Deterioration of Media Freedom

Media freedom within the EU has deteriorated recently, says the Civil Liberties Committee, concerned about journalists faced with violence, harassment and pressure. In a resolution adopted on Tuesday by 52 votes to 5 and 7 abstentions, the committee condemns “attempts by governments of some member states to silence critical and independent media”. MEPs denounce underhand…

EP Prize for Investigative Journalism

The European Parliament is to set to announce the rules for a new “Daphne Caruana Galizia Prize for journalism” Directly after the murder of Galizia three years ago MEPs Sven Giegold and Eva Joly demanded the creation of a “European prize for investigative journalism” in the name of the late Daphne Caruana Galizia and modelled on the…

Fighting Crime

The EPP group in the European parliament says Europe must be better equipped to fight criminal networks and their attempts to launder their ill-gotten gains.  There must be no sanctuary in Europe for organised crime’s dirty money”, stated EPP Group MEPs Emil Radev and David Casa ahead of today’s debate in the European Parliament on…