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Ms Laura CASTEL

Speeches since 2019

24/06/2021 | 18:12:29 Thank you, Mister President. First of all, let me congratulate Mr Konstantin KUHLE for his excellent report. Indeed, the improper or illicit interference through financial contributions by foreign states is really worrisome because it shows the ugly face of corruption and jeopardises the values of democracy.  Political decision-making is increasingly exposed to international influence and it is of paramount importance. Further important is, as the resolution says, among other things, to... 22/06/2021 | 09:32:22 Thank you, Chair. First of all, I would like I could to thank Mr Roberto RAMPI for the this excellent report, which I support. I do totally agree that limitation to the right to know intending to protect national security or the right to privacy must be narrowly defined. As the resolution says, the main responsibility for safeguarding the right to know lies with the public authorities. In this sense, the members of parliament, as representatives of the people, have an enhanced right of access... 21/06/2021 | 18:52:18 Thank you, Madam Chair. Today I am speaking on behalf of those retaliated against. Today I am speaking on behalf of the leaders in jail and on behalf of those in exile. On the 1st of October of 2017, Catalonia voted in a referendum. Voting can never be a crime, the more so when done pacificly. Dialogue, negotiation, and voting crystallise democracy. Do you know how many Catalans today want to decide their future through a referendum? 80%, colleagues. 80%. Do you know how many times Catalans... 20/04/2021 | 12:44:35 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, I want to congratulate the rapporteur, Mr Tiny KOX, for this work which focuses on the strategic priorities of the Council of Europe and what is most important: what is our vision about that. I want to emphasise several points of the report which I believe are very important. Firstly, the Council of Europe's overall priority is to reaffirm itself as an independent forum for a comprehensive and inclusive dialogue. For us, for my party, it is very...