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Container-Terminal in Świnoujście: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern muss jetzt aktiv werden

In Świnoujście, an der Ostseeküste, plant die polnische Regierung den Bau eines Container-Terminals, mitten im europäischen Schutzgebiet Natura 2000. Im vergangenen September war ich vor Ort ─ seitdem ist einiges passiert!
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My visit to Iraq and Northeast Syria

In October and November, for about two weeks, I visited Baghdad, Erbil and Mosul in Iraq as well as Qamishli and Hassakeh in Northeast Syria. I met with activists, parliamentarians, ministers, military leaders and diplomats. Read more about my trip
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Open Letter to Borrell concerning the replacement of Mara Marinaki

Die Stelle der Beraterin für Genderfragen beim Europäischen Auswärtigen Dienst bliebt nach dem Ende von Mara Marinakis Amtszeit leer. In einem offenen Brief an den Hohen Vertreter haben wir eine Nachfolge gefordert.
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Das letzte „Monthly“ in 2020: Meine Reise in den Irak und nach Syrien, der neue Gender Action Plan und mein offener Brief an Merkel

Am Ende dieses turbulenten Jahres stand bei mir und meinem Team noch einiges an. Mein Highlight: Ende November war es mir trotz Corona-Regelungen möglich, in den Irak und nach Syrien zu reisen - mehr lest ihr in meinem Newsletter!
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10 years Arab Spring: No arms export to Egypt! My Plenary speech

In December's plenary I spoke about the arms exports of President Macron to the Egyptian dictator al-Sisi. Click here to learn more
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My plenary speech on Nasrin Sotoudeh and the situation in Iran

Lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh fights for human rights in Iran and is thrown into prison for it time and time again. I talked about the unbreakable woman in this plenary speech.
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My plenary speech on gender parity

In December's last plenary I held a speech on gender parity in the EU. You can watch it here
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The al-Hol camp in Syria - a ticking time bomb

The Al-Hol refugee camp in northern Syria is a ticking time bomb. I had to find this out during my visit in November. Several European newspapers reported on my impressions, read more here
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Joint Letter to Merkel: 53 German and Greek MEPs call for the suspension of German submarine exports to Turkey

In view of the continuing tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean, my Greek colleague Maria Spyrak and I have decided to call on the German government to suspend the export of German submarines immediately.
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Great green success: The EU adopted its Human Rights Sanctions Mechanism

The EU has just adopted its Human Rights Sanctions Mechanism. This is a big Green success. Read more about it here
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My plenary speech on the fight against impunity for crimes targeting journalists

This week in Parliament we discussed the problem of impunity for crimes against journalists. In many countries, governments are making the work of journalists more difficult and restricting the freedom of the press.
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Women to the negotiating tables!

More women in Foreign and Security Policy! The Commission published their action plan for 2020-2025

Die Kommission hat ihren Aktionsplan zur Gleichstellung der Geschlechter und zur Stärkung der Rolle der Frau in den Außenbeziehungen 2020-2025 (GAP III) veröffentlicht! Dies ist ein wichtiger Schritt für mehr Frauen in der Außen- und Sicherheitspolitik. Hier erfahrt ihr mehr
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