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…

Future of Europe concludes cycle

The Conference Plenary concluded its work, with MEPs expressing their approval of the outcome and announcing that Parliament intends to kick-start EU reforms. At its final meeting, that took place on Friday and Saturday at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Conference Plenary reached a consensus on its final draft proposals. It has now adopted…

Borrell: EU “steadfast by Ukraine”

Strasbourg 15.12.2021 “We changed the geographical situation. We changed the latitude and the longitude of the coordinates, but the problem is also very worrying. Now we talk about the situation in the Ukrainian border and in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine” the EU top diplomat Josep Borrell said, while addressing the Members of the European…

COVID19: EP Plenary moves to Brussels

“At 18.00 today, I have received an updated report from the European Parliament’s Medical Service on the evolution of COVID-19 which states that the health risks are considered to be significantly higher if Parliament’s plenary session next weektakes place in Strasbourg” reads the statement of the European Parliament president David Sassoli. On the basis of…

Sassoli removes national flags

To indignation of some Members of the European Parliament, the January Plenary session in Strasbourg started with removal of national flags from the desks in the Chamber. “The European Union is slipping further. The autocratic socialist Sassoli, who was appointed President of the European Parliament, has ordered to bailiffs to seize all national flags on…

Verhofstad calls for Brexit talks start

“Let’s start Brexit negotiations, to end uncertainty and low economic growth”, Guy Verhofstadt During today’s plenary debate, ALDE leader Guy Verhofstadt called on the UK to finally agree on a joint position to start the negotiations with the EU. I ask clarity from the British side on these five pressing questions ⬇ pic.twitter.com/5aaLlPSOM3 — Guy…

Tusk draws Brexit 'red lines'

MEPs welcomed the unity of the 27 Member States and the EU institutions with regard to Brexit and also called for a reform of the EU to benefit all its citizens. The President of the European Council Donald Tusk (pictured) presented to MEPs the Guidelines for Brexit negotiations agreed by the Member States at the summit…