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Mr Konstantin KUHLE

Speeches since 2019

15/03/2022 | 12:03:53 Thank you, Ms President. Dear colleagues, the attacks of the Russian Federation against Ukraine have been escalating since 24 February of this year. This war of aggression has brutally shattered the European peace order. I would like to express my sympathy and solidarity with the Ukrainian people. I welcome the rapporteur's proposals, and I would like to emphasise that the European state launching a war of aggression against another European state cannot be a member of the Council of Europe... 24/06/2021 | 18:24:41 Chair, and thanks to all the colleagues that have contributed with many helpful remarks with the debate about this report. Can I just point out some aspects that have been mentioned during the debate? First of all, I want to elaborate on the difference between an NGO and a political party or a political campaign. This Assembly has, for the last time in January, made it very clear that the Council of Europe is in favour of international co-operation and that international co-operation also... 24/06/2021 | 17:37:06 Thank you, Chair. I hope everyone can hear me. Dear colleagues, Hello from Berlin and thanks to everyone who is involved and engaged with this debate this time. It is my pleasure to present to you today the report regarding transparency and regulation of donations to political parties and electoral campaigns from foreign donors. When I tabled a motion for a resolution together with many colleagues from different national delegations and political groups referring to the present topic in... 27/01/2021 | 17:44:22 Thank you, Madame Chair. Dear colleagues, First of all, I want to thank the rapporteur for her work regarding this important issue. The role of non-governmental organisations for a vivid civil society in all Council of Europe member States cannot be stressed enough, and the work of NGOs is nothing to be afraid of. Instead, governments and parliaments should encourage citizens to make use of their democratic rights to form NGOs and to work with such organisations. And let me be very clear...