"A voice for Scotland”
Struan gave the following speech in Strasbourg on Wednesday 9 October.
The Syrian conflict raging on the borders of Iraq has poured petrol on the flames of the growing insurgency that has claimed the lives of 5,000 people so far this year. In Iraqi Kurdistan, one of the few former havens of peace in the country, Al Qaeda terrorists have infiltrated genuine groups of refugees fleeing to safety, setting off a series of bombs in the Kurdish capital Erbil some days ago that killed 6 people and injured dozens, the first terrorist attack in the city in 6 years.
Struan gave the following speech in Strasbourg during a debate on e-cigarette regulation.
Struan gave the following speech at a meeting of the European Parliament's Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development on Tuesday 24 September 2013 in Brussels.
Struan delivered the following speech at a meeting of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq on Tuesday 17 September 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels.
The following speech was delivered to the European Parliament's Plenary Session in Strasbourg on 10 September 2013.
The European eel is shrouded in mystery. We know that it begins its life cycle in the Saragossa Sea in the middle of the North Atlantic and then spends almost a year drifting towards the European coasts where it metamorphoses into the transparent larval stage known as the glass eel. The glass eels then develop into elvers and swim upstream, spending most of their adult lives in fresh water before returning to the Saragossa Sea to spawn and die.
The following speech was delivered at the opening of an exhibition of paintings by the famous Iranian artist Bahram Alivandi in the European Parliament in Brussels on 9 July.
In January 2008 an article appeared in France under the headline "A GREAT PAINTER IN EXILE". This was the perfect description of Bahran Alivandi, a great Iranian modernist painter who wove the themes of Persian mythology and the struggle between light and darkness into his wonderful and vibrant paintings and tapestries.
Struan delivered the following speech to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Grand Rally in Villepinte, France, outside Paris, on Saturday 22 June 2013.
I am often asked - “What is it like, as a politician, to stand on a stage in front of 100,000 people and make a speech? Are you not scared, are you not nervous?” My answer is always the same, “Why should I be scared or nervous? You are my friends, my family, my brothers and my sisters.”
The following speech was delivered to a meeting of the Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq in the European Parliament in Brussels on 20 June.
Struan delivered the following speech during a joint debate on human rights, democracy, freedom of the press and media in the world in the European Parliament in Strasbourg on 12 June.
The persecution and oppression of religious minorities in Iraq should give us all great cause for concern. The on-going bloody conflict between the Shias and the Sunnis continues to attract the world's attention, while the systematic obliteration of many of the ethnic religious groups goes on virtually without notice.