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Activities of Karol KARSKI

Plenary speeches (33)

Implementation of the EU Global Strategy (debate)
2019/07/16
Threats to the status of volunteer firefighters in the European Union (debate)
2019/09/19
Effects of the bankruptcy of Thomas Cook Group (debate)
2019/10/21
Children rights in occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child (debate)
2019/11/13
Eastern neighbourhood developments (debate)
2019/11/27
EU disability strategy post 2020 (debate)
2019/12/17
Presentation of the programme of activities of the Croatian Presidency (debate)
2020/01/14
Commission Work Programme 2020 (debate)
2020/01/30
The new comprehensive EU-Africa strategy (debate)
2020/02/11
Dossiers: 2020/2500(RSP)
European coordinated response to the COVID-19 outbreak (debate)
2020/03/26
EU coordinated action to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences (continuation of debate)
2020/04/16
Dossiers: 2020/2616(RSP)
70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration (debate)
2020/05/14
EU Recovery package (debate)
2020/05/27
Tourism and transport in 2020 and beyond (debate)
2020/06/17
Dossiers: 2020/2649(RSP)
The role of cohesion policy in tackling the socio-economic fallout from COVID-19 (debate)
2020/07/10
Dossiers: 2020/2644(RSP)
Conclusions of the extraordinary European Council meeting of 17-21 July 2020 (continuation of debate)
2020/07/23
Dossiers: 2020/2732(RSP)
Covid-19: EU coordination of health assessments and risk classification and the consequences on Schengen and the single market (debate)
2020/09/15
Dossiers: 2020/2780(RSP)
The impact of Covid-19 outbreak on long-term care facilities (debate)
2020/10/08
EU measures to mitigate social and economic impact of Covid-19 (debate)
2020/10/21
Fighting terrorism and the right to freedom of expression and education (debate)
2020/11/11
The fight against impunity for crimes committed against journalists around the world (debate)
2020/11/24
Quality of water intended for human consumption – Implementation of the EU water legislation (debate)
2020/12/15
Dossiers: 2017/0332(COD)
Revision of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) guidelines (debate)
2021/01/19
Dossiers: 2019/2192(INI)
Implementation of the Anti-Trafficking Directive (debate)
2021/02/08
Dossiers: 2020/2029(INI)
Children's Rights (debate)
2021/03/10
Dossiers: 2021/2523(RSP)
Shaping digital education policy (short presentation)
2021/03/24
Dossiers: 2020/2135(INI)
Shaping digital education policy (short presentation)
2021/03/24
Dossiers: 2020/2135(INI)
Saving the summer tourism season - EU support to the hospitality sector (debate)
2021/04/27
Erasmus+: the Union Programme for education and training, youth and sport (debate)
2021/05/18
State of the SMEs Union – Implementation of better regulation agenda / Reduction target for administrative burden (continuation of debate)
2021/06/07
The future of EU-Swiss relations (continuation of debate)
2021/06/23
Connecting Europe Facility - Streamlining measures for the realisation of the TEN-T - Railway safety and signalling: Assessing the state of play of the ERTMS deployment (debate)
2021/07/06
Towards future-proof inland waterway transport in Europe (short presentation)
2021/09/13
Dossiers: 2021/2015(INI)

Reports (1)

RECOMMENDATION on the draft Council decision on the conclusion on behalf of the Union and its Member States of the Protocol to the Agreement establishing an Association between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and Central America, on the other, to take account of the accession of the Republic of Croatia to the European Union
2021/04/27
Committee: AFET
Dossiers: 2020/0024(NLE)
Documents: PDF(172 KB) DOC(53 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Karol KARSKI', 'mepid': 124887}]

Shadow reports (3)

REPORT on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter – annual report 2018
2019/12/11
Committee: AFET
Dossiers: 2019/2125(INI)
Documents: PDF(340 KB) DOC(116 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Isabel WISELER-LIMA', 'mepid': 197421}]
REPORT on the effects of climate change on human rights and the role of environmental defenders on this matter
2021/03/10
Committee: AFET
Dossiers: 2020/2134(INI)
Documents: PDF(283 KB) DOC(114 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'María Soraya RODRÍGUEZ RAMOS', 'mepid': 4344}]
REPORT on human rights protection and the EU external migration policy
2021/03/25
Committee: AFET
Dossiers: 2020/2116(INI)
Documents: PDF(257 KB) DOC(102 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Tineke STRIK', 'mepid': 197772}]

Shadow opinions (2)

OPINION with recommendations to the Commission on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability
2020/11/25
Committee: AFET
Dossiers: 2020/2129(INL)
Documents: PDF(180 KB) DOC(62 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Raphaël GLUCKSMANN', 'mepid': 197694}]
OPINION on the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030: bringing nature back into our lives
2021/03/25
Committee: AFET
Dossiers: 2020/2273(INI)
Documents: PDF(161 KB) DOC(75 KB)
Authors: [{'name': 'Bettina VOLLATH', 'mepid': 197678}]

Institutional motions (92)

MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation at the USA-Mexican border
2019/07/15
Dossiers: 2019/2733(RSP)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(50 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners
2019/07/15
Dossiers: 2019/2734(RSP)
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(52 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Venezuela
2019/07/15
Dossiers: 2019/2730(RSP)
Documents: PDF(140 KB) DOC(54 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Russia, notably the situation of environmental activists and Ukrainian political prisoners
2019/07/17
Dossiers: 2019/2734(RSP)
Documents: PDF(179 KB) DOC(59 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Venezuela
2019/07/17
Dossiers: 2019/2730(RSP)
Documents: PDF(155 KB) DOC(52 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Iran, notably the situation of women's rights defenders and imprisoned EU dual nationals
2019/09/16
Dossiers: 2019/2823(RSP)
Documents: PDF(147 KB) DOC(51 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Myanmar, notably the situation of the Rohingya
2019/09/16
Dossiers: 2019/2822(RSP)
Documents: PDF(154 KB) DOC(53 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Iran, notably the situation of women’s rights defenders and imprisoned EU dual nationals
2019/09/18
Dossiers: 2019/2823(RSP)
Documents: PDF(158 KB) DOC(55 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Myanmar, notably the situation of the Rohingya
2019/09/18
Dossiers: 2019/2822(RSP)
Documents: PDF(156 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the proposed new Criminal Code of Indonesia
2019/10/21
Dossiers: 2019/2881(RSP)
Documents: PDF(149 KB) DOC(45 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Egypt
2019/10/21
Dossiers: 2019/2880(RSP)
Documents: PDF(145 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania
2019/10/22
Dossiers: 2019/2883(RSP)
Documents: PDF(124 KB) DOC(43 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on opening accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania
2019/10/23
Dossiers: 2019/2883(RSP)
Documents: PDF(155 KB) DOC(51 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Haiti
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2928(RSP)
Documents: PDF(139 KB) DOC(44 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Cuba, the case of José Daniel Ferrer Garcia
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2929(RSP)
Documents: PDF(145 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on situation of freedoms in Algeria
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2927(RSP)
Documents: PDF(156 KB) DOC(48 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Bolivia
2019/11/25
Dossiers: 2019/2896(RSP)
Documents: PDF(143 KB) DOC(46 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Cuba, the case of José Daniel Ferrer
2019/11/27
Dossiers: 2019/2929(RSP)
Documents: PDF(154 KB) DOC(52 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of freedoms in Algeria
2019/11/27
Dossiers: 2019/2927(RSP)
Documents: PDF(175 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on violations of human rights including religious freedoms in Burkina Faso
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2980(RSP)
Documents: PDF(142 KB) DOC(45 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of human rights and democracy in Nicaragua
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2978(RSP)
Documents: PDF(143 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION Afghanistan, notably the allegations of sexual abuse on boys in Logar Province
2019/12/16
Dossiers: 2019/2981(RSP)
Documents: PDF(143 KB) DOC(45 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of human rights and democracy in Nicaragua
2019/12/17
Dossiers: 2019/2978(RSP)
Documents: PDF(153 KB) DOC(52 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on violations of human rights including religious freedoms in Burkina Faso
2019/12/18
Dossiers: 2019/2980(RSP)
Documents: PDF(191 KB) DOC(57 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Afghanistan, notably the allegations of sexual abuse of boys in the Logar Province
2019/12/18
Dossiers: 2019/2981(RSP)
Documents: PDF(154 KB) DOC(52 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burundi, notably freedom of expression
2020/01/13
Dossiers: 2020/2502(RSP)
Documents: PDF(144 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Venezuela after the attempt to illegally elect the new National Assembly Presidency and Bureau (parliamentary coup)
2020/01/13
Dossiers: 2020/2507(RSP)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(52 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Nigeria, notably the recent terrorist attacks
2020/01/15
Dossiers: 2020/2503(RSP)
Documents: PDF(161 KB) DOC(55 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Burundi, notably freedom of expression
2020/01/15
Dossiers: 2020/2502(RSP)
Documents: PDF(169 KB) DOC(57 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Guinea Conakry, notably violence towards protesters
2020/02/10
Dossiers: 2020/2551(RSP)
Documents: PDF(156 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION Madagascar, notably the situation of the rights of the child, specifically in regards to child mica miners
2020/02/10
Dossiers: 2020/2552(RSP)
Documents: PDF(141 KB) DOC(44 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Republic of Guinea, notably violence towards protestors
2020/02/12
Dossiers: 2020/2551(RSP)
Documents: PDF(162 KB) DOC(54 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on child labour in mines in Madagascar
2020/02/12
Dossiers: 2020/2552(RSP)
Documents: PDF(178 KB) DOC(61 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the humanitarian situation in Mozambique
2020/09/14
Dossiers: 2020/2784(RSP)
Documents: PDF(147 KB) DOC(44 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in the Philippines, including the case of Maria Ressa
2020/09/14
Dossiers: 2020/2782(RSP)
Documents: PDF(139 KB) DOC(45 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of Dr. Denis Mukwege in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
2020/09/14
Dossiers: 2020/2783(RSP)
Documents: PDF(141 KB) DOC(44 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the humanitarian situation in Mozambique
2020/09/16
Dossiers: 2020/2784(RSP)
Documents: PDF(165 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation of Ethiopian migrants in the detention centres of Saudi Arabia
2020/10/05
Dossiers: 2020/2815(RSP)
Documents: PDF(135 KB) DOC(43 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Eritrea, the case of Dawit Isaak
2020/10/05
Dossiers: 2020/2813(RSP)
Documents: PDF(136 KB) DOC(43 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the "Foreign Agents" Law in Nicaragua
2020/10/05
Dossiers: 2020/2814(RSP)
Documents: PDF(145 KB) DOC(46 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the ‘Foreign Agents’ Law in Nicaragua
2020/10/07
Dossiers: 2020/2814(RSP)
Documents: PDF(157 KB) DOC(53 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Eritrea, notably the case of Dawit Isaak
2020/10/07
Dossiers: 2020/2813(RSP)
Documents: PDF(176 KB) DOC(54 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on abortion in Poland
2020/11/20
Dossiers: 2020/2876(RSP)
Documents: PDF(142 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Ethiopia
2020/11/23
Dossiers: 2020/2881(RSP)
Documents: PDF(140 KB) DOC(44 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Algeria, in particular the case of journalist Khaled Drareni
2020/11/23
Dossiers: 2020/2880(RSP)
Documents: PDF(154 KB) DOC(48 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Ethiopia
2020/11/25
Dossiers: 2020/2881(RSP)
Documents: PDF(164 KB) DOC(54 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Algeria, in particular the case of journalist Khaled Drareni
2020/11/25
Dossiers: 2020/2880(RSP)
Documents: PDF(166 KB) DOC(57 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Iran, in particular the case of 2012 Sakharov Prize laureate Nasrin Sotoudeh
2020/12/14
Dossiers: 2020/2914(RSP)
Documents: PDF(142 KB) DOC(45 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the deteriorating situation of human rights in Egypt, in particular the case of the activists of the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR)
2020/12/14
Dossiers: 2020/2912(RSP)
Documents: PDF(141 KB) DOC(46 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Iran, in particular the case of 2012 Sakharov Prize Laureate Nasrin Sotoudeh
2020/12/16
Dossiers: 2020/2914(RSP)
Documents: PDF(161 KB) DOC(53 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the human rights situation in Vietnam, in particular the case of human rights journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy et Le Huu Minh Tuan
2021/01/18
Dossiers: 2021/2507(RSP)
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(46 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the human rights situation in Vietnam, in particular the case of human rights journalists Pham Chi Dung, Nguyen Tuong Thuy and Le Huu Minh Tuan
2021/01/20
Dossiers: 2021/2507(RSP)
Documents: PDF(165 KB) DOC(56 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Human rights situation in Kazakhstan
2021/02/08
Dossiers: 2021/2544(RSP)
Documents: PDF(145 KB) DOC(45 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the political situation in Uganda
2021/02/08
Dossiers: 2021/2545(RSP)
Documents: PDF(145 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Rwanda, the case of Paul Rusesabagina
2021/02/08
Dossiers: 2021/2543(RSP)
Documents: PDF(146 KB) DOC(47 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the political situation in Uganda
2021/02/10
Dossiers: 2021/2545(RSP)
Documents: PDF(165 KB) DOC(53 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Rwanda, the case of Paul Rusesabagina
2021/02/10
Dossiers: 2021/2543(RSP)
Documents: PDF(157 KB) DOC(53 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the assassination of the Italian ambassador Luca Attanasio and his entourage
2021/03/08
Dossiers: 2021/2577(RSP)
Documents: PDF(144 KB) DOC(45 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION On the human rights situation in Bahrain, in particular the cases of death row inmates and human rights defenders
2021/03/08
Dossiers: 2021/2578(RSP)
Documents: PDF(140 KB) DOC(44 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the mass trials against the opposition and civil society in Cambodia
2021/03/08
Dossiers: 2021/2579(RSP)
Documents: PDF(136 KB) DOC(47 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the human rights situation in the Kingdom of Bahrain, in particular the cases of death row inmates and human rights defenders
2021/03/10
Dossiers: 2021/2578(RSP)
Documents: PDF(169 KB) DOC(54 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the mass trials against the opposition and civil society in Cambodia
2021/03/10
Dossiers: 2021/2579(RSP)
Documents: PDF(160 KB) DOC(54 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the Syrian conflict – 10 years after the uprising
2021/03/10
Dossiers: 2021/2576(RSP)
Documents: PDF(189 KB) DOC(63 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo and the assassination of the Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio and his entourage
2021/03/10
Dossiers: 2021/2577(RSP)
Documents: PDF(163 KB) DOC(57 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the application of Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2092, the rule-of-law conditionality mechanism
2021/03/17
Dossiers: 2021/2582(RSP)
Documents: PDF(144 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on blasphemy laws in Pakistan, in particular the case Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel
2021/04/27
Dossiers: 2021/2647(RSP)
Documents: PDF(151 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Bolivia and the arrest of former President Jeanine Añez and other officials
2021/04/27
Dossiers: 2021/2646(RSP)
Documents: PDF(142 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the COVID 19 pandemic in Latin America
2021/04/27
Dossiers: 2021/2645(RSP)
Documents: PDF(177 KB) DOC(48 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, in particular the case of Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel
2021/04/28
Dossiers: 2021/2647(RSP)
Documents: PDF(167 KB) DOC(54 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Bolivia and the arrest of former President Jeanine Añez and other officials
2021/04/28
Dossiers: 2021/2646(RSP)
Documents: PDF(152 KB) DOC(51 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the COVID-19 pandemic in Latin America
2021/04/28
Dossiers: 2021/2645(RSP)
Documents: PDF(190 KB) DOC(54 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Chad
2021/05/17
Dossiers: 2021/2695(RSP)
Documents: PDF(140 KB) DOC(44 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION Situation in Haiti
2021/05/17
Dossiers: 2021/2694(RSP)
Documents: PDF(149 KB) DOC(47 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Chad
2021/05/19
Dossiers: 2021/2695(RSP)
Documents: PDF(156 KB) DOC(50 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Haiti
2021/05/19
Dossiers: 2021/2694(RSP)
Documents: PDF(161 KB) DOC(55 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the rule of law situation in the European Union and the application of the Conditionality Regulation 2020/2092
2021/06/04
Dossiers: 2021/2711(RSP)
Documents: PDF(144 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on The situation in Sri Lanka, in particular the arrests under the Prevention of Terrorism Act
2021/06/07
Dossiers: 2021/2748(RSP)
Documents: PDF(147 KB) DOC(46 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Sri Lanka, in particular the arrests under the Prevention of Terrorism Act
2021/06/09
Dossiers: 2021/2748(RSP)
Documents: PDF(157 KB) DOC(51 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, notably the cases of Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish and Abdullah al-Howaiti
2021/07/05
Dossiers: 2021/2787(RSP)
Documents: PDF(140 KB) DOC(43 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of Ahmadreza Djalali in Iran
2021/07/05
Dossiers: 2021/2785(RSP)
Documents: PDF(151 KB) DOC(48 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the death penalty in Saudi Arabia, notably the cases of Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish and Abdullah al-Howaiti
2021/07/07
Dossiers: 2021/2787(RSP)
Documents: PDF(167 KB) DOC(58 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of Ahmadreza Djalali in Iran
2021/07/07
Dossiers: 2021/2785(RSP)
Documents: PDF(159 KB) DOC(51 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor in UAE
2021/09/13
Dossiers: 2021/2873(RSP)
Documents: PDF(152 KB) DOC(45 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the situation in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya
2021/09/13
Dossiers: 2021/2874(RSP)
Documents: PDF(144 KB) DOC(46 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on Government crackdown on protests and citizens in Cuba
2021/09/13
Dossiers: 2021/2872(RSP)
Documents: PDF(165 KB) DOC(48 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on media freedom and further deterioration of the rule of law in Poland
2021/09/14
Dossiers: 2021/2880(RSP)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(47 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the government crackdown on protests and citizens in Cuba
2021/09/15
Dossiers: 2021/2872(RSP)
Documents: PDF(165 KB) DOC(56 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of Paul Rusesabagina in Rwanda
2021/10/04
Dossiers: 2021/2906(RSP)
Documents: PDF(154 KB) DOC(47 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the human rights situation in Myanmar, including the situation of religious and ethnic groups
2021/10/04
Dossiers: 2021/2905(RSP)
Documents: PDF(165 KB) DOC(49 KB)
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of the State Law related to abortion in Texas
2021/10/04
Dossiers: 2021/2910(RSP)
Documents: PDF(137 KB) DOC(44 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the human rights situation in Myanmar, including the situation of religious and ethnic groups
2021/10/06
Dossiers: 2021/2905(RSP)
Documents: PDF(173 KB) DOC(60 KB)
JOINT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION on the case of Paul Rusesabagina in Rwanda
2021/10/06
Dossiers: 2021/2906(RSP)
Documents: PDF(153 KB) DOC(49 KB)

