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10 July 2020

The N-VA delegation in the European Parliament has a cautiously positive reaction to Charles Michel’s proposals on the European multi-annual budget and the European Recovery Fund. Delegation leader Geert Bourgeois sees a number of matters shifting in the right direction, although it is by no means …

9 July 2020

“The situation of the Uyghurs is truly distressing.” MEP Assita Kanko, together with a large number of MEPs, has written to the EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan calling for action to be taken against the exploitation of Uyghurs, particularly in the Chinese province of Xinjiang. “Many of them, …

9 July 2020

“Erdogan’s Turkey cannot be a close and faithful ally of Europe. Our values are diverging too much.” In the plenary session of the European Parliament, Assita Kanko advocated a thorough review of European relations with Turkey. She is calling for “businesslike neighbourliness”. “We don’t have to be …

7 July 2020

“The new agreements on the posting of drivers, smart tachographs and driving times and rest periods are undeniably a huge step forward that we fully support.” MEP Johan Van Overtveldt largely supports the new European Mobility Package. But not entirely. “However, there’s a catch. The restrictions …

7 July 2020

“A drug problem doesn’t go away by letting it linger on.” Brussels MP Mathias Vanden Borre expects Brussels politicians to do more to combat drug violence in the capital. “When the government withdraws, violent gangs take over.” Over the past few days and weeks, drug violence has been taking on …

3 July 2020

“Words alone are not enough. The EU must not wait, but must take steps.” MEP Assita Kanko wants the EU to take action against China now that a Chinese law has come into force that severely restricts relative freedom in Hong Kong. “Otherwise, the European Union risks becoming a powerless dwarf on …