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Ms Annicka ENGBLOM

Speeches since 2019

13/10/2022 | 18:51:31 Merci Monsieur le President. Dear colleagues.  Sport is a wonderful thing. It is a passion for many and it is not only fun and has a positive impact on our health, but it also, in its essence, knows no boundaries or supersedes language barriers and as stressed by our rapporteur, Ms Edite ESTRELA in her report, works as a powerful tool for emancipation and inclusion for all, and for those who have the talent, offers a professional career. However, when we talk about professional sports, a... 13/10/2022 | 16:11:09 Thank you very much, Mister Chair. First of all, thanks to the initiator of this debate Max [Mr Max LUCKS], if I may call you. I'm, being a Swede, I'm being informal. I have high hopes for this Assembly, for you bringing this matter up. I urge you to constantly bring this matter up. Because as the right for democracy, it needs constant debate and constant struggle. This is a fundamental right. The right to love whoever you want. I was brought up like this. This has never been an issue in my... 11/10/2022 | 19:30:41 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, It is our mission in the Committee on Equality and Non-Discrimination to draw your attention to discrimination, intolerance and racism in Europe in whatever form they manifest. In spite of efforts of national authorities at all levels to eradicate it, racism is still present in Europe and it is unfortunately even on the rise. Islamophobia is no exception. It has been over a decade since the Assembly first adopted a resolution on Islamism in... 28/04/2022 | 12:31:47 Thank you, Mr President. To begin with, let me, from the very bottom of my heart, express mine and my country Sweden's unconditional and wholehearted support and admiration for the brave, brave people of Ukraine in your hard struggle and relentless fight against the brutal, brutal Russian military aggression towards your country. During my five years of this Assembly, a newbie to some of you perhaps, I have experienced somewhat turbulent times, to put it mildly. First all the annexation of... 26/01/2022 | 19:03:53 Thank you, Madam President. And dear colleagues of the assembly. Let me begin by wholeheartedly thanking the rapporteur, Mr MAIRE, for thoroughly and in a straightforward manner have him examined the case of the poisoning of Alexei Navalny and having determined the facts of the case. I fully support the report of Mr MAIRE but I also support many of the amendments, especially number 1. And I totally side with Mr HOWELL that an unbiased Russian body of examining the case is not to be relied... 25/01/2022 | 19:00:31 Thank you Mr President. First of all, thank you dear colleagues for the interventions, reflections, and also examples from several of the respective countries with reflections on this report. Some comments – Ms Marie-Christine DALLOZ who is not present – lifted that also readers today are producers of information. This is crucial why the media, and especially that of public media, public service, is independent first of all, and second of all, fact-based. That is the profound round that it... 25/01/2022 | 17:44:12 Thank you, Mister President and let me first of all thank you and congratulate you back on your election. Mr President, Dear Colleagues, I am glad for the opportunity to present the main ideas of the report on the role of the media in times of crisis. I worked on it with great interest and enthusiasm. It is quite understandable as for two years now during the health crisis related to Covid-19, we have seen the vital role the media plays in our day to day life. In these exceptional... 25/01/2022 | 11:04:37 Thank you, Madam President. Dear Colleagues, Europe is often seen as a world leader in promoting the equality of LGBTI people, and it is something that we all can be proud of. But this also makes the two reports that we have just debated a very difficult reading. As the reports and today's debate show, the great strides towards equality that have been achieved in many countries over recent decades are now facing backlash, backsliding, and stagnation. LGBTI-phobic discourse is on the rise... 22/06/2021 | 09:29:04 Mister President and dear colleagues, I, on behalf of the EPP group, would also like to say thank you to the rapporteur Mr Roberto RAMPI, not only for an excellent report, but also a tremendously important one. The right to know for our citizens is the very soul of democracy and the very soul for democratic countries. And the right to be informed, the right to understand what is the information, and the right to participate in the discussions, in the decision-making and to fully understand... 22/04/2021 | 10:42:50 Thank you and good morning from Stockholm, where it's actually snowing. Mr President, Dear colleagues of the Assembly, Outrageous, unacceptable. Unexpected? Unfortunately not. The illegal and heavily criticised arrest and detention of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny along with violent arrests of thousands of demonstrators supporting him is outrageous, unacceptable but not unexpected. These actions by Russian authorities, sanctioned of course by the Russian leadership, are nothing...