Oral questions (1)

Functioning of the internal market
2019/10/11
Documents: PDF(53 KB) DOC(18 KB)

Written questions (1)

The risks to sports generated by the creation of the European Super League
2021/04/23
Documents: PDF(48 KB) DOC(10 KB)

Amendments (112)

Amendment 318 #

2021/2055(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Welcomes the recent appointment of Mr Christos Stylianides as the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of freedom of religion or belief; calls on the Commission to include objectives for the fight against persecution of minorities on the grounds of belief or religion as important part of his mandate; recommends that the Special Envoy works closely with the EU Special Representative for Human Rights and the Council Working Group on Human Rights (COHOM), and reiterates its calls on the Council and the Commission to adequately support the Special Envoy’s institutional mandate, capacity and duties with adequate financial and human resources;
2021/06/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 321 #

2021/2055(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Calls on the Council, the Commission, EEAS and EU Member States to address persecutions based on belief or religion as a priority of EU human rights foreign policy, in line with the EU action plan for human rights and democracy for 2020-2024; stresses that a multi-layered and multi-actor approach is needed to protect and promote freedom of religion or belief, encompassing human rights, conflict resolution and interfaith initiatives that involve multiple state and non-state actors; reiterates its call for a public review of the EU Guidelines on freedom of religion or belief, allowing for the assessment of their implementation and of proposals for their update; also calls for progress reports on the implementation of the Guidelines to be communicated regularly to Parliamentnotes that the EU Guidelines provide for an evaluation of their implementation by COHOM after a period of three years, and that no such evaluation has been communicated or made public; also calls for progress reports on the implementation of the Guidelines to be communicated regularly to Parliament; considers that such evaluation should highlight best practices, identify areas for improvement, and provide concrete recommendations on implementation, in accordance with a specified timeline and milestones and subject to regular annual evaluation; calls for the evaluation to be included in the EU Annual Reports on Human Rights and Democracy in the World;
2021/06/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 347 #

2021/2055(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33 a (new)
33a. Calls on the European Commission and other EU institutions to establish the 24th of June as the EU Day on Freedom of Religion and Belief;
2021/06/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 10 #

2020/2273(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that the degradaticlimate change is one of ecosystems and the stresthe factors con them caused by climate change itributing to the degradation of ecosystems, which among other issues leadings to the extinction of species and the loss of biodiversity at unprecedented rates and is threatening the human rights of current and future generations, such as the rights to life, health, food, water and sanitation, as well as the rights of the most vulnerable people, including women and children, the rights of indigenous peoples and the rights of rural and natural-resource- dependent communities; also emphasises that the degradation of and stress on ecosystems is coundtermining progress towards the achievement of most of the 2030 S-productive to efforts aimed at sustainable Ddevelopment Goveralsl, in particular the objectives of ending poverty and hunger, achieving food security and ensuring healthy lives;
2021/02/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 17 #

2020/2273(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 2
2. Underlines the need for urgent efforts to maintain biodiversity, in particular by taking effective actions to simultaneously protect human rights and conserve and sustainably use nature; calls in this regard for the development of a horealistic and human-rights-based EU policy approaEU policy approach, where appropriate, which aimeds at preventing biodiversity loss and degradation; also stresses the need to strengthen international environment and human rights law, environmental legislation and procedural environmental and human rights, in particular by improving access to information, public participation and access to justice, and by supporting the crucial role of local communities, indigenous peoples and environmental human rights defenders in maintaining biodiversitysupporting member states and relevant actors in their endeavours to prevent biodiversity loss and degradation and further the development of sustainable initiatives; also stresses the need to ensure that the matter of biodiversity is adequately addressed on all levels;
2021/02/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 22 #

2020/2273(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Welcomes progress towards recognition of the linkage between human rights and the health of the biosphere at international and national level; fully supports in this respect the efforts by the UN Special Rapporteur on human rights and the environment to develop guidancecommon guidelines on human rights obligations relating to the environment, ecosystems and biodiversity;
2021/02/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 27 #

