July 6, 2015
Blog: Hacking Team company at receiving end of hacks
Hacking Team, a major Italian manufacturer of malware for governmental use, appears to have been hacked. It is unknown how or by whom, but in theory it is possible it was hacked with help of its own products. Ir...
July 7, 2015
Written Questions on the Italian company Hacking Team's potential violations of EU sanctions
On July 7, Marietje Schaake submitted the following Parliamentary Written Questions to the European Commission concerning the Italian company Hacking Team's potential violations of EU sanctions. Please also read Schaa...
October 5, 2015
Plenary speech on export controls in respect of dual-use items after the Hacking Team revelations
On October 5th, Marietje Schaake spoke in the plenary debate about export controls in respect of dual-use items after the Hacking Team revelations. Schaake posed an Oral Question on this topic which led to the plenary...
October 5, 2015
Oral Question on export controls and Hacking Team
On October 5th, the European Parliament debated Marietje Schaake's oral question on export controls in respect of dual-use items after the Hacking Team revelations. Export controls in respect of dual-use items af...
June 30, 2015
Video & Joint Statement - Transatlantic legislators dialogue meeting in Riga
On June 26-28, Marietje Schaake attended the 76th EU-US interparliamentary meeting in Riga, Latvia. Schaake is a Vice-President of the delegation for relations with the United States in the European Parliament. Amongs...
July 15, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Absence of European Parliament representative at ‘cultural diplomacy’ meeting in Pécs
Parliamentary questions15 July 2011 E-006622/2011 Question for written answer to the Council Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and Doris Pack (PPE) Subject: Absence of European Parliament representative at ‘...
October 11, 2013
Event: International Chamber of Commerce Global Debate
On November 8th Marietje Schaake will give a keynote speech during the annual Global Debate organized by the International Chamber of Commerce Netherlands. In her speech Ms Schaake will focus on international trade, the...
May 25, 2012
Blog: Increased trade EU and China comes at a price
Tuesday, China agreed on Google's 12.5 billion dollar acquisition of the US company Motorola. This permission was needed because both companies are doing business in China. From now on, Google will be capable of producin...
January 23, 2013
Event: Symposium “European Integration: towards the Federation of Europe?”
On February 27 Marietje Schaake will speak at the University of Maastricht at a symposium entitled “European Integration: towards the Federation of Europe?”. Other speakers are Member of European Parliament Derk Jan Eppi...
September 26, 2012
Media: Eurozone: light at the end of the tunnel? - France 24
Marietje Schaake spoke with Christophe Robeet of France 24 and Greek MEP Dimitrios Droutsas about recent developments in the current debt crisis and the future of the Eurozone. The video can be found here.
August 24, 2011
Media: European technology company accused of enabling torture
Bahraini security officials used systems from Nokia Siemens Networks to track dissidents, who were later tortured, a new report says. Human rights activists don't want repressive regimes to get surveillance technology....
January 12, 2015
Expelled by terror IS: a blog from iraqi Kurdistan
Between Erbil and Dohuk, the most important Yezidi city in Iraq, buildings stand half finished. Hopes that Iraqi Kurdistan would one day be like Dubai have been replaced by existential questions and mere survival. Dr...
November 26, 2012
Blog: MEPs want EU to defend digital freedoms at WCIT-2012 in Dubai
MEPs want EU to defend digital freedoms at WCIT-2012 in Dubai Last week the European Parliament discussed EU priorities for the upcoming WCIT meeting in Dubai from 3-14 December, which seeks to update the International...
February 8, 2013
Media: What Free Trade Means for Transatlanticism - World Policy Blog
Elizabeth Pond, World Policy Blog, 08.02.2013 It's not low-hanging fruit. But it's at least medium-hanging. In the bleak world of fiscal cliffs, Syrian bloodletting, and ominous Chinese radar targeting of a Japanese d...
March 9, 2015
Blog: A European Defence Union requires democratic oversight
The EU risks becoming less relevant as a global player. Fragmentation and an inward focus, while the EU´s neighborhood is on fire, are reasons for serious concern. Intensified defense cooperation among European...
June 30, 2015
State of Play Telecoms Single Market
Yesterday evening (night) a framework deal was reached on the Telecoms Single Market package for Europe. While the European Parliament as a whole negotiated with success, key points remain reason for concern. This is a r...
January 16, 2011
Media: Social media seminar looks at role of Facebook et al in European discourse
What is the current role and likely future role of social media tools like Facebook and Twitter in framing European discourse? That was the central question debated by MEPs, senior civil servants involved in Communicatio...
