Tag: Josef Weidenholzer

#HumanRights in the world: 2015 annual report voted in Foreign Affairs Committee

#HumanRights in the world: 2015 annual report voted in Foreign Affairs Committee

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The EU should do more to protect independent journalists and bloggers and human-rights defenders, say MEPs in their report on the state of human rights in the world in 2015, approved by the Foreign Affairs Committee on Monday (14 November). Members point out that the “universality of human rights is seriously being challenged in many […]

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#DigitizeEU: S&D Group welcomes Commission proposals as first step for a digital industrial strategy for Europe

#DigitizeEU: S&D Group welcomes Commission proposals as first step for a digital industrial strategy for Europe

The S&D Group has welcomed a package of measures coming from the European Commission on digitizing European industry but argued that the Commission still needs to outline a concrete plan to ensure that the EU has a skilled labour force  ready to implement it. Josef Weidenholzer, S&D Vice President and spokesperson for digital affairs, said: “Digitizing […]

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Religious minorities at risk in Middle East: ‘Death has become something banal’

Religious minorities at risk in Middle East: ‘Death has become something banal’

| February 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Religious minorities in the Middle East are increasingly under threat from jihadist groups such as the so-called Islamic State (IS). To call attention to the situation of Christians and other religious minorities in the region, the human rights subcommittee and the EP’s Mashreq delegation held a joint hearing on 26 February. “Death has become something […]

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