2020/2273(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 4
4. Welcomes the intention of the Commission to develop a new European biodiversity governance framework and to follow an inclusive approach involving civil society in a compliance watchdog role to monitor the implementation of EU environmental legislation; also welcomes its aim to put forward a new initiative in 2021 on sustainable corporate governance to address human rights and environmental due diligence across economic value chains; insists in this regard on the need to elaborate EU legislation for mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence for EU companies, EU-domiciled companies and third-country companies operating in the internal market, imposing legal obligations to identify, cease, prevent and mitigate adverse impacts throughout their supply chains and establishing effective monitoring and enforcement mechanisms;
2021/02/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 34 #

2020/2273(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 5
5. Stresses that deforestation and land- grabbing by large corporations has an enormous impact on indigenous peoples and local communities; calls on businesses to recognise their rights and to ensure their effeall relevant actors to actively participatione in decision- making processes regarding their lands, in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct;
2021/02/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 38 #

2020/2273(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 6
6. Calls on the Commission to mainstream biodiversity as a human right in EU external action and promote ambitious biodiversity-related policies in international fora, in accordance with the European Green Deal and the new EU Biodiversity Strategy; also calls on the Commission to deal with cooperation issues related to the conservation of biodiversity and respect for international environmental and human rights obligations in a common and consistent way, in particular through EU international comprehensive and sectoral agreements and political dialogues with partner countries; urges the Commission, in this regard, to make the most of human rights and sustainable development impact assessments and related recommendations; also calls on the Commission to draw up guidelines on the human right to a clean, healthy, safe and sustainable environment;
2021/02/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 52 #

2020/2273(INI)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 7
7. Pays tribute to defenders of environmental human rights and land rights, local community representatives, lawyers and journalists standing up to protect natural resources, and strongly condemns the killings of such people and violent actsall acts of violence, such as killings and other means of aggression against them; calls on the Commission and the European External Action Service to continue to systematically take up cases of defenders of environmental human rights and land rights facing threats of violence with the countries concerned; urges the Commission, where appropriate to define a specific protection and support strategy for local communities and defenders of environmental human rights and land rights; also calls for enhanced support for civil society organisations working to protect the environment and biodiversity, in particular through the establishment of partnerships and the building up of capacity to defend the rights of indigenous peoples;
2021/02/05
Committee: AFET
Amendment 38 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the celebration in 2019 of the 10th anniversary of the EU Charter of the Fundamental Rights has stimulated the Union to resolutely pursue actions to protect, promote and fulfil human rights, both inside and outside its borders; whereas on this occasion, the EU reaffirmed its commitment to remain an influential player on the world stage and to keep playing a leading role as a global defender of democracy and human rights;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 43 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas the crisis triggered by the global COVID-19 pandemic, the outbreak of which was first identified in December 2019, the ways in which states have responded to it, the hardship it has caused and its impact on international relations and conflicts have long-term implications on all matters involving respect for human rights;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 49 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital D
D. whereas, by way of illustration, the crisis caused by the pandemic has led most countries to adopt emergency measures, curtailing freedoms to enjoy many human rights, foremost among which are the freedoms of movement and of assembly, or to establish new means of surveillance in order to prevent the transmission of the COVID-19 virus; whereas in some cases, those measures have legitimately raised questions as to their necessity, legality, proportionality, non-discriminatory nature and duration, inas they undermined the spirit of safeguarding fundamental freedoms in the short and longer terms;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 62 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the World, constituting 80% of persecuted religious believers in the World; whereas this persecution ranges from routine discrimination in education, employment and social life, through limitations on all forms of expression up to physical attacks against Christian communities, which come close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 113 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Affirms that the promotion and protection of human rights and climate and environmental action are interlinked, because, in particular, human rights international law provides access to remedies and legal means to redress the damage caused by climate change, and to implement measures to combat climate change and to hold states and businesses accountable for their responses to climate change; underlines the need to pay particular attention to aid to environmentally and climate-displaced persons;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 132 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Welcomes the growing aspirations and mobilisations of citizens, in particular the youngest citizens, for political and societal changes favourable to respect for human rights, democratic governance, equality and social justice, more ambitious climate action and better protection of the environment; highlights the emergence in 2019 of massive protest movements in every region in the world reflecting these aspirations, calling into question institutional and economic orders of societies and supporting the development of a more equitable global society;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 144 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Stresses that physical attacks, imprisonments, death threats, harassment, intimidation and restrictions on freedom of expression remain tools systematically used around the world against human rights defenders (HRDs), non- governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society activists and journalists; underlines the existence of political trends towards deeper nationalism and the misuse of religion for political gain, which are conducive tostrongly condemns acts of violence and intolerance, in particular towards HRDs, women, LGBTI people and migrantsany form;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 221 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Express its deep sorrow at and condemnation of the terrorist attacks and bombings perpetrated in the first half of 2019 that targeted believers in particular in places of worship, that especially affected the Christian communities; is alarmed that these horrific acts coincided with hate campaigns ramped up by some political leaders and terror groups that aim to deny the right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 231 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17
17. Recalls that the Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for human rights, as set out in Article 2 of the TEU; stresses that promoting these values externally, advancing democracy, the rule of law, the universality and indivisibility of human rights is at the core of the EU’s common foreign and security policy, in accordance with the Article 21 of the TEU and the Union’s strategic interest, and should be reflected, in an effective and coherent way, in all areas of the Union’s relations with non-EU countries; underlines however that the EU should only promote these values which lie within its competences in line with the Lisbon Treaty and avoid being vocal on subjects which remain within the sole remit of the Member States, including the matters of conscience;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 241 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Stresses the importance of the efforts of the European External Action Service (EEAS) and the Commission to continuously strengthen the awareness and knowledge of officials of the EU and its Member States with regard to human rights; calls on all EU delegations and their respective focal points on human rights to consistently abide by their obligation to meet with HRDs, visit detained activists, monitor their trials and advocate for their protection on the ground and to facilitate such actions when attempted by MEPs visiting in the framework of the official European Parliament missions;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 258 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 20
20. Asks the Member States to make the EU’s foreign and security policy more effective by using the rule of qualified majority voting in the Council; callcoordinating closely positions onf the Member States and calls on them to speak with a single, strong EU voice in multilateral forums, as this is the only way that the Union can play a leadingmore prominent role on the international scene and use its influence to bring about positive changes and better responses to global challenges including the promotion and protection of human rights and environment and climate related challenges;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 270 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. Reiterates that the EU will only be recognised on the global scene if its core values, in particular those of respect for democracy, human rights and the rule of law are credible externally, and this will only be possible if the EU ensures the internal and external coherence of its policies on these matters, including by refraining from externally promoting issues that lie outside of the EU competences, including matters of conscience;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 310 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 27
27. Takes the view that democratic governance and the rule of law are globally under attack due to a combination of factors including the rise of authoritarianism, hybrid warfare and disinformation against the West, increased inequalities and poverty, the shrinking of space for civil society, loss of credibility of public power and the weakening of collective organisations defending public interest; calls for the EU and its Member States to continue supporting the building up of democratic institutions and transparent and credible electoral processes, while going beyond this by providing further support to actions that encourage and unleash democratic debate, combat inequalities, empower civil society organisations, fight corruption and strengthen judiciaries;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 321 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Affirms that the promotion and protection of human rights and climate and environmental action are interlinked, because, in particular, international human rights law provides for access to remedies and legal means to redress the damage caused by climate change, and to implement measures to combat climate change and to hold states and businesses accountable for their responses to climate change;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 355 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 32
32. Reaffirms its unwavering support for the International Criminal Court (ICC) and calls on the States Parties to the Rome Statute to provide the ICC with proper financial resources in order to enable it to fulfil its tasks within its mandate; considers the attacks against the ICC to be deeply regrettable and lastly condemns the individual sanctions imposed by the US on its staff, notably those against the ICC chief prosecutor, which are unacceptable; stresses that the ICC is the only international institution that has the ability to prosecute some of the world’s most horrific crimes and to defend victims that have no other recourse; asks the EU to continue to protect the ICC’s independence and impartiality against attacks that aim at obstructing the functioning of international criminal justice; reiterates its recommendation to establish a European observatory on prevention, accountability, and combating impunity;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 378 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 34
34. Calls for the adoption and implementation of a global EU human rights sanctions mechanism (so-called Magnitsky Act) as an essential part of the EU existing human rights and foreign policy toolbox which would strengthen the EU’s role as a global human rights actor, allowing for targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for or complicit in serious human rights violations; stresses the importance of allocating sufficient resources to enable its effective implementation; calls for the establishment of an EU-level advisory committee with Parliament’s participation;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 416 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 39
39. Calls for the adoption of an ambitious EU Action Plan for gender equality and women’s empowerment in external relations for 2021-2025 (Gender Action Plan III); calls in this regard for the reinforcement of EU support for non-EU countries that are implementing new policies and legislative changes with a view to aligning national legal frameworks to international and SDG commitments concerning women’s rights and gender equality, to protecting women HRDs, to advancing women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, to providing young people with science-based and comprehensive sexual education and to preventing sexual and gender-based violence and female genital mutilation;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 495 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 46
46. Is appalled by the number of killings, attacks and acts of persecution, discrimination, harassment and incitation to antagonism that took place, and the number of restrictions on rights that were imposed in 2019 against individuals and groups targeted because of their religion or belief; reaffirms its support for victims of violence based on religion or belief and its commitment to eradicating such violence; welcomes the Global Exchange on Religion in Society, launched by the Vice- President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (VP/HR) in Brussels on 6 September 2019; recommends, however, that equal attention be paid to both intra-religious and inter- religious relationships; calls in this regard for the development of EU support to intra- religious dialogue at local level with the aim of fighting extremism and hate speech; calls furthermore for the objectives of promoting and protecting freedom of thought, conscience, religion or belief to be mainstreamed into a wider range of EU activities related to human rights; underlines the need to pay special attention to the situation of the persecuted Christians around the world, who make up the vast majority of the religious groups facing discrimination, violence and death;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 518 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 47 a (new)
47a. Stresses that freedom of speech and expression, as well as media pluralism, are at the heart of resilient democratic societies; urges that the best possible safeguards against ongoing disinformation campaigns and hostile propaganda originating from authoritarian states and non-state actors, such as terrorist groups be put in place by developing a legal framework both at EU and international level for tackling hybrid threats, including cyber and information warfare;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 571 #

