Benjamin Abtan, Founder and Coordinator of the “Elie Wiesel Network”, European Network of Parliamentarians for the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities and against Genocide Denial, President of the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement – EGAM
184 Parliamentarians from 23 national Parliaments and the European Parliament, coming from various political trends and 30 countries in total, get involved together in the “Elie Wiesel Network”.
59 Members of the European Parliament, from 20 countries:
Lars Adaktusson, EPP (Sweden), Marina Albiol Guzmán, Member of the bureau of GUE/NGL, GUE/NGL (Spain), Beatriz Becerra Basterrechea, Vice-Chair of the subcommittee on Human Rights, ALDE (Spain), Brando Benifei, S&D (Italy), Michał Boni, EPP (Poland), José Bové, Greens/EFA (France), Klaus Buchner, Greens/EFA (Germany), Seb Dance, S&D (United Kingdom), Karima Delli, Greens/EFA (France), Mark Demesmaeker, Member of the bureau of ECR, ECR (Belgium), Anneliese Dodds, S&D (United Kingdom), Pascal Durand, Greens/EFA (France), Frank Engel, EPP (Luxembourg),
Tanja Fajon, Vice-chair of S&D, S&D (Slovenia), José Inácio Faria, ALDE (Portugal), Charles Goerens, ALDE (Luxembourg), Ana Gomes, S&D (Portugal), Nathalie Griesbeck, ALDE (France), Danuta Huebner, Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs, EPP (Poland), Yannick Jadot, Greens/EFA (France), Ivan Jakovčić, ALDE (Croatia), Eva Joly, Greens/EFA (France), Jude Kirton-Darling, S&D (United Kingdom), Stelios Kouloglou, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Development, GUE/NGL (Greece), Dr. Andrey Kovatchev, EPP (Bulgaria), Merja Kyllönen, GUE/NGL (Finland), Philippe Lamberts, Co-Chair of Greens/EFA, Greens/EFA (Belgium), Patrick Le Hyaric, Vice-Chair of GUE/NGL, GUE/NGL (France), Monica Macovei, ECR (Romania), Costas Mavrides, S&D (Cyprus), Louis Michel, Former European Commissioner for Science and Research Policy then for Development and Humanitarian Aid, former Belgian Deputy PM and Minister of Foreign Affairs, ALDE (Belgium), Claude Moraes, Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, S&D (United Kingdom), Luigi Morgano, S&D (Italy), Maite Pagazaurtundúa, ALDE (Spain), Pier Antonio Panzeri, S&D (Italy), Demetris Papadakis, S&D (Cyprus), Sirpa Pietikainen, EPP (Finland), Soraya Post, S&D (Sweden), Christian Dan Preda, Vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, EPP (Romania), Michèle Rivasi, Vice-Chair of Greens/EFA, Greens/EFA (France), Sofia Sakorafa, Member of the bureau of GUE/NGL, GUE/NGL (Greece), Marietje Schaake, ALDE, (Netherlands), Elly Schlein, S&D (Italy), Csaba Sógor, EPP (Romania), Bart Staes, Greens/EFA (Belgium), Helga Stevens, Vice-Chair of ECR, ECR (Belgium), Dr. Charles Tannock, ECR (United Kingdom), Marc Tarabella, ALDE (Belgium), Miguel Urbán Crespo, GUE/NGL (Spain), Ernest Urtasun, Greens/EFA (Spain), Ivo Vajgl, ALDE (Slovenia), Bodil Valero, Greens/EFA (Sweden), Hilde Vautmans, ALDE (Belgium), Julie Ward, S&D (United Kingdom), Renate Weber, ALDE (Romania), Josef Weidenholzer, Vice-chair of S&D, S&D (Austria), Cecilia Wikström, Chair of the Committee on Petitions, ALDE (Sweden), Boris Zala, S&D (Slovakia), Gabriele Zimmer, Chair of GUE/NGL, GUE/NGL (Germany)
125 Members of National Parliaments, from 23 National Parliaments :
Austria : Alev Korun, MP, Chairperson of the Human Rights Committee in the National Council, The Greens – The Green Alternative, Ingrid Winkler, Senator, Vice-president of the Federal Council, SPÖ.
Bosnia-Herzegovina : Dennis Gratz, MP, NS/HC, Ismet Osmanović, MP, SDA, Saša Magazinović, MP, SDP BiH, Šemsudin Mehmedović, MP, SDA.
Croatia : Domagoj Hajduković, MP, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Human and National Minority Rights, SDP, Milorad Pupovac, MP, Vice-President of SDSS, SDSS, Veljko Kajtazi, MP, Independent.