September 6, 2012
Recap: Marietje's speech at the National Democratic Convention in Charlotte
National Democratic Institute, 06.09.2012 “How can we foster democracy in a hyper-connected world?” asked Dutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake. During a TED-style talk she focused on the implicatio...
March 24, 2012
Media: AllThingsD Sprouts Up at the Brussels Forum, Rubbing Elbows and Talking Tech
By Arik Hesseldahl, AllThingsD, 24.03.2012 Since Thursday morning, I’ve been in Brussels, the capital of both the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union. I’m here attending the Brussels Forum, which has been des...
September 18, 2013
Oped: Euractiv - New technologies are key to foster EU transparency and participation
The EU should make better use of new technologies to improve its democratic decision making, transparency and participation. This is key in an election year, at a time when the sense of trust among citizens in it...
January 7, 2015
'Who will save the Cornish Pasties from TTIP?!'
The debate on trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership now focuses on geographical indications (GIs) after German CSU Minister for Agriculture Christian Schmidt gave an interview to the magazine Der Spiegel. Fo...
June 29, 2013
Blog: Egypt on the brink of a second revolution
While largely unnoticed in the West, Egypt has been inching towards a second revolution. Economic disaster under the Morsi-rule has ignited disquiet and polarization. The European Union has missed opportunities to foster...
October 20, 2015
Blog (Project Syndicate) - Talking Tough to Turkey
On October 20, this blog by Marietje Schaake was published on Project Syndicate. When suicide bombers killed at least 97 people at a rally of pro-Kurdish activists and civic groups advocating peace between the Turkish g...
March 10, 2015
Media (Estonian Public Broadcasting) on netneutrality and roaming
On 6 and 9 March, the Estionian Public Broadcaster Eesti Rahvusringhääling (ERR) devoted two news segments on the Telecoms Single Market package. On March 4th, it became clear that the Council lacks ambition as...
May 23, 2013
Media: Special Report: Big Trading Blocs Moving At Breakneck Pace To Raise Free Trade Standards - IP Watch
Monika Ehmert, IP Watch, 22.05.2013 The pace to negotiate bilateral or plurilateral free trade agreements has been accelerating rapidly over the last month as the big trading blocs seem eager to position themselves in...
May 3, 2012
Media: Is the U.K.'s Love Affair With the Internet at Risk?
By Ben Rooney, The Wall Street Journal, 02.05.2012 The U.K. government has made much of pitching the country as a place that companies can do business electronically. Initiatives have included Tech City, aimed at luri...
March 14, 2013
Media: Time to put Hezbollah on EU terror list - Left Foot Forward
Marietje Schaake, Left Foot Forward, 13.03.2013 What is the most effective way to persuade people to end violence? This difficult question manifests itself in different ways on the European political agenda. This...
July 23, 2012
Blog: The empty reality of EU Syria sanctions
Yesterday, the EU Foreign Ministers said in a statement: “EU countries will be obliged to inspect vessels and aircraft heading to Syria if they suspect the cargo contains arms or equipment for internal repression. This o...
December 6, 2012
Media: A weapon called blog - New Europe
Sometimes, one single word can change an opinion, one sentence can modify a point of view, but just one blog or blogger can transform a whole country. This is what happened during the Arab Spring in 2011, when journalist...
May 23, 2016
Nine takeaways on trade and technology
On my initiative the European Parliament's International Trade Committee is organising a hearing tomorrow on the international digital trade in goods and services. Cross-border trade, (digital) rights and the use and reg...
December 17, 2014
Joint motion for resolution on the recognition of Palestinian statehood
Session document EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 2014 - 2019 16.12.2014 ...
November 12, 2013
Saving the open Internet requires protecting the rights of its users - OSCE
Marietje Schaake, 15 Years of the Representative on Freedom of the Media, 12.11.2013 Technological developments and the open Internet have led to revolutionary changes and the potential of emancipating individuals, bo...
December 9, 2011
Media: Official Google Blog: A Big Tent for free Expression in The Hague
Google has long worked hard to raise the issue of Internet freedom in Europe. So when the Dutch Foreign Minister Uri Rosenthal took the initiative to host a meeting bringing together foreign ministers from more than 16 c...
January 8, 2016
VP Timmermans must address key concerns in Ankara, not only EU's interest to curb the flows of refugees
When European Commissioner and First Vice-President of the Commission Frans Timmermans concluded his hastily negotiated deal with Turkey, the ALDE group was very critical. Opening negotiating chapters and paying 3 billio...
