Europe’s Languages – Our Precious European Heritage

The Intergroup for Traditional Minorities, National Communities and Languages on the European Day of Languages Languages define Europe. Languages define who we are, they shape...

Hearing: Ruslan Kotsaba – Ukrainian prisoner of conscience (January 2016)

A hearing to consider the case of imprisoned Ukrainian journalist and blogger Ruslan Kotsaba will take place in the European Parliament on Tuesday 26...

Parliamentary question: Financial support to Frisian-language theatre (27 June 2011)

The Dutch government has announced its decision to stop its financial support to the only professional theatre company working in the Frisian language in...

Parliamentary question: Detention conditions in the EU (27 October 2011)

The Commission has issued a Green Paper on the application of EU criminal justice legislation in the field of detention, on which it is...

Parliamentary question: Voting rights for Latvia’s ‘non-citizens’ in local elections (12 October 2011)

After the restoration of independence, only citizens of the pre-1940 Latvia and their descendants had their Latvian citizenship restored. Other people only have the...

Parliamentary question: Commission evaluation of readmission agreements (13 July 2011)

In February 2011 the Commission released its first evaluation of the readmission agreements which have been concluded by the European Union or on which...

Parliamentary question: EU accession to the ECHR and ECtHR reform (8 February 2012)

The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) is the most advanced human rights mechanism in the world, open to individuals to bring governments responsible...

MEP Zdanoka’s speech on the withdrawal of democratic rights to vote in elections and...

Tatjana Ždanoka (Verts/ALE ). – Madam President, my request to make a one-minute speech on the withdrawal of democratic rights to vote in...

Parliamentary question Subject: Report by the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly ‘Lives lost in...

On 29 March 2012, Dr Tineke Strik, the rapporteur for the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly’s Committee on Migration, presented her report, ‘Lives lost...

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