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Russia

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Press conference

Press conference:European climate leadership? The EU summit and Europe's role in the UN climate negotiationsWhen: Tuesday, 27 October, 11.00-11.30Where: Press Room, PHS 0A50, European Parliament, BrusselsWho: Green MEPs Satu Hassi (member of the EP delegation to COP15), Claude Turmes and Caroline Lu...
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Sakharov Prize

Today, the European Parliament's Conference of Presidents selected Oleg Orlov, Sergeï Kovalev and Lyudmila Alexeyeva for the institution's 2009 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, in the name of human rights organisation 'Memorial' and all human rights defenders in Russia.
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European External Action Service

Regarding today's vote of the European Parliament on the Brok Report on the European External Action Service (EEAS), Indrek Tarand, Greens/EFA shadow rapporteur and Franziska Brantner, Greens/EFA foreign affairs spokesperson, commented:"We welcome the fact that work on the new External Action Serv...
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Freedom of the press

A right-wing majority in the European Parliament has succeeded in rejecting tabled resolutions addressing press freedom in Italy and Europe.
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EU climate policy

At their Council meeting today, EU environment ministers failed to make progress on the key political issues for the EU negotiating position at the UN climate talks.
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Guinea - Fisheries

Yesterday, the European Commission announced that it will withdraw the proposal for a fisheries partnership agreement with Guinea, following the massacre of 28 September in the capital, Conakry. Swedish Green MEP Isabella Lövin, a member of the European Parliament fisheries committee that voted ...
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Zdanoka campaigns to protect social rights during economic crisis

Latvian MEP Tatjana Zdanoka is campaigning to remind the European Commission and EU Member States of their responsibilities to protect people's social rights when combating the economic crisis.Ms Zdanoka has launched a written declaration in the European Parliament and is urging MEPs from all politi...
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Catalan MEP calls on European Commission to promote people's right to broadband access

Junqueras affirms that broadband access is essential in order to build a European knowledge economy as defined in the Lisbon objectives.Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya MEP Oriol Junqueras today urged both the European Commission and the Council to promote the right of EU citizens to have broadband...
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SNP MEP sole Scot on European Parliament financial crisis inquiry

SNP MEP Mr Alyn Smith has been confirmed as the sole Scots voice on an influential committee of inquiry established by the European Parliament to look into the causes of the global financial crisis and recommend cures to ensure it does not repeat.The committee will provisionally exist for a year, an...