Finland : Li Andersson, MP, First Vice-Chair of the VAS Parliamentary Group, VAS, Timo Harakka, MP, SDP, Jutta Urpilainen, MP, former Minister of Finance, former Deputy Prime Minister, Former chairperson of the SDP, SDP.
France : Michel Amiel, Senator, F13, David Assouline, Senator, Vice-President of the Commission of Culture, Education and Communication, PS, Danielle Auroi, MP, President of the Committee of European Affairs, EELV, Nicolas Bays, MP, Vice-President of the Commission of National Defense and Armed Forces, PS, Jean-Pierre Blazy, MP, PS, Valérie Boyer, MP, Fanélie Carrey-Conte, MP, PS, Luc Carvounas, Senator, Dominique Chauvel, MP, PS, Roland Courteau, Senator, Vice-President of the delegation for Women’s rights and the equality of opportunity between men and women, PS, Pascale Crozon, MP, PS, Fanny Dombre-Coste, MP, PS, Cécile Duflot, MP, Former Minister of Housing and Territorial Equality, EELV, Hervé Féron, MP, PS, Jean-Louis Gagnaire, MP, PS, Joëlle GarriaudMaylam, Senator, LR, Joël Giraud, MP, PRG, Meyer Habib, MP, Vice-President of the study group on antisemitism, UDI, Razzy Hammadi, MP, PS, Sophie Joissains, Senator, UDI, Philippe Kaltenbach, Senator, PS, Claude Kern, Senator, UDI, Jean-Christophe Lagarde, MP, President of UDI, François-Michel Lambert, MP, PS, Noël Mamère, MP, EELV, Jean-Pierre Masseret, Senator, PS, Sandrine Mazetier, MP, Vice-President of the Assemblée Nationale, PS, Alain Milon, Senator, LR, Paul Molac, MP, PS, Philippe Noguès, MP, Independent, Christophe Premat, MP, PS, Francois Rochebloine, MP, UDI, Barbara Romagnan, MP, PS, Jean-Louis Roumégas, MP, EELV, Rudy Salles, MP, NC, Eva Sas, MP, Vice-President of the Commission of Finances, EELV, Gabriel Serville, MP, PSG, Pascal Terrasse, MP, PS, Nelly Tocqueville, Senator, PS, Catherine Troallic, MP, PS.
Germany : Marieluise Beck, MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Die Grünen, Dr. Franziska Brantner, MP, President of the Subcommittee on Civilian Crisis Prevention, Conflict Resolution and networked action, Die Grünen, Dr. Karamba Diaby, Member of the Parliament, Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, SPD, Barbara Hendricks, MP, SPD, Peter Meiwald, MP, Die Grünen.
Greece : Fofi Gennimata, MP, President of PASOK, Former Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare.
Ireland : Gerry Adams, MP, President of the Sinn Féin, SF, John Brady, MP, SF, Pat Buckley, MP, SF, Seán Crowe, MP, SF, David Cullinane, MP, SF, Pearse Doherty, MP, SF, Dessie Ellis, MP, SF, Martin Ferris, MP, SF, Kathleen Funchion, MP, SF, Martin Kenny, MP, SF, Mary Lou McDonald, MP, Vice-president of the SF, SF, Finian McGrath, MP, Independent, Denise Mitchell, MP, SF, Imelda Munster, MP, SF, Carol Nolan, MP, SF, Eoin Ó Broin, MP, SF, Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin, MP, SF, Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire, MP, SF, Aengus Ó Snodaigh, MP, SF, Jonathan O’Brien, MP, SF, Louise O’Reilly, MP, SF, Thomas Pringle, MP, Independent, Maurice Quinlivan, MP, SF, Bríd Smith, MP, PBPA, Brian Stanley, MP, SF, Peadar Tóibín, MP, SF.
Italy : Michele Bordo, MP, President of the Committee of European Union Policies, PD, Vannino Chiti, Senator, President of the Committee of European Union Policies, Former VicePresident of the Italian Senate, PD, Luigi Manconi, Senator, President of the Special Commission for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights, PD, Maino Marchi, MP, PD, Elio Massimo Palmizio, MP, Secretary of the Commission of Defense, FI-PdL, Franco Panizza, Senator, Executive Secretary of PATT, PATT, Loredana De Petris, Senator,
President of SEL Group in the Senate, SEL, Francesco Scalia, Senator, PD, Gea Schirò, MP, PD, Arturo Scotto, MP, Leader of SEL Party in Parliament, SEL, Mara Valdinosi, Senator, PD, Giorgio Zanin, MP, PD.
