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Mr Alain MILON

Speeches since 2019

23/01/2024 | 17:23:45 Thank you, Madam President. Ladies and Gentlemen, While thanking our colleague Mr Piero FASSINO for the quality of his report and analysis, I would like to reiterate how shocked we were by the terrorist attack carried out by Hamas against Israel on 7 October. The barbaric acts committed are unbearable, and my thoughts go out in particular to the hostages still being held by Hamas, some of whom are dual nationals. Their immediate and unconditional release is obviously necessary. The President... 25/01/2023 | 11:06:36 Thank you, Miste President. Thank you to our colleague Mr John HOWELL for this report which highlights the severe damage that wars can cause to the environment and, consequently, to man and his health. At a time when our Assembly is mobilising in favour of the right to a healthy environment as a fundamental right, it was particularly appropriate to look at the way in which damage caused to the environment in the context of armed conflicts could be characterised and sanctioned. The war that is... 24/01/2023 | 17:37:16 Thank you, Madam President. Thank you to our rapporteur who reminds us that the Council of Europe aims to defend human rights, democracy and the rule of law. These are essential common values of Europe, the result of both humanist philosophy and the tragic experience of our internal political conflicts and wars that have ravaged our continent. The 4th Summit of Heads of State and Government must be an opportunity to continue along this path, in a context marked by the war in Ukraine, which... 24/01/2023 | 10:31:40 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, I would like to start by thanking our rapporteur, Ms Petra BAYR, for this report, which reminds us that sexual violence is one of the worst atrocities of war. This violence is aimed at humiliating victims and destroying their lives. They often survive the attack and so they are alive to tell others about their suffering, which has the effect of crushing any possible resistance to the aggressor. We need to be ever more concerned about this today... 14/10/2022 | 11:23:05 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank our two colleagues for their respective reports. At a time when the number of covid-19 infections is on the rise again, it is important to recall the legal rules that must govern the implementation of restrictions on freedom of movement. First of all, it should be recalled that the European Union's digital covid certificates are tools to facilitate free movement from one State to another when the implementation... 14/10/2022 | 10:21:58 Thank you, Mr President. Dear colleagues, To begin with, I would like to thank our colleague Selin SAYEK BÖKE, because I think her analysis is spot on when it comes to what's at stake in terms of adapting to the world of work. I myself am convinced of the fundamental role of work when it comes to the shaping of individuals, the formation of individuals, but also society. The digitalisation of the world of work to a large extent has transformed our modes of organisation, as has the rise of... 13/10/2022 | 16:56:44 Thank you, Mister President. I would like to thank our colleague Mr George KATROUGALOS for the quality of his report, which forcefully and rightly calls for respecting the Good Friday Agreement in order to preserve peace on the island of Ireland. The Brexit was a shock for the European Union. That is obvious. As with many divorces, the negotiations were long and complex. But if there is one point that has received particular attention, it is that of Ireland, which has given rise to a special... 21/06/2022 | 11:07:08 Thank you, Mister President. I remember the passionate exchanges we had in Chania, during the meeting of the Political Affairs Committee. The war launched by the Russian Federation against Ukraine was a shock for the whole of Europe and calls for a re-evaluation, and even a thorough re-thinking, of the issues of security, and in particular of democratic security, as defined by the Vienna Summit in 1993. As our rapporteur points out, it is not only a question of defence issues, but also of... 20/06/2022 | 15:54:29 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, First of all, I would like to thank the rapporteurs for this work which highlights the structuring role of political parties in the fight against discrimination. Indeed, political parties are the backbone of democracy: according to the French Constitution, they contribute to the expression of the vote and, in fact, play a central role in the selection of political leaders. In this context, political parties must allow the emergence of new talents... 26/04/2022 | 18:13:19 Thank you, Madam President. Dear Colleagues, I would like to thank our colleague Ms Selin SAYEK BÖKE for addressing this subject of discrimination based on social origin. In our opinion, this is an essential point in the social contract of our societies and in the maintenance of a harmonious democracy. We saw this again in France during the presidential elections held last weekend. The temptation to turn to the extremes is partly correlated to the feeling of abandonment felt by a part of the...