European Parliament

Europe is the proof that peace can be learnt. That after years of the most brutal wars, another way of living is possible. The European Parliament is a truly European place where we can achieve consensus across national and party divisions. Our work in Parliament and our history in Europe give many people hope, wherever they may be in the world. 

In my view, we must live up to the hopes placed in us every day. I use my work in Parliament as a platform, as a way of urging Europe to support and protect people around the world who are campaigning for peace and human rights.

I chose my committees and delegations accordingly. I am chair of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula and vice-chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI). I am also a member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence Policy (SEDE).

“Europe is the proof that we can learn to live together

Here you will find the many contributions, speeches, resolutions and reports I am working on in Parliament:

AFET Rede Fem report

Feministische Außenpolitik – „Wir müssen die Muster von guten Strategien und langsamem Erfolg durchbrechen“.

The EU has developed many good plans and strategies for gender equality and women's rights in its foreign and security policy. But reality is lagging behind.
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Hannah im leeren Europaparlament

The European Parliament is waking up! - The EP in times of Corona

The new corona normality has completely changed our parliamentary work. How exactly? I'll show you in my video!
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Corona Rede

Corona Resolution: A global crisis needs a global response!

Today we voted on a resolution on EU action to combat the COVID19 pandemic. We are not in Strasbourg - so I did not have the opportunity to speak in plenary. That is why I gave an "online" plenary speech!
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Human Rights Logo

EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy: "The plan leaves many important questions open

The European Commission and the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy today adopted the priorities of an EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy for the period 2020-2024. Commenting on the action plan, Margarete Bause, spokesperson for human rights.
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EU Flagge im Europaparlament

The EU parliament in times of corona - my article on EUobserver

Just two weeks ago, the EU Parliament was running at full speed with thousands of people on board, hundreds of events and committee meetings. Now the floors and offices have been cleared, events cancelled and all work is being done from home. It feels as if someone has pulled the plug.
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Women demanding feminist human rights during protest

Foreign policy must become more feminist! - Article on International Women's Day 2020

3.8 billion. This many women and girls there are in the world. And how many countries will achieve equality by 2030? Not one.
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Hannah Neumann bei der Rede im Parlament

Syria war: EU must stand up for the weakest in Idlib

Three million people trapped in Idlib between the frontlines. The EU can do more against this proxy war in Syria - and it must. Because we cannot tolerate bombs on schools, hospitals and other civilian targets.
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Frauen an die Verhandlungstische

Launch of the report for a feminist EU foreign policy

The perspectives and needs of women and other political minorities are often excluded from foreign and security policy processes and international negotiating tables. This also applies to the EU's foreign policy. The institutional representation of women and other political minorities, especially in leadership and key positions, remains disproportionately low.
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Hannah Neumann: Plenarrede zur Sicherheitspolitik

EU Annual Report on Security Policy: "More weapons do not make a region any safer!"

The EU Annual Report on the Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP) ignores existing criticism and supports the US rearmament demands. But more weapons do not make a region any safer, and there are European treaties that lay down an appropriate mix of military and civilian measures that turn security policy into peace policy.
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Hannah Neumann bei der Rede zu Menschenrechten

EU Annual Report: Respect for human rights must become the top priority of foreign policy

Why do trade agreements protect companies but not people? Why do EU manufacturers still sell arms to warmongers? And why are EU companies still destroying the habitat of indigenous peoples just to mine coal? The EU Annual Report on Human Rights shows how our policies affect people around the world.
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Hannah Neumann bei der Rede im Parlament

Speech on the US-Iran conflict: For peace we must listen to the demonstrators

The nuclear agreement is still alive and the EU must do everything possible to get Iran and the USA back on board. In this difficult situation, however, those who are fighting for democracy in Iran and Iraq must not be forgotten. The EU must strongly condemn the violence and repression against the demonstrators. I called for this yesterday in Parliament. Because there will be no peace in the region if the people on the streets continue to be silenced.
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Hannahs Seite des Europaparlaments

Motions for Resolutions

All resolutions that I have submitted to the European Parliament can be viewed here.
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