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Opinion |

Reinforce rights, not racism!

Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Opinion by Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield MEP in conversation with Laurence Meyer, from the Digital Freedom Fund, about the dangers of the increasing use of biometric mass surveillance - both within the EU and outside it, as well as the impact it can have on the lives of people who are already being discriminated against.
European Council
Press release |

European Council Summit – Quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

Ahead of today's European Council Summit of heads of state and government, Greens/EFA Group President Philippe Lamberts MEP, comments: "The EU is based on fundamental rights, dignity, equality, the rule of law, human rights and respect for minorities. But these principles are being tramp...
Press release |

EFA welcomes pardons for Catalan leaders, but recalls that the political conflict is not over

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has welcomed the announcement by the Spanish government of pardons for Catalan leaders imprisoned for their role in organising a peaceful and democratic referendum on self-determination in 2017. EFA Group President Jordi Solé...
News |

Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the effects of waiver of the WTO TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines, treatment, equipment and manufacturing capacity in developing countries, the conflict of interest of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Human rights protection and the EU external migration policy, (...)
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Publication |

Fuelling conflict and human rights violations

Factsheet on EU-Mercosur trade agreement - This agreement insufficiently protects the rights of indigenous people, farmers, and consumers, whose health and lives are at risk. It is unacceptable that trade interests prevail over human rights.
Event |

Are prisons obsolete? From prison reform to prison abolition

“On the whole, people tend to take prisons for granted. It is difficult to imagine life without them. At the same time, there is reluctance to face the realities hidden within them, a fear of thinking about what happens inside them. Thus, the prison is present in our lives and, at the same tim...
PD
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Businesses must be held accountable for human rights & environmental abuses

The European Parliament will vote on an ambitious legislative initiative on corporate responsibility and accountability. The Commission is expected to propose a binding due diligence law for all companies operating in the European market by June. In its report, the EP is calling for binding rules for companies that will have to identify a…
Opinion |

State of emergency at the French-Italian border

The European border and coast guard agency (FRONTEX) has allegedly assisted and took part in pushbacks of asylum seekers into the sea, which is contrary to the international law and to the Geneva Convention. While we obtained the implementation of an inquiry into the agency’s actions at the EU’s external borders, we do not forget that EU …
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EU Human Rights Sanctions

EU foreign ministers have agreed to sanction four Russian officials over the jailing of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, which is the first listings on the EU's new Global Human Right's Sanctions Regime.
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News |

Flash - Plenary session 8-12 February 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on COVID vaccines, new circular economy action plan, recovery and resilience facility, report on border procedures, Ostrovets nuclear power plant, combating human trafficking, ghost flights in Europe, de facto abortion ban in Poland,...