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Надя Василева
Mark Williams
Conchi Mateos Panales
Mario Nikiforov
Hans Mielen
Oleksandr Ilchenko
Dennis Overeem
Nikojay Ivanov
Vilija R
Стефан Койчев

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  •  EnglishDeutsch | Nederlands

    The Nord Stream 2 pipeline is being built in order to transport more gas from Russia to Europe through the Baltic Sea, fueling climate change, increasing Russian leverage vis-à-vis Ukraine and the EU and funding Putin’s regime for decades.

    This is not what Europe needs. Members of parliament from across Europe have come together to make this message clear to Angela Merkel, who has the power to pull the plug from the pipeline.

    We must not allow to let the rift between EU Member States to deepen at a time when the EU needs cohesion more than ever.

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    Transport emissions are one of the biggest causes of climate change. Even though trucks make up less than 5% of vehicles on the road, they are currently responsible for about one quarter of all road transport CO2 emissions in the EU. Yet there are no CO2 rules on trucks. That's ridiculous.

    In order to tackle climate change and meet our commitments under the Paris Agreement, CO2 emissions need to be restricted in our trucks. Furthermore, our lack of action on trucks come from corporate interests and manufacturing lobbyist trying to evade their environmental responsibility.  Our politicians need to step up. CO2 needs to be restricted everywhere. 

    Demand the European Parliament to set ambitious target to reduce CO2 truck emissions in order to fight climate change! 

    The age of unlimited emissions of carbon dioxide should end. NGOs, and other transport stakeholders have called for ambitious emission reduction targets. Our transport sector needs to be less carbon-intensive. We did it with cars, let's do it with trucks. That's why we're calling on the European Parliament to make CO2 restrictions on trucks stronger.  

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    UK Prime Minister Theresa May, French President Emmanuel Macron, Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel

    The brutal murder of Khashoggi by the Saudi regime has led to a global outcry, as it should. Although the European Union and European governments condemn this act, they are divided on whether or not they should export arms to Saudi Arabia. This is hypocrisy in its purest and deadliest form. The EU Parliament has demanded an EU-wide arms embargo on Saudi Arabia. Now it’s time for our national leaders to listen. Let’s promote peace, not profit from death.

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    Dear Prime Minister Boyko Borissov,

    I’m writing to you to express my deep concerns about the decision of our government to scrap the 2012 suspension on the construction of Belene Power Plan project. As you know, the suspension on the construction of the nuclear power plant of Belene was adopted by the Bulgarian government and the National Assembly due to concerns about the high seismic risk at the site where Belene is located.

    As attested by the European Seismological Commission in 2003 in its European-Mediterranean Seismic Hazard Map, your Government is well aware that the site upon which the Belene nuclear power plant is supposed to be built is a zone with high seismic risk. That has not changed fifteen years later.

    The decision to reopen the construction of the Belene nuclear power plant would represent an unacceptable nuclear hazard and a significant risk to the lives of not only Bulgarian citizens, but also of all European citizens and neighboring countries. A potential accident at the Belene nuclear power plant, such as a destructive earthquake, would have huge environmental, health and economic consequences for Bulgaria and the EU Member States.

    By deciding to suspend the 2012 decision on the construction of Belene Power Plan project, you are forgetting the 120 victims who died in 1977 Vrancea earthquake. That day, less than 10 kilometers away from the site where Belene nuclear power plant is set to be build, the earthquake killed many loved ones and decimated one-third of the buildings in the nearby town of Svishtov. What do you think would happen if there was also a Nuclear Power Plant in the middle of it all? Nuclear power plant and its disasters know no border and its consequences concerns all of us.

    I would also like to remind you that nuclear energy has become less and less economically viable in the energy sector.  Nuclear power plants are becoming more expensive and more dangerous for public health and the environment. The future of the energy lies in the renewable energy that have become much more dominant and long-term providers for energy production.

    Therefore, I call on you to abandon the Belene Nuclear power plant project as it poses huge environmental, health and economic risks to the Bulgarian citizens and the EU Member States.

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    To Members of the European Parliament ­­­­­­­

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    I am deeply concerned about the lack of regulation on CRISPR-CAS9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) gene drives and the ecological, cultural and societal threats they pose.

    Gene drives are a controversial new genetic manipulation technology that threatens the balance of our delicate ecosystems. It allows scientists to modify, delete or insert DNA into organisms that ensures the human made mutations are inherited to all its offspring. This mutation eventually spreads throughout the population with every generation of new offspring.

    In theory, scientists argue that they could create populations of malaria-resistant parasites.[1] In practice, without careful consideration, unleashing mutated species modified by gene drive technology could devastate entire ecosystems. The risks of these GMOs breeding with local wild or cultivated population creates biosecurity risks that are contrary to aims laid down by Convention on Biological Diversity. We’ve seen this before with invasive species killing off local wildlife. With gene drives, we could speed up that invasive process.

    There is a severe lack of knowledge, data or understanding on the potential impact of gene drives on biological diversity.  What’s worse is that big agricultural lobbyist and corporations have begun to appropriate and test this technology for commercial gain, whilst the US Defence Advanced Research have been considering to use it for bioweaponary. In the wrong hands, our biosecurity and food security would be under threat. That’s why we call on the European Parliament to call for an international moratorium on gene drives.

