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Tunisia on the edge of democracy © Duncan Wal
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Tunisia deserves a bolder European response

MEPs have raised concerns about the political crisis in Tunisia. President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament, Jordi Solé MEP, called for the EU to take bolder steps to help a neighbour and partner country restore the constitutional and democratic order. Tunisia’s Preside...
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Greens/EFA call for faster action on climate protection

"The Green Deal has ambitions for the green transformation of climate policy, agricultural policy, transport policy and in financial and economic policy. But, the EU must live up to these promises" said Greens/EFA Co-President to Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, during the annual State of the European Union debate.
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Afghanistan: EU has a responsibility to support refugees & resettlement

Members of the European Parliament debate the situation in Afghanistan and will vote on a resolution on Thursday. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the European Union to ensure the protection of those fleeing Afghanistan through evacuation, the issuance of humanitarian visas and an increase in humanitarian aid.
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EU must stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

The European Parliament has debated the situation in Afghanistan, discussing what the European Union’s response should be following the Taliban takeover. MEPs discussed the EU’s humanitarian response and the need for a strong EU role in helping resettle refugees. EFA Group Presiden...
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Plenary Flash 13-16 September 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the situation in Afghanistan, the annual state of the European Union, gender-based violence, media freedom and further deterioration of the Rule of law in Poland, Fit for 55 package, LGBTIQ rights in the EU,...
Picture credit : Ari Beser - ICAN
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A fresh breeze for nuclear disarmament in Europe?

With this study, we look to open up and renew the debate in the European Union on nuclear disarmament, at a time when the EU struggles to find its voice. The authors - Dr Erästö, Dr Meier, Dr Kütt and Maren Vieluf - succeed in opening new paths to explore for the EU to play a meaningful role in nuclear disarmament.
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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...
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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…
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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…
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EU-Russia : Components for a strategic reset

It is time to reassess the EU relationship vis-à-vis the Russian Federation. Recent months have demonstrated that our Russia strategy needs a strategic reset.