Human Rights

Situation in Thailand

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Heidi Hautala, Igor Šoltes, Davor Škrlecon behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, -  having regard to its previous resolutions on Thailand, in particular those of 20 May 2010 and 6 February 2014, -  having regard to the statement by the Spok...


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The case of Ali Mohammed al-Nimr

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Alyn Smith, Pascal Durand, Barbara Lochbihler, Klaus Buchner, Igor Šoltes, Davor Škrlec on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - having regard to its previous resolutions of 12 February 2015 and of 11 March 2014, - having regard to the EU Guidelines on the Death Penal...


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Death penalty

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Igor Šoltes, Heidi Hautala, Molly Scott Cato, Davor Škrlec, Ulrike Lunacek, Jean Lambert, Ernest Urtasun, Michèle Rivasi, Bodil Valero on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –    having regard to its previous resolutions on the ab...


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EU summit/refugee crisis

Small pieces of the puzzle agreed for EU asylum policy but comprehensive solution must follow

Commenting on the outcome of the EU summit on the refugee crisis, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "EU governments are slowly moving towards a more common response to the refugee crisis. Following Tuesday's agreement on the emergency relocation system for refugees, last night's agre...


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Refugee crisis

EU governments must break the impasse

Commenting ahead of today's council of EU home affairs ministers on the refugee crisis, Green asylum and migration spokesperson Ska Keller, who was the European Parliament's rapporteur/draftsperson on the original redistribution scheme, said: "The persistent prevarication and squabbling between...


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Hungary/refugee crisis

Commission must investigate if Hungary has breached EU law

The Greens/EFA group has called on the European Commission to investigate the package of new laws on asylum, which were adopted in Hungary over the past week. In a letter to Commission president Juncker, the group has highlighted concerns that the laws are in conflict with EU law and has called on ...


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The refugee crisis and the EU - A Green response

Contribution by 8 Green MEPs

INTRODUCTION Greens have long argued for an effective Common European Asylum System (CEAS) which would respond to the needs of those seeking sanctuary. This should ensure that wherever they may claim asylum in the EU, their application will be dealt with fairly and should have a similar outcome; tha...


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Turkey

Appeal for peace from the chairs of the European Parliament's political groups

An appeal for peace in Turkey was today launched by the chairs of the EPP, S&D, Liberal, GUE/NGL and Greens/EFA groups in the European Parliament, following an initiative of the Greens. The appeal calls for the peace process to restart and for all sides to return to the negotiating table.The tex...


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Refugee crisis

Internal squabbling prolonged as EU rights and freedoms under threat

Commenting on the outcome of today's meeting of EU home affairs ministers on the refugee crisis, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts said: "It is disheartening that, despite the ever more dramatic humanitarian crisis on the EU's southern borders, EU governments could only agree to prolong...


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European asylum strategy

Contribution to the debate by MEPs Ska Keller, Judith Sargentini and Jean Lambert

European citizens are demonstrating an unprecedented level of solidarity with refugees.  They show that compassion and protecting those in need must remain at the heart of European action. On the other hand, most European governments are displaying an embarrassing lack of solidarity, insuffic...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 7-11 September 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included, seal products ban reinforced; keeping water as a basic right and public service; animal cloning and EU rules; the refugee crisis and Europe's chaotic response; the State of the Union debate.


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Refugee crisis

European Parliament calls for binding EU measures

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the refugee crisis with a large majority. Commenting after the vote, Green asylum and migration spokesperson Judith Sargentini said: "The European Parliament has delivered a strong signal in support of binding EU measures in response to the ...


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