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Who Was Witold Pilecki? a WWII Hero with a meeting room at the EU Parliament

Witold Pilecki's story is one of courage and sacrifice, and a meeting room of the European Parliament has just been inaugurated with his name, 75 years after being executed by Stalin. President of the...

Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s PM dissolves Parliament and calls for national elections

According to EL MUNDO, the scale of the defeat and the loss of socialist territorial power have forced the president of the government to "assume the defeat in the first person". The president summons...

HRWF calls upon the UN, EU and OSCE for Turkey to stop deportation of 103 Ahmadis

Human Rights Without Frontiers (HRWF) calls upon the UN, the EU and the OSCE to ask Turkey to annul a deportation order for 103 Ahmadis Today, a Turkish court has released a deportation order concerning...

PACE issues final statement on deinstitutionalization of persons with disabilities

The Rapporteur of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) review on the deinstitutionalisation of persons with disabilities acknowledged in a written comment the Council’s decision-making body, the Committee of Ministers (CM)...

Pollution: MEPs support stricter rules to reduce industrial emissions

The Environment Committee adopted its position on EU rules to further reduce pollution and steer large agro-industrial installations in the green transition.

Eugenics influenced the formulation of the European Convention on Human Rights

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe this week dived in to deeply rooted discrimination and rights issues, discussing core values on which the Council had been founded in 1950. Ongoing research is...

Over 100 Ahmadis at Turkish-Bulgarian frontier face imprisonment, or death if deported

More than one hundred members of The Ahmadi Religion of Peace and Light, a persecuted religious minority, who presented themselves at the Turkish-Bulgarian border on May 24 requesting asylum face deportation within the next...

European Cricket is on the rise, and it’s good news for us all

By every measure available, football is Europe’s favourite sporting pastime. This isn’t just due to the historical roots, with the sport taking hold in most regions in the 19th century. It was propelled by...

UKRAINE, 110 damaged religious sites inspected and documented by UNESCO

UKRAINE, 110 damaged religious sites inspected and documented by UNESCO - As of 17 May 2023, UNESCO has verified damage to 256 sites since 24 February 2022 – 110 religious sites, 22 museums, 92 buildings of...

New legislation on seizing criminal assets to speed up their freezing and confiscation

To speed up the freezing and confiscation of criminal assets and close loopholes, MPs on Tuesday adopted a draft position on new rules

European Green Deal: EU and Republic of Korea launch Green Partnership

EU and Republic of Korea launch Green Partnership to deepen cooperation on climate action, clean energy and environmental protection

The Role and Importance of the European Parliament in Today’s World

The European Parliament plays a crucial role in shaping the future of Europe and the world. As the only directly elected institution of the European Union

Elections 2024, President Metsola “Vote. Do not let someone else choose for you”

The Key Issues in the European Parliament Elections 2024 Elections 2024 - The European Parliament Elections 2024 are just around the corner, and it's important to be informed about the issues that will be at...

Urgent collective response needed to safeguard media freedom and protect democracy

The ninth South East Europe Media Conference, "At a Crossroads: Safeguarding Media Freedom to Protect Democracy,"

Human rights breaches in Algeria, Belarus and Myanmar

The European Parliament adopted three resolutions on human rights breaches in Algeria, Belarus and Myanmar.

European Charlemagne Youth Prize: meet the 2023 winners

A Belgian language app for refugees has won the 2023 European Charlemagne Youth Prize.

Parliament backs new rules for sustainable, durable products and no greenwashing

MEPs backed draft legislation to improve product labelling and durability and to put a stop to greenwashing.

Portugal’s President urges EU to face post-war challenges with determination

In his speech to MEPs, Portugal’s President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa identified the post-war recovery, enlargement, migration and energy as the main challenges for the EU.

30% of children aged 7-9 in Europe are overweight

This number of overweight is expected to continue to grow in the coming years. About 30 percent of primary school-age children in Europe are overweight or obese

Türkey’s elections marked by unlevel playing field yet still competitive, international observers say

Characterized by a high turnout, Türkey’s elections were well-managed and offered voters a choice between genuine political alternatives, but with an unjustified advantage for the for politicians in power

Sweden wins Eurovision 2023 in front of Finland

The final of the great musical contest was played between Sweden, Finland and Israel.

Spyware – MEPs sound alarm on threat to democracy and demand reforms

EP spyware inquiry committee has adopted its final report and recommendations, condemning spyware abuses in several EU member states and setting out a way forward.

Real household income rises in the second half of an otherwise weak 2022

Real household income per capita grew by 0.6% in the OECD in the fourth quarter of 2022, exceeding growth in real GDP per capita of 0.1% (Figure 1). Despite moderate growth in the third...

On Europe Day – The European Union matters

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola´s address at This is Europe -debate with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Europe Day, 9 May 2023.

Olaf Scholz: “We need a geopolitical, larger, reformed EU, open to the future”

Chancellor Olaf Scholz debated with MEPs during the 'This is Europe' series, calling for a united Europe capable of changing to secure its place in the world.
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