January 19, 2011
Plenary speech on the situation of Christians in the context of freedom of religion
Mr President, religious conviction is an individual matter with a different meaning to different people. The role of the state is to protect all citizens, regardless of their conviction, and to allow them to freely a...
August 21, 2012
Media: London School of Economics blog - 5 minutes with Marietje Schaake
5 minutes with Marietje Schaake MEP on ACTA and the role of the internet in politics: “The mere existence of the internet has the potential to improve human rights in the European neighbourhood and beyond.” London Sch...
June 18, 2013
Media: EU failed to ‘use the financial and political leverage at their disposal’ to improve human rights situation in Egypt, claims new report - European Jewish Press
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton and the European Commission came under criticism from the European Court of Auditors (ECA) Tuesday, as a new report published by the body concluded they had “not been able to eff...
September 14, 2015
Media (WorldECR) - Talking export controls with Marietje Schaake, MEP
The September issue (43, pp. 13-15) of WorldECR, the journal on export controls and sanctions, featured an interview with Marietje Schaake on export controls. Read the interview here (PDF)....
June 29, 2015
Written Questions on the detention and forced psychiatric tests of a 16 year old blogger in Singapore
On June 29, Marietje Schaake submitted to Vice-President / High Representative of Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, Parliamentary Written Questions on the detention and forced psychiatric tests of a 16 year old blogge...
June 18, 2013
Egypt: Response to European Court of Auditors report on EU support to Egypt
Today the European Court of Auditors issued the following report and press release on its findings on EU financial support to Egypt. The Court concludes that the appropriate and effective spending of 1 billions EUR be...
May 6, 2010
Recent statements by Catholic leaders on paedophilia
ORAL QUESTION WITH DEBATE pursuant to Rule 115 of the Rules of Procedure by Baroness Sarah Ludford, Renate Weber, Sophia in 't Veld, Leonidas Donskis, Gianni Vattimo, Cecilia Wikström, Ivo Vajgl, Jelko Kacin, Nathalie Gr...
December 8, 2011
Media: Schaake: "Clinton and Rosenthal should practice what they preach" - RNW blog
Almost a year ago, Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, sparking the revolution in Tunisia. The transitions in the Arab world are a wake-up call to many, and have made us rethink the balance between interests and value...
May 3, 2016
Blog: Europe must be credible advocate of press freedom
At a demonstration in Cairo, Egyptian policemen shot two journalists with rubber bullets. In China, journalist Wang Jing was sentenced to nearly five years in jail; her articles caused 'unrest'. She wrote about demonstra...
August 20, 2012
Blog: "EU-Russia relations: Necessary but Uncomfortable"
Russia and especially the people of Russia are considered ‘European’ by many standards. Unfortunately, Russia is increasingly less European when measured along the democratic yardstick. Despite its membership of the Coun...
March 13, 2015
Hacking for democracy (D66)
Hacking for democracy (D66) 4 april 2015 De Nieuwe Stad, Oude Fabriekstraat 2, Amersfoort https://hackathon.d66.nl Hacken voor een transparantere digitale wereld In een wereld waar steeds meer data vrij...
November 3, 2015
Blog (DutchCowboys) - All of the people! All of the internet!
Dit blog van Marietje Schaake verscheen vandaag op DutchCowboys.nl. Kan technologie de wereld veranderen? Kan ICT bijvoorbeeld oplossingen bieden voor de vluchtelingencrisis? Als je veel start-ups en erkende bedr...
April 6, 2011
Media: Europeans and Americans Should Freely Urge Turkey to Respect Free Speech
A polarized debate on fundamental freedoms is waging in Turkey. This debate further intensified after the recent arrests of journalists following a court order that criminalizes the possession of a yet unpublished book....
November 20, 2009
EU nodig bij opbouw democratie Kosovo
"Het rustige verloop van de lokale verkiezingen in Kosovo zijn een positief teken voor de democratie." Dit zei Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake die zondag met een delegatie van het Europees Parlement stemlokalen in Ko...
June 13, 2012
Discussion paper on my report on Digital Freedoms in EU foreign policy - share your thoughts!
Discussion paper Marietje Schaake MEP (D66/ALDE) "By vastly expanding the capacity of individuals to enjoy their right to freedom of opinion and expression, which is an “enabler” of other human rights, the Internet b...
September 21, 2015
MEPs respond to the appointment of Saudi Arabia's ambassador at the UN Human Rights Council
The ALDE Group in the European Parliament strongly disagrees with the decision taken by the United Nations to hand over a key human rights role to Saudi Arabia’s ambassador at the UN in Geneva, who was elected as chair o...
