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Ms Arta BILALLI ZENDELI

Speeches since 2019

16/04/2024 | 18:39:07 Thank you, Mister President. Dear president, distinguished colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, there have been many meetings, sessions, debates, committees since yesterday that created a feeling to all of us that this April session will have a joint theme, and it is going to be the membership of Kosovo in the Council of Europe. Being an ethnic Albanian from North Macedonia, of course that allows me and makes me feel this theme as a very important one, for Albanians, for the region, and last but... 25/01/2023 | 19:15:56 Thank you, Mister Chair. We all agree that violence is not a way for problem solving. It is quite bad when this starts within the family and then increases in other human and wider aspects of society. North Macedonia has ratified the Istanbul Convention in 2014, but knowing that it is not enough only to ratify the International Convention we continue to work in our domestic legislation. Thus in 2021, we adopted a specific law on combating domestic violence, violence against women, and gender... 25/01/2023 | 16:25:41 Thank you, Madam Chair, The Republic of North Macedonia is deeply concerned and following with big concern the recent developments in Kosovo. This concern - besides our specific relations and connections with the people of Kosovo - comes also for three other reasons. Both countries are our neighbours; we are already part of NATO and alliance and security and stability of the region is one of our priorities; and we are actually presiding with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in... 27/04/2022 | 19:52:54 Thank you, Madam Chair. Excessive and unjustified use of force must be prohibited. It must not only be prohibited in written acts and legal acts, but also must be prohibited in practice. In my opinion it's the practice the place that derives or gives us very much problems in this direction. Only necessary and proportional use of force must be foreseen by legal acts. Law enforcement officers as well as police officers, must know their very strict competences in order not to misuse the... 26/04/2022 | 11:12:59 Thank you, Mr Chair. Dear colleagues and dear rapporteur, This report clearly states that a number of Council of Europe member states, including Albania, North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey, have expressed their wish to become members of the European Union. Also Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia. Furthermore, the prospect of EU membership represents a factor of stability in Europe, especially in the light of the new geopolitical context. According to this... 15/03/2022 | 18:44:02 Thank you Mr Chair, dear colleagues, ladies and gentlemen, We are all aware that Europe and democracy is facing a very big challenge today. It is a challenge because it is not only a war in the middle of Europe in 2022. It is not only a war between Ukraine and Russia, but it is a war between democratic and autocratic values. Bearing in mind that the Council of Europe is based upon democracy and democratic values, I am convinced that we must support democracy, democratic values and exclude... 28/09/2021 | 19:32:17 Thank you very much. First of all I would like to emphasize that it does not seem very optimistic to me the fact that we, representatives from all over Europe in 2021, must talk about this issue, which beside all tells us that there is yet gender inequality in Europe. Is it one? In my opinion yes. Yes because just a few years ago, this Council of Europe was obliged to adopt the Istanbul Convention, a convention which text shows the poor reality of women all over the world, not only in Europe...