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Environment MEPs to vote on #CETA deal Thursday 12th January

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Friday 6 Jan 2017

To come into force the final EU Canada trade agreement (CETA) has to be passed by a majority of MEPs in the European Parliament. In advance of this vote of the full parliament my committee the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety committee is voting on the following text on Thursday 12th January:

“The Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety calls on the Committee on International Trade, as the committee responsible, to recommend that Parliament decline to give its consent to the proposal for a Council decision on the conclusion of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between Canada, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member States, of the other part.” Read More



Iraqi Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar receive 2016 #Sakharov Prize

Yazidi Sakarov Prize 2016

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Wednesday 14 Dec 2016

Islamic State survivors and Iraqi Yazidi activists Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar received today Parliament’s Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The two women were honoured by Parliament for standing up for the persecuted Yazidi minority and the victims of sexual violence by Islamic State. “More than 3,500 children and women are still held hostage as slaves under Daesh. Every day they die a thousand times,” Aji Bashar said in her acceptance speech. Read More