Renew Europe is demanding the European Parliament establishes a Committee of Inquiry on the abuse of Pegasus Spyware by EU governments against national opposition politicians, lawyers and journalists.
The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament have nominated Alica Bah Kuhnke to run for the position of President of the European Parliament in next week’s vote.
Data from the EU’s border force, Frontex, shows that the migrant situation in November 2021 as compared to the years 2020 and 2019 has intensified significantly. The report observes that in November 2021 the number of illegal border crossings was the highest since November 2015.
The President of the European Parliament David Sassoli, aged 65, died early Tuesday morning on 11 January 2022 after hospitalisation over a lung infection. Sassoli had been admitted to hospital on 26 December 2021 following a series of illnesses and hospitalisations in the previous months.
As another year finally comes to an end it is time for Speaking of Europe to look back a little and maybe even give you a peek into the future. We’ve been working as hard as we can to provide you with EU news and we will definitely continue to do so.
Before starting a new year of turbulent politics in Brussels-land, Speaking of Europe would like to take the season to be jolly and sit back for a little while. Let’s recap the year, not in politics, but in music. Which artists have rocked the continent in 2021?
The European Union has emphasised its stance on democracy, human rights, and autocracies. The European Parliament (EP) has issued two resolutions that openly condemn several countries across the world. Among the countries interested in this offence are two Latin American countries: Cuba and Nicaragua.
European Union leaders have shown themselves concerned over recent reports that Russia has yet again increased its number of troops close to the Ukrainian border. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen once again pointed out the EU’s solidarity with Ukraine against Russian aggression in a video statement published on her Twitter account.
The Slovakian member of the European Parliament Michal Wiezik is switching sides. He is giving up his membership of the Christian Democratic European People’s Party (EPP) and is joining the liberal Renew Europe Group.
An extraordinary meeting was held in the port of Calais, France, to discuss the migrant situation in the English Channel on Sunday, 28 November. Migration officials from France, Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands and the European Commission attended the meeting.