Human Rights

Muhammad Yunus meets the Greens

2006 Nobel peace prize


International Roma Day – anti-Gypsyism in Europe

Plenary speech by Bodil CEBALLOS

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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Brussels plenary 25 March 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included tax policy; the Annual Tax Report; Macro-financial assistance to Ukraine; Minimum rates of pay in the transport sector; International Roma Day.

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Europe's Roma Community

Basic human rights must not be compromised

International Roma Day on April 8 is not just about celebrating Roma culture, it is also intended to highlight the persecution and discrimination that the Roma people face in all aspects of life. The Greens have long fought for an effective strategy on Roma inclusion, and we continue this work as the European Parliament now prepares a resolution on Roma rights.


Beyond Dublin

A Discussion Paper for the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament

  The Dublin system is coming under increasing pressure. It sets out the criteria for deciding which European Member State has responsibility for dealing with an asylum application. The Dublin system has been widely criticised because it is unfair to both asylum seekers and Member States and b...

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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 9-12 March 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included Lux Leaks and tax evasion, gender equality, lorry design and road safety, credit card fees; services trade and liberalisation, EU enlargement progress; energy union and Ukraine, transparency and anti-corruption, Russia and Nemtsov's murder; counter-terrorism cooperation with third countries and human rights.

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EU must do more to support civil society and pluralism

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the situation in Russia, following the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov. Commenting after the vote, Green foreign affairs spokesperson Tamás Meszerics said:"The brutal and tragic murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Ne...

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Counter terrorism

EU cannot ignore human rights in cooperation with third countries

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on EU cooperation with third countries on counter-terrorism. Commenting after the vote, Greens/EFA foreign affairs spokesperson Alyn Smith said:"The protection of human rights cannot be an afterthought for the EU in its cooperation with third c...

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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


Video of the press conference 10 March 2015

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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Development committee demands concrete legislation to stop deadly trade

Yesterday evening, the European Parliament's Development committee called for binding rules on trade in conflict minerals. Such rules are urgently needed in order to ensure that mineral purchases made by European corporations are not financing conflict or human rights violations. The committee follo...

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Foreign Affairs Committee votes on conflict minerals

On Monday the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (AFET) voted on an opinion to a Trade committee report on conflict minerals.


Recent attacks and abductions by Daesh in the Middle East, notably of Assyrians

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Bodil Ceballos, Alyn Smith, Ernest Urtasun, Michèle Rivasi, Michel Reimon, Barbara Lochbihler, Davor Škrlec on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - having regard to its previous resolutions on Iraq, Syria, Libya and Egypt, and in particular those of 9 ...