Iran: MEPs call for additional sanctions

Strasbourg 19.01.2023 All those responsible for human rights violations should face EU sanctions and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps should be on the European Union terrorist list, Members of the European Parliament urge, during the January Plenary in Strasbourg (pictured). Iran: all those responsible for human rights violations should face EU sanctions and the Islamic…

Strasbourg 17.01.2023 On Tuesday morning, Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson discussed the priorities of the Swedish Council Presidency with MEPs in Strasbourg. đź”´ LIVE | Press Conference with @SwedishPM Ulf Kristersson@sweden2023eu @Europarl_SV @Europarl_EN @RobertaMetsola https://t.co/ulOW7NMm3i — Roberta Metsola (@EP_President) January 17, 2023 During his address, Mr Kristersson said that his country’s first priority at the…

EP: President Metsola vows integrity

Strasbourg 17.01.2023 The European Parliament president Roberta Metsola has expressed her determination to speak about the decisions needed on measures in this House to increase integrity, independence and accountability. People expect accountability and integrity. They are right.@Europarl_EN must respond to citizens' demands. And we will. To reform, to rebuild trust, work will start now. pic.twitter.com/i2MAvTcEEz…

MEP support human rights in China

Strasbourg 15.12.2022 Chinese government crackdown on the peaceful protests across the People’s Republic of China caused a vivid reaction of the European Parliament. (Photo:archive) MEPs express their support for protesters fighting for fundamental rights who are being persecuted by the Chinese government, notably in the context of the zero COVID-19 policy. “Discontent is spreading in…

EU Sakharov prize 2022

Strasbourg 14.12.2022 European Parliament groups leaders have awarded the brave people of Ukraine, represented by their president, elected leaders and civil society, the 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. #EU This year #SakharovPrize denies the very idea of role of individual in creation of history. Collective replaced individual. pic.twitter.com/7ieKO6LlkZ — Anna van Densky (@AnnaVanDensky)…

Vice-president Eva Kaili stripped of her status

Brussels 13.12.2022 The European Parliament decided on Tuesday, December 13, to end the term of office of Vice-President Eva Kaili (Greece S &D). Nous venons de voter au #ParlementEuropĂ©en pour dĂ©mettre Eva Kaili de ses fonctions de vice-prĂ©sidente.TolĂ©rance zĂ©ro pour la #corruption. Maintenant, la commission d'enquĂŞte doit faire son travail et le Parlement doit renforcer…

EU: deforestation products deal

06.12.2022 The Council and the European Parliament reached a provisional deal on a proposal to minimise the risk of deforestation and forest degradation associated with products that are imported into or exported from the European Union. The agreement is provisional pending formal adoption in both institutions. The @EUCouncil and @Europarl_EN reached a provisional political agreement…

MEPs label Russia “sponsor of terrorism”

Strasbourg 24.11.2022 Following the atrocities carried out by Vladimir Putin’s regime against Ukrainian civilians, MEPs have recognised Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism. Parliament declares that Putin's regime is a state sponsor of terrorism. MEPs send strong message paving the way for international tribunal to bring those committing atrocities against Ukrainians to justice. Press…

European Parliament 70th birthday

Strasbourg 22.11.2022 The European Parliament is marking 70 years of democracy in action – from its first assembly in 1952 to being stronger than ever during challenging times today. Seventy years ago, the first session of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community took place in Strasbourg, marking the starting point of…

Europarliament birthday celebrations

Strasbourg 20.11.2022 MEPs will mark the creation of the Common Assembly of the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, with a ceremony in the hemicycle on Tuesday at 11.30. From an assembly of six founding countries to a European Parliament with more democratic powers representing every EU citizen. Watch our timeline of 70 years…