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20/06/2023 | 19:29:20 Thank you very much, Mr President, Dear colleagues, the One Health Global Health policy aims to destroy freedom, fundamental rights and national sovereignty. And now let me really stop with the narrative that is constantly wafting through society and also through this room and through the report, where you claim that there is climate change, which would lead to more and more animal-human interaction, which was also the case with COVID-19, and therefore we need a multilateral effort, we need... 25/04/2023 | 16:15:58 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, the title of our debate is "Road To Reykjavík" and it must be clear that the Reykjavík Summit cannot only be a reaction to the war in Ukraine, it must especially make sure that the Council of Europe works better. And for our group, the European Conservatives Group and Democratic Alliance, it's clear that the focus must be on the core values that we stand for: human rights, democracy and the rule of law. And they have been severely compromised... 24/01/2023 | 19:21:42 Thank you very much, Mister President, Ladies and Gentlemen, We are debating the fact that there is to be a summit and also a reform of the Council of Europe. We have already seen the problem with the debate: for two hours, very, very many speakers have referred to Ukraine and rightly so. But that is not the only thing that this reform of the Council of Europe had to strive for. The Council of Europe survived the Berlin Wall, thank God, and it will survive this war, thank God. But it will... 14/10/2022 | 11:39:57 Madam President, dear colleagues, This is a crucial debate in a crucial report because it is about vaccine discrimination but it is also about mandatory vaccination and the discrimination against those who decided not to get vaccinated; to decide that "no, my body belongs to me", you know, and who were not able to go to restaurants, who were not able to take the train, who were not allowed to leave the country, who lost their jobs – "get the jab or lose your job". That was the most severe... 27/04/2022 | 19:29:02 Madam President, Mister Rapporteur, Your report draws our attention to a serious problem in Europe. In Germany, France, Austria, Holland, and other Central and Eastern European countries, the behavior of law enforcement officers during interventions violates human rights. There are numerous cases of disproportionate use of force against peaceful demonstrators, including beating demonstrators or using crowd containment techniques that may threaten their safety. Instead of George Floyd's death... 27/04/2022 | 16:04:00 Thank you, Mr President, Ladies and gentlemen, The first news I remember as a child was the news of the fall of the Berlin Wall. That was the news of reunification, that was the news of peace, that was the news; the Cold War is over. Now I'm 36 and I honestly couldn't have imagined that this Cold War would get hot again, but this is the situation we are in and we can be in, and I realize that with great horror. My prayers, at the time of this horrific war of aggression, are with the many... 26/04/2022 | 11:27:23 Dear Mister President, Ladies and Gentlemen, it is very right and important that we are talking today about the relationship between the Council of Europe and the European Union – our Council of Europe, which has been defending the values of democracy, human rights, the rule of law since 1949 – and, on the other hand, the European Union, where these values are not always to be found on a large scale. Let's face it: the European Union has major deficits in democracy. The EU Parliament itself... 15/03/2022 | 16:27:30 Mr President, thank you for the Presidential Committee especially for making this debate and session today possible and to the rapporteur and staff who have delivered this excellent report. We should send a strong signal tonight with a unanimous vote to Russia. And distinguished colleagues, our hearts and prayers are with Ukraine and with the people of Ukraine who are mourning their deceased relatives, who are mourning the loss of their home, who are defending the only and one home they have... 27/01/2022 | 09:40:54 Thank you, I would also like to comment on the subject of mandatory vaccination. Yesterday we had a big debate in the German Bundestag about this. We know that in Austria it has just been decided, and I have a big problem with the words, which are also in the report, and which Mrs. Petra BAYR had also said: "No one is safe, until everyone is safe". I would like to counter with Benjamin FRANKLIN: "Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither... 28/01/2021 | 11:22:13 Mr Chairperson, Ladies and gentlemen, The problem caused by the fact that large tech companies delete what they want and leave what they want standing became particularly clear to me on 21 January, a week ago. In a group that I administer myself, a member commented; unfortunately, Germans are pretty stupid who vote for such things - this comment was deleted by Facebook. Hate Speech? I don't think so. A threat to public safety even less so. I think we agree: this man just didn't like Angela...