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25 November 2020

MEP Assita Kanko wrote a letter to High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell. In it, she calls for pressure to be put on Iran to save the life of Iranian-Swedish scientist Ahmadreza Djalali. Dozens of MEPs signed the letter. “The EU must do everything it can to save …

25 November 2020

The Flemish Parliament approved a new resolution calling on Iran to allow VUB guest professor Ahmadreza Djalali to live. Professor Ahmadreza Djalali has been detained on suspicion of espionage since 2016. He was sentenced to death. This week he received the news that it will be carried out soon …

25 November 2020

“This huge budget increase cannot be justified by the asylum figures.” One of the most striking trends in the federal budget for 2021 is the huge budget increase for the reception of asylum seekers. At EUR 427 million, the initial operating budget is no less than EUR 138 million higher than in 2018 …

25 November 2020

The European Commission has put forward a proposal for a European Data Governance Act. The objective is to forge a framework in which data can be shared securely. This should significantly improve the availability and use (and reuse) of data in the EU. “It is absolutely welcome that the EU is …

24 November 2020

MEP Assita Kanko is reacting with concern to the action plan for integration and inclusion proposed by European Commissioners Schinas and Johansson on Wednesday. The plan makes no mention of political Islam. “Today, many European countries have a problem with Islamism and radicalisation. How can we …

21 November 2020

“They’re plunging us into total uncertainty in a region that is heavily industrialised and for which energy is crucial.” In an interview on Radio 1, Bart De Wever explained again why the planned nuclear phase-out in 2025 is irresponsible. “Now we are being dragged into the abyss by the greens. I …