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14/10/2022 | 12:39:05 Thank you very much Mr President, We're writing the epilogue of this session of the Parliamentary Assembly. I would like to contribute to the collective concern as concerns the issue of respecting rule of law in Türkiye. We're speaking about the obligations that it has made, or has by nature, to the Council of Europe. Taking into consideration what was said by all of the groups, we've heard about the backsliding of democracy in Türkiye, and that the justice system is in the stranglehold of... 14/10/2022 | 10:14:52 Thank you very much indeed, Mr President. Allow me on behalf of the Group of the Unified European Left to express our commotion over the death of Mr Alexandros Nikolaidis, an Olympic champion, the representative of Syriza who passed away this morning at the age of 42. Alexandros, you have left your mark, you gave us hope, our thoughts go to his family. Perhaps I can turn to the subject on the agenda "The future of work is here". The report says in its title that we're invited to revisit... 23/06/2022 | 18:41:40 Ladies and Gentlemen,  I too would like to make a contribution to this debate. I would like to actually place myself in the position of citizens, to put myself in their shoes. I think that the control of networks 100 per cent is something that is done by media groups. Media groups control it all together. There is no freedom of information. Communication online is being controlled – you may ask how. How does this happen? Well, first of all, you have populist channels, they prepare public... 27/09/2021 | 16:44:55 Dear Colleagues, I would like to begin my speech on behalf of UEL by recalling the sad, today, anniversary of the attack by Azerbaijan against Nagorno-Karabakh (Republic of Artsakh), but also of the commitments that both Armenia and Azerbaijan committed themselves, upon their accession to the Council of Europe in January 2001, to use only, only, peaceful means for settling the conflict. With the above in mind, let me focus not on the political consequences or the agreements, which were in any... 24/06/2021 | 09:21:51 Good morning, dear Chair. Can you hear me? Dear Chair, dear colleagues, Speaking on behalf of the Group of the Unified European Left I would like to highlight the importance of Mr Paulo PISCO's report in a globalised world where violence, poverty, and social inequalities prevail. We must change for the better, supporting peace and equality for all. The ideals of democracy, egalitarianism, and collaboration, as well as the inclusion of diversities are the corner stones on which a multicultural... 22/06/2021 | 09:21:40 Thank you Chair. Can you hear me? Can you hear me dear Chair? Okay. Dear Chair, dear colleagues, speaking on behalf of the Group of the Unified European Left, I would like to agree with Mr Roberto RAMPI's exceptional work. Although it's been 73 days since the murder of the Greek well-known journalist Giorgos Karaivaz in broad daylight on 9 April in Athens, it still remains an unsolved case. When a journalist is murdered democracy is wounded. The feeling of insecurity spreading across the... 28/01/2020 | 17:03:30 Thank you. Dear Chair, dear colleagues, Please allow me to start by emphasizing that, to me, as a parliamentarian on behalf of UEL, but mainly as a journalist, this is a highly sensitive topic. I believe we shall all agree that the free and secured press is an essential component of any smoothly operating democracy and the constitution of human rights in national and international law. Press freedom in Europe is more fragile now than at any other time since the end of the cold war. Being a... 04/10/2019 | 10:22:48 President, Ladies and gentleman,  The United European Left strongly endorses this particular report. Jewish cultural heritage is an integral part of Europe's common cultural legacy and the responsibility for protecting and safeguarding requires a sense of shared responsibility and taking initiatives. I come from the city of Thessaloniki, the capital of the North of Greece, the metropolis of the Balkans, which at the beginning of the previous century, was known as the Jerusalem of the Balkans...