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13/10/2023 | 12:10:17 Thank you, Madam Chair. It's going to be very complicated to respond to your many interventions in 4 minutes, but first I'd like to warmly thank you for your support for this report and, above all, for your support for its recommendations. I'm going to start by commenting on the report by my Committee colleague, Ms Diana STOICA, saying perhaps two small things. This is a personal opinion, so don't take it into account in your vote in a few minutes, as Ms STOICA isn't here. In any case I'll... 13/10/2023 | 11:13:11 Thank you, Madam Chair. Thank you all for staying on a Friday morning at the end of a very busy session. First of all, I'd like to apologise on behalf of Ms Diana STOICA, who is, unfortunately, ill at the moment. I send her my best wishes for a speedy recovery. I'm going to start by presenting her report on addictive behavior in children, before turning to mental health and well-being in children and adults. Ms Diana STOICA's report starts from an important premise. There is real concern... 23/06/2023 | 12:41:05 Thank you, Madam Chairman. I have the honour of being the last speaker for this report. I would like to sincerely thank Ms Edite ESTRELA for this report, but also for all the work she does in the Assembly, which is consistent in terms of the fight against discrimination and the fight for social rights. Many of my colleagues have told a story, so I wanted to tell you one too. It's the terrible story, in fact, of Belgium and many other countries, which suffered a natural disaster in 2021 when... 28/04/2023 | 11:41:34 Thank you, Mister President. I would like to warmly thank the rapporteur and the person who brought the report today. I believe that the issue of access to reliable information on social networks has become crucial today. Today, of course, more measures are needed so that young people can consume quality content and spot fake information. I would like to remind you, to remind us, that we didn't have to wait for social networks to propagate "fake news", nor for young people to be harassed, or... 27/04/2023 | 19:10:59 Thank you, Mister President. I would first like to acknowledge the excellent work of my colleague Mr Geraint DAVIES and thank him for this important report. I would like to remind you that international trade is not an objective: it is a tool to guarantee prosperity and well-being in our societies, and respect for human rights, democracy, and the environment ought to be the prerequisites for international trade. That is not the case right now. Instead, interest and profit seem more important... 26/04/2023 | 18:07:24 Dear Colleagues, Thank you very much. Many of you have spoken about climate change, but thank you for your solidarity with the people of Türkiye and Syria. If I go back to your words, you spoke of fires, you spoke of melting ice, drought, cyclones, hurricanes, extinction of biodiversity, sea levels. Our colleague from London talked about the need for adaptation on the Thames. I pay tribute to our colleague from Canada and I remember last summer with record temperatures of up to 53° and... 26/04/2023 | 16:33:23 Thank you, Mister President. Dear Colleagues, Dear Turkish delegation, I cannot begin the presentation of this report without once again expressing my deepest condolences and my genuine emotion at what you have experienced in Türkiye and Syria. In fact, after spending three days on the ground, I cannot find the words today to describe what I have seen. There are no words to describe the nightmare, the nightmare that the people of Türkiye and Syria have experienced. There is perhaps one image... 11/10/2022 | 19:02:55 Thank you, Madam President. Dear Colleagues, I would like to begin by warmly thanking Mr JALLOW for his excellent report, which puts his finger on a reality that is too often denied in our societies, namely the discrimination experienced by Muslim citizens. For decades, and under the influence of George Bush, the world has been cut in two: a so-called axis of good, that of the West, and a so-called axis of evil, that of Muslims. It is this reading of the clash of civilisations that permeates... 23/06/2022 | 16:28:34 Thank you, Mister Chairman. I'm going to ask you first if the next speaker will have time to speak as well, since he is more concerned than I am and I'd like him to speak. Okay, very well, thank you very much. Dear President, dear colleagues, Many, many members of the House have already spoken about this: the agreement between the UK and Rwanda is illegal and immoral. The return of asylum seekers to Rwanda violates all rules of international law. Amnesty International has pointed out that... 29/09/2021 | 12:19:57 Thank you, Madam President. This is going to be a rather complicated exercise since your speeches were so comprehensive and, I must say, very warm, despite the fact that there may have been some nuances in some of our reports, which, it must be said, are quite rare. I am delighted to see, in listening to you, that there is a total awareness of the challenge of climate change. Ten years ago, in assemblies such as this one, there might still have been doubts among some parliamentarians; today...