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Mr Jean-Pierre GRIN

Speeches since 2019

11/10/2023 | 19:34:56 Thank you, Mr Vice-President. First of all, I'd like to thank Ms Béatrice FRESKO-ROLFO for her excellent report on a major problem in our society: violence of all kinds, but particularly against people with disabilities, especially women. People with disabilities, in all their diversity, are particularly vulnerable to various forms of violence and discrimination, whether they be men or women. In many countries, however, violence against women with disabilities, including sexual violence... 20/06/2023 | 18:56:30 Thank you, Mister Chairman. Mister Chairman, Dear Colleagues, Thank you to Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE for this excellent report on the public health emergency, which demonstrates the importance of health policy and global health security. Long before the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, scientists and public health experts had predicted that infectious diseases would constitute one of the greatest international health perils of our time. Well, the Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that the current... 26/04/2023 | 17:40:58 Mister Chairman, Dear colleagues, Our planet is suffering the negative effects of the climate crisis, as we are reminded by the excellent report of our colleague Mr Simon MOUTQUIN.  Having visited Türkiye after the terrible earthquake, Mr Simon MOUTQUIN, during our commission session, shared with us his great emotion towards the victims of this unprecedented disaster. Natural risks have always existed but what happened in Türkiye and Syria exceeds, in its magnitude, all the previous seismic... 25/04/2023 | 19:22:09 Thank you very much, Madam President. Thank you to our colleague Ms Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN for this excellent report on the partnership for democracy. We all need to foster strong democracies and more inclusive, sustainable and cohesive societies. The report of our colleague Ms Ria OOMEN-RUIJTEN shows that the decision of the Parliamentary Assembly in June 2009 to create a partner for democracy status with the aim of promoting and consolidating democratic transformation, stability and good... 25/01/2023 | 18:08:06 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, Congratulations to the authors of the three reports on all forms of violence against women. I would like to speak about the report "Finding solutions to marital captivity". The excellent report by our colleague Ms Margreet De BOER describes all the possible forms of marital captivity, ranging from forced marriage to the refusal of a divorce, including religion and lack of financial means. Forced marriage is the union of two persons, at least one... 25/01/2023 | 11:09:05 Thank you, Mister President. Mister President, I would like to thank you for your attention, Dear Colleagues, The excellent report from our colleague Mr John HOWELL highlights the different impacts on the environment of all armed conflicts. It emphasises that environmental protection is limited during wars and calls for international recognition of the crime of ecocide and measures to prohibit the use of prohibited weapons that have a devastating impact on the environment and humans. As noted... 24/01/2023 | 10:34:18 Thank you, Mister President. Mister President, I would like to thank you for your attention, Dear Colleagues, The excellent report by our colleague Petra BAYR highlights the important problem of sexual violence linked to various conflicts and wars. In addition to devastating entire territories and destroying buildings and vital infrastructures, the various wars inflict lasting damage on people, leaving individual, collective and family traumas that persist throughout the lives of the people... 14/10/2022 | 12:57:14 Thank you very much, Mr President. At the end of this week's part session, please allow me to make a few peaceful comments with regard to the current times that we are living through. The Council of Europe, in these times of conflict, must remain a body committed to mediation and peace. What we've seen in recent years is that the various different conventions and treaties signed by Council of Europe countries have not always been respected. Some countries have even abandoned them. The... 14/10/2022 | 11:46:32 Thank you, Madame President. First of all, I would like to thank both colleagues for this excellent report on preventing vaccine discrimination. During the covid-19 pandemic, vaccination played an important role in the fight against the various viruses in circulation. It will surely continue to protect people during the coming winter months. Protection, it is true, is not total with vaccines, but it is effective to a very large degree. Nevertheless, the debate on the prevention of vaccine... 24/06/2022 | 10:20:18 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, As mentioned in the excellent report by our colleague Ms Carmen LEYTE, epidemics and contagious diseases can spread rapidly across countries and regions. Vaccination must be promoted as an international public good and know-how must be shared. This is the opinion of the ALDE group, which emphasises individual responsibility, respect for institutions and equality of all towards health. During the flu pandemic, there has never been so much talk...