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Sakharov prize 01:35 News

Venezuela’s democratic opposition is awarded Sakharov Prize 2017

World - 13.12.2017 14:30

The 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of thought has been awarded to all political prisoners in Venezuela and the democratic opposition, represented by the president of its National Assembly Julio Borges. “This award is a recognition for every Venezuelan”, said Julio Borges while receiving the Prize in Strasbourg. The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, named in honour of the Soviet physicist and political dissident Andrei Sakharov, is awarded each year by the European Parliament.

Venezuela 04:16 News

Sakharov Prize 2017: Venezuela’s opposition in a crisis-struck country

World - 08.12.2017 09:00

Venezuela is facing an economic and political crisis. The country's political opposition is fighting every day to regain freedom. The European Parliament awarded the 2017 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to all political prisoners in Venezuela and the democratic opposition, represented by the president of its National Assembly Julio Borges.

migrant 01:25 News

A European solution for asylum seekers in Europe

World - 21.11.2017 16:00

The European Asylum Support Office (EASO) is based in Malta. The European Parliament is working on strengthening its role within the Common European Asylum System, in order to help Europe better cope with the refugee flows.

Tree in the desert 01:25 News

COP23: a step further

World - 31.10.2017 08:00

After Paris and Marrakesh, Bonn is welcoming the COP23 on climate change. MEPs call to set up a zero emission strategy and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature rise.

Two menacing shadows of polimen in the doorway 00:51

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought

World - 23.10.2017 13:39

The respect for human rights is one of the European Union's fundamental values. Any violation of these rights affects the democratic principles upon which our society is founded, The European Parliament fights such violations through legislative action, and by enshrining human rights in its external trade agreements. The European Parliament also supports human rights by awarding the annual Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to individuals who have made an exceptional contribution to the fight for human rights.

Cuba's car 02:09 News

EU-Cuba: a new start

World - 04.07.2017 08:44

The European Union is normalising its relationship with Cuba with the first-ever bilateral deal. The objective is to launch a political dialogue and to facilitate trade and cooperation.