Russia’s War Against Ukraine a Defining Geopolitical Moment

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Photo by Jon Tyson on Unsplash Delaying arms deliveries means that Ukraine, despite its “courageous efforts”, cannot turn the tide in its favour against Russia in the ongoing war. So says Reinhard Butikofer, a senior MEP who was speaking on the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Bütikofer, foreign policy coordinator of the Greens/EFA group in…

Turning Point For Europe’s Relations with Russia

Bütikoferspeaks out against Russia

Commenting on Russia invading Ukraine, Reinhard Bütikofer, foreign policy coordinator of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, has spoken out against countries being under the “Soviet yoke.” He said on the sanctions policy against the new Russian aggression against Ukraine, “Putin’s official invasion of Ukraine under the pretext of having to protect the extremist separatists…

Indo-Pacific Strategy Gets “Thumbs-Up”

Butikofer welcomes indo-pacific strategy

The EU´s new Indo-Pacific strategy has been welcomed by senior MEP Reinhard Bütikofer, foreign policy coordinator of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. He says: “The EU´s new Indo-Pacific strategy that was published today contains but one surprise. Mostly, the new document is following closely in the footsteps of the Council Conclusions of 19 April 2021….

China Threatens EU Over Taiwan

Chinese Military bullying

After what they call the latest Chinese “threats, intimidation and bullying” against Taiwan MEP Petras Auštrevičius (Renew Europe, Lithuania) and MEP Reinhard Bütikofer (Greens/EFA, Germany) jointly initiated an open letter of solidarity to the President, the Prime Minister and the Speaker of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania.  The letter was supported by over 60 Members of the…

Bütikofer Appeals for Co-ordinated Humanitarian Action in Afghanistan


German Green MEP Reinhard Bütikofer has voiced concern at the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan. The MEP, foreign policy coordinator of the Greens/EFA group, was speaking in the context of frantic international efforts to airlift as many endangered individuals as possible out of Afghanistan before August 31. Said Bütikofer “President Biden is not only encountering severe domestic criticism over his…

Statement by MEPs on China

The following statement was issued today by leading MEPs following the decision by Chinese authorities to sanction the Subcommittee on Human Rights and other European entities and officials. “We take note of the decision by the Chinese authorities to impose sanctions in retaliation to the Council’s decision of 22 March to impose sanctions on four Chinese officials…