    Over 160 civil society organizations from six continents have joined the call already: we don't want gene drives. We’ve seen plenty of rushed scientific experiments creating more ecological problems. Look to the GMO created superweeds in America immune to pesticides reeking havoc in local fields. Therefore, I call on the the European Parliament to promote an international moratorium on the release in the environment of organisms modified by gene drive technology.

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  • To Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs

    More than 40 days have passed since the writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed. The world is still shocked by what the Saudi regime's killers have done to him inside the Saudi consulate. There must be accountability and full justice for Jamal Khashoggi.

    According to Turkish investigators, the journalist was most probably tortured, and his body being cut into pieces inside the consulate.

    Jamal Khashoggi arrived at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul for a pre-arranged appointment to obtain a document he needed to marry his fiancé. After entering the consulate, he was never seen again.

    We expect the truth and justice over the case. The European Union must aim to obtain this true from the Saudi authorities. Federica Mogherini, as our High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs, I urge you to call for an international, independent and impartial investigation board that can provide an insight on the disappearance of the journalist, and make sure that the perpetrators of this horrific crime will be held accountable to justice.

    As you know, despite Saudi government promise to promote reform in the country, the world is well aware that the Saudi Arabian authorities have been repressing freedom of expression and dissent, by arresting people who speak out against the policies of the government. Such people are often subjected to unfair trials, enforced disappearances, torture, and long prison sentences. Some may even face the death penalty. This need to end. 

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  • The European Parliament has recently voted for stricter CO2 targets in the car and van industry. This is because transport is still one of the largest source of CO2 emissions in Europe, factoring for one-fifth of emissions. Now the final decision lays at the feet of the Council to decide our CO2 targets.

    Currently, Germany, France, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria are being influenced by rich car manufacturers to lower these targets. Our representatives should listen to us, not lobby groups. Let the Environment Ministers of Germany, France, Romania, Hungary and Bulgaria know that Europe wants a reduction of CO2 emissions of cars and vans by 40% by 2030.  It's up to us to let these Environment Ministers know that we want higher emissions reduction targets to work towards a decarbonised renewable future.

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    Bialowieza_header.pngThe Białowieża Forest is one of last and largest remaining fragments of the immense primeval forest that once stretched Europe. It is part of UNESCO's World Heritage Site and has to be protected from destruction by human intervention.

    The Polish State Forest Holding has now started the construction works of the Narewkowska Road, laying asphalt to cover a 400-metre stretch of the road fifteen kilometers every day. These construction operations are taking place despite the European Commission's decision to suspend the construction of the road. The European Commission have asked the company to comply with Europe's environmental standards and provide and environmental impact assessment before construction is done. 

    But this has not happened. 

    A stronger reaction from the European Commission is of highest importance to prevent further environmental damage in Białowieża forest.

    Therefore, we call upon you to ensure that European laws for the protection of nature are respected and that further environmental damage in Białowieża forest is prevented. The unique ecosystem needs our protection.

    We strongly urge the European Commission:

    • to firmly demand that the Polish authorities stop the further construction of Narewkowska Road until proof of compliance with EU legislation is provided.
    • in case the environmental compliance cannot be demonstrated, we urge you to definitely halt the asphalt work of the road.
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  • Women have ferociously fought for their own reproductive rights. The message is clear: our body, our choices.

    In accordance to the European Court of Human Rights, the denial of sexual and reproductive health and rights services constitute a serious violation of fundamental human rights. And yet, women still face high barriers and stigma when accessing reproductive services. 

    It's time for the EU Member States and EU institutions to step up and stand with women. 

    This petition demands the EU member states and the European Commission to protect women from any violation of their human rights. EU member states and the European Commission must condemn the regressive and repressive discourses, laws and policies that restrict women's rights to self-determination once and for all. 

    It's only by letting our leaders know that we demand bodily autonomy that we can build a Europe that prioritises gender equality. 

    Can you sign this petition to demand Europe take action on protecting reproductive rights?

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  • On 12 September 2018, the European Parliament supported the report of Green MEP Judith Sargentini with a two-thirds majority. The report concludes that Hungary’s government is breaching core European values, such as democratic integrity, human rights, the freedom of the press, and an independent judiciary. By voting to enact the Article 7 procedure of the EU Treaty, the European Parliament reaffirmed its commitment to protecting our democracy and the rule of law in Hungary and across the EU.

    In some EU countries, and Hungary in particular, the state is no longer able to guarantee the freedom of the media, the impartiality of the courts, and the independence of its academic institutions. Unfortunately, the Hungarian people no longer enjoy the same freedoms and rights as we have come to expect in the EU. 

    The European Parliament did their part in trying to give the Hungarian people back their rights and freedoms, and now it is time for the Council to take over, they have the power to force the Hungarian government to change their act. The governments of the member states, who make up the Council, have to show their commitment to protecting the rights of Europe’s citizens on 16 October, when the next General Affairs Council meeting will take place. So far none of our governments have put the Hungarian case on the agenda, which means they ignore the problems citizens face in Hungary.

    This is where our community can make a real difference: We need to put pressure on national governments to stand up for our rights and freedoms and make sure they discuss the report during the Council meeting and put fundamental values of the European Union first.

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