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NewEurope.eu: The pursuit for a peaceful transition in Belarus

by David McAllister The European Parliament has been awarding the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought since 1988 to individuals or organizations who make outstanding contributions to human rights. Over the years, this prize has become the most visible expression of Parliament’s collective, cross-party engagement

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. •Basic air connectivity: the temporary rules ensuring certain air services between the UK and the EU continue for a maximum of six months were

Human rights breaches in China and Iran

China must end the forced labour schemes and mass incarcerations of ethnic minoritiesIran must free 2012 Sakharov laureate Nasrin Sotoudeh and halt imminent execution of Ahmadreza Djalali On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted two resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in China and Iran. Forced

EU-UK relations: Parliament approves temporary rules to keep Eurotunnel working

MEPs adopted temporary measures to keep the tunnel railway connection between continental Europe and the UK running after the end of the transition period. The Parliament approved the temporary rules under urgent procedure with 684 votes in favour (3 against, 2 abstentions). Parliament voted in October on legislation allowing France to