BETA

Activities of Alexander ALEXANDROV YORDANOV

Plenary speeches (24)

Implementation of the EU Global Strategy (debate)
2019/07/16
Situation in Ukraine (debate)
2019/10/09
The Turkish military operation in northeast Syria and its consequences (debate)
2019/10/23
Dossiers: 2019/2886(RSP)
Opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania (continuation of debate)
2019/10/23
Dossiers: 2019/2883(RSP)
Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Romanian revolution of December 1989 (debate)
2019/12/16
Commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the Romanian revolution of December 1989 (debate)
2019/12/16
Situation in Iran and Iraq following recent escalations (debate)
2020/01/14
Distortion of European history and remembrance of the Second World War (topical debate)
2020/01/15
Proposed mandate for negotiations for a new partnership with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (debate)
2020/02/11
Foreign policy consequences of the COVID-19 crisis - The PRC national security law for Hong Kong and the need for the EU to defend Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy - The EU's response to the possible Israeli annexation in the West Bank (debate)
2020/06/18
Dossiers: 2020/2665(RSP)
2019-2020 Reports on Albania – 2019-2020 Reports on Kosovo – 2019-2020 Reports on North Macedonia – 2019-2020 Reports on Serbia (debate)
2021/03/25
Dossiers: 2019/2172(INI)
Systematic repression in Belarus and its consequences for European security following abductions from an EU civilian plane intercepted by the Belarusian authorities (debate)
2021/06/08
Dossiers: 2021/2741(RSP)
EU global human rights sanctions regime (EU Magnitsky Act) (debate)
2021/07/06
Dossiers: 2021/2563(RSP)
Direction of EU-Russia political relations (debate)
2021/09/14
Dossiers: 2021/2042(INI)
The future of EU-US relations (debate)
2021/10/05
Dossiers: 2021/2038(INI)
2021 Report on North Macedonia (debate)
2022/05/18
Dossiers: 2021/2248(INI)
2021 Report on North Macedonia (A9-0133/2022 - Ilhan Kyuchyuk)
2022/05/19
Dossiers: 2021/2248(INI)
The EU’s Foreign, Security and Defence Policy after the Russian invasion of Ukraine (debate)
2022/06/07
Dossiers: 2022/2039(INI)
The call for a Convention for the revision of the Treaties (debate)
2022/06/09
Dossiers: 2022/2705(RSP)
2021 Report on Serbia (debate)
2022/07/05
Dossiers: 2021/2249(INI)
Question Time (VPC/HR) The state of play of the war in Ukraine
2022/09/13
Question Time (VPC/HR) The state of play of the war in Ukraine
2022/09/13
Illegal detention of the opposition leader in Bulgaria (topical debate)
2022/09/14
The accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area (debate)
2022/10/05

Institutional motions (14)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the 80th anniversary of the start of the Second World War and the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe
2019/09/17
Dossiers: 2019/2819(RSP)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(51 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the importance of European remembrance for the future of Europe
2019/09/18
Dossiers: 2019/2819(RSP)
Documents: PDF(155 KB) DOC(50 KB)
on the Russian aggression against Ukraine
2022/02/28
Dossiers: 2022/2564(RSP)
Documents: PDF(169 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 24-25 March 2022, including the latest developments of the war against Ukraine and the EU sanctions against Russia and their implementation
2022/04/05
Dossiers: 2022/2560(RSP)
Documents: PDF(157 KB) DOC(51 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the conclusions of the European Council meeting of 24-25 March 2022, including the latest developments of the war against Ukraine and the EU sanctions against Russia and their implementation
2022/04/06
Dossiers: 2022/2560(RSP)
Documents: PDF(167 KB) DOC(56 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the State of play on the EU-Moldova cooperation
2022/05/02
Dossiers: 2022/2651(RSP)
Documents: PDF(152 KB) DOC(47 KB)
the State of play on the EU-Moldova cooperation
2022/05/04
Documents: PDF(164 KB) DOC(51 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the candidate status of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia
2022/06/20
Dossiers: 2022/2716(RSP)
Documents: PDF(147 KB) DOC(48 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the candidate status of Ukraine, the Republic of Moldova and Georgia
2022/06/22
Dossiers: 2022/2716(RSP)
Documents: PDF(159 KB) DOC(48 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Russia’s escalation of its war of aggression against Ukraine
2022/10/03
Dossiers: 2022/2851(RSP)
Documents: PDF(149 KB) DOC(48 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Russia’s escalation of its war of aggression against Ukraine
2022/10/05
Documents: PDF(167 KB) DOC(54 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the accession of Romania and Bulgaria to the Schengen area
2022/10/12
Dossiers: 2022/2852(RSP)
Documents: PDF(152 KB) DOC(48 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on recognising the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism
2022/11/16
Dossiers: 2022/2896(RSP)
Documents: PDF(174 KB) DOC(54 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on recognising the Russian Federation as a state sponsor of terrorism
2022/11/21
Documents: PDF(168 KB) DOC(57 KB)

