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05.06.2019

We say yes to Europe [Catalan MEPs]

We say yes to Europe [Catalan MEPs]

If these three Catalan MEPs are not allowed to participate in the next legislature, Europe will have lost more than three active and pro-European members at their service. By Alfred Bosch  5 June 2019 for openDemocracy Catalonia has always been a committed and reliable partner in the construction… »

26.11.2018

Staunch EU critic Yanis Varoufakis to run in European election — in Germany

Staunch EU critic Yanis Varoufakis to run in European election — in Germany

The ex-Greek finance minister, who opposed deep austerity imposed by Brussels and Berlin, is to stand in the European elections next year. Announcing the run, Varoufakis said it was time for a European Spring. Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has announced he will stand in next May’s European elections… »

17.06.2018

Experts Debate Digital Media’s Role in Tackling Global Inequalities

Experts Debate Digital Media’s Role in Tackling Global Inequalities

By Kalinga Seneviratne BONN (IDN) – ‘Global Inequalities’ was the theme of this year’s Global Media Forum (GMF) hosted by the German public international broadcaster Deutsche Welle, and much discussion focused on whether the digital media tools are a panacea or a hindrance to achieving a more equitable world. »

02.12.2017

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

Glyphosate: Democracy 0 – Lobbyists 1

By Erik Edman for DiEM25 As we predicted right after the European Parliament voted not to renew glyphosate’s licence in Europe, the European Member States have now ignored all democratic voices and have decided to renew the licence of the potential carcinogenic herbicide. This decision does not… »

23.10.2017

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

The European Parliament is a democratic façade — it needs the right to initiate and pass legislation

We built DiEM25 to crush the authoritarian and anti-democratic dogma of Euro-TINA; that There Is No Alternative to the current version of the EU. Not often does our mission receive support from Brussels, the capital of the ailing EU. But last Thursday, the ENVI and LIBE Committees of the European… »

16.11.2016

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

EU Mega Projects System condemned by Permanent People’s Tribunal

Subjective responsibilities within the Mega Projects System. On October 26th, a powerful act, political and symbolic, took place in the European Parliament promoted by European citizens struggling against Unnecessary and Imposed Mega Projects (UIMPs) and supported by many members of the Parliament. The Decision of the Permanent Peoples’ Tribunal… »

27.10.2016

European Parliament votes in favour of a nuclear weapons ban

European Parliament votes in favour of a nuclear weapons ban

European Union’s legislature takes clear stance on upcoming negotiations on international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons: the EU’s Member States should “support the convening” and “participate substantively” in its negotiation.  Today the European Parliament took a clear stance to support the negotiations of a treaty banning nuclear weapons. »

12.06.2015

MEPs’ mounting TTIP opposition scandalously silenced ahead of knife-edge US vote

MEPs’ mounting TTIP opposition scandalously silenced ahead of knife-edge US vote

By Molly Scott-Cato 11 June 2015 for openDemocracy Faced with a possible shock rejection of TTIP by MEPs, Brussels simply cancelled the vote this week – and now Washington moves swiftly to speed up the publicly unpopular trade deal. For a while… »

17.05.2015

Day against Homophobia: “The fight for equality continues”

Day against Homophobia: “The fight for equality continues”

The International Day against Homophobia is marked every 17 May to raise awareness about the importance of non- discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people around the world. This year also marks the 25th anniversary of the decision by the World Health Organization to remove homosexuality from the… »

18.11.2013

The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds for access to GNU/Linux systems

The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds for access to GNU/Linux systems

By Christian Engström, Member of the European Parliament for Piratpartiet, [Pirate Party] Sweden The NSA has asked Linus Torvalds to inject covert backdoors into the free and open operating system GNU/Linux. This was revealed in this week’s hearing on mass surveillance in the European Parliament. Chalk another one up of… »

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