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China: Forced labour and the situation of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang

The atrocities against the Uyghur ethnic minority in Xinjiang and rampant state-imposed forced labour are crimes against humanity. The European Parliament is calling on European companies to break off business relations with Chinese partners if they abet human rights violations.
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Rubber-stamping of Brexit deal ignores European Parliament's responsibilities

European Parliament group leaders agreed in the Conference of Presidents of the Parliament to push ahead with a vote on a potential Brexit deal before the end of the year. The Greens/EFA group express concern that expediting the consent procedure will not allow adequate time for proper democratic scrutiny of any potential deal with the UK…
CC0 Andrew Keymaster - Protesters face riot police in Belarus
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Sakharov Prize - Belarussian democratic opposition

Today (Wednesday 16 December), the European Parliament formally awards the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Belarusian opposition.
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Parliamentary unity in negotiations on long-term budget paid-off

Members of the European Parliament are voting on a resolution on the outcome of last week's European Council summit on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 (MFF), the InterInstitutional Agreement, the EU Recovery Instrument and the Rule of Law Regulation.
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Clean water for the whole EU

EU-wide clean drinking water is a great success for the initiative from civil society. We owe it to the efforts of civil society that our drinking water will be cleaner in the future. For the first time, limit values for endocrine disruptors and stricter values for lead will make tap water cleaner. All of Europe will see the roll out of p…
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EFA MEPs welcome Minority Safepack initiative

The European Free Alliance (EFA) in the European Parliament has welcomed the opportunity to debate the Minority Safepack initiative during this week's plenary session. EFA MEPs congratulated the initiative's organisers for gaining over a million signatures across the EU for their citizens...
LGBTI strategy photo action
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Hungarian Parliament adopts constitutional amendments against LGBTI community

The Hungarian Parliament has adopted, Tuesday 15 December, new legislation with constitutional amendments that will further remove the rights of LGBTI citizens in the country.
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Commission proposal first step to end Wild West of Internet giants

We welcome the European Commission's move to end the Wild West style Internet giants and to make online platforms accountable for how they spread content and when they remove content from users.
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Negotiations on a European Climate Law crucial

The Greens/EFA group welcomes the agreement of European Union leaders to raise their climate target to at least 55% net emissions reduction by 2030, but significantly more effort is needed to reach the Paris climate goals. The Greens/EFA group strongly criticise the overnight push to promote gas as a transitional technology. Now it comes …
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Agreement on the rule of law a good base for action

Statement by Ska Keller MEP, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, on the agreement reached at today's (Thursday 10 December) summit of EU leaders on a binding rule of law mechanism.