Europe’s silence on Catalan show trial is inexcusable

By Matt Carthy MEP.The leaders of the EU Commission and member states, along with the majority of MEPs, remain totally silent in the face of the political trial of 12 Catalan social and political leaders in Spain’s Supreme Court, which began today. Some of the defendants face up to 25 […]

#MeToo: Women get organised against sexual harassment in the workplace

Guest post by Amelia Martínez Lobo. Over the past several months, workers in the European Parliament have organised a campaign against the sexist harassment and violence that we experience in the absence of guarantees and protection of actionable protocols. The #MeToo movement in the European Parliament has as its fundamental […]

Boycott Eurovision 2019: ‘Dare to Dream’ of freedom and justice in Palestine

By Zoë Lawlor. Last May, Netta Barzilai won the Eurovision Song Contest for Israel in Lisbon. The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rushed to congratulate the winner, calling her “Israel’s greatest ambassador”. Just two days later, as Barzilai took to the stage at a victory concert in Tel Aviv, a […]