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Mr Olivier BECHT

Mandates

In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 09/10/2017

In the Assembly

  • since 09/10/2017 Representative - France

In the committee(s) and sub-committee(s)

  • Chairperson: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media: Bureau of the Assembly (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media: Standing Committee (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • First Vice-Chairperson: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 17/06/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • General Rapporteur on science and technology assessment: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (from 04/03/2019 to 05/02/2021)
  • Full Member ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 24/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Full Member ALDE: Committee on the Election of Judges to the European Court of Human Rights (from 01/06/2018 to 20/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media (since 09/10/2017)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (since 25/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 25/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 28/01/2020 to 23/01/2022)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 04/03/2019 to 28/01/2020)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 12/10/2017 to 24/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr Frédéric PETIT (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 20/11/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr Sylvain WASERMAN (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (from 09/10/2017 to 20/11/2020)
  • Alternate of Mr François CALVET (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 22/03/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Fabien GOUTTEFARDE (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (from 21/01/2019 to 24/01/2021)
  • Alternate of Mr Adrien TAQUET (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (from 25/01/2018 to 28/01/2019)
  • Alternate of Mr André REICHARDT (Full Member): Sub-Committee on Crime Problems and the Fight against Terrorism (since 09/10/2017)

Interventions

Last speeches

28/04/2022 | 16:02:13 Thank you very much, Mr President. So, we are here this afternoon to talk about the safeguarding of democracy in Europe. It is true that Europe is the continent where democracy was born. It was a very long time ago and it was, at that time, in small Greek cities. It also lived under the Roman Republic and then, together with the Roman Empire, it disappeared for almost 1 700 years. What was finally a disruption allowed the return of democracy was an invention: this invention was the printing... 15/03/2022 | 20:10:14 Thank you very much, Mister President. Russia's brutal invasion of Ukraine signals the return of war to Europe. We thought, with the fall of the Berlin Wall, that we would be able to enjoy the dividends of peace. Now history is brutally reminding us that we are all Ukrainians. Faced with this armed aggression of one member state of the Council of Europe by another. There is only one solution: the exclusion of the aggressor. A few years ago, I defended Russia's continued membership in our... 29/09/2021 | 18:43:35 Good evening, Mr President. First of all, I would like to thank all of those who spoke in the debate.  I  have a nine-year-old son and we are all committed to leaving our children a planet that will still be liveable. We must not simply make grand declarations and laws: we must act. I believe that the Council of Europe can do that. The Council of Europe, together with all 47 member states, has a role to play, in doing what we have done with other partial agreements, in the field of research... 29/09/2021 | 17:09:02 Good morning, Mr President, I am very sorry that I am only speaking remotely. I was in the Chamber a few moments ago but, unfortunately, I have to leave for Paris urgently and I will therefore have to do so remotely. We have just had a good illustration of the climate crisis. This climate emergency is a reality in Europe; several hundred people died this summer in mega-floods or mega-fires. We all know that we are obliged to respect the zero-carbon objective by 2050, but 2050 is just around... 22/06/2021 | 11:21:48 Thank you Mr President. Ladies and gentlemen, A well-known French philosopher called Voltaire said: "Let us support the freedom of the press, it is the basis of all other freedoms". For more than two centuries, we have seen that media freedom and democracy travel the same path: when one deviates from it, the other is lost. In recent years the forms of media have multiplied: from the written press to radio, television, etc. As our rapporteur Mr Roberto RAMPI has said, we are now sailing on a...

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