This website is an archive of the work of Marietje Schaake in the European Parliament between 2009 and 2019. Marietje can be reached at

Media: Marietje on France24 on Al-Assad's speech

The panel discusses what the one-and-a-half hour speech tells us about the strength of the regime of Bashar al al-Assad, besieged as it is by sanctions and under continued pressure from within. Marietje comments from the Parliament's studio in Brussels. Watch the debate here (2nd part left corner below)