European Parliament

Europe is the proof that peace can be learnt. That after years of the most brutal wars, another way of living is possible. The European Parliament is a truly European place where we can achieve consensus across national and party divisions. Our work in Parliament and our history in Europe give many people hope, wherever they may be in the world. 

In my view, we must live up to the hopes placed in us every day. I use my work in Parliament as a platform, as a way of urging Europe to support and protect people around the world who are campaigning for peace and human rights.

I chose my committees and delegations accordingly. I am chair of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula and vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). I am also a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence Policy (SEDE).

“Europe is the proof that we can learn to live together

Here you will find the many contributions, speeches, resolutions and reports I am working on in Parliament:

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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 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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Meine Plenarrede zum Abraham-Abkommen

Diese Woche haben wir im Plenum das “Abraham-Abkommen” diskutiert. Die Unterzeichner preisen das Abkommen als Friedensbringer an. Die Wirklichkeit wird noch zeigen, wie Ernst sie es meinen. Hier könnte ihr meine Plenarrede sehen
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EU exports of nuclear waste and dual-use depleted uranium to Russia- written question

Here you can read my written question regarding EU exports of nuclear waste and dual-use depleted uranium to Russia.
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My report for a feminist EU foreign policy has been adopted in plenary!

My report for a feminist EU foreign policy was adopted in Parliament. You can watch my plenary speech and find out exactly what the report is about here.
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Human rights conditionality in EU funding to Egypt- written question

Here you can read my written question on human rights conditionality in EU funding to Egypt and the Commission's answer.
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Vans inciting hate speech against LGBTI persons in Poland- written question

Here you can read my written question regarding vans inciting hate speech against LGBTI persons in Poland.
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Hate speech against LGBTI persons by Polish governmental officials- written question

Here you can read my written question regarding hate speech against LGBTI persons by Polish governmental officials.
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Iranian civil society has a strong voice - listen to it! My plenary speech on the situation in Iran

In plenary we discussed the human rights situation in Iran. Iranian civil society has a strong voice which we must include in our policies in the region, more on this in my speech.
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Prosecution of NGOs in Greece- written question

Here you can read my written question regarding the prosecution of NGOs in Greece.
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The situation of Women Rights’ defenders in Saudi Arabia- written question

Here you can read my written question regarding the situation of Women Rights' defenders in Saudi Arabia and the Commission's answer.
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