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Das Espoo-Verfahren bildet eine länderübergreifende Anhörung bei Bauprojekten mit potenziell grenzüberschreitenden Auswirkungen. Zum Verfahren im Fall des geplanten Containerhafens in Swinemünde habe ich mich gegenüber der Presse geäußert.
At least one member of the European Parliament has allegedly been implicated in a corruption affair involving Qatar. The actions the member is accused of violate EU rules and destroy EU citizens’ trust in the institution. My statement as Head of the European Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula:
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.
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:
It's been 2 years since I took my seat in the European Parliament - a lot of things have happened and I was able to celebrate many successes. A review of the past 12 months:
It could have turned out so much better if von der Leyen had been offered a chair at the high-level delegation meeting in Turkey. Instead, she was forced to take a seat on the sofa. My comments regarding the diplomatic scandal:
Yesterday the Global Monitor for Human Rights and Democracy, which I initiated, went online. 162 countries, hundreds of interactive graphs and a regularly updated database that shows everyone in the world how fundamental rights are being curtailed due to the Corona pandemic - all this is included in the Monitor.
I have proposed to the EU Commission the creation of a monitor for human rights, with which one can trace restrictions of fundamental rights in the Corona crisis. Tomorrow this proposal will become reality.
The union is already the largest donor of humanitarian aid. In future, the EU will also have to finance reconstruction measures - and should use the funds strategically.
Today, EU Foreign Ministers will meet with US State Secretary Mike Pompeo. Last week, Donald Trump announced economic sanctions against officials of the International Criminal Court who are investigating potential war crimes by U.S. troops in Afghanistan. My statement:
Every single political party is calling for more transparency and coherence in EU arms exports. But as soon as concrete activities and measures are called for, the political actors often do not pull together.
The new corona normality has completely changed our parliamentary work. How exactly? I'll show you in my video!
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