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Mr Raphaël COMTE

Speeches since 2019

04/10/2019 | 10:44:31 Thank you, Mr. President. I would like to thank everyone for their interventions and for their support of the report. I would like to remind you that this report is not the only one to concern Jewish culture, since in 1987 we adopted a resolution on the Jewish contribution to European culture, in 1996 a recommendation on Yiddish culture, in 2012 a resolution on Jewish cemeteries and in 2014 a resolution on endangered heritage in Europe, which also included aspects of Jewish heritage. It is a... 04/10/2019 | 10:06:56 Thank you, Madame President. Ladies and gentlemen, parliamentarians. Few people in the history of Humanity have been as often persecuted as Jews, the height of horror having been reached during the Holocaust. All our beliefs, all that makes humanity was challenged by the planned extermination of the Jewish population during the Second World War. The foul beast of anti-Semitism is unfortunately very much alive. Even today, many anti-Semitic acts are perpetrated, and it seems that history has a... 23/01/2019 | 10:35:18 A number of very intelligent things have already been said. I do not want to lower the tone, but I would like to comment on the financial side of things, something that was picked up in the report adopted by our colleague Mr Petri HONKONEN. The media is undergoing a real revolution, as far as business models are concerned, as a result of the drop in advertising revenue. For private media, things have become very complicated. Good journalists need the financial resources to be able to do their... 22/01/2019 | 11:25:21 Distinguished colleagues, I have two admit two things. First, I have to admit that I am an ardent defender of Rousseau, as was my colleague from Switzerland who spoke before, and I think that referendums and direct democracy are very modern things. That is my first admission. My second is that I am Swiss, so I have much experience of direct democracy. Every revision of our constitution has to go through a referendum, and all decisions and laws that we vote through in our parliament are then...