Speeches Archive

Wednesday, 9th October 2013

Debate on EU and member state measures to tackle the flow of Syrian refugees

Struan gave the following speech in Strasbourg on Wednesday 9 October.

The Syrian conflict raging on the borders of Iraq has poured petrol on the flames of the growing insurgency that has claimed the lives of 5,000 people so far this year. In Iraqi Kurdistan, one of the few former havens of peace in the country, Al Qaeda terrorists have infiltrated genuine groups of refugees fleeing to safety, setting off a series of bombs in the Kurdish capital Erbil some days ago that killed 6 people and injured dozens, the first terrorist attack in the city in 6 years.

Tuesday, 8th October 2013

Speech on the manufacture and sale of tobacco and related products

Struan gave the following speech in Strasbourg during a debate on e-cigarette regulation.