2020/2208(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 55
55. Is deeply concerned at the disproportionate negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrants and refugees; urges governments to engage in responses based on respect for human rights and dignity and solutions to address migrants’ and refugees’ vulnerability and their need for protection, in line with the principles of solidarity and partnership and allowing for adequate and accessible legal pathways for migration; stresses the importance of upholding the right to asylum worldwide;
2020/10/20
Committee: AFET
Amendment 6 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital A
A. whereas the effects of climate change and continued environmental degradation threatenare negatively factoring in to the effective enjoyment of human rights, including the rights to life, food security, safe drinking water and sanitation, health, Housing, self- determination, work and development, as outlined in UN Human Rights Council resolution 41/21;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 15 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital C
C. whereas addressing climate change raises issues of justice and equity, both between and within nations and generations; whereas access to justice in environmental mattersin environmental matters, in particular access to justice, access to information and public participation in decision-making, which are enshrined under Implementing Principle 10 of the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development, the Aarhus Convention of 25 June 1998 and the Escazu Convention of 4 March 2018;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 17 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital F
F. whereas approaching climate change from a human rights perspective highlights the principles of universality and non-discrimination, emphasising that rights are guaranteed for all persons in the world, including vulnerable groups;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 23 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas states have an ethical and inter-generational responsibilityare increasingly proactive in terms of policy and cooperation with other states with the goal to agree on ethical standards and to take action to protect present and future generations from negative human rights impacts of climate change;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 26 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital H
H. whereas it is widely recognised that the human rights obligations of states and the human rights responsibilities of the private sector have specific implications in relation to climate change; whereas failure to protect the environment and those who defend it is contrary to the legally binding human rights obligations of states and could constitute a violation of the right to a healthy environment;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 31 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital I
I. whereas the Paris Agreement is the first international treaty to explicitly recognise the link between climate action and human rights, thus allowing the use of existing human rights-related legal instruments to urge states and private corporates to reduce emissions; whereas the are no concrete instruments within the Paris Agreement to hold state and corporate actors accountabletheir environmental footprint;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 39 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital K
K. whereas several outstanding legal cases have paved the way towards accountability via the documentation of human rights violations following failurdocumented human rights violations linked to failures or inabilities by states and corporate actors in addressing the consequences of climate change;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 44 #

2020/2134(INI)

