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Opinion |

Fighting for a welcoming Europe

“You can really set something in motion by simply showing an interest.” writes Kristina Koch, a journalist and refugee worker at the organisation Willkommen in Nippes, in Cologne. She tells us the story of Thaer Jafar, a Syrian refugee with an incredible talent, and reminds us that small gestures can make a world of difference.
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Press release |

Growing concern over human rights in Hong Kong

  MEPs have today expressed growing concerns about the state of human rights and democracy in Hong Kong. EFA MEP Jordi Solé spoke in the debate in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, which had been prompted by the recent closure of independent newspaper Apple Daily, and the dete...
Press release |

European Parliament calls for Political Boycott of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution regarding the closure of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily in Hong Kong. The results of the vote are expected to be announced from 16:30. A large cross-party majority in favour of the resolution is expected. In the resolution, MEPs call for the first time for a political boycott of t…
European Union
News |

Plenary Flash 05-09 July 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Hungary and Poland, the programme of the Slovenian Presidency, the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030, asylum and migration, The 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, the repression of the opposition in Turkey, .…
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...
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Event |

The Future of Europe: building the change we need

It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us to put forward game-changing policy and actively shape our political future. The Greens/EFA Group are kickstarting the democratic process by organising an event with the voices that matter the most: yours.
Demonstration for open borders
Opinion |

Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!

Barcelona was shaken by mass public demonstrations in loud support of refugees and asylum seekers. Júlia Trias, from the Barcelona Councillor's Office for Citizens’ Rights, writes about how the city is developing cutting edge projects to assist those who fall through the gaps.
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News |

PLENARY FLASH 07-10 JUNE 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Digital COVID Certificate, the Recovery and Resiliance Fund, the repression in Belarus and many more...
#500Children initiative - Femke de Vries
Opinion |

A windmill of solidarity

In a Dutch story of solidarity and support, Femke de Vries, Policy officer for the Dutch Council for Refugees, tells of their nationwide campaign to resettle 500 children from refugee camps in Greece to safe haven in the Netherlands.
Press release |

Belarus: Quote Ska Keller

EU Heads of state and government at their summit meeting on May 24th decided on targeted sanctions following the forced landing of a passenger plane and arrest of regime critic Roman Protasevich and his partner Sofia Sapega by Belarusian security authorities. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has requested a debate and resol…