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26/01/2024 | 10:54:12 Thank you, Mister Chairman. This report tackles a subject that is extremely difficult to read and even to conceive, and in that respect it echoes our work in this very Chamber yesterday, in the emergency debate on Ukrainian children in the context of Russia's war of aggression. We would like to thank the rapporteur, Mr Pierre-Alain FRIDEZ, for this comprehensive, precise and much-needed work, which helps to open our eyes even wider to the despicable, the unbearable acts of which our societies... 25/01/2024 | 10:39:40 Thank you, Mr President. Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine has claimed more than 10 000 civilian victims over the past two years. The terrible violence of this aggression, which has continued unabated for almost two years, has led to Russia's exclusion from our institution, which has trampled on all its principles. In addition to the horrific loss of human life, millions of civilians have fled Ukraine, and tens of thousands have been forcibly displaced within Ukraine's borders, or to... 10/10/2023 | 19:01:39 Thank you, Mister Chairman. The land of human rights, that's how France likes to present itself. This reassuring expression provides us with a kind of carpet under which we can conveniently hide all the dust in a kind of self-absolution. The very sharp report before us allows us to lift this carpet, and invites us to be lucid. My group congratulates the rapporteurs, free from any suspicion of bias, on their excellent work. Yes, in France, the freedom to demonstrate is repressed. Just today, a... 21/06/2023 | 17:31:46 Thank you, Mister Chairman. First of all, my group would like to highlight the quality of the reports we are examining today, which are useful, fair and well-documented. We congratulate the work of the rapporteurs, who have highlighted good practices and favourable recommendations which, if followed by our member states, will help to counter the mortifying view that migration is a threat or a danger, a view that is gaining ground right in the heart of this institution. Yes, better integration... 27/04/2023 | 19:26:49 Thank you, Madam President. Mr Rapporteur, Dear colleagues, I would like to begin by thanking the rapporteur, Mr Geraint DAVIES, who today has presented a text that seeks to better take into account and strengthen the safeguarding of human rights, democracy and the environment in trade agreements. Trade globalisation is a reality. It's the way the world is going and has been for more than 150 years, and in the 1970s it accelerated the development of international free trade agreements. I... 25/04/2023 | 17:30:59 Thank you, Madam President. Mister rapporteur, dear colleagues, The report before us deals with an essential and central issue for the institution in which we sit, which is the necessary balance to be maintained, subtle and valuable, between the European Convention on Human Rights and the national constitutions of the 46 member states of the Council of Europe. I would like to pay tribute to the excellent work of the rapporteur, Mr George KATROUGALOS, and his high-quality report. This report... 23/01/2023 | 16:32:53 Thank you, Madam President. Thank you, Ladies and Gentlemen. We would like to welcome the fact that the subject of the treatment of foreign fighters of Daesh and their families who are nationals of our member States is finally being addressed. First of all, I would like to salute the Kurdish armed forces for their decisive contribution in the concrete fight against the forces of Daesh. The courage and exemplary determination of these men and women oblige us to defend them and to ensure their...