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19/04/2024 | 11:42:35 Thank you, Mister President. Honourable colleagues, I would like to thank Mr Joseph O'REILLY for a thorough report, which highlights the critical importance of establishing a secure digital environment for our children. Indeed, the internet has become a part of our life, offering unprecedented opportunities for learning, communication and entertainment, but at the same time it threatens the safety and well-being of our children. From cyberbullying, and exposure to inappropriate content, to... 18/04/2024 | 12:37:02 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   Dear Colleagues, I would like to express my gratitude to rapporteurs Mr Simon MOUTQUIN and Ms Yuliia OVCHYNNYKOVA for thorough reports, which highlight the urgent need to protect the right to a healthy environment. I fully agree that the acknowledgment of such right has become an undeniable imperative on the political stage. What sets the right to a healthy environment apart is its intergenerational dimension. Reykjavik Declaration adopted... 15/04/2024 | 16:12:41 Dear Mister President, dear colleagues, Beforehand, I would like to thank the rapporteurs Ms Elvira KOVÁCS and Ms Isabel Meirelles, for the great job on comprehensive reports which underscore the significance of robust opposition and referendums that generally expressed the visions of people in ensuring accountability, transparency, and the preservation of the democratic principles. It is the parliament that embodies the faith people have in democracy. Thus, it is essential that the... 15/04/2024 | 13:08:00 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to CoE parliamentarians for consistently prioritizing the Ukrainian issue on the Assembly's agenda. In particular, the upcoming debate on the report "Support for the Reconstruction of Ukraine" sends a powerful message that the Council of Europe remains committed to playing a pivotal role in supporting Ukraine through various instruments and mechanisms. The establishment of a comprehensive... 26/01/2024 | 11:30:32 Thank you, Mister President. Dear colleagues, I would like to thank Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ for his permanent and persistent work for the protection of the most vulnerable, children and refugees. This is another important, highly valuable report of yours that presents a sensible strategy to eliminate the suffering of children, and emphasises the crucial need for reparations in cases of violence against them, serving historical justice and so guaranteeing human rights protection today. Violence... 25/01/2024 | 12:36:17 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2)   I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Olena Chomenko for a highly valuable report that presents a sensible strategy to cope with unprecedented violation of the rights of the Ukrainian children by Russian aggressor and abduction of Ukrainian children by Russia. The depth of the human tragedy that has unfolded in Ukriane beyond comprehension.Ukrainian children study the war period of history not from books, but from their own... 13/10/2023 | 10:16:21 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, first of all I want to thank the rapporteur, Mr Pieter OMTZIGT, for the really good report, though I wouldn't say it's a timely report of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, as the motion was tabled months before the full scale invasion of Ukraine by Russia. Moreover, it refers to 2020, when Russia made changes to its constitution, allowing Putin to remain in office probably practically forever, until 2036. As a result of this decision... 10/10/2023 | 17:10:31 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, I want to thank the Rapporteur for the great job he did encouraging us to be vigilant and reasonably asses the upcoming threat for European values. And today the rhetoric of European far-right ideologies is based on three key ideas: the chauvinistic and lasting domination of nation, xenophobia against immigrants, and political populism. The extreme right offers its supporters very simple solutions: expelling foreigners, anti-European, anti-NATO... 23/06/2023 | 11:53:53 Dear Madam President, I'm so happy to see a Ukrainian woman chairing! Dear colleagues, I would like to commend the rapporteur Ms Edite ESTRELA for such a comprehensive report promoting equal access to digital technologies and proposing matches to reduce this digital divide. As the head of the sub-committee of administrative procedures and administrative services, I fully agree with the statement that when it comes to the digitalisation of public services, states must move from the logic of... 26/01/2023 | 11:00:31 Dear Mister President, dear colleagues. I would like to commend the rapporteur Mr Damien COTTIER for this excellent report, as it is of utmost importance at the time, and already 11 months Putin is destroying with impunity an entire state in Europe in front of the eyes of the civilised world, trying to wipe the Ukrainian nation off the face of the Earth, violating, or I should say raping international law in a most perverted manner. I am convinced that this report will, for sure, encourage...