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Neuer Rückenwind für den Campus für Demokratie

Ich war bei der Einweihung des neuen Informations- und Leitwegesystems auf dem Gelände der ehemaligen Stasi-Zentrale in Berlin-Lichtenberg mit dabei. Es soll einer besseren Orientierung auf dem Areal dienen.
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EU Defence Plan: My comments

In the context of Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine, the European Commission today presented its EU Defence Plan to close the defence investment gap.
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European Commission publishes Gulf Strategy - my assessment

Today, the European Commission published its Gulf Strategy, outlining its strategic approach to the region for the years to come. Here's my comment as Chair of the European Parliament’s Delegation to the Arabian Peninsula:
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Meine Reise nach Afghanistan, der Pegasus-Skandal und der geplante Containerhafen in Świnoujście

Wir dürfen die Frauen und Mädchen in Afghanistan nicht aus den Augen verlieren! Als erste europäische Abgeordnete bin ich nach der Machtübernahme der Taliban ins Land gereist. Über diese und andere Themen lest ihr in meinem Monthly:
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We’re hiring! Ausschreibung für ein Praktikum im Brüsseler Büro

Wir suchen eine motivierte Person für ein Praktikum im Brüsseler Büro, vor allem für den Bereich Social Media und Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. Hier findest du mehr Informationen:
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Pegasus: We demand an immediate clarification of the scandal

The Pegasus scandal has reached the European Union. I had expected an outcry because of these incidents, but nothing happened. Should we simply sit back and watch while our democracy is being attacked? My speech on the subject:
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The container terminal in Swinemünde and Schwesig's policy on Nord Stream 2 - My interview with "Katapult" magazine

Attempts at intimidation of Polish opponents of the port project, the EU's options to create transparency and the shortfalls of the politics of Manuela Schwesig, the Minister-President of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: These were some of the topics of my interview with "Katapult" magazine.
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#CatalanGate, the misuse of "Pegasus" and other spyware: committee of enquiry starts its work

Five MEPs were targeted by the spyware "Pegasus", either personally or through spyware attacks on family, friends or their professional contacts. I am a member of the Parliament's committee of enquiry on the subject.
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My trip to Afghanistan

A crackdown on women’s rights, violence, a climate of fear and a humanitarian crisis: Afghanistan is in a sorry state after the Taliban took over. I met with activists, journalists, women’s rights defenders – and also with Taliban representatives.
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The oppression of women and girls in Afghanistan: My plenary speech

In August, the Taliban promised to respect women's rights and press freedom. But these announcements have proven to be empty words. At the same time, the EU has done too little to push for necessary evacuations. My plenary speech:
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Hafen Świnoujście - Studie zu den Umweltauswirkungen des geplanten Hafenbaus

Just published: Study on the environmental impact of the planned container port in Świnoujście

The study commissioned by myself and MEP Helmut Scholz warns of a significant adverse effect on the environment both in Poland and Germany.
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The Mosul Traditional Music Festival: A city comes to life

I travelled to Iraq at the end of March 2022. After music had been virtually eradicated from the city for a long time, the Mosul Traditional Music Festival was now taking place. Learn more about my trip in this interview:
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