M. whereas climate change impacts are asymmetric and their adverse effects are destructive for present and future generations, especially in developing countries; whereas climate change intensely affects developing countries and exacerbates existing social and economic inequalities, causing vulnerable groups such as indigenous peoples, women, children, persons with disabilities, refugees and displaced people to suffer disproportionately from its adverse effects;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 55 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital O
O. whereas COVID-19 restrictions and lockdowns have reduced transparency and monitoring of human rights violations, and have intensified political intimidation and digital surveillance, while limiting access to justice and the abilities of environmental defenders and local and indigenous communities to effectively participate in decision-making processes; whereas lockdowns of indigenous communities have limited their ability to patrol and protect their territories;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 62 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital Q
Q. whereas climate change could potentially reverse human development by reducing agricultural productivity, increasing food and water insecurity, increasing exposure to extreme natural disasters, causing the collapse of ecosystems and increasing health risks;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 72 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital U
U. whereas environmental defenders are on the front line of climate action and accountability; whereas human rights bodies have increasingly drawn attention to the need to specifically protect environmental defenders; whereas the shrinking physical space for civil society is a global phenomenon that is disproportionalconsequently affecting human rights defenders who are working on environmental and land issues and who are often in rural and isolated areas with reduced access to protection mechanisms;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 76 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital Y
Y. whereas the Escazu Agreement is the first regional agreement on access to information, public participation and justice in environmental matters in Latin America and the Caribbean; whereas the Escazu Agreement, which has been open for ratification since 1 September 2019, is the first treaty to establish the right to a healthy environment (Article 4); whereas the Escazu Agreement may serve as an inspiration for other regions, facing similar challenges; reiterates the importance of regional cooperation;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 82 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Stresses that human rights and a healthy planet are mutually dependentboth of the essence and linked; calls for the EU and its Member States to act as a credible and reliable partner on the global stage through the adoption, strengthening and implementation of legislationstandards and guidelines, aligned with a comprehensive human rights-based approach to climate action (HRBA), to guide policies and measures of climate change mitigation and adaptation while protecting the rights of all;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 97 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Urges the Commission to establish a horizontal monitoring programme on human rights and climate change in order to assess the progress in integrating and mainstreaming hcontinue monitoring human rights and climate change in close cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council / UN High Commissioner on Human rRights into all aspects of climate action at domestic and international level in close cooperation with the UN Human Rights Council / UN High Commissioner on H; stresses in this regard the importance of close cooperation with Member States and all actors involved in ensuring the proper implementation of human Rrights; and environmental provisions; recalls fourther the Union, in this regard, to introduce the right to a safe and healthy environment in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EUimportance of supporting small organisations and corporations and economically weaker Member States in their efforts to providing for the best conditions possible;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 102 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Encourages the EU and the Member States to take a bold initiative within the International Criminal Court (ICC) in order to pave the way towards new negotiations between the parties with a view to recognising ‘ecocide’ as an international crime under the Rome Statute;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 108 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 8
8. Calls on the Union and its Member States to deeply assess how the external dimension of the European Green Deal can best contribute to a holistic and human rights-based approachwith regards to climate action and to stopping biodiversity loss; calls for the EU to leverage the broad range of external policies, tools and political and financial instruments at its disposal to implement it; calls for the EU to revisew its climate finance mechanisms and propose to amend them where appropriate, in order to ensure full respect for human rights and to establish strong safeguards for this purpose;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 111 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9
9. Calls on the Commission to increasereview and possibly revise, where appropriate, financial and technical assistance and capacity building activities to support third countries with the integration of human rights in their national climate actions and programmes; recalls its position that at least 45 % of the funding from the proposed 2021-2027 Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) should support climate and environment objectives;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 116 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Acknowledges the impact of the nexus of climate change, environmental degradation and disasters on migration and displacement and regrets the lack of human rights safeguards and specific protections for environmentally displaced people at international level; calls on the Commission and the Member States to cooperate in the development of an international mechanism for addressing climate-induced displacement and migration at international forums and to address climate-induced displacement in related fields of the EU’s external action; insists on gender-based participation in fulfilling the rights of all individuals, notably those most vulnerable to the negative impacts of climate change such women, children, afro-descendent and indigenous communities, individuals subjected to discrimination, and persons often living in poor and remote areas;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 125 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 12
12. Recalls the fact that the inequality, violence and discrimination experienced by women are amplified by climate change; calls on the EU and its Member States to design and implement policies with a transversal gender perspective in the fields of trade, cooperation, climate and external action, promoting the empowerment and participation of women in the decision-making process and recognising the specific constraints faced by girls and women;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 131 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Subheading 2
COVID-19 responsedeleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 132 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 13
13. Stresses that the global COVID-19 pandemic perfectly illustrates the impact of environmental degradation in creating the conditions for an increase of zoonosis with severe health, social, economic and political consequences; calls on the Commission and EU Member States to commit to putting environmental rights, and those who protect them, at the centre of any response to the COVID-19 pandemic;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 135 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 14
14. Expresses its deep concern that a global recession caused by the COVID-19 pandemic might lower, delay or shift states’ commitments in terms of international climate objectives and human rights standards; calls on the EU and its Member States to ensure that policies envisaged for the economic recovery will be fully in line with the promotion and the protection of human rights as enshrined in Article 21 of the Lisbon Treaty as well as with environmental protection and sustainable development;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 137 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 15
15. Urges the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (VP/HR), the Commission and the Member States to advocate for an effective response to the COVID-19 crisis which fully takes into consideration the importance of respecting, protecting and fulfilling the right to a safe, clean, healthy and sustainable environment, as a bulwark to prevent future environmental and health crises which have the potential to put basic human rights at risk; calls on the Commission and the European External Action Service (EEAS) to increase their climate and environment ambition in the light of the COVID-19 crisis and to shape an ambitious strategic approach to climate diplomacy;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 138 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 16
16. Expresses concern that emergency and lockdown measures taken in response to COVID-19 may have been misused in several parts of the world by political authorities, security forces, and non-state armed groups to limit, intimidate and murder human rights defenders including environmental and land defenders; recalls, in this regard, how indigenous defenders have also been disproportionately vulnerable to COVID- 19 as a result of weak health infrastructure in remote areas and government neglect;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 160 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 23
23. Regrets the factNotes that, even if fully implemented by all states, current nationally determined contributions (NDCs) would likely lead to a disastrous global temperature rise of 3 °C above pre- industrial levels, violating the Paris Agreement; warns that such a scenario would result in extreme climatic and environmental impacts and widespread adverse effects on human rights;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 168 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Urges the EU’s institutions to play an active and ambitious rolecooperate closely in the promotion of a human rights approach in the ongoing international climate negotiations, notably in the Sustainable Development Mechanism and other guidelines for mechanisms under Article 6, paragraph 4 of the Paris Agreement, that ensure meaningful and informed participation of rights-holders, adequate environmental and social safeguards, and independent redress mechanisms;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 170 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Calls on the Secretariat of the UNFCCC to develop, together with the parties to the Convention, a common legal framework for climate justice;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 175 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 30
30. Underlines its view that human rights laws and institutions that are commonly used to bridge the governance accountability gap can by no means replace effective measures to prevent and redress harm caused by climate change; considers that National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and civil society may play an effective role in national accountability and oversight mechanisms designed to ensure access to remedy for those who suffer human rights harms as a result of climate change;deleted
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 177 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 31
31. Believes that the EU must play an active, strong and ambitious leadership and engaged role in the preparations for the 26th UN climate change conference (COP26), putting the inclusion of human rights principles at the heart of international climate change policymaking in order to avoid irreversible damage to current and future human development and generations;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 183 #