February 5, 2013
Blog: "EU in de wereld, speler of speelbal?"
EU in de wereld, speler of speelbal?Afgelopen weekend was ik in München voor de jaarlijkse Security Conference. Traditioneel dé plek waar regeringsleiders en minister van over de hele wereld spreken over geopolitiek. Een...
April 14, 2013
Blog on visit to Lebanon: From Beirut to Bekaa
Along the highway running from Beirut into the Bekaa valley a lot of construction and development is going on. A brand new dealer in luxury cars and billboards for cosmetic surgery are lined up along the road; we pass by...
February 14, 2011
Resolution on media law in Hungary
The European Parliament, – having regard to Articles 2, 3, 6 and 7 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU), Articles 49, 56, 114, 167 and 258 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), Article 11 o...
February 19, 2013
Blog: "Support Syrian opposition in talks with regime to break current stalemate"
The cautious rapprochement by the Syrian Opposition Coalition to the current regime and Russia should get the EU's full backing and support. Given the ongoing brutal violence over the past two years a political solution...
March 14, 2013
Blog: EU policy in the Arab world wavering
It's almost been two years since EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton announced the EU's reviewed policy focussed on its neighbourhood. It clearly needed a thorough update after the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt and Li...
November 28, 2014
Media (EU Observer): Turkey needs its women, Mr Erdogan
This opinion by Marietje Schaake was posted on EU Observer (27 November 2014).Turkey needs its women, Mr Erdogan Earlier this week, president Erdogan of Turkey spoke at the Women and Justice Summit in Istanbul. Hi...
February 2, 2016
Trade priority for 2016: dumped goods from China
One of the most important issues that will be discussed this year in the area of international trade is how the EU should deal with goods that are brought onto the European market by China for a very low price, which...
July 12, 2015
Media (La Repubblica) - "Le attività di intrusione sono immorali ora intervenga l'Europa"
On July 12, Marietje Schaake was interviewed in La Repubblica (by Fabio Chiusi) in the context of the hacking of Italian surveillance firm HackingTeam. Please find the interview below in both Italian and English. Earl...
January 15, 2013
Media - Slate.com - Cyberwar’s Gray Market
Behind computer screens from France to Fort Worth, Texas, elite hackers hunt for security vulnerabilities worth thousands of dollars on a secretive unregulated marketplace. Using sophisticated techniques to detect we...
July 8, 2015
Plenary speech on the situation in Yemen
Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, Commissioner, colleagues. The poor people of Yemen have suffered structurally from a lack of inclusive democratic governments, and the tensions and vio...
May 10, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Call for strong and united EU position at the Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council on the situation in the Syrian Arab Republic
Parliamentary questions10 May 2011 E-004553/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: Call for strong and united EU position at the Special Session of the...
November 15, 2013
Does pursuing investment protection in TTIP signal more transatlantic mistrust?
Today American and European negotiating teams in Brussels will wrap up a second formal round of negotiations on an envisaged Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). Certainly, the wave of NSA revelations h...
July 4, 2012
Video blog - Marietje on the 10th anniversary of the International Criminal Court
As chair of the Parliamentarians for Global Action in the European Parliament Marietje highlights some of the ICC's recent successes, speaks about what the European Parliament is doing to support the ICC and finally she...
October 23, 2013
Parliamentary question to Commissioner de Gucht on ACTA provisions in EU-Singapore FTA text
March 25, 2015
Media (Motherboard/Vice) - Ethiopia Might Have Bought A Ton Of Surveillance Tech
On March 23, Marietje Schaake spoke out about the export of surveillance technology by Western companies. Read the article on Motherboard/Vice. New leaked documents show that Ethiopia has been working with sever...
September 14, 2011
Media: Google bends to European privacy worries with WiFi opt-out plan
Google says users worldwide will be able to remove themselves from some company databases. Since a May 2010 privacy gaffe, the company has been under increased pressure from European data protection authorities.By Cyrus...
March 13, 2013
Media: Who Are the Enemies Of The Internet? - European Journalism Observatory
Philip di Salvo, European Journalism Observatory, 13.03.2013 In occasion of the World Day Against Cyber Censorship, Reporters Without Borders (RWB) has released its annual report on Internet Freedom. It pays special a...
October 16, 2014
TTIP and cosmetics: a fact-check
Earlier this week, there was commotion on Twitter over a spreadsheet that was said to show that the most important aim of the American negotiators on the trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is to remov...
