Human Rights

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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The Greens/EFA briefing

07.07.2015

Recorded press conference 7 July 2015 9:00-9:20

Recorded press conference - MEP Yannick Jadot present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Freedom flotilla - call to release Gaza blockade activists

Press release from EFA MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras (ERC)

President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament Josep-Maria Terricabras has paid tribute to those involved in the 'Freedom Flotilla' and called for a peaceful end to the blockade of Gaza. Israeli armed forces intercepted the ship 'Marianne' early this morning and it is now being escorted to th...


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EU summit/Migration

EU leaders in favour of solidarity as long as they can opt out

Commenting on the outcome of today’s summit of EU heads of state and government on the EU’s response to the migration crisis in the Mediterranean, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts said:“The message from this summit seems to be that EU leaders support the idea of sol...


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Gaza Freedom Flotilla - End the blockade

Several MEPs from the European Parliament's EFA Group have shown their support for lifting the blockade of Gaza to allow much needed humanitarian supplies to reach the local population. Former EFA MEP Ana Miranda is among those taking part in the 'Freedom Flotilla' of boats currently at sea which ho...


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European Games in Azerbaijan

Political boycott of Baku Games the only just response to ongoing human rights concerns

Ahead of the European Games, which start in Baku (Azerbaijan) on Friday, the European Parliament last night held a debate on the games and the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. In the context of the debate Green MEP and EP vice-president Ulrike Lunacek said: “The long shadow of human rights ab...


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FIFA corruption case

EU Parliament calls for rethink on Qatar and Russia World Cups

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the ongoing corruption scandal at the international football authority FIFA. Commenting after the vote, Green MEP Helga Truepel said: "For years, FIFA has acted as a law unto itself and operated beyond the bounds of legal orthodoxy...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 8-11 June 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included TTIP vote and debate; the situation in Hungary; EU-Russia relations; Azerbaijan, human rights and the Baku Games; Turkey's shifting relations with the EU; FIFA corruption case; an EU strategy on equality between women and men post 2015; investigative journalism fund...


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Hungary

European Parliament calls for creation of new EU mechanism to ensure fundamental rights upheld

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the situation in Hungary, notably the proposed questionnaire on immigration and recent statements by Prime Minister Orban on reinstating the death penalty. Commenting after the vote, Greens/EFA vice-president Ulrike Lunacek said: "...


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EP Turkey report

EU negotiation process can help strengthen democracy in Turkey

The European Parliament today adopted its annual report on Turkey's progress in the context of the EU accession process. Commenting after the vote, Green foreign policy spokesperson and Turkey expert Bodil Ceballos said: "The EU Parliament has today sent a clear signal on the need for the EU to...


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Women's Rights are Human Rights

Press release from SNP MEP Alyn Smith

Alyn Smith SNP MEP has today praised the European Parliament for adopting a groundbreaking new report on gender equality. Despite pressure from right-wing organisations, the EU Strategy for Equality Between Women and Men Post 2015, known informally as the Noichl Report after its rapporteur Maria N...


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