Pakistan Blasphemy Laws Under Fire

MEPs have adopted an urgency resolution on the blasphemy laws in Pakistan, in particular the case of Shagufta Kausar and Shafqat Emmanuel sentenced to death in 2014 on blasphemy charges, calling on the Pakistani authorities to immediately and unconditionally release them and to overturn their sentence. The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament strongly…

Empowering Women Through Trade

Women have tremendous potential to contribute to the economy and to society

The Renew Europe group has published and presented a new report focusing on empowering women through trade and tackling gender inequality.  Women have diverse roles in society, as they are entrepreneurs who manage their own business, they are employees at companies, and they are consumers. “Incorporating gender mainstreaming in trade policy is crucial. Women worldwide…

Rule of Law

Renew Europe has reconfirmed its commitment to do ‘whatever it takes’ to ensure that the European Parliament and the European Commission defend the Rule of Law conditionality regulation and ensure its long overdue application. At the initiative of Renew Europe, a resolution on the application of the Rule of Law conditionality mechanism has been tabled…

ECJ Rules Poland Out of Line

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued a ruling that Poland’s legislative amendments to the rules for appointing judges to the Supreme Court in 2018 and 2019 are in breach of EU law.  The ruling on Tuesday, which commands the Polish PiS-government to withdraw the changes, once again highlights the Polish Government’s unacceptable crackdown…

Slovenia Challenging Press Freedom?

Renew Europe says it is “very concerned” about recent political developments in Slovenia related to press freedom.  “The situation in Slovenia is becoming extremely worrying. We want the European Parliament’s plenary debate in March, on the Government’s attempt to silence free media in Poland and Hungary,  to be extended to the situation in Slovenia”, said Dacian Cioloş,…

Ciolos Blasts Bungler Borrell

Renew Europe has condemned the expulsion of EU diplomats and expresses  concern and disappointment at both the visit of Josep Borrell and his comments at a press conference with the Russian Foreign Minister. HR/VP Borrell has questions to answer about his bungled Moscow trip in the European Parliament next week.  The European Council must act…

Democracy in Peru

The Renew Europe Group in the European Parliament is extremely worried about the situation in Peru and calls on all political actors in the country to find a way out of the crisis. We condemn the disproportionate use of force by the police against protesters, who took the streets during what many view as the…