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A minute of silence to express indignation and to honour the victims of the Charlie Hebdo attack, murdered in the name of hatred and obscurantism. Neither violence nor threats will ever break pencils and the expression of our freedom of speech, a core democratic value.

The S&D Group and the whole European Parliament share today the grief of the French people. Nous sommes tous Charlie

(Gianni Pittella and Pervenche Bères)

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