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Sakharov Prize 2020: MEPs select the finalists

The democratic opposition in Belarus, Guapinol activists and Berta Cáceres, and the archbishop of Mosul were shortlisted for the 2020 Sakharov Prize on Monday. Following a joint vote by MEPs in the Foreign Affairs and Development committees on Monday 12 October, the finalists for the 2020

Senior EU political figures warn UK that ‘time is short’ for Brexit deal

David McAllister, who chairs Parliament’s UK Coordination Group, said the talks have entered a “very crucial phase.” McAllister’s comments were echoed by European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, who went further, calling into question the UK’s “good faith” in the ongoing talks. Tensions between the two sides

Commissioner Várhelyi presents 2020 Enlargement package to MEPs

he rule of law and good neighbourly relations will remain the guiding principles of further EU integration, says Foreign Affairs Committee Chair David McAllister. The Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Olivér Várhelyi presented the 2020 Enlargement package to the members of the Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET)

MEPs to discuss 2020 enlargement package with Commissioner Várhelyi

The Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement will present the 2020 Enlargement Package and the Economic and Investment Plan for the Western Balkans to Foreign Affairs MEPs on Tuesday. Besides taking stock of the situation in the candidate countries and potential candidates in the Enlargement Package, Commissioner

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.