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Ms Marijana BALIĆ

Speeches since 2019

21/06/2023 | 20:23:57 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Multifaceted nature of migration is reflected in many areas, such as lack of labour in general, especially blue-collar labour, scares skills and over-depopulation. There fore migration issue is an important challenges to which Europe need to face and to offer an answer. This shows that issue of migration will not disappear and it is here to stay. We need coordinated and balanced efforts that will lead to suppression of abuse of entry to... 21/06/2023 | 16:18:25 Thank you, Mister President. In every international organisation, a budget is indicative of the political importance attached to it and represents a clear expression of the necessary political will which member states invest in implementation on determined priorities. In our view, the new budget for the period 2024-2027 should properly reflect the need for the protection of vulnerable groups. New emerging human rights challenges must become a priority for our future work. A clean, safe... 24/01/2023 | 19:05:41 Thank you, Madam Chair. Let me also thank Madam rapporteur for this report. The protection of human rights, democracy and rule of law are very core principles of the Council of Europe. Although all international organisations respect and promote these fundamental rights, the Council of Europe has been their gatekeeper for the last 73 years. With the ending of the Second World War, we thought that we learned a painful lesson. After countless atrocities, human sacrifices and unimaginable... 12/10/2022 | 19:02:35 Thank you, Mister Chairman. First of all, I would like to thank both rapporteurs for their efforts and advice they provided for us, especially for the countries involved. The resolutions and more importantly the exchange of views that we had during your visit to my country, Croatia, have been very useful for us. Therefore, once more I would like to express my appreciation for that opportunity. I'm stressing this especially in line with our accession to the Schengen Area, which is expected to... 30/09/2021 | 12:40:55 Thank you Madam Chair, dear colleagues, The enlargement policy is one of the most successful EU policies which promotes stability and prosperity. Also, it contributes to the promotion of European values in our neighbourhood countries, such as democracy, the rule of law and the market economy. My country Croatia joined the European Union on 1 July 2013. Since then no other countries have joined the EU. Our successful accession demonstrates that the door should open remain open to all European...