Oral questions (1)

Functioning of the internal market
2019/10/11
Documents: PDF(53 KB) DOC(18 KB)

Written questions (1)

Closure of the Specialised Court and Public Prosecutor’s Office in Bulgaria
2022/02/02
Documents: PDF(44 KB) DOC(9 KB)

Amendments (48)

Amendment 64 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Welcomes the opening of cluster four in December 2021; and reiterates that the pace of accession will be determined not only by progress on the rule of law and fundamental rights chapters, as well as on the normalisation of Serbia’s relations with Kosovo, will determine the pace of accessionbut also by Serbia’s alignment with the EU’s foreign policy decisions and positions, including sanctions against Russia;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 85 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Calls on the new majority to accelerate Serbia’s alignment with European policies and values; underlines its readiness to work further in the context of the Inter-Party Dialogue, while stressing that clear decisions are needed on Serbia’s strategic direction, in particular with regard to Russia;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 92 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. RegDeplorets the fact that Serbia has still not aligned with EU sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; calls on the newly elected authorities to show real commitment to EU values as soon as possible and to align with the EU’s decisions and positions in foreign and security policy, including sanctions against Russia;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 93 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. RegretsCannot comprehend the fact that Serbia has not aligned with EU sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine; calls on the newly elected authorities to show real commitment to EU values and to immediately align with the EU’s decisions and positions in foreign and security policy, including sanctions against Russia;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 112 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 – indent 1 (new)
- Is concerned and worried about the close military cooperation with the Russian Federation and urges Serbia to review its defence policy relations with Russia;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 113 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Regrets the existence of the Russian-Serbian Humanitarian Center; calls on the Serbian authorities to provide more transparency on the role and activities of the so called humanitarian center;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Reiterates its call on Serbia and EU Member States to pursue more active and effective communication about the benefits of EU enlargement; regrets the fact that the Serbian government has put stronger emphasis on its ties with China and Russia, than with the EU;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 212 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13 a (new)
13a. Reiterates its call on the authorities to continue their efforts to eliminate the legacy of the former Communist secret services by making its files open to the public, as a step towards the democratisation of Serbia; calls on Serbia to intensify the process of succession and implementation of obligations relating to the division of the common archive of the former Yugoslavia; reiterates, in this connection, that full access to all archival materials, especially those of the former Yugoslav Secret Services (UDBA) and the Yugoslav People’s Army Secret Service (KOS) is of vital significance; reiterates its call to the authorities to facilitate access to those archives that concern the former republics of Yugoslavia and to return them to their respective governments if they so request;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 262 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Calls on the Serbian authorities to step up efforts to ensure the non- discriminatory treatment of national minorities and to actively pursue investigations and convictions for hate- motivated crimes; moreover, regrets the fact that national minorities are protected only on paper; more has to be done to actively implement the anti-discrimination legislation;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 291 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Is deeply concerned about the spread of disinformation about Russian aggression against Ukraine; calls on the Serbian authorities to take an active stand against the disinformation and to fight back the most circulated fake news; calls on the Serbian authorities and the Commission to bolster infrastructure to fight disinformation and other hybrid threats;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 360 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Welcomes the introduction of a roaming-free zone in the entire Western Balkans as of 1 July 2021; urges the Council and the Commission to work with the Serbian authorities and the other five Western Balkan states for the introduction of roaming-free zone between the Western Balkans and the European Union;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 381 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Is deeply concerned by the depopulation and brain drain of Serbia’s human capital; welcomes the Serbian Government’s initiatives to counter these trends by working with international organisations; notes with concern that additional efforts need to be invested in the socio-economic development of the border regions in order to prevent them from depopulation; reminds that to use IPA III Cross-border Co-operation Programmes could be utilised for this purpose;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 425 #