February 23, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Hungarian media law
Parliamentary questions23 February 2011 E-001618/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Sophia in 't Veld (ALDE) , Renate Weber (ALDE) , Baroness Sarah Ludford (ALDE) and Marietje Schaake (...
January 8, 2015
The perfect plot: the Sony hack
The debate about the hacking and leaking of e-mails from Sony employees, and the reactions that ensued, illustrate how reality can sometimes be more absurd than fiction. Had the situation not been so serious, it...
October 28, 2014
Written Questions about the Hungarian proposal for imposing a data tax
Today Marietje Schaake submitted written questions to the European Commission about the Hungarian proposal for imposing a data tax. 'Hungary should not hamper the establishment of a digital single market which we need to...
May 20, 2015
Media (The Parliament Magazine) - TTIP: EU must be strategic in determining priorities
This article by Marietje Schaake was published in The Parliament Magazine.Parliament has secured a number of victories in the TTIP negotiations, but many key issues are still to be discussed, writes Marietje Schaake....
May 13, 2015
Media (Huffington Post) - Securing Europe's Future Is About Securing Our Own Future
This article by Erik Brattberg, co-authored with Tobias Bunde, Maksymilian Czuperski and Marietje Schaake, appeared today on the Huffington Post. After centuries of war, since 1945 and the fall of the...
May 26, 2015
D66: Bescherm mensenrechten, stop misbruik hacking en spionage technologieën
D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake is verheugd dat haar rapport over mensenrechten en technologie vandaag is aangenomen door de Buitenlandcommissie van het Europees Parlement (AFET). Schaake: "Nieuwe technologieë...
March 4, 2012
Parlementaire vraag: Vaststelling prijzen kunstvoorwerpen in Turkije
Parlementaire vragen22 maart 2012 E-003115/2012 Vraag met verzoek om schriftelijk antwoord aan de Commissie Artikel 117 van het Reglement Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Betreft: Vaststelling prijzen kunstvoorwerpen i...
July 15, 2010
Media: Independent voices gain ground in EU blogosphere
15.7.2010, EurActiv.com Independent bloggers writing about EU policy are nipping at the heels of their big media rivals, according to a survey on the EU's English-language blogosphere. "Despite the conclusion tha...
October 31, 2013
Blog: Een opgeblazen verhaal
Een artikel in de Britse krant The Telegraph van 9 oktober leidde de afgelopen dagen tot online ophef, omdat het suggereert dat er een EU richtlijn is die het kinderen onder de 8 verbiedt om zelf ballonnen op te blazen....
November 16, 2011
Parliamentary Question: VP/HR — Syria: Italian company building monitoring centre in Damascus
16 November 2011 P-010489/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: VP/HR — Syria: Italian company building monitoring centre in Damascus On 4 November 2...
July 9, 2012
Blog: Actie rondom ACTA
Afgelopen woensdag stemde het Europees Parlement tegen ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement). Waar D66 aan een eenzame strijd tegen ACTA begon, sloten miljoenen Europeanen zich langzamerhand aan. Een goed moment voo...
January 3, 2011
Media: WikiLeaks to draw weak information laws - media expert
By Walter Wafula, 3.1.2011, www.bizcommunity.com Journalists should be prepared to face crude regulations against information flow as governments move to tighten the leads on state secrets according to a Europe-based...
July 7, 2016
Plenary debate on Bahrain
On Thursday July 7th, Marietje Schaake delivered a speech during the plenary debate on the situation in Bahrain. Schaake emphasizes that the ungoing repression, stripping of citizenship and high prison sentences for simp...
November 17, 2011
Parliamentary Question: VP/HR — Syria: Italian company building monitoring centre in Damascus
Parliamentary questions17 November 2011 E-010948/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: VP/HR — Syria: Italian company building monitoring centre in Dam...
August 12, 2015
Blog: The real reward in TTIP
Yesterday, Wikileaks announced it is starting a campaign to crowd fund a 100,000 dollars reward for the person who leaks the text of the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP. The negotiations of this ag...
March 12, 2013
Press release: MEP Schaake: "EU should use association agreement to end Israeli settlement activity"
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) wants the European Commission to formally address Israel's settlement activity in the occupied territories and East-Jerusalem. This should be done by means...
November 9, 2011
Media: Euro team to question Turkish media, internet
A delegation from the European Parliament Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) will hold talks today and tomorrow with Turkish officials concerning the state of Internet and media freedom as well as the constitution-makin...
