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25/06/2019 | 11:44:49 Thank you, Madam President. On behalf of all the political groups, first of all, I would like to thank Mr van de VEN for his efforts in highlighting the main problems and challenges in our budgetary politics here, or policy. We are welcoming that approach in setting up the revision of our income and expenditure after the years of very comfortable spendings. The actual budgetary aggression made by the Russian Federation taught us, I hope, a lot about the vulnerability of our budget and the... 10/04/2019 | 16:40:44 I thank all colleagues who have contributed to the discussion, who recognise the importance of the topic, and who supported the main messages and recommendations of the report and, in particular, the resolution. I also thank the experts we consulted, especially Ms Aleksandra Knežević from Serbia, and Mr Carlo Balestri from Italy. We consulted some Olympic committees, and got fruitful replies, as well as committees from Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece and Hungary; I thank them. In conclusion... 10/04/2019 | 10:14:12 Madam President, ladies and gentlemen, dear colleagues and especially the young guests attending our sitting, we have witnessed violence and hooliganism in sports for decades. The fight against those deviations has had varying success in different countries for a long time, but the phenomena of hate speech and hatred in sport are more recent. They are spreading not only on playing fields but through media and social networks. There are numerous reasons for the growth of hate speech, including... 23/01/2019 | 18:37:27 I thank the rapporteurs for their excellent job and efforts in preparing these two draft resolutions and reports. Europe is faced with serious changes and challenges for the labour market, which have many different causes, from social and economic circumstances to the effects of migration. These issues affect whole sectors, industries and national economies. Some Member States are still facing a high rate of unemployment, while others face a serious lack of labour force. We have also...