Human Rights

The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

08.09.2015

Recorded press conference 8 September 2015 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Water services and basic rights

Centre-right coalition seeks to slap down important Citizens' Initiative on Right to Water

The European Parliament will next week vote on a report setting out its response to the massively popular European Citizens' Initiative aimed at protecting the right to water (Right2Water). Parliament's environment and public health committee had adopted a strong report, which gave explicit ...


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Refugee crisis

Hungarian government must stop blocking humanitarian response

Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms and other Green MEPs are currently in Hungary to assess the situation on the ground and the government's response to the refugee crisis. Commenting from Budapest, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "The lack of any proper, coherent response means t...


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Refugee crisis

Chaotic and inhumane response across Europe cannot be tolerated

The Greens/EFA group is supporting calls for a high-level debate in the European Parliament next week, ahead of the emergency meeting of EU home affairs ministers on 14 September and anticipated proposals from the EU Commission. In this context, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms and other Green ...


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Distribution key for relocating refugees

A strong signal for more solidarity

The European Parliament’s Civil liberties committee today adopted a report by Green draftsperson Ska Keller on a proposal on the relocation of refugees from Italy and Greece to other Member States based on a binding distribution key. Following the adoption of the report, migration spokesperson of ...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 6-9 July 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included corporate tax transparency and reporting, TTIP, circular economy, emissions trading system – market stability reserve, energy transition and green job creation, debate with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras, Greens/EFA group nomination for the Sakharov Prize, copyright reform, Srebrenica Commemoration.


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Srebrenica Commemoration/Bosnia and Herzegovina

MEPs call for more support for justice, reconciliation and towards EU accession

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the Srebrenica genocide. Commenting on the vote, Igor Šoltes, Greens/EFA MEP and Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, said: "Twenty years after the massac...


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Sakharov Prize

Greens/EFA group nominates the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

The Greens/EFA group nominates the Saudi blogger Raif Badawi for this year's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought


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Bahrain, in particular the case of Nabeel Rajab

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Alyn Smith, Barbara Lochbihler, Michel Reimon, Bodil Valero, Igor Šoltes, Judith Sargentini on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –   having regard to its previous resolution on Bahrain, notably the one of 6 February 2014 on Bahrain, in particular the cas...


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Cambodia's draft laws on NGOs and trade unions

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Reinhard Bütikofer, Bodil Valero, Igor Šoltes on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –       having regard to European Parliament resolutions 16 January 2014 on the situation of rights defenders and opposition activ...


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Democratic Republic of the Congo, notably the cases of Yves Makwambala and Fred Bauma

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Maria Heubuch, Heidi Hautala, Jordi Sebastià, Bart Staes, Michèle Rivasi, Barbara Lochbihler, Ernest Urtasun, Bodil Valero, Igor Šoltes on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - having regard to its previous resolutions on the Democratic Republic o...


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Situation of two Christian pastors in Sudan

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Maria Heubuch, Heidi Hautala, Bart Staes, Barbara Lochbihler, Ernest Urtasun, Bodil Valero, Igor Šoltes, Ignazio Corrao, Fabio Massimo Castaldo on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - having regard to its previous resolutions on Sudan, - having regard to the Universa...


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