September 30, 2015
Blog: Poetin weet alles
Dit blog van Marietje Schaake verscheen op 30 oktober op DutchCowboys.nl. Al meteen na het neerstorten van vlucht MH-17 deed er veel misinformatie de ronde op internet. In Russische media werden walgelijke s...
February 19, 2013
Liberal MEP: "Where is EU internet ambassador Zu Guttenberg?"
Marietje Schaake, Dutch member of the European Parliament (D66 /ALDE), has asked European Commissioner for Europe's Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes what has been accomplished by the "No Disconnect Strategy" in the first yea...
May 22, 2012
Resolution on the fight against homophobia in Europe
Link to adopted resolution The European Parliament, – having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention on the Rights of the Chil...
January 22, 2014
D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake in Internationale Raad Internet Governance
Vandaag is de ‘Global Commission Internet Governance’, geleid door Zweeds minister van Buitenlandse Zaken Carl Bildt gelanceerd. Het is een initiatief van het Centrum voor Internationale Innovatie van Bestuur (CIGI) en h...
July 1, 2013
Media: Key US-EU trade pact under threat after more NSA spying allegations - Guardian
Ian Traynor, The Guardian, 30.06.2013 The prospects for a new trade pact between the US and the European Union worth hundreds of billions have suffered a severe setback following allegations that Washington bugged key...
November 6, 2015
Blog: Values-based trade
I often get questions about how trade and trade agreements can contribute to strengthening high standards with regard to for example labour and the environment. That is an important question. For me, it is essential that...
January 14, 2014
Media: ‘Zero-day’ hacking reform raises hackles with US tech groups - Financial Times
Chris Bryant, Financial Times, 14.01.2014 Not so long ago it was common for hackers to report a newly discovered software security flaw to the vendor so it could be patched. In exchange the hacker would be rewarded wi...
July 28, 2011
Media: War of words
The horrific killings last week in Norway have prompted widespread public debate across Europe and the United States about the responsibility for words. What responsibility do political and public sphere leaders have fo...
October 24, 2012
Media: EU Parliament urges tough rules for surveillance tech exporters - Network World
The European Parliament is calling for stricter rules on companies that export surveillance or so-called "dual-use" technology. Jennifer Baker, networkworld.com, 24.10.2012 The Parliament on Tuesday night approved...
April 18, 2012
Media: Turkish officials board ship possibly carrying weapons to Syria
By Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert, CNN, 18.04.2012 Turkish port authorities boarded a German-owned cargo ship reported to be carrying Iranian weapons bound for Syria, TV news footage showed on Wednesday. But the insp...
January 31, 2011
Media: Can bytes win over bullets?
One reason why Europe has not spoken out against Egypt's Internet switch-off might be the fact that many Western governments are seeking increased control over the net themselves.By Marietje Schaake, 31.1.2011, www.hurri...
January 17, 2011
Plenary speech on the situation in Tunisia
Mr President, I would like to congratulate the Tunisian people for their bravery, courage and persistence in speaking up for opportunities and freedom, and I hope all can refrain from using violence and that there wi...
January 6, 2011
Media: Marietje Schaake, improve your accountability by being transparent online
By Valentina Montalto, 6.1.2011, butterflyeurope.lospaziodellapolitica.com 1) Mrs Schaake, what is your relation as a politician with new media and social networks? How have you created consensus, nurtured political d...
September 9, 2015
Media (BNR) - Europees Parlement: iedereen heeft recht op volledige encryptie
Dit bericht verscheen op 8 september op BNR.nl naar aanleiding van de stemming door het Europees Parlement over een rapport van Marietje Schaake waarin zij uiteenzet welke rol technologie zou moeten spelen in het mensenr...
November 6, 2013
Blog: Europa moet persvrijheid Turkije blijven pushen
Gisteren werd in Turkije de Nederlands-Turkse journaliste Füsun Erdogan veroordeeld tot een levenslange gevangenisstraf. Levenslange gevangenisstraffen komen in lidstaten van de Europese Unie niet voor. Erdogan is één va...
April 26, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Call for targeted EU sanctions to end violence in Syria
Question for written answer E-004407/2011 to the Commission, 26.04.11 Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Given that the disproportionate violence used by the Syrian Government against peaceful protestors ha...
May 4, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Call for targeted EU sanctions to end violence in Syria
Parliamentary questions4 May 2011 E-004407/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: Call for targeted EU sanctions to end violence in Syria Given that...
November 6, 2015
Blog: Handel gebaseerd op waarden
Vaak krijg ik vragen over hoe handel en handelsverdragen kunnen bijdragen aan het waarborgen van hoge standaarden op het gebied van bijvoorbeeld arbeid of milieu. Dat is een belangrijke vraag. Voor D66 is het essentieel...