2020/2134(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 33
33. Recalls that Member States are required to regulatemonitor corporations to ensure that they do not cause human rights abuses and that private and corporate actors have the obligation to address the human rights implications of climate change, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
2020/10/15
Committee: AFET
Amendment 1 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1
1. Notes that the Article 21 of the Treaty on the European Union requires the Union to promote and consolidate the universality and indivisibility of human rights and fundamental freedoms, as protected by the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (ECHR) and Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union (the ‘Charter’), to ensure sustainable development and consistency between its external action and other policies;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 2 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Underlines that corporate due diligence has been increasingly introduced into legal standards in the Member States;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 19 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3
3. Regrets that many businesses’ decisions are primarilyoften guided by lower costs and higher profits with inadequate consideration of adverse impacts on human rights and the environment down their global value chains, while severe human rights violations often occur at primary production level, in particular when sourcing raw material and manufacturing products;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 22 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Stresses, that in recent years multiple voluntary initiatives and actions, in particular by small and medium- sized EU businesses have been undertaken with the aim to improve the corporate due diligence climate throughout the Union; emphasises the importance of supporting companies throughout this process;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 40 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 8
8. Points out that OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises and Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Business Conduct further describe how businesses can avoid and address adverse impacts related to workers, human rights, the environment, corruption, consumers and corporate governance that may be associated with their operations, supply chains and other business relationships; irecalls ofn the view that Union legislation should progressively and constructively build on the UNGPs and that guidance; importance of regular revision of the application of the due diligence regulation by companies and Member States, when monitoring market trends; calls for specific technical assistance to our companies, especially SMEs, so that they may comply with due diligence requirements as efficiently and effectively as possible;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 50 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 10
10. Points out that corruption in the context of judicial proceedings can have a devastating effect on the lawful administration of justice and judicial integrity, and intrinsically violate the fundamentalhuman right to a fair trial, the right to due process and the victim’s right to effective redress; stresses that corruption generally leads to systematic abuse of human rights in the business context, for example, by preventing individuals from accessing goods and services that states are obliged to provide to meet their human rights obligations, by encouraging wrongful acquisition or appropriation by businesses of land, or by granting licences or concessions to businesses in the extractive sector;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 51 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 11
11. RegretNotes that despite attempts by European companies to implement their corporate responsibility policies to respect human rights, and various polices and laws in place to encourage or require due diligence across different Member States, only 37% of businesses are currently undertaking due diligence in their supply chains and only 16% cover the entire value chain; stresses that protection of human rights and prevention of business-related abuses and violations cannot be achieved with current policies and that binding Union legislation is necessary to bridge this gapis concerned with mandatory due diligence’s impact as regards the competitiveness of EU businesses; calls for detailed analysis and fitness check of additional costs and obligations and their impact on EU businesses, resulting from due diligence rules, in particular SMEs; calls on Member States to provide for improved assistance to EU businesses in implementing due diligence guidelines and relevant rules and regulations;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 56 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 12
12. Notes thatIs concerned that some corporations and investors are calling for mandatory human rights due diligence at Union level, to harmonise standards, and secure a global level playing field and greater legal and business certainty; underlines the additional and potential excessive administrative costs and burdens in particular on SMEs need to be duly taken into account for any possible future due diligence legislation; calls on the Commission to conduct a thorough impact assessment beforehand;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 61 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 13
13. Urges the Commission to propose Union mandatory human rights and environmental due diligence legislation imposing legal obligations on Union companies and companies domiciled or operating in the Union internal market and establishing effective monitoring, enforcement and remedy mechanisms;deleted
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 72 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 14
14. Recommends that due diligence as required by Union legislation be extended to all potential or actual adverse impacts which the company has or may have caused, contributed to or with which it may be directly linked; this extends to, but is not limited to, abuses across the entire value chain, including the parent undertaking, all subsidiaries, direct and indirect suppliers and subcontractors or other business partnerscaused;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 85 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 15
15. Recommends that existing Union legislation cover all companies and all sectors, including state-owned enterprises, the banking sector and financial institutions, including the European Investment Bank;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 91 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 16
16. StresseRecalls that all human rights are universal, indivisible, interdependent and interrelated and should be promoted and implemented in a fair and equitable manner; recommends that due diligence obligations should apply to all business- related human rights abuses;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 92 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 17
17. Recommends that Union mandatory due diligence legislation be adopted to require companies to identify and address their impacts with reference to all internationally recognised human rights including, as a minimum, those encompassed by the UDHR, all nine core international human rights treaties, the ILO Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and all fundamental ILO conventions, as well as the ECHR and ICESCR, which are binding on Council of Europe member states and also bind Member States as a result of Union law and the common constitutional traditions of the Member States;deleted
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 101 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 19
19. Notes that the human rights of groups at risk of vulnerability and marginalisation are disproportionately impacted by businesses’ activities; insists therefore that Union mandatory due diligence legislation should refer to group-specific instruments in defining the scope of corporate human rights due diligence; stresses, in this regard, that all rights guaranteed to those most severely affected groups under local, national or international law must be covered, as enshrined in Article 5 of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 117 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 23
23. Notes that some corporations unlawfully exploit natural resources, which not only constitutes a major sustainability and environmental challenge but also results in severe adverse impacts on the social, economic, cultural, civil and political rights of local communities; such business practices violate the fundamental right of peoples to self-determination and the principle of permanent sovereignty, access and control over their natural resources, enshrined in UN General Assembly resolution 1803 (XVII); recommends that the possible legislation requires Member States to regulate businesses’ activity in compliance with their commitment to the principles enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, including the fundamental principles of equality, non-discrimination and self- determination of peoples;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 121 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 25
25. Notes that some businesses are accused of profiting from or even complicity in war crimes and crimes against humanity due to their own activity or that of their business partners in conflict-affected areas or to their business relationships with state- or non-state actors involved in conflicts globally; Recommends that, in order to prevent substantial risks of grave human rights abu the Commission assess and serious breaches of international law,the impact of extending the scope of due diligence under Union legislation be extended to breaches of international criminal law and international humanitarian law in which businesses may be implicated;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 132 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 26
26. Recommends that, requirements for corporate mandatorya possible corporate human rights and environmental due diligence be grounded in the principle of corporate responsibility to respect human rights as articulated by the UNGPs; businesses should avoid infringing human rights and address adverse human rights impacts with which they are directly or indirectly connected, entailing in practice that they should have in place an embedded human rights policy, a human rights due diligence process and appropriate and adequate measures to facilitate access to effective remedies for business-related human rights abuses, including at company level, and other grievance mechanisms, where applicable;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 143 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 28
28. Stresses that human rights impacts can be specific to certain rights holders and vulnerable groups due to intersecting factors such as gender, ethnicity, social and employment status, migrant or refugee status, exposure to conflict or violence or other factors; this must be reflected in the due diligence processes, including the human rights impact assessment phase and remedy procedures;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 165 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 31
31. Notes that in order to assess human rights risks, independent monitoring of human rights impacts and working conditions in supply chains is essential, in particular by means of monitoring, which has workers and affected communities at its core and fully involves relevant stakeholdercontributes greatly to the work of official oversight authorities;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 172 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 33
33. Stresses that transparency must be at the core and the overriding principle of the monitoring and assessment process and that external participation, oversight and verification are key elements for robust and meaningful corporate human rights due diligence and its evaluation; calls, accordingly, for Union due diligence legislation to require the publication of lists of companies within its scope, the publication of due diligence reports via online public repositories, and the identification of companies that comply or have failed to comply with due diligence obligations;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 177 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 34
34. Is of the view that transparency should not be corporate led but based on the right to know of those who are impacted by commercial activities, including workers, communities and consumers; suggests that stakeholders have a right to know such information in a comprehensive, timely and honest manner; believes that enforcing the right to be informed allows for the clear establishment of duties and duty bearers and rights and right-holders;deleted
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 197 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 39
39. Deplores that an increasing number of attacks are documented on human rights and environmental defenders and that 572 attacks occurred in 2019 alone; stresses that Article 12 of the United Nations Declaration on Human Rights Defenders imposes a duty on states to ensure the protection of everyone against violence, threats, retaliation, discrimination or any other arbitrary action as a consequence of his or her legitimate right to promote human rights;deleted
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 222 #

2020/2129(INL)

Draft opinion
Paragraph 46
46. Recommends that thfuture legislation establishes guidance regarding the elements of an effective, fair and equitable operational grievance mechanism, with a view to defining appropriate measures to prevent harm, including providing adequate access to remedies;
2020/10/12
Committee: AFET
Amendment 53 #

2020/2128(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point -a (new)
(-a) intensify its actions for the implementation of International Law globally;
2020/11/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 149 #

2020/2128(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point g a (new)
(ga) address the roots of Islamic terrorism, by exploring initiatives that engage with religious leaders and ministers;
2020/11/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 190 #

2020/2128(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point j
(j) develop further the EU’s mediation capabilities for crisis prevention and management and, frozen and new, conflict resolution, in synergy with efforts by the UN, with the Berlin process standing as a good example of EU support for and synergy with UN-led mediation efforts;
2020/11/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 231 #

2020/2128(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point m
(m) continue to pursue and expand capacity cooperation within the UN system on the promotion of effective common standards in new policy areas such as data protection, due diligenceue diligence, data protection, artificial intelligence or cyberspace, while promoting adequate support for those countries that may wish to expand their regulatory capacity and implementation of standards and considering the advantages of the formation of a new Specialized Agency on Digital Transition, aiming to primarily address the internet security and coordinate the Members stance towards the ever-growing digital industry;
2020/11/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 259 #

2020/2128(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1 – point o
(o) further enhance integrated support for gender equality and the empowerment of women, in line with the Beijing Declaration and its Platform for Action, with a special focus on eradicating violence against women and girls in the countries that present the gravest problem, and supporting the meaningful and active participation of women in all spheres of public life;
2020/11/26
Committee: AFET
Amendment 45 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital G
G. whereas the EU’s security environment is vulnerable to external pressure that prevents the EU from exercising its sovereigntywhich already is taking place in the form of hybrid warfare, including hostile propaganda from Russia and other actors, as well as increasing threat from radical terrorist groups;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 80 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 1
1. Recalls that at a moment when competing powers are increasingly challenging the rules-based global order, we, as Europeans,the EU and its Member States must defend multilateralism, international law, democracy and human rights;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 121 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 5
5. Believes that the European Union needs to take on a global leadership role and unlock its political potential to think and act like a geopolitical powera more prominent role in international sphere and unlock its political potential to act while defending and promoting its common values and interests in the world; reaffirms the need to secure ‘EU strategic autonomy’; fully supportnotes the Commission President’s decision to transform the EU’s executive branch into a ‘geopolitical commission’, underlining however the leading role of the Council and Member States in defining foreign policy of the EU;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 141 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 7
7. Stresses that the European Union has to switch from a responsive to an anticipatory approach and team up with like-minded partners, especially NATO, in order to defend the global rule-based order founded on international law; recalls that the EU’s CFSP is based on partnership and multilateralism, which help to unite the relevant regional and global powers; underlines the urgent need to explore new forms of alliances and find innovative mechanisms for cooperation;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 151 #

