"Sie gehen in die gleiche Richtung wie Herr Chavez. Warum haben die Obdachlosen in Ungarn Angst, die Intellektuellen, Mitglieder meiner Familie, Bekannte, ungarische Juden, warum haben sie heute Angst? Selbst wenn Sie die Mehrheit haben, Herr Orban. Die Minderheiten haben das Recht, nicht Angst haben zu müssen in ihrem Land."
Israel has to understand that it is in it's own interest that there be a Palestinian state and that right now leaders like Abbas are irreplaceable. Israel wants talks without pre-conditions, but Israel is changing the conditions on the ground. Hundreds of thousands or Israeli's are opposed to Mr. Netanyahu's policies. Madame Ashton, you mention the expansion of settlements, but we ought to condemn further construction of settlements. We need to show that either they put an immediate stop to the expansion of settlements or the EU will be pushed into immediately recognising Palestine. If we don't, we will be back here in a years time and there will be no negotiations.
Greens/EFA Co-President Dany Cohn-bendit says that it is Day One for the Lisbon Treaty, in the wake of Parliament's decision to adopt the Hennis-Plasschaert report and reject the EU agreement to share bank data transfer with US authorities under the proposed conditions.