Attending the launch of the No Hate Parliamentary Alliance, Anne Brasseur invited her colleagues to shout out against all forms of intolerance, raising the alarm and expressing their democratic and civil consciousness, their indignation at the rise of extremism and racism, their solidarity with the victims of discrimination, and their hope for a society that is stronger than those sowing hatred.
“For several months, racist hate speech has taken on an alarming dimension. Xenophobia and intolerance today pose the most serious threat for the peaceful existence of our multicultural societies, a real danger for our European values. There is an urgent need to act. As elected representatives we have a greater responsibility than anyone else in this matter,” she said.