June 8, 2015
Blog: Visit to Iran
It is never an easy decision to travel to Iran. I have heard both voices of approval and condemnations from various sides on my 3 visits so far. Weighing them carefully, I believe that engaging, even in difficult cir...
June 20, 2012
Interview with Marietje Schaake at the EIF Special Reception on the Eve of Digital Agenda
September 16, 2013
Speech at BKB Lecture 2014: Polarisation, and how the EU lost the progressives in Turkey
On September 13th 2013, Marietje Schaake gave a reaction to the 5th BKB Lecture by Turkish politician Safak Pavey. The full text of Marietje Schaake's speech can be found below. Polarisation, and how the EU lo...
February 8, 2013
Media: Storm cloud emerges from EU cybersecurity strategy - Euractiv
While viewed as a “step in the right direction”, the EU’s new cyber security strategy is criticised by experts for its lack of clarity on ensuring the safety of cloud computing.Marc Hall, Euractiv, 08.02.2013 The Euro...
March 13, 2012
Press release: The European Parliament puts an end to the war against hormone-treated beef
During the Strasbourg plenary session tomorrow the European Parliament will end the twenty year old transatlantic beef wars. Condemned by the WTO for its refusal to import hormone-treated beef originating in the United S...
May 27, 2015
Europe in the ‘Age of Asia’ - Visions, Divisions, and Strategies for Global Political Cooperation (ECIPE)
ECIPE conference: Europe in the ‘Age of Asia’ Visions, Divisions, and Strategies for Global Political Cooperation June 4, 09:30-12:30 Residence Palace, International Press Centre Register here How can...
September 7, 2011
Media: Exporting Technology in the Middle East: Western Credibility in the Online World
By Antonella Napolitano, 07.09.2011, Techpresident.com At Nordic Techpolitics MEP (and PdF friend) Marietje Schaake exposed one of the darkest side of the Internet: Western countries are exporting technology in Middle...
April 22, 2016
Blog: Europe, do not fall into Obama's TTIP trap
This weekend, President Obama will visit Europe. Together with Chancellor Merkel, he will be at the official opening of the Hannover Messe, the biggest industrial fair in Germany. He will also meet together with Merkel,...
February 15, 2012
Media: EU IT Companies to Get Guidance on Human Rights Issues
Just as European surveillance and mobile-message filtering companies come under increasing pressure to safeguard human rights, two Irish companies have been reported as selling tech to the Syrian regime that is being use...
August 28, 2011
Media: Western spy tools aid in crackdown on Arab dissent
The interrogation of Abdul Ghani Al Khanjar followed a pattern. First, Bahraini jailers took the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist in a windowless room two stories below ground in the Gulf kingdo...
May 3, 2011
Media: War correspondents: call for braver EU protection policy
Ways to improve protection for journalists reporting on armed conflicts were debated by the Human Rights Sub-Committee on Monday, with a view to "press freedom" day on 3 May.3.5.2011, European Parliament News "Truth i...
March 14, 2013
Media: France could join the small club of countries that require net neutrality - Ars Technica
The French government has put forward a new plan that could enshrine net neutrality in national law. If it passes, France would become the third country in Europe (after the Netherlands and Slovenia joined the club this...
July 17, 2012
Blog: "Stop Balkanizing the Internet" - Huffington Post
The government of Ethiopia has announced a ban on the use of a wide range of Internet communication services. According to reports, the draft Telecom Law criminalizes the use of Skype and other Voice over Internet Protoc...
June 11, 2013
Event: Digital Freedom in a Hyper-Connected World
The School of Public Policy cordially invites you to a public lecture by MARIETJE SCHAAKE MEP, D66/ALDE Digital Freedom in a Hyper-Connected World Moderator: Thorsten Benner, Director, Global Public Policy Instit...
April 20, 2012
Media: The American Connection
François Hollande has embraced the tactics of Obama’s 2008 campaign—and it might win him the French election.By Sasha Issenberg, Slate, 20.04.2012 The three young men monitoring the volunteer sign-up table outside Fra...
May 6, 2013
Media: Time to talk business in EU-US trade talks - Euractiv
Far from dead, as the Doha rounds stalemate suggests, global trade is getting a make-over and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) seems the right place to start, writes MEP Marietje Schaake.Marietje...
