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Mr Jacques MAIRE

Speeches since 2019

23/06/2022 | 18:02:58 Making my voice last 5 minutes is going to be difficult! First of all, thank you for this excellent debate to the different group speakers. I think that there is a benevolence, an availability, an attention paid by everyone, which is indeed a positive sign and a message of hope that you, M. Bakyt TENTISHEV, will be able to take back to Bishkek. It is true, as M. Ahmet Ünal ÇEVİKÖZ said, that I have seen this statue of Lenin that has not, indeed, been taken down. It is one of the few countries... 23/06/2022 | 17:23:36 Dear President, Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Colleagues, Dear Friends, We do not often speak about Kyrgyzstan in this Assembly. We will probably do so more frequently in the coming weeks and months. Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet republic neighbouring China, is the only country in the region with a democratic culture. It is also our first and only partner for democracy in Central Asia. The granting of Partner for Democracy status was not a given in 2014, but a gamble made by our Assembly with this... 21/06/2022 | 18:33:18 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, First of all, let me thank very much our two rapporteurs, Mr Frank SCHWABE and Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR. Their work, which has been constant and regular for years, is essential. Our role is first and foremost to defend those who need it most, those fighters who are there to embody our values, to embody our rules of law. And the worst thing that can happen to these prisoners of conscience, as Ms Thórhildur Sunna ÆVARSDÓTTIR said just now, is... 21/06/2022 | 10:15:17 Thank you, Mr Chairman. After the previous intervention, I must say that at least in March we had the right reaction: we decided unanimously, with a consensus of the Committee of Ministers, to exclude Russia. So, some might consider that we have done the job and that now we have to go back to, I would say, a "business as usual" situation. Yesterday, I heard members of the Committee of Ministers say: "We simply need to reassert our fundamentals and start a new cycle". I think that if we do not... 20/06/2022 | 12:21:38 Thank you, Dear President. Of course, thanks to Mr Aleksander POCIEJ for his excellent report. The context is totally marked by the appalling Russian aggression in Ukraine. From this point of view, there are many sources of concern, but there is also a source of hope. This is what was effectively decided a few days ago by the European Commission when it proposed the status of candidate for Ukraine, for Georgia and for the Republic of Moldova. I believe that, in this context, it is not our... 27/04/2022 | 10:31:46 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, I am very happy to speak after Mr Oleksii GONCHARENKO because I think he has set the framework a little bit. Thank you to Mr. Frank SCHWABE for his report. We have done things; we have not been inactive. We have indeed suspended and then excluded Russia. We have gone there with Mr Frank SCHWABE and with Mr Tiny KOX, but we are still, in spite of the enrichment of the report, in a reality, in Strasbourg, which is still much too bureaucratic. I say... 26/04/2022 | 11:00:37 Thank you very much, Mr President. Ladies and Gentlemen, dear friends, There is of course the Russian context, which has been mentioned at length and which weighs on our debate. There is also the national context of our different countries. A few days ago, in Paris, in France, we scheduled elections with more than 40% for a candidate whose institutional project planned to make national law prevail over European law, who planned to call into question the European Convention on Human Rights... 15/03/2022 | 10:09:39 Thank you, Mister Chairman. Thank you, Mr Tiny KOX. Thanks to these dear Ukrainian colleagues, thanks to Ms. Mariia MEZENTSEVA, thanks to Ms. Olena KHOMENKO for their testimonies, because we are going through a real tragedy today. A tragedy, first of all, for you, Ukrainians, who since 2014 have been suffering from a war, a war led by Russia, which the Georgians, Moldovans, Chechens and Syrians experienced before you; a tragedy, secondly, for the Russians, on whom Putin is closing the coffin... 27/01/2022 | 16:17:18 Thank you dear President. Madam Secretary General, Ladies and Gentlemen, Ministers, Dear colleagues, The poignant testimonies of Eva Clarke and Liliana Segre, survivors of the horror of the Shoah, compel us. They force us to remember the systematic, indiscriminate and bloody horror that was the Holocaust. This horror was the starting point from which our fathers built the Europe of Peace, that of the Council of Europe, in 1949. A wounded Europe, which did not want to relive such a nightmare... 26/01/2022 | 19:09:35 Thank you Madam President. First of all, a big thank you to all the colleagues, because with the exception of Mr Aleksandr BASHKIN, I heard very strong support, a recognition of the work, something that is heartwarming because it has been a lot of effort. I am thinking in particular of the discussions we had with Mr David MILNER and Mr Günter SCHIRMER for months. I am thinking of the meetings we had with the doctors, who agreed to talk, who agreed to give information, who agreed to give...