2021/2249(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 39 a (new)
39a. Reiterates its regret over the lack of action on the pollution of the River Dragovishtitsa by mines operating in the region and the detrimental effect on the health of the local people and the environment;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 8 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 18
— having regard to the EU-Western Balkans summit, held in Sofia, Zagreb and Brdo pri Kranju oin 6 October2018, 2020 and 2021, and its declarations,
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 62 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Recalls the need to uphold the pace and credibility of European integration by promptly opening accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia as soon as possible, given that both countries have fulfilled the necessary conditions and delivered sustained results across fundamental areas; expects that negotiations with the Republic of North Macedonia will start only after the country delivers convincing guarantees on the implementation of the Good Neighbourly Relations Treaty;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 83 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 3
3. Commends North Macedonia on its steady progress on the path towards EU membership, its commitment to multiculturalism and inter-ethnic harmony, and its continued positive bilateral engagement;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 89 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 4
4. Urges North Macedonia to sustain and intensify efforts to strengthen the rule of law and judicial independence, counter corruption, the protection of human rights, reform its public administration and consolidate media freedom;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 118 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. WelcomNotes with interest the implementation of the 2021 population census, while expecting the publication of its results soon;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 138 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Recalls the need to strengthen independent investigative journalism, non- biased fact-checking and media literacy as means to tackle hate speech, disinformation and foreign interference campaigns;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19 a. Denounces the ongoing smear campaign against the one Bulgarian TV channel broadcasted in the country; Urges both countries to allow more TV channels, other media outlets and cultural institutions in their respective markets to foster cultural awareness and exchange, to improve people-to-people understanding;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 145 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Commends the government’s efforts to improve engagement with civil society and calls for a framework to ensure the financial sustainability of civil society organisations, including those representing the defending the rights of the various ethinc communities in the country;;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 157 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 22
22. Encourages ongoing steps to build trust in inter-community relations and the functioning of a multi-ethnic society by fully guaranteeing the rights of all ethnic communities in the country, including through appropriate constitutional and legislative amendments, while recalling the importance of upholding the rights of non-majority communities and effectively tackling all instances of discrimination;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 170 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 a (new)
23 a. Calls the Republic of North Macedonia to fully guarantee equal rights for all ethnic communities in the country, including through appropriate constitutional and legislative amendments, and ensure that no disadvantage shall result for citizens from the exercise of their right to identify themselves as belonging to any ethnic group;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 171 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 b (new)
23 b. Regrets the continuous lack of progress in implementing the previous European Parliament recommendations regarding discrimination against citizens openly expressing their Bulgarian identity and/ or ethnic background;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 172 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 c (new)
23 c. Strongly encourages the authorities and civil society to take appropriate measures for historical reconciliation in order to overcome the divide between and within different ethnic and national groups, including by listing citizens of Bulgarian identity among the others in the Constitution;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 173 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 d (new)
23 d. Calls on the Republic of North Macedonia to amend its Constitution to include the ethnic communities with Montenegrin, Croatian and Bulgarian identity;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 174 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 e (new)
23 e. Insists that guaranteeing the right of the people, who identify as Bulgarians, and their inclusion in the Constitution of the Republic of North Macedonia should be a pre-condition for the start of negotiations for North Macedonia’s EU membership;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 176 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Urges the relevant bodies to proactively prevent and systematically prosecute all instances of hate speech, hate crimes and intimidation, to thoroughly investigate related attacks and to ensure the safety and security of their targets, such as journalists, people belonging to minorities and other vulnerable groups, strongly urges the media outlets and the authorities of the Republic of North Macedonia to deter from utilizing and publicizing hate speech against EU Member States and its closest neighbours;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 190 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Welcomes North Macedonia’s membership of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance; recalls the need to open up Yugoslav secret service archives, kept both in Skopje and in Belgrade, in order to vigorously address communist- era crimes across the region; takes the view that transparent handling of the totalitarian past, including the opening-up of the archives of the secret services, is a step towards further democratization, accountability and institutional strength in both the country and the Western Balkan region as a whole;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 221 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. EncouragesCalls for the finalisation of the security and intelligence sector reform; calls for the whistle-blower protection mechanism to be updated and the lobbying law to be implemented effectively;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 319 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47
47. Strongly welcomes the political impetus for a renewed dialogue between Bulgaria and North Macedonia and encourages the partners to accelerate engagement in good faith in order to reach an acceptable compromise, thereby bringing societies closer together by enabling a common future in the EUsustainable results in the implementation in good faith of the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighbourliness and Cooperation, thereby bringing societies closer together by enabling a common future in the EU; Encourages Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia to reach a compromise over a roadmap of concrete measures, which will be included in the negotiations framework, its implementation will be regularly assessed by the Commission during the negotiations process;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 328 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 a (new)
47 a. Strongly urges the Joint Multidisciplinary Expert Commission on Historical and Educational Issues of Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia, established as a result of the Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation, to resume its work;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 331 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 b (new)
47 b. Strongly urges all texts, already agreed by the Joint Multidisciplinary Expert Commission, to be published in the respective languages of Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia, and in English;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 332 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 c (new)
47 c. Strongly urges the work on school history textbooks in Bulgaria and the Republic of North Macedonia to resume; the texts should reflect the interpretation of historical facts and figures from the common history of both peoples based on authentic historical documents/sources; this is the foundation on which the two countries should build their relations; the relationship between the future generations of RNM and Bulgaria will be a reflection of the education processes in the two countries;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 333 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 d (new)
47 d. Condemns the fact that apart from few sporadic instances the two countries have failed to jointly commemorate and/or celebrate shared historical figures/dates in the past years in a consistent manner; strongly condemns the vandalistic attack against the tricolour ribbons and the wreaths laid by a Bulgarian delegation in Skopje on Gotse Delchev’s grave in the recent celebration of the 150thanniversary of the birth of the prominent revolutionary; the relations between RNM and Bulgaria should be based on deep, mutual respect and appreciation for each other, consideration and preservation of the common historical heritage;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 334 #

