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Hong Kong Street at night
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Fundamental rights must be protected in Hong Kong

MEPs are voting on a resolution on the violation of fundamental rights in Hong Kong. MEPs are calling for the release of political prisoners, a free press, sanctions against Hong Kong's political leadership and a review of the city's status in the World Trade Organisation. Since the National Security Law came into force, more than 150 rep…
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European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash 17-20 January 2022

The plenary session will be marked by the commemoration for President David Sassoli. On the agenda of the plenary : election of the EP President, Digital Services Act, final vote on animal transport inquiry committee, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of the French Presidency,...
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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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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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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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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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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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
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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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Belarus Border Refugees
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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
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EFA President calls for European response to crisis at EU/Belarus border

President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament Jordi Solé MEP has called for a European response to the growing migrant crisis at the EU's border with Belarus. Belarus' dictator Lukashenko stands accused of cruelly using migrants as a tool in a hybrid attack on the EU, follo...