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Photo by Alexander Serzhantov on Unsplash
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Press release |

EU must stand with peaceful protesters & uphold human rights

President Tokayev invited predominantly Russian troops to suppress the protests of his own people, majority of whom is marching peacefully and with legitimate demands. The EU needs to stand with those protesting peacefully and uphold human rights that are now more than ever under attack in Kazakhstan.
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Press release |

Greens/EFA calls for strong economic sanctions in case of Russian escalation

The European Parliament will debate and vote on a resolution on the situation at the Ukrainian-Russian border. The Greens/EFA Group calls on the EU to impose additional economic sanctions and to exclude Russia from the international payment system SWIFT if Russia continues to escalate tensions. Ahead of Wednesday’s Eastern Partnership Sum…
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Belarus OUT (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)
A picture taken on November 8, 2021 shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region.
News |

Plenary Flash 13-16 December 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the measures to tackle the situation on the Belarusian borders, the Digital Market Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border, gender-based cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health and rights in Poland, the rule of law in Slovenia, ...
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Event |

Overcoming the COP26 Gaps: A Transformed EU External Action for a Climate-Just World

The event will present the findings of an E3G report commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. The study shows how the European Green Deal can be mobilised to secure an EU foreign policy aligned with the Paris Agreement and capable of accelerating the transition towards a climate-just world for all.
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Study |

Paris aligned EU external action for a climate just world for all

The study - commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament - shows how the European Green Deal can be mobilised to secure an EU foreign policy aligned with the Paris Agreement and capable of accelerating the transition towards a climate-just world for all.
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Belarus OUT (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)
A picture taken on November 8, 2021 shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region.
Press release |

Commission plans tantamount to accepting pushbacks

The European Commission has just announced that it will allow Poland, Lithuania and Latvia to ‘re-direct’ asylum seekers to a formal border crossing point, where they can be detained for up to 20 weeks. The proposal implicitly endorses the current practice of pushbacks at the borders with Belarus, which brings asylum seekers, including fa…
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Press release |

Government must halt attacks on ‘Memorial’ & civil society

Memorial, one of the most prominent Russian human rights organisations, and a former Sakharov Prize laureate, is facing threats of being dismantled by the Russian courts. The action by prosecutors is based on allegations that Memorial has failed to comply with requirements of the controversial law on ‘foreign agents’, legislation that sti…
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Photo by Yu Siang Teo on Unsplash
Mostar Bridge
Press release |

EU has responsibility to support peace in Bosnia & Western Balkans

MEPs will debate the situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina, on the request of the Greens/EFA Group, following the recent worrying political developments in the country. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for the EU to take the lead in finding a political solution to the current crisis. Any political agreement must not further deepen ethnic di…
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© Kancelaria Premiera (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Belarus Border Refugees
Event |

Live Q&A on EU external borders: Human lives instrumentalised in a geopolitical conflict

MEP Tineke Strik recently visited the Poland and Lithuanian border with Belarus, and MEP Damian Boeselager recently visited Athens and Samos. In a live, together, they will reflect on their missions, explain the current crises at the EU external border and discuss their priorities of how the EU can improve the situation on the ground.
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Fence on Lesvos
Press release |

Greens/EFA MEPs call for end to criminal charges against Humanitarian Workers

Over 71 MEPs have sent an open letter to the European Commission and the Greek government, in support of humanitarian workers facing possible 25 years’ imprisonment as Greece cracks down on activists engaged in search and rescue. This Thursday, the trial of humanitarian workers will start in Greece and could result in the activists spend…