Human rights and COVID-19: MEPs denounce measures taken by authoritarian regimes

Human rights and COVID-19: MEPs denounce measures taken by authoritarian regimes

EU-UK relations: parliament adopts temporary contingency measures

On Friday, Parliament adopted measures to ensure basic road and air connections in case no agreement is reached on EU-UK future relations.
Committee on Transport and Tourism

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MEPs reject the Polish nominee to the Court of Auditors

MEPs on Tuesday voted to reject a candidate nominated by the Polish government to become a member of the European Court of Auditors (ECA).
Committee on Budgetary Control

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Algeria: European Parliament calls for action on human rights and expresses solidarity with demonstrators

On 26 November, the European Parliament adopted an urgency resolution highlighting “The deteriorating human rights situation in Algeria, in particular the case of journalist Khaled Drareni,” who was sentenced to two years in prison on 15 September 2020. Proposed by six out of the seven political groups, the resolution signals a broad agreement across the political spectrum. The undersigned national and international civil society organizations consider its adoption to be a timely and much needed step to address the escalating crackdown on civil society, peaceful activists, artists, journalists, and the independence of the judiciary.

Belarusian Opposition Awarded 2020 Sakharov Prize By European Parliament

… 2020 Sakharov Prize laureates," European Parliament President David Sassoli told European … largest political groups in the European Parliament all backed the Belarusian … The United States and the European Union have refused to recognize Lukashenka …

Elżbieta Rafalska from ECR: “During the #COVID19 pandemic, we witnessed discrimination against elderly”

MEP Elżbieta Rafalska: “During the #COVID19 pandemic, we witnessed discrimination against elderly. We cannot tolerate this social strata being left behind as this #pandemic continues to wreak economic & social…

Schengen key to recovery: interview with civil liberties committee chair

“EU Borders should reopen as soon as possible,” according to Juan Fernando López Aguilar, chair of Parliament’s civil liberties committee . Learn more in our interview. After months of free…

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