almost daily occurrence and consequence of constant media targeting and systematic criminalisation of Serbs by... 24/01/2023 | 11:29:32 Chairman, colleagues, Women and children are most often victims of sexual violence and human trafficking in conflicts. The victims face terrible humiliation and physical and psychological trauma. That is why we must be ready to promote their rights and respond to efforts to improve the help that victims of sexual violence need, as well as to punish the perpetrators. In the 20th century alone, Serbia lost a third of its population in conflicts. During the breakup of the former Yugoslavia, it... 30/09/2021 | 12:53:38 Thank you. Dear colleagues, I would like to make a few important points when it comes to the debate on the Western Balkans. Firstly, the Western Balkan countries need EU membership but the EU also needs the Western Balkans since the region is surrounded by EU borders and countries experienced in membership and shared common European values. Unfortunately, enlargement policy is not high on the EU agenda. For example, Serbia has been in this process for a long time, and North Macedonia and... 29/09/2021 | 17:49:42 Dear colleagues, This report shows all the gravity of the problem we are facing. It is predicted that close to 10 billion people will live on the planet by 2050, which will create additional pressure on limited resources and inside conflicts. A register of imminent threat indicates that have 1.2 billion people from the poor and unstable areas, such as sub-Sahara and North Africa, South Asia and the Middle East could be forced to migrate by 2050. This will have huge social and political... 22/06/2021 | 18:54:06 Thank you Chairman. The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way of life for people all over the world. That is why as a member of the Committee for the Rights of the Child in the Serbian Parliament I share the concerns of colleagues and of the professional public about the negative impact of the pandemic on children's rights. The pandemic left strong physical, emotional and psychological consequences on children. During the epidemic, children are more vulnerable to violence, trafficking and... 23/01/2019 | 10:22:56 Freedom of media, rule of law, and independence of judiciary are three basic principles of democratisation and progress of every European society. Serbia adopted a new law on media, in line with the Venice Commission, according to which privatisation of media was implemented, as well as byelaws which are already being implemented. Also, a new media strategy, up to 2024, is in progress, which in the spirit of the best examples of international experiences should contribute to further...