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Festival of Europe - European Parliament open days

Others Institutions01-05-2015 - 10:30

On Saturday 2 May in Strasbourg and on Saturday 9 May in Brussels and Luxembourg, the European Parliament and other EU institutions will open their doors to the general public in order to celebrate Europe Day in a fun and festive way for the whole family. (Read more: Festival of Europe - European Parliament open days )

 
The cartoon represents a child drawing the future in the form of a new house with the sun shining on the ruins of the devastation and destruction caused by oppression in all its forms - including police repression of the media over a period of 50 years in Syria." © علي Ali Ferzat  

Seit 1988 hat das Europäische Parlament den Sacharow-Preis für Menschenrechte an verschiedene Journalisten und Verfechter der Pressefreiheit verliehen. Wir haben mit einigen Preisträgern über ihre Erfahrungen und aktuelle Herausforderungen für Journalisten vor dem Internationalen Tag der Pressefreiheit am Sonntag (3.5.) gesprochen. (Fortsetzung lesen: Interviews mit Sacharow-Preisträgern zum Internationalen Tag der Pressefreiheit )

 

Human rights: Yarmouk refugee camp, activists in Algeria and Nadiya Savchenko

Plenary Session Humanitarian aid / Development and cooperation / External relations30-04-2015 - 17:38

Parliament condemned IS/Daesh terror attacks on the Palestinian refugee camp in Yarmouk, Syria, the harassment of labour and human rights activists in Algeria and the illegal detention of Ukrainian pilot and MP Nadiya Savchenko in Russia, in three resolutions voted on Thursday. (Read more: Human rights: Yarmouk refugee camp, activists in Algeria and Nadiya Savchenko )

 
 

Zum zweiten Mal in Folge begann das Plenum mit einer Schweigeminute. Die Abgeordnete gedachten den Opfern des Erdbebens in Nepal und den Hunderten Flüchtlingen, die im Mittelmeer ums Leben gekommen waren. Maßnahmen, um die Flüchtlinge früher zu entdecken und zu retten, diskutierte das Plenum am Mittwoch (28.4.). Außerdem stimmten die Abgeordneten über neue Regeln zu Plastiktüten, Biokraftstoffen, den eCall und die Entlastung des EU-Gesamthaushalts 2013 ab. (Fortsetzung lesen: Höhepunkte des Plenums im April: Plastiktüten, Alkoholstrategie, Biokraftstoffe )

 

Indonesia’s executions: MEPs call for immediate moratorium on the death penalty

Plenary Session External relations30-04-2015 - 16:27

Members of all European Parliament political groups condemned the recent execution of eight people in Indonesia, and called for an immediate moratorium on the death penalty there. In a debate on Thursday with international cooperation Commissioner Neven Mimica, MEPs stressed that even though they respect Indonesia's sovereignty and its fight against drug trafficking, the death penalty can never be justified. (Read more: Indonesia’s executions: MEPs call for immediate moratorium on the death penalty )

 

Milan Expo 2015: EU must foster global food security, MEPs say

Plenary Session Agriculture30-04-2015 - 13:30
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The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by Parliament on Thursday, the eve of the official opening of the event. The ultimate aim of these efforts should be to strengthen global food security, it adds. (Read more: Milan Expo 2015: EU must foster global food security, MEPs say )

 

Kenya killings and persecution of Christians

Plenary Session External relations30-04-2015 - 13:18

The EU should launch a military training mission in Kenya and supply equipment to the Kenyan army and police to help halt the spread of the Al-Shabaab terrorist group, say MEPs on a resolution voted on Tuesday. It should also make it a priority to address the persecution of Christians, they add. This follows Al-Shabaab’s 2 April attack on Kenya’s Garissa University, which killed 147 Christian students and injured 79 others. (Read more: Kenya killings and persecution of Christians )

 

Nigeria: MEPs call for international cooperation to stop Boko Haram

Plenary Session Development and cooperation / External relations30-04-2015 - 13:02

The massacres perpetrated by the terrorist sect Boko Haram in Nigeria were vehemently condemned by the European Parliament in a vote on Thursday. MEPs urge the Nigerian authorities to do their utmost to end the violence and tackle the root causes of the terrorism, including corruption. Parliament also urges Nigeria’s neighbours and the international community to cooperate with efforts to starve Boko Haram of income and prevent it spreading terror abroad. (Read more: Nigeria: MEPs call for international cooperation to stop Boko Haram )

 

Politische Streitigkeiten verzögern die Reformfortschritte in Albanien sowie in Bosnien und Herzegowina. So steht es in zwei getrennten Entschließungen, die das Parlament am Donnerstag verabschiedet hat. Beide Länder müssen den demokratischen Wandel festigen, Korruption bekämpfen und die öffentliche Verwaltung entpolitisieren und professionalisieren. Wenn die politischen Kräfte gemeinsam auf diese Ziele hinarbeiten, können sie jeweils ihr Land näher an die EU heranbringen, so die Abgeordneten. (Fortsetzung lesen: Albanien und Bosnien & Herzegowina müssen interne politische Querelen beenden )

 

The European Parliament Conference of Presidents (EP President and political group leaders) this morning decided that Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee will address the situation in Hungary as a matter of urgency, further to the statement by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán about a possible restoration of the death penalty and the preparation of a questionnaire designed to encourage Hungarian citizens to state positions on immigration questions. (Read more: Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee to address situation in Hungary )