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21/06/2023 | 20:17:12 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) President, Thank you for all the important work that has been done in this assembly on migration and integration. Migration is not a new phenomenon, but a fascinating and dynamic process that has shaped our world throughout history. Today we mostly talk about migration and the vast number of refugees as a problem. I prefer to call it a challenge and an opportunity. This well written report by Mr Hajdukovic does the same. It points two several... 11/10/2022 | 18:37:20 Madam President, First of all to the rapporteur, thank you for this very important report. The increase of negative attitudes towards Muslims in Europe is frightful. This is now more and more addressed as Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism. Using these words are changing the debate radically. We now acknowledge that Muslims in Europe encounter racism. The Council of Europe's core activities are human rights. This includes important freedoms and diversity that our European's tight societies... 22/06/2022 | 18:03:56 President, First of all, let me thank the rapporteurs for presenting this important and timely report. Millions of people are being forced to flee Ukraine due to war. Such a massive movement of people, who unwillingly must stop their lives temporarily, is a first in Europe in our time. All the countries that receive and welcome Ukrainian refugees must make sure that they take the necessary steps so that the refugees have the possibility to live fulfilling lives in dignity, when living outside... 20/06/2022 | 16:34:43 Thank you, Madam President. Thank you, the Rapporteur, for an excellent Charter. All political parties are responsible for preventing racism and hate speech. As representatives of democratic political parties this is our responsibility. Despite continuous efforts over the last decades, racism and intolerance has not decreased, the situation is rather the opposite. The current situation in Europe and the world is unfortunately fostering more racism, making it even more difficult for us as...