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17/04/2024 | 19:55:16 Thank you, President. Ladies and gentlemen. Ongoing efforts by Albania to roll-up the reforms necessary to join the European family can only be described as remarkable. However, the progress achieved has been overshadowed by deteriorations in terms of the rights of minorities in Albania. I would like to underline the fact that the report does refer to changes which have been made to the map of local authorities in the country. These changes might have led to improvements in local management... 13/10/2023 | 12:48:19 Thank you very much, Mister President, Of course, I would like to say thanks to Mr Birgir THÓRARINSSON for this excellent Report. It is for sure that the 2021 events in Afghanistan have been sealed into our collective consciousness. Families leaving their homes, and numerous refugees seeking safe land. Women and girls losing some of their fundamental human rights. For sure, it is, as the rapporteur said, a war against the women and girls in this country. The Council of Europe has a long... 13/10/2023 | 11:23:54 Thank you very much. Dear colleagues, as a new member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, it is a great honour not only to stand in front of you, but also to represent the Group of the European People's Party today. Mental health, especially of children and young people, must be at the top of our agenda in the recent years. The Covid-19 pandemic, along with its lockdowns, brought a new area to our societies. Mental health and social relationship became fragile from for...