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No double standards on EU's human rights commitment

Catalan MEP Jordi Solé has called upon the EU to avoid double standards in its commitment to human rights and democracy around the world. The EFA MEP spoke in the European Parliament's debate today about the EU's annual report on human rights and democracy in the world, in the pres...
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Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive from Turkey to Lesbos, Greece
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New study shows how EU-Turkey deal is turning refugees into detainees

The European Union's agreement with Turkey is failing to uphold the rights of refugees in Greece, according to a new study commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament.
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Deaths on the Mediterranean must shake EU ministers into action

Ahead of tomorrow's meeting of EU Home Affairs ministers, the Greens/EFA group is calling for progress on reforms to the Dublin system, which determines which Member State is responsible for an asylum claim.
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Big win for a socially just Europe

The European Parliament backed the outcome of trilogue negotiations on the revision of the Posting of Workers Directive. Under the agreement, workers who provide a service in an EU Member State other than their country of origin will not only be guaranteed the same pay as their colleagues, they'll also receive the same entitlements, makin…
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Defending Fundamental Rights in the EU: the Spanish case

Watch a video clip about this event: This exchange of views about fundamental rights in Spain will include the participation of relatives and lawyers of: The Catalan political prisoners the eight young people from Alsasua, who were arrested as a result of a fight in a bar Valtonyc, ...
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Women in el Salvador
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Protect women in El Salvador

Teodora Vázquez was imprisoned for over 10 years in El Salvador under the abortion law. She was accused of murder after complications in her pregnancy. There are other 25 women in prison with similar accusations. They can be sentenced to up to 35 years. This April, the Assembly of El Salvador will debate the possibility to change the law…
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Budapest - Hungary © Jaap Hart
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The time for warnings has passed – the EU must trigger article 7

Greens/EFA MEP Judith Sargentini has today presented her report on the European Parliament's investigation into whether or not Hungary is in breach of the values of the European Union. Sargentini's report recommends that the Council initiate Article 7 proceedings against Hungary.
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Closing the gap in consumer protection

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has welcomed new proposals to give consumers the right to enter into class actions, a long-standing Greens/EFA demand.
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Catalan Political prisoners

EFA MEP Jordi Solé gives an update on the situation in Catalonia at a press conference in the European Parliament, alongside relatives of the political prisoners and exiled politicians, on 26 March 2018.
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Protection of investigative journalists in Europe - Quote from Benedek Jávor

The European Parliament will hold a debate this afternoon (14 March) on the protection of investigative journalists in Europe, following the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner Martina Kušnírová.