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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 (since 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media: Bureau of the Assembly (since 28/01/2020)
  • Chairperson of the Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media: Standing Committee (since 28/01/2020)
  • 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)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage (since 28/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport (since 28/01/2020)
  • Ex officio: Sub-Committee on Media and Information Society (since 28/01/2020)
  • 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

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... 20/11/2020 | 17:19:29 Thank you. Thank you. So there's no personal amendment as far as I'm concerned for the committee. I just wanted to say, on behalf of the committee, that I wanted to congratulate Mr BRENNER on his report, to say that he has sounded a resounding warning signal to all those of us who tend to regard academic freedom as a second-class right for teachers and academics. Yet it is not a minor right but, on the contrary, it is one of the pillars of our democratic societies and even a factor in... 28/06/2019 | 10:14:28 Thank you very much, Mr. President. First of all, I would like to congratulate the rapporteur on the quality of her work. For more than eight years now, we have been experiencing the consequences of the Syrian crisis in Europe. In particular, through migratory flows, but also through terrorism led by the Islamic State, which has hit several of our countries. As we are experiencing a heat wave here in France, it is worth remembering that the origin of the Syrian crisis lies in a climatic event... 11/04/2019 | 10:59:44 I also congratulate the rapporteur on the report. Indeed, it is normal for an institution to tidy up its rules and regulations as required and as time goes by. However, I share a number of the concerns that have been voiced, particularly about the threshold required to establish a group. I think that having a figure would be better than having a percentage, and that 25 should be that threshold figure; that is a reasonable number to ensure a coherent grouping. There is no specific amendment... 10/04/2019 | 18:07:31 To begin with, I thank Mr Tiny KOX for his report, because I think there is one thing on which we can all agree, as stated in his report – namely that at present we are experiencing the most serious crisis that this Organisation has ever experienced in the 70 years of its existence. This is supposedly a crisis – a sort of ad hoc crisis – that is due to the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, but now it is a structural crisis: a crisis of our values, which are the values that...

Activities