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Rassemblement des démocrates, progressistes et indépendants

FR - 75291 - Paris cedex 06


Working language: French

Declarations of interests:
2020 , 2019 , 2018


In the political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe since 26/06/2019
  • Member: Members not belonging to a Political Group from 24/11/2017 to 25/06/2019

In the Assembly

  • since 24/11/2017 Substitute-France

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

  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Artificial Intelligence and Human Rights (since 21/01/2019)
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Human Rights (since 25/01/2018)
  • Alternate of Mr André VALLINI (Full Member): Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights (since 24/11/2017)


Last speeches

27/06/2019 | 17:42:54 Thank you, Madam President, My dear colleagues, I would like to begin by paying tribute –in my own name and on behalf of many French people, according to the letters I receive, from various municipalities and French elected representatives– because we have a rule, in France, we do not give a street name, a place, to a person who is alive, and we wait some time to do so, generally five years to do so. I am witness to the many intentions of French and local elected representatives to pay... 26/06/2019 | 18:44:39 Thank you, Madam President. (FR) Rapporteur, ladies and gentlemen, Malta is an island, a very beautiful island, an island at the heart of European history, at the heart of Europe itself. Because if we look at what we call the concentric circles of integration within the European Union, this country that has been independent since 1964, immediately in 1965 joined the Council of Europe, acceded to its convention. It is also a country that has been a full member of the European Union for more... 09/04/2019 | 17:23:54 I thank Ms Petra De SUTTER for her interesting report, the tone of which is commendably measured – perhaps too measured. It reminds me of the adverts in the1980s and 1990s for a disposable double-bladed razor: the first blade cuts a little and the second cuts even closer. I do not know whether that was scientifically proven, but it ran well in the press, although the process has to be renewed every day. Then there were three-bladed and four-bladed razors; I am really not sure whether the... 23/01/2019 | 16:30:58 This debate is rich and the report elaborated on by our colleagues is excellent and relevant. This is, however, just one phase of our reflection and we need to ask the proper question. We cannot confuse the freedom of the press and freedom of information with the quality of information. You cannot have quality information if you do not have freedom of information, but freedom of information does not really create quality. We see it today: there is so much information and we have deregulated... 22/01/2019 | 17:57:59 I sincerely congratulate Lord Donald ANDERSON on his report, which is remarkably accurate and informed. In 2011, the French Parliament dealt with the first case involving human rights that fell into my lap – the Bill Browder case, which related to a client of Sergei Magnitsky. People told me that we needed to produce a Magnitsky-type law in France. In 2012, such a law was passed in the United States. I did the rounds of colleagues in the French Parliament and Senate, and we met again in 2014...