News from the Parliament

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Brexit/TCA: Agreement as a starting point, next steps need to follow

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 26. April 2021 Terry Reintke, Vice-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, comments on tomorrow’s debate (Tuesday 27 April) on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement: “T …

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Call for Action: Declaration of the EU as an “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone”

To accompany the declaration of the EU as a “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone”, the LGBTI Intergroup calls on LGBTIQ persons and organisations, news media, LGBTIQ influencers, LGBTIQ supporters and allies to contribute to a social media ac …

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Brexit/Erasmus: Commission shall explore pathways for Scotland and Wales to stay in the programme

PRESS RELEASE – Brussels, 22. January 2021 Following the end of the Brexit transition period and with it the United Kingdom leaving the Erasmus Programme, many young British people are left without the chance to develop clo …

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Together, we are stronger than Brexit

For friends across our diverse and beautiful continent who value European cooperation, today is a sad day. In the UK we have seen the triumph of a narrow nationalism, the very same sort of nationalism that led to centuries of war. The European Union was built on the ashes of the last war and in the clear understanding that we must make and remake peace in every generation. We restate our determination to keep the flame of peace alive and to challenge nationalism and prejudice in our continent and across the world.

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 Camille de Vera  Flickr

Call for applications: Secretary Intergroup on LGBTI Rights

Deadline: 4th December 2017 THE INTERGROUP Founded in 1999, the European Parliament’s Intergroup on LGBTI Rights aims to advance the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and i …

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Open letter by Molly Scott Cato and Terry Reintke

Facing rapid political demise, UKIP have set their sights on Germany. They are clearly hoping that by inviting a representative of the far-right AfD Party to their conference, they can not only resurrect but deepen their bra …

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