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This Week's Top Stories from the European Parliament - 25-29 November 2019

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Press release - MEPs call on Russia to stop illegitimate prosecution of Lithuanian judges

Russia should stop illegitimately prosecuting Lithuanian judges and EU countries should refuse any legal assistance, says European Parliament.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - Give rapid support to food producers penalised by Airbus ruling, urge MEPs

The EU must act swiftly to help EU farmers unduly affected by newly imposed US tariffs worth €6.8 billion, says Parliament on Thursday.
Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development
Committee on International Trade


Press release - The European Parliament declares climate emergency

EU should commit to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 at the UN Conference, says Parliament.
Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety


Press release - Istanbul Convention: All member states must ratify it without delay, say MEPs

To end violence against women, MEPs call on the EU to accede to and all member states to ratify the Istanbul Convention.
Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality
Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs


Press release - Bolivia: EP demands new elections as soon as possible

To return to stability, Bolivia needs to hold new "free, inclusive and transparent" elections as soon as possible, MEPs said on Thursday.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


Press release - Human Rights breaches in Haiti, Algeria and Cuba

On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the human rights situation in Haiti, Algeria and Cuba.
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Subcommittee on Human Rights


Press release - Four Presidents mark ten years of the Lisbon Treaty in House of European History

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty, European Parliament President David Sassoli is hosting a ceremony in the House of European History on 1 December


Article - LUX Prize winner: "Petrunya is an example of cinema's power to change things"

"God Exists, her name is Petrunya" has won this year's LUX Film Prize. Director Teona Mitevska talked to us about the power of her story of a woman defying the system and winning.


Press release - EU budget 2020 approved: investing more in climate, jobs and the young

For next year's EU budget, MEPs have secured better support to protect the climate, boost research, infrastructure investments and help the young.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - "God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya" wins the Parliament's 2019 Lux Film Prize

"God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya", by Teona Mitevska, has won the 13th LUX Film Prize, President Sassoli announced in Strasbourg on Wednesday.
Committee on Culture and Education


Press release - Parliament approves €4.5 million in EU aid to Greece after cyclone damage

On Wednesday, MEPs said yes to EU Solidarity Fund aid worth €4.5 million to help reconstruction in western Crete, severely hit by exceptional weather in February.
Committee on Budgets


Press release - Parliament elects the von der Leyen Commission

Following the conclusion of the hearings process, Parliament approved the new Commissioners, presented to plenary by Commission President-elect von der Leyen on Wednesday.


Article - Infographic: find out more about the new European Commission

The newly elected European Commission boasts more women than ever and plenty of political experience. Check out our infographic for all the details.


Press release - 2018 Sakharov laureate Oleg Sentsov receives his award

The 2018 Sakharov Prize winner, Ukrainian film director and human rights activist Oleg Sentsov, received his award in Strasbourg on 26 November.


Article - Sakharov Prize: 2018 laureate Oleg Sentsov receives his award

2018 Sakharov Prize laureate Oleg Sentsov was finally able to accept his award in person in Strasbourg on 26 November.


Press release - Children's rights: combatting exploitation, forced marriage and sexual abuse

MEPs call for more action to combat child trafficking and forced marriage, whilst stressing the crucial contribution that kids make in the fight against climate change.
Committee on Foreign Affairs


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