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Stop racist statements in EU debates (in French)

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Far-right Polish member of European Parliament (MEP), Janusz Korwin-Mikke, made racist remarks during a debate on youth unemployment in the European Parliament in Strasbourg this month. Cécile Kyenge, former Italian minister on migration, and Socialist member of the European Parliament, said the EU must start fighting against racist statements in political debates.

This latest political scandal, said the Green MEP Jean Lambert, is not the only one and matters could even become worse with the arrival of many new eurosceptics in the European Parliament.

Dominique Guibert, the president of the European Association for the Defense of Human Rights (AEDH), worries about the impact of these racist speeches on the population, particularly in times when far-right parties have had some success during the last European elections.

Concerning the solution to prevent these racist statements, the creation of a special commission inside the European Parliament could be one option.

Guests:
MEP Cécile Kyenge (S&D, Italy)
MEP Jean Lambert (Greens, UK)
Dominique Guibert (president of AEDH)

Presenter: Laeticia Markakis

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