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Sakharov Prize 2020: presentation of the candidates

The nominees for this year’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought will be presented to MEPs in a joint committee meeting on Monday afternoon. MEPs from the Foreign Affairs Committee, Development Committee and Subcommittee on Human Rights will come together to assess the candidates for 2020.

Foreign interference committee starts its work, Raphaël Glucksmann presiding

The Committee on Foreign Interference elected Raphaël Glucksmann as its chairman at its constitutive session on Wednesday. Raphaël Glucksmann (S&D, FR) “In recent years, European democracies have been the target of coordinated attacks from the outside, aiming at weakening our institutions and subverting our public debate.

Facebook Live Interview des Europäischen Parlaments

In einem Facebook Live Interview des Europäischen Parlaments habe ich mich den Fragen der Zuschauer gestellt. Die Themen waren sehr vielfältig: ·         die Rolle des Auswärtigen Ausschusses im Europäischen Parlament, ·         die außenpolitischen Folgen der COVID-19 Pandemie, ·         der Kampf der Menschen in Belarus für freie und faire Neuwahlen, ·         die transatlantischen Beziehungen, ·         EU-China

Report on PESCO: No member state can protect itself alone

Stronger focus on joint European defence neededCall for a more ambitious EU budget to strengthen defence capabilities MEPs call on member states not to reduce their defence spending in the coming years, especially their financial involvement in European cooperative projects. Member states participating in Permanent Structured