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Space Policy: Green, Just, European

Spaceflight is currently in the midst of rapid transformation. But for politicians, this important topic unfortunately still sounds far too often like pie in the sky. We Greens/EFA are now the first political group in the European Parliament to present a comprehensive positioning on space policy. It is urgently time to set the course for the…

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The Rainbow in Europe

“Everyone in Europe can live and love how and whom they want – always, everywhere, without fear!” – Niklas Nienass In March 2021, we in the EU Parliament declared the European Union an LGBTIQ Freedom Zone. Following an initiative by our MEP Terry Reintke, the resolution was adopted by a large majority. We thus made…

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Which role will the EU play in Space?

Webinar, June 17th, 7pm Space travel is currently undergoing rapid change. New possibilities promise profits in the billions and the richest people in the world are pushing into the orbit. At the same time, major powers such as the USA and China are expanding the militarization of space. In science, from medicine to climate research,…

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Webinar on Community-led Development

The new EU funding period just started and supports with around 330bn Euro regional development within Europe. These funds can finance a variety of projects, from economic growth and competitiveness, environmental protection and sustainable development to social inclusion and job creation. This new funding period offers a special opportunity for bottom-up delivered projects: So-called Community-Led…

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New Laws for Space?

What is allowed in outer space and what is not, is regulated in the Outer Space Treaty of 1967. The treaty states that outer space belongs to all of us and that all states have the right to explore it. All activities are to be carried out peacefully and for the benefit of all mankind….

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My Travels, My Emissions

As a member of parliament, I’m constantly on the move. I want to be present in Rostock, as well as in Brussels and Strasbourg. I want to meet people all over Europe, get a picture of the situation on the ground. And I want to do all this with a carbon footprint that is as…

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Webinar: Space Race 2.0

Space policy sounds like the distant future. But space travel is currently undergoing rapid change. And we need to prepare for this. Space travel is becoming increasingly important — not only for telecommunications, but also for science, from medicine to climate research. Its ongoing privatization promises billions in profits, and the world’s richest people are…

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Resolution on the political situation in Uganda

On February 11, we in the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the political situation in Uganda. In response to my speech, I have received hundreds of messages from Uganda that have moved me deeply. I would like to express my solidarity with the people who are taking to the streets in their country for…

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Resolution on human rights in Kazakhstan

The European Parliament calls on the Kazakh government to comply with its international obligations and uphold human rights. Yesterday, we MEPs adopted a respective resolution with an overwhelming majority. Kazakhstan is an important partner of the European Union. Just last year, the so-called Enhanced Partnership and Cooperation Agreement (EPCA) entered into force. It not only…

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