2021/2248(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 e (new)
47 e. Condemns any attempt to replace historical monuments and/or artefacts, including the destruction of authentic cultural heritage or any attempts to rewrite history; such incidents raise serious concerns, including in the context of the lack of implementation of the 2017 Treaty of Friendship, Good Neighborliness and Cooperation;
2022/03/09
Committee: AFET
Amendment 172 #

2021/2246(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Reiterates its call for greater inclusion of persons belonging to minorities, including the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities, as well as persons with disabilities and displaced persons, by providing them with access to adequate healthcare and social protection; in this regard recommends that the rights of people with Bulgarian ethnicity in the Gora and Zhupa regions to be enshrined in law and ensured in practice
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 177 #

2021/2246(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21 a (new)
21a. In that respect notes with regret that the petition of nearly 500 people, who have historically self-identified as Bulgarian, which was registered at the Assembly of Kosovo in May 2018, has still not been considered and recommends that those rights are enshrined in law and ensured in practice;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 238 #

2021/2246(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27 a (new)
27a. Encourages the authorities to retrieve the relevant Yugoslav secret service archives from Serbia; takes the view that transparent handling of the totalitarian past, including the opening-up of the archives of the secret services, is a step towards further democratisation, accountability and institutional strength in both the country and the Western Balkan region as a whole;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 243 #

2021/2246(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Welcomes the introduction of a roaming-free zone in the entire Western Balkans as of 1 July 2021, improving connectivity and bringing benefits to citizens and businesses in the region; urges the Council and the Commission to work with the Serbian authorities and the other five Western Balkan states for the introduction of roaming-free zone between the Western Balkans and the European Union;
2022/04/29
Committee: AFET
Amendment 37 #

2021/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 2
2. Underlines that depriving countries of the Western Balkans of a European perspective is worsening rather than improving the situation as regards organised crime, and underlines that only by fosteringsupporting a European perspective for the countries of the Western Balkans reduces the influence of organised crime. Hence there is a need to accelerate the EU integration process can it be improved;.
2021/09/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 62 #

2021/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 6 – point i (new)
(i) Highlights the need for hate speech to be prosecuted as a criminal offence and urges that all forms of hate speech targeting national or ethnic origins be punished;
2021/09/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 68 #

2021/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7 – indent 1 (new)
- Expresses disquiet at the cases of human rights violations and aggression against national and ethnic minorities;
2021/09/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 160 #

2021/2002(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23 d (new)
23d. Recalls that the process of the European integration of the countries of the Western Balkans is directly dependent on the normalisation of their relations both with each other and with the neighbouring EU Member States.
2021/09/08
Committee: AFET
Amendment 217 #

2019/2175(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 – indent 1 (new)
- draws attention to the need to make further efforts to fully protect and guarantee the educational rights of national minorities;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 320 #

2019/2175(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30 – indent 1 (new)
- advocates a policy of cooperation with the North Atlantic Alliance, which will create the conditions for an expansion of the security space in the Western Balkans region, and expresses concern at the intensification of military cooperation with the Russian Federation;
2020/12/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 200 #

2019/2174(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23– (new)
Highlights the unacceptable use in media circles of ‘hate speech’ regarding other countries and peoples, which is incompatible with European values and is hindering the development of good neighbourly relations in the region;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET
Amendment 254 #

2019/2174(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 39
39. Regrets that Bulgaria and North Macedonia have yet to find a compromisen understanding on issues related to history and language, trusts that they will soon be settled, taking as a basis trustworthy historical and linguistic sources and arguments, in order not to jeopardise the integration momentum, and looks forward to holding of the first intergovernmental conference, kick-starting the accession talks without a further delay;
2020/12/22
Committee: AFET