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Plenary speech on Turkey lifting the parliamentary immunity of 138 members

On June 8, Marietje Schaake delivered a speech on the decision of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey to lift the parliamentary immunity of 138 members.   Marietje Schaake calls on the Commission that the EU acts according to international law, and for insurance that Turkey does the same. Schaake underlines that we cannot afford further compromise and the EU needs to remain credible if it wants to lead in  the world at all. See also: 31-05-2016 Speech in subcommittee on Human Rights on recent visit to Turkey 19-05-2016 Report on visit to Turkey 13-04-2016 Plenary speech on the Report on Turkey 13-04-2016 MEP: Reject cynical deal making with Turkey and focus on rule of law and rights

Contribution by Marietje

Please find below the contribution by Marietje Schaake on November 18, or all contributions here.

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