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16/04/2024 | 19:02:27 Thank you, Mister Chairman. Dear parliamentarians, For seventy-five years, the Council of Europe has upheld the values of democracy, human rights and the rule of law. The Council has also promoted reconciliation and good-neighbourly relations between European countries, while adhering to multilateralism based on international law. Thanks to this approach, the Council has grown stronger with each new member, reaching more and more Europeans and successfully fulfilling its fundamental mission... 25/01/2024 | 19:16:50 Thank you, Mr Chairman. Dear colleagues, During the Second World War, which lasted almost three thousand days, 69 journalists were killed. The same number of journalists were killed by Israel in Gaza in less than 3 months. The number of journalists killed now stands at 118 including 9 women, and this number continues to rise. More than 80 journalists have been injured, and 25 journalists have been detained by Israel. A total of 63 press organisations have been bombed. Some journalists have... 23/01/2024 | 17:40:28 Dear Chairman, Dear Colleagues, "The whole of humanity is witnessing what is perhaps the worst crime against humanity in history". We sometimes use this phrase for the First World War, sometimes for Hiroshima, and most of the time for the Second World War. However, in today's world, 25 295 Palestinians, including 11 000 children and 7 250 women, have been brutally massacred under the guise of anti-terror operations, in the space of just 108 days, and the slaughter continues unabated with over...