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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.

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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.

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EU-Turkey relations turn icy

World - 22.03.2017 09:00

Weeks ahead of a referendum consolidating President Erdogan's powers, tensions are running high between Turkey and the EU.

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Curbing Europe's appetite for palm oil

World - 08.03.2017 12:00

The palm oil industry in Southeast Asia has had disastrous effects on local communities and the environment. Should Europe wean itself off of the controversial substance? MEPs on the Environment Committee say biofuels should be entirely free of palm oil.

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Managing Arctic interests

World - 24.02.2017 10:59

Prompted by climate change and potential political tension, MEPs have come up with recommendations on how to use Arctic resources, while minimizing damage to the environment.