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Hannahs Monthly – Endspurt vor dem Sommer: Covid-Monitor, Rüstungsexportbericht und mein Gespräch mit Nurcan Baysal

Vor der Sommerpause standen für mein Team und mich noch zwei wichtige Vorhaben an - mehr lest ihr in meinem Newsletter!
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Mein Rüstungsexportbericht wurde im Auswärtigen Ausschuss bestätigt

Diese Woche hat der AFET-Ausschuss meinen Rüstungsexportbericht angenommen. Als Abgeordnete fordern wir mehr EU-weite Kontrolle und Transparenz bei Waffenexporten.
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„Herr Borrell, passen Sie das Visa-Handbuch an!“ – Meine Plenarrede zum jährlichen Menschenrechtsbericht

In many countries human rights defenders face enormous dangers: They risk their freedom, their security and often their lives. They are unjustly accused and imprisoned. But if they want to enter the EU, their special situation is not taken into account - sometimes even interpreted in a negative way.
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„Beim Schreiben umgehe ich verbotene Wörter“ – Mein InstaLive mit Nurcan Baysal

Die kurdische Journalistin Nurcan Baysal wurde für ihre Berichte über Menschenrechtsverletzungen verhaftet. In meinem InstaLive habe ich mit ihr über die Pressefreiheit und Corona-Maßnahmen in der Türkei gesprochen.
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Launchday: Covid-Monitor für Menschenrechte und Demokratie geht online

Gestern ging der von mir initiierte Covid-Monitor für Menschenrechte und Demokratie online. 162 Länder, hunderte interaktive Grafen und eine regelmäßig aktualisierte Datenbank, die jedem*r zeigt, wie weltweit Grundrechte aufgrund der Corona-Pandemie eingeschränkt werden - all das beinhaltet der Monitor.
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Monitor for Human Rights in Corona Times - Report of the Süddeutsche Zeitung

I have proposed to the EU Commission the creation of a monitor for human rights, with which one can trace restrictions of fundamental rights in the Corona crisis. Tomorrow this proposal will become reality.
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The EU must speak with one voice in the Middle East - Interview with the Böll Foundation

Gemeinsam mit Lina Khatib vom Londoner „Chatham House“ und Bente Scheller von der Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung in Berlin habe ich über die Rolle der EU im Mittleren und Nahen Osten diskutiert.
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Women to the negotiating tables

Hannahs Monthly: A feminist foreign policy for the EU - and now!

For me, June was all about "Women, Peace and Security" - read more in my newsletter!
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Syria Donor Conference: It's only together that the EU can influence Syria's future

The union is already the largest donor of humanitarian aid. In future, the EU will also have to finance reconstruction measures - and should use the funds strategically.
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War in Syria: Humanitarian aid alone is not enough - My OpEd on euobserver

Today the fourth Syria donor conference is taking place. So far the EU has been on the sidelines in the Syrian war. For the euobserver I have written down why and how it has to change its approach.
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Study „A Feminist Foreign Policy for the EU“ – Read it now!

But where does the EU stand when it comes to gender equality in its Foreign and Security Policy? Where and how can it improve? Together with my colleague Ernest Urtasun, I commissioned a study with the Centre for Feminist Foreign policy on exactly this topic. The result: there is a lot of room for improvement, and:
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Because Europe is fighting, violence continues to reign in Libya - My guest article in the WELT

Libya is demoralised - and the EU is just watching. The refugee crisis continues and the Corona pandemic is exacerbating the dramatic situation. The German government had tried to fill the gaps. And is now facing the shattered remains of its initiative.
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