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Ms María Valentina MARTÍNEZ FERRO

Speeches since 2019

26/01/2023 | 10:46:06 Thank you, Mister President. I would like to thank and congratulate Mr Damien COTTIER and the Secretariat for this important and excellent report about the legal and human rights aspects of this terrible war. We, as the Group of the European People's Party, would like to strengthen the importance of two points that we have heard here this morning. The need to establish a new Nuremberg tribunal to judge the terrible crimes and provide justice and hope to all the Ukrainians. Secondly, the... 12/10/2022 | 11:56:17 I would like to begin by congratulating the rapporteurs on this excellent analysis and the great work that has gone into this report. Indeed, it describes a very troubling situation in Türkiye, because there is a democratic deterioration in this country precisely when it is playing a role as a global actor, whose stability and credibility are of crucial importance for all of us. Not only is it a threat to its domestic population, but also to its neighbours, and that has to end. Türkiye must... 26/04/2022 | 11:38:17 Thank you, Mister President. Thank you to Mr Titus CORLĂŢEAN for his report. I think it is more important than ever before – absolutely vital – that the European Union and the Council of Europe co‑operate precisely because we were mistaken when we thought that the kind of behaviour we are seeing right now in Europe had been consigned to the past.  I think that right-thinking diplomacy was not able to counter Putin's aggression. Nothing could have been more mistaken. We have seen President... 15/03/2022 | 11:31:05 The future of Europe and of Europeans, in other words, of all of us, is now being played out in the fields and cities of Ukraine. This heroic resistance is also in our name, in defence of our values and freedom. They are resisting today on behalf of the respect for the rule of law, the sovereignty of nations in compliance with treaties and respect for internationally-recognised borders. I pay tribute to them. Putin wishes to disrupt the post-war international order and deliver a final blow to... 22/06/2021 | 12:28:49 Thank you, President.  The first thing I would like to do is congratulate our rapporteur for this very important report. I would also like to thank the co-rapporteur for their opinion, Ms Carmen LEYTE from the Spanish delegation, both of them have done an excellent job.  It is quite true to say that this is a subject that keeps cropping up again and again this year, that is to say this confrontation between health protection and fundamental freedoms. COVID-19, the pandemic, has affected us... 21/06/2021 | 18:43:23 Thank you.  Should politicians be prosecuted for statements made in the exercise of their mandate? That is the question here and I think we would all have to vote no. The freedom of expression is a basic right on which all of our political activities are based but in the case of Spain, there is a misleading and false question, no Spanish politician has been found guilty for freedom of expression being violated. Here, the idea is whether they are guilty of using government resources for a coup... 19/04/2021 | 18:47:06 Thank you very much, Madam President. I would like, first of all, to thank Ms Elvira KOVÁCS for this excellent report tabled before the House. Thank you. Now this report is a report that will not have an impact on Spain. In fact, it's not necessary in Spain because of our Constitution of 1978. We have 4 official languages in Spain, one of them for the whole territory, which is Spanish, and then we have Galician, Euskera and Catalan, also as official languages. And these are used in 3... 26/01/2021 | 13:05:06 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) We thank the rapporteur for the elaboration of a report as necessary as this one in times where, due to COVID-19, the governments of many countries -and not only those of Poland or Moldova- have accumulated, thanks to the states of alarm and exception, an enormous amount of power which, under normal circumstances, would be distributed amongst different organs which act as counterweight and guarantee against that excessive accumulation of...