Tag: Petras Auštrevičius

#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

#Belarus: European Parliament condemns mass arrests

The European Parliament condemns the “crackdown on peaceful protesters” in mass demonstrations by thousands of citizens across Belarus, in particular on Freedom Day (25 March), when security forces violently attacked and beat protesters and arrested hundreds of people, including domestic and foreign journalists reporting on the events. The protests were directed against the adoption of […]

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#NadiyaSavchenko: MEPs send a letter to Vladimir Putin asking for her release

#NadiyaSavchenko: MEPs send a letter to Vladimir Putin asking for her release

| April 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Vice President of the ALDE Group, Petras Auštrevičius, initiated a letter addressed to the President of the Russian Federation, Vladimir Putin, co-signed by 46 MEPs from 5 political groups in the European Parliament, to protest about the ‘trial’ of Nadiya Savchenko.   The MEPs regard the verdict against the Ukrainian citizen, military pilot and […]

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#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

#Savchenko: Open Dialog Foundation calls on EU member states to support introduction of ‘Savchenko List’

The Open Dialog Foundation (ODF) calls on all EU member states to support the introduction of “targeted sanctions against individuals responsible for the unlawful kidnapping, persecution and detention of Nadiya Savchenko”. The Ukrainian woman (pictured), a politician and pilot, is since 2014 imprisoned in Russia. During last week’s plenary session in Strasbourg, upon an initiative […]

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#Russia: Verhofstadt organises rock concert for a free Russia

#Russia: Verhofstadt organises rock concert for a free Russia

| February 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

The end of February will mark the first anniversary of the murder of Boris Nemtsov, leader of the liberal opposition in Russia. On that occasion, the ALDE President Guy Verhofstadt, in cooperation with Zhanna Nemtsova, organizes a rock concert on 1 March at 20h00 in the BOZAR in Brussels staring the top Belgian band Vive la fête as well as Russian […]

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#Russia Petras Auštrevičius MEP: No European Parliament-Duma talks à la carte

#Russia Petras Auštrevičius MEP: No European Parliament-Duma talks à la carte

| January 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

The ‘blacklisted’ MEPs – members of the Delegation to Russian Federation declared persona non-grata in a retaliation list drawn up during the sanctions war between the EU and Russia over Ukraine – starkly oppose the idea to visit Moscow in a reduced team. The possible trip is planned for the end of February, and is […]

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MEP’s want to cut financial flows from EU to terrorist organizations

MEP’s want to cut financial flows from EU to terrorist organizations

In a written declaration, 11 members of the European Parliament have called on the EU to cut the financial flow to organizations actively promoting terror  “as the best way to fight terrorism”. “We have many indications that countries such as Pakistan or entities such as the Palestinian Authority, funnel EU money towards terrorist organisations, such […]

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European Parliament backs EU-Moldova association deal

European Parliament backs EU-Moldova association deal

| November 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

The European Parliament gave its consent to the EU-Moldova Association Agreement, which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement (DCFTA), on Thursday in Brussels. The deal will form the backbone of strengthened political association and economic integration between the EU and Moldova and provide for mutual free market access. MEPs backed the agreement by […]

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