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 Peace

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

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#SofaGate – Wenn Stühle für Männer reserviert bleiben

Es hätte so viel besser kommen können, hätte von der Leyen auch einen Stuhl beim hochrangigen Delegationstreffen in der Türkei bekommen. So musste sie auf dem Sofa Platz nehmen. Mein Kommentar zum diplomatischen Eklat in der Türkei.
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Bahrain: The executions must be stopped immediately!

Bahrain ended its de facto moratorium in 2017, and so far six people have been executed. Dozens are currently on a death row. My demands to the rulers in Bahrain:
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10 years of war in Syria - My plenary speech

The war in Syria has been going on for 10 years now. It is not enough to throw just money at the problem from the European side. But there are a number of things we can do right now.
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My plenary speech on the war in Yemen

The Yemen war is currently the world's worst humanitarian crisis. But the EU can do something to stop it: no more arms exports and maintenance support to warring parties! This is now also the official position of the European Parliament.
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My plenary speech on the "strategic autonomy" of the EU

This week, my speech in plenary was about the EU's "strategic autonomy". Unfortunately, the unity of the EU is still so often undermined through national unilateralism. Check out the whole speech here
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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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