Speeches Archive

Thursday, 30th January 2014

Water and energy as instruments for peace

The following speech was given to a conference entitled 'Water and Energy as Instruments for Peace' in Brussels and organised by the parliament's Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development on 28 January 2014.

Ladies & Gentlemen,

Monday, 13th January 2014

Combating Wildlife Crime

The following speech was delivered at the European Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg on Monday 13 January 2014.


I very much welcome the need to enhance wildlife law enforcement and to give serious organised wildlife crimes the same level of penalty as human trafficking, weapons trafficking and drug running. To do this, we must of course increase support for range states to help them fight organised poaching and trafficking and to promote actively campaigns which aim to black-list illegal products.