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Wednesday, 30 May 2018 - Strasbourg

9. Statements by the President

The President made a statement condemning the assassination of the Russian journalist Arkadi Babchenko in Kiev the previous day, and reaffirmed Parliament's commitment to ensuring freedom of the press.

He also announced, following the request by Guy Verhofstadt that morning (minutes of 30.5.2018, item 7), that the financier Bill Browder, who had been arrested in Spain that morning, had since been released.

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