2019/2136(INI)

8. Promotes an EU foreign policy that will unite the EU institutions and all foreign ministries behind a common and strong EU-level foreign policy that should be based on consensus among the Member States; emphasises the need to build where necessary ad hoc coalitions to strengthen EU cohesion and democratic legitimacy;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 164 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 9 a (new)
9a. Stresses its commitment to enlargement, which remains a key policy of the EU and for the European perspective of the Western Balkans; reiterates that pursuant to Article 49 TEU, any state in Europe may apply to become a member of the European Union provided that it adheres to the Copenhagen criteria and the principles of democracy, respects fundamental freedoms and human and minority rights, and upholds the rule of law;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 176 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 10
10. Underlines that the European Union can only deliver its full potential when speaking with one voice and when decision-making is shifted step by step from the national to the supranational level, taking full advantage of the possibilities offered by the EU institutions and their procedures, especially the Council; stresses that the European Union should use all available means to achieve this goal, including those offered by parliamentary diplomacy;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 261 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 a (new)
17a. Underlines the unconditional EU support for sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of all Eastern Partnership countries within their internationally recognized borders and strongly underlines the importance of the proactive stance based on international law against protracted conflicts in the Eastern Neighbourhood;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 262 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 b (new)
17b. Reaffirms its strong support for Ukraine's independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders and remains fully committed to the policy of non-recognition of the illegal annexation of Crimea;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 263 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 c (new)
17c. Reiterates its support for the Eastern Partnership, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary in 2019; stresses however that in order to be more successful it needs new initiatives and commitments from both sides, the EU and our partners;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 270 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 17 d (new)
17d. Underlines, that more than a decade after the end of the Russian aggression in Georgia and subsequent ceasefire brokered by the EU, the Russians are still in blatant violation of some of its provisions and the borderisation process is ongoing; in light of recent unlawful detention of monitors of EUMM (European Union Monitoring Mission) by armed South Ossetian de facto security forces, calls for strengthening of EUMM mandate and visibility and urges Russian Federation as the occupying power to honour its international obligations and grant EUMM unhindered access to the occupied regions;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 274 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 18
18. Calls for the strengthening of the EU’s capacity to act autonomously in the area of security and defence; stresses that , however, the leading role of NATO as a guarantor of European security and underlines the need of maintaining closest possible cooperation with the Alliance on all defence-related matters, as well as efficient cooperation with other partner organisations such as the UN or NATO is more vital than ever;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 291 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19
19. Believes that qualified majority voting (QMV) could make the EU’s foreign and security policy more effective and would speed up the decision-making process; calls on the Council to make regular use of QMV in the cases envisaged in Article 31(2) of the TEU and calls on the European Council to take up this initiative by making use of the ‘passerelle clause’ contained in Article 31(3) of the TEU; encourages the Council to consider extending QMV to other areas of the CFSP;deleted
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 315 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 21
21. WelcomNotes the decision of the President of the Commission to build, within five years, a genuine European Defence Union;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 355 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 25
25. Calls on the VP/HR, the Commission and the Member States to continue and step up their efforts to increase their ability to confront hybrid threats by strengthening the EU’s cyber defences and resilience against hybrid threats; calls, in this regard, for the development of comprehensive joint capacities and methods to analyse risk and vulnerability;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 365 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 26
26. Promotes the boosting of the European Union’s strategic communication capabilities; calls, in that connection, for further support for the EEAS Strategic Communications Division by turning it into a fully-fledged unit within the EEAS, responsible for the Eastern and Southern neighbourhoods, with proper staffing and adequate budgetary resources, possibly by means of an additional dedicated budget line;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 387 #

2019/2136(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 28
28. Recognises the important role of the civil and military missions that form part of the CSDP in maintaining peace, avoiding conflicts and strengthening international security; underlines, however, the leading role of NATO as important pillar of European security and welcomes the ongoing process of NATO enlargement which contributes to the stability and well-being of Europe;
2019/11/13
Committee: AFET
Amendment 46 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Citation 23 a (new)
– having regard to its resolution of 23 November 2016 on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (2016/2030(INI)) and its recommendation of 13 March 2019 to the Council and the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy concerning taking stock of the follow-up taken by the EEAS two years after the EP report on EU strategic communication to counteract propaganda against it by third parties (2018/2115(INI)),
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 87 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Recital E a (new)
Ea. whereas, according to the recent report commissioned by UK government, Christians are the most persecuted religious group in the world, constituting 80% of persecuted religious believers in the world; whereas this persecution range from routine discrimination in education, employment and social life, through limitations on all forms of expression up to physical attacks against Christian communities, which come close to meeting the international definition of genocide, according to that adopted by the UN;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 173 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 11
11. Stresses that freedom of speech and expression, as well as media pluralism, are at the heart of resilient democratic societies; urges that the best possible safeguards against ongoing disinformation campaigns and hostile propaganda originating from authoritarian states and non-state actors, such as terrorist groups be put in place by developing a legal framework both at EU and international level for tackling hybrid threats, including cyber and information warfare;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 269 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 a (new)
19a. Calls on the VP/HR and the Council to pay special attention to the human rights situation in the illegally- occupied territories in the Eastern Partnership countries, and take effective measures with the aim to prevent grave human rights abuses on the ground, including the violation of right to life, restriction of freedom of movement, and discrimination on the ground of ethnicity;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 270 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 19 b (new)
19b. In this regard recalls its resolution of 14 June 2018 on Georgian occupied territories 10 years after the Russian invasion (2018/2741(RSP)) and reiterates the necessity of imposing the restrictive measures by the EU and its Member States on the persons included in the “Otkhozoria-Tatunashvili List”, the individuals responsible for grave human rights violations in Georgian regions of Abkhazia and Tskhinvali region/South Ossetia;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 392 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 24
24. Urges the Commission, the EEAS and the Member States to step up advocacy in relation to FoRB, and to launch interreligious dialogue with states and representatives of civil society and faith groups in order to prevent acts of violence and discrimination against persons on the grounds of thought, conscience, religion or belief; calls for the EU to continue to forge alliances and to enhance cooperation with a broad range of countries and regional organisations, in order to deliver positive change in relation to FoRB; reminds the Council and Commission of the need to adequately support the institutional mandate, capacity and duties of the Special Envoy for the promotion of FoRB outside the EU; underlines the need to pay special attention to the situation of the persecuted Christians around the world, who make up the vast majority of the religious groups facing discrimination, violence and death;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET
Amendment 480 #

2019/2125(INI)

Motion for a resolution
Paragraph 29
29. Stresses that the EU should continue to actively support democratic and effective human rights institutions and civil society in their efforts to promote democratisation; positively notes, in this context, the European Endowment for Democracy’s consistent engagement in the eastern and southern neighbourhoods of the EU to promote democracy and respect for fundamental rights and freedoms; calls on the Council to consider expanding the EED’s mandate also to the countries of Central and Latin America and making sufficient funds available to do so; recalls that the experience gained and the lessons learned from transitions to democracy in the framework of the enlargement and neighbourhood policies could make a positive contribution to the identification of best practices that could be used to support and consolidate other democratisation processes worldwide;
2019/10/28
Committee: AFET