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20/06/2023 | 18:20:31 Thank you, President, colleagues, For years now we have been told that we were moving towards the so-called end of history in a global system in which ideologies were portrayed as being useless, in which the only guiding principle for our democracies was the free market. It is precisely against the backdrop of a pandemic, economic contraction and war, that we are seeing the very worst of the ultra conservative ideologies.  Economically ultra-liberal and ultra-nationalist right wingers who are... 26/01/2023 | 20:00:41 Thank you very much President. In a geopolitical climate which is in turmoil, we are seeing this at the regional as well as the global level. The international community - particularly this organisation has to guarantee human rights and cannot allow the kind of instability and tension that we are witnessing in the Caucuses because it affects regional stability as well as international legality, and above all has an adverse effect on human rights with the people of Nagorno-Karabakh. But, we... 11/10/2022 | 11:16:24 Thank you, Madam Vice President. I think that at a time that is so enormously tumultuous in Europe and the whole Eurasian context, we cannot allow ourselves to follow any other path in the Balkans than that of neutralising all of the tensions but especially interethnic tensions. To encourage in a real decisive way, autonomy and sovereignty for each and every one of the countries that make up the region and this obviously involves refusing all of the interference from outside geopolitical... 22/06/2022 | 17:00:35 Thank you, President. War never brings good with it. However, we have to recognise that this war, triggered by Mr Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine, has led to initial changes in our system which hopefully will continue – some changes when it comes to our refugee system. Apart from our basic principle of providing refuge to those who are escaping war, and in this terrible situation we find ourselves in, we have no choice but to face up to our humanitarian duty in supporting and helping... 21/06/2022 | 17:30:40 Thank you, Mister President. I think it is not okay to normalise the fact that a few hundred kilometres away from us in Europe, there are bombs hitting people. A cruel invasion by Mr Vladimir Putin, and it is leading to so much suffering, to millions of people, in Ukraine, but also in other European countries. We cannot remain silent on this. We need to call this out; we need to walk towards a solution; we need to put an end to this situation. We cannot let war win. All our actions, all our... 26/04/2022 | 18:46:05 At a time when inequality has increased in our countries, first with COVID-19, and above all over the years where the harmful dogma of austerity in Europe and other parts of the planet has created great discrepancies within societies, we have seen greater discrimination, greater inequality around the world, as reflected by this report. It is essential to look at how to fight against discrimination due to social, racial and economic origin. We need to do this with social policies but above all... 26/04/2022 | 17:17:58 Thank you, Mister Vice-President. First of all I would like to congratulate the rapporteurs in addressing an important issue with a positive approach, and above all, committed to the requirements of those most directly affected. That is the PWD's. I think, in general, it's a difficult time for equality. It's a difficult time for equality, for rights between people, with a context in which numerous dark forces, also in our democracies, are spreading prejudicial speeches; speeches of racial... 25/01/2022 | 10:25:02 Good morning, dear colleagues. First and foremost I would like to congratulate you, Tiny KOX, congratulations on your elections as president of the house. Thank you very much for heading this institution at a very important moment in time. This chamber has a lot of important political and legislative work to do. Thank you for helping and congratulations once again. Let us now turn to the report. These reports are being tabled at a time when LGBTI rights are very much under pressure, under... 24/01/2022 | 17:08:11 Good afternoon. First of all I would like to say how very positive are these particular reports and their focus on the participation of young people in politics. Also, in the linking of inaction on climate change and a violation of children's rights. This is a kind of self-criticism I do feel. Our decisions as regards to young people ought to be more ambitious. In our case, this is very positive that we focus right now on young people and children in the participatory process of democracy and... 24/06/2021 | 11:49:31 Good morning.  The situation generated by the lack of policies and effort internationally in order to deal with the situation in the Mediterranean, has really tested our cohesion and our ability to work together. There is a total lack of respectable practices. Thousands are dying, ladies and gentlemen, to reach the European Union, to reach Europe, over all. What we have seen is, essentially, a necropolitics, if you like, being implemented, a death-oriented politics that is being implemented...