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China: Forced labour and the situation of the Uyghurs in the Xinjiang

The atrocities against the Uyghur ethnic minority in Xinjiang and rampant state-imposed forced labour are crimes against humanity. The European Parliament is calling on European companies to break off business relations with Chinese partners if they abet human rights violations.
Opinion |

CAP 2020

Confused about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and everything that's going on around it? Check this article and get a green perspective.
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Rubber-stamping of Brexit deal ignores European Parliament's responsibilities

European Parliament group leaders agreed in the Conference of Presidents of the Parliament to push ahead with a vote on a potential Brexit deal before the end of the year. The Greens/EFA group express concern that expediting the consent procedure will not allow adequate time for proper democratic scrutiny of any potential deal with the UK…
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Stop the import of GM crops destroying nature

Eleonora Evi Tilly Metz
Opinion by Eleonora Evi & Tilly Metz
MEPs Tilly Metz and Eleonora Evi argue that the EU must no longer be complicit in the destruction of primary forests, expansion of monocultures and use of toxic chemicals banned in the EU through the continued import of GM crops.
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Sakharov Prize - Belarussian democratic opposition

Today (Wednesday 16 December), the European Parliament formally awards the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Belarusian opposition.
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Parliamentary unity in negotiations on long-term budget paid-off

Members of the European Parliament are voting on a resolution on the outcome of last week's European Council summit on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 (MFF), the InterInstitutional Agreement, the EU Recovery Instrument and the Rule of Law Regulation.
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Clean water for the whole EU

EU-wide clean drinking water is a great success for the initiative from civil society. We owe it to the efforts of civil society that our drinking water will be cleaner in the future. For the first time, limit values for endocrine disruptors and stricter values for lead will make tap water cleaner. All of Europe will see the roll out of p…
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Opinion |

A bad day for human rights abusers

Heidi Hautala
Opinion by Heidi Hautala
The European Parliament has for several years called for a new tool to sanction human rights abusers worldwide. Finally on 7 December the EU Council adopted this regime which will allow the EU to impose travel bans and asset freezes on the grounds of trafficking, arbitrary arrests, slavery, as well as the more serious crimes...
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EFA MEPs welcome Minority Safepack initiative

The European Free Alliance (EFA) in the European Parliament has welcomed the opportunity to debate the Minority Safepack initiative during this week's plenary session. EFA MEPs congratulated the initiative's organisers for gaining over a million signatures across the EU for their citizens...
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Hungarian Parliament adopts constitutional amendments against LGBTI community

The Hungarian Parliament has adopted, Tuesday 15 December, new legislation with constitutional amendments that will further remove the rights of LGBTI citizens in the country.