Address by Jean-Pierre Masseret for the 50th anniversary of the WEU Assembly (Strasbourg, 23 June 2005)

On 23 June 2005, the Assembly of Western European Union (WEU) celebrates its 50th anniversary in Strasbourg, at the Assembly of the Council of Europe, whose premises were shared by the WEU Assembly from 1955 to 1959. In his address, Jean-Pierre Masseret, head of the Socialist Group in the WEU Assembly, identifies defence as a ‘pillar’ of European integration, and sees peace and security as vectors for economic, social and cultural progress. He also emphasises the essential role of the Assembly as a democratic institution for the representation of citizens.

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Source: Présentation du livre sur la défense de l'Europe (1995-2005) / Jean-Pierre Masseret.- Strasbourg: Council of Europe [Prod.], 23.062005. Council of Europe, Strasbourg. - VIDEO (00:04:08, Couleur, Son original).
Council of Europe, Avenue de l'Europe, 67075 Strasbourg Cedex.

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