Luxembourg : Yves Cruchten, MP, Secretary General of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party, LSAP.
Macedonia : Aleksandar Nikoloski, MP, Vice President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, VMRO-DPMNE Party.
Malta : Hon. Joe Mizzi, MP, Minister of Transport and Infrastructures, PL.
Montenegro : Azra Jasavić, MP, PCG.
Netherlands : Linda Voortman, MP, Green Left.
Norway : Rasmus Hansson, MP, National Spokesperson for the Green Party, Green Party.
Poland : Jan Klawiter, MP, PiS, Marcin Święcicki, MP, Former Minister of Foreign Economic Affairs, PO.
Spain : Carles Mulet García, Senator, CC.
Serbia Gordana Čomić, MP, DS, Goran Ješić, MP, DS, Muamer Zukorlić, MP, BDZ, Zoran Živković, MP, NS, Marinika Tepić, MP, LSV.
Sweden : Said Abdu, MP, Liberal, Birgitta Ohlsson, MP, Former Minister of European Union Affairs, Liberal (Sweden).
Switzerland : Laurence Fehlmann Rielle, MP – National Council, PSS.
Turkey : Garo Paylan, MP, HDP.
Ukraine : Hanna Hopko, MP, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Independent.
United Kingdom : Rt Hon Hilary Benn, Shadow Foreign Secretary, MP, Labour, Tom Brake, MP, Foreign Affairs Spokesperson and Chief Whip in the House of Commons for the Lib Dems, Lib Dems, Ruth Cadbury, MP, Labour, Rt Hon Frank Field, MP, Labour, Clive Lewis, MP,
Labour, John McNally, MP, SNP, Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell, MP, Conservative, Steve Rotheram, MP, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Labour, Tommy Sheppard, MP, Shadow SNP Spokesperson on the Cabinet Office in the House of the Commons, SNP, Michelle R. Thomson, MP, Independent.
European Parliament Political Groups : ALDE – Group of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe EPP – European People’s Party (Christian Democrats) Greens/EFA – The Greens/European Free Alliance GUE/NGL – Confederal Group of the European United Left – Nordic Green Left S&D – Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats ECR – European Conservatives and Reformists
National MPs political parties :
BDZ – Bosniak Democratic Union (Serbia) CC – Commitment Coalition (Spain) Conservative – Conservative Party (United Kingdom) Die Grünen – Alliance ’90/The Greens (Germany) DS – Democratic Party (Serbia) EELV – Europe Ecology – The Greens (France) F13 – La Force du 13 (France) FI-PdL – Forza Italia – The People of Freedom Green Left (Netherlands) Green Party (Norway) HDP – Peoples’ Democratic Party L – Liberals (Sweden) Labour – Labour Party (United Kingdom) Lib Dems – Liberal Democrats LR – The Republicans (France) LSAP – Luxembourg Socialist Workers’ Party (Luxembourg) LSV – League of Vojvodina’s social democrats (Serbia) NC – New Center (France) NS – New Party (Serbia) NS/HC – Our Party (Bosnia-Herzegovina) PASOK – Panhellenic Socialist Movement (Greece) PATT – Trentino Tyrolean Autonomist Party (Italy)
PBPA – People Before Profit Alliance (Ireland) PCG – Positive Montenegro (Montenegro) PD – Democratic Party (Italy) PiS – Law and Justice (Poland) PO – Civic Platform (Poland) PRG – Radical Party of the Left (France) PS – Socialist Party (France) PSG – Guyanese Socialist Party (France)
PSS – Swiss Socialist Party SDA – Party of Democratic Action (Bosnia and Herzegovina) SDP – Social Democratic Party (Croatia) SDP – Social Democratic Party of Finland (Finland) SDP BiH – Social Democratic Party of Bosnia and Herzegovina SDSS – Independent Democratic Serb Party (Croatia) SEL – Left Ecology Freedom (Italy) SF – Sinn Féin (Ireland) SNP – Scottish National Party (United Kingdom) SPD – Social Democratic Party (Germany) SPÖ –Social Democratic Party (Austria) The Greens – The Green Alternative (Austria) UDI – The Union of Democrats and Independents (France) VAS – Left Alliance (Finland) VMRO-DPMNE – Internal Macedonian Revolutionary Organization – Democratic Party for Macedonian National Unity (Macedonia)
Commémorations du génocide contre les Tutsis: "Il est temps d'énoncer un discours de vérité ! "
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"M. le Président Macron, il est temps d’énoncer un discours de vérité!"
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"M. le Président, il est temps d'énoncer un discours de vérité !"
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