September 18, 2012
Video: Marietje Schaake at the Open Estonia Forum
On September 18th Marietje Schaake delivered a video message to the Open Estonia Forum on Populism. She spoke about the role of social media as an enabler of populism, as well as a countervailing force to it and the impo...
May 16, 2013
Media: IPR Lists For Trans-Atlantic Trade Deal Still Growing; Risk Of Locking In Old IPR Regimes?
Monika Ermert, 15 May 2013, Intellectual Property Watch Locking in Europe and the United States to “old” intellectual property regimes is the one “killer argument” against including an IP chapter in the upcoming Trans...
February 24, 2016
MEP: Urgent reform of European Export Controls needed
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) wants objective European standards for the issuing of export licenses. Today the British organisation Privacy International issued a new report about the TRD,...
May 25, 2011
Media: Zero Problems: Time for a New Policy Narrative - Turkish Policy Quarterly
July 16, 2012
Media: Evidence Shows Syrian Security Got Comms From West - The Associated Press
Evidence Shows Syrian Security Got Comms From West by The Associated Press, 16 July 2012 LONDON (AP) — As violence began racing through Syria last year, two European contractors were putting the finishing touches on an...
December 8, 2015
Written Questions on the coherence of sanctions enforcement and export control
On December 8, Marietje Schaake submitted the following Parliamentary Written Questions to the Council concerning the coherence of sanctions enforcement and export control. Author: Marietje Schaake Subject: Co...
December 18, 2012
Blog: Eerste stap naar nieuw Europees cultuurbeleid
Vandaag stemde de Commissie voor Onderwijs, Media en Cultuur (CULT) in het Europees Parlement voor het Creative Europe voorstel. Dit programma bepaalt het Europese cultuurbeleid tussen 2014 en 2020. Ik ben blij met de ge...
May 11, 2011
Media: European Parliament approves push for fast mobile Internet
The European Parliament approved plans Wednesday to clear the 800MHz frequency band for mobile broadband Internet. The goal is to cover Europe with mobile broadband and make it as fast as Ethernet.By Loek Essers, 11.05.2...
January 6, 2011
Media: #Tunisia: Why Europe should lead the protection of internet freedom #sidibouzid
By Marietje Schaake, 6.1.2011, www.i-policy.org While Europe celebrated Christmas and the New Year, an uprising began in Tunisia after a young man set himself on fire. The young generation who has lived under repressi...
May 7, 2013
Oped - Euractiv.com - Time to talk business in EU-US trade talks
Far from dead, as the Doha rounds stalemate suggests, global trade is getting a make-over and the transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP) seems the right place to start, writes MEP Marietje Schaake....
September 25, 2013
Blog: Dutch Cowboys - "Iran's nieuwe virtuele werkelijkheid"
“Hello world, we are tweeting without restrictions from Iran”, twitterde de Nederlandse correspondent Thomas Erdbrink (@ThomasErdbrink) afgelopen maandag vanuit de Iraanse hoofdstad Teheran. Het nieuws was binnen no time...
May 26, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Regulating net neutrality and use of deep packet inspection
Parliamentary questions26 May 2011 E-005159/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and Sophia in 't Veld (ALDE) Subject: Regulating net neutrality and use of dee...
March 11, 2015
Media (Carnegie Europe): Judy Asks: Does the EU Need Its Own Army?
This mini blog of Marietje Schaake appeared on Carnegie Europe as one of several answers to the question 'Does the EU Need Its Own Army?'. By Judy Dempsey, on March 11.Every week, a selection of leading experts answer a...
June 29, 2013
Blog: Egypte staat aan de rand van een tweede revolutie
Zonder dat het Westen er oog voor heeft, staat Egypte aan de rand van een tweede revolutie. Economische rampspoed onder het Morsi bewind heeft onrust en polarisatie aangewakkerd. De Europese Unie heeft kansen om de democ...
January 21, 2012
Media: Internet activists protest Megaupload arrests
After Thursday's raid and arrests, many are questioning the long reach of American copyright law. The legal action is the latest in a series of harsh tactics executed abroad from Washington, DC. By Cyrus Farivar, 21.1...
July 4, 2012
Press release: ACTA: An ineffective agreement that puts civil liberties at risk
The European Parliament rejected today, the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). European Liberals and Democrats played a key role in this decisive vote which should give a fatal blow to the EU ratification proces...
February 13, 2015
Public Libraries 2020 Tour - Marietje Schaake interview
Marietje Schaake shares her thoughts on how public libraries give people access to the digital society. Speaking to us in the public library of Tilburg, she says libraries perform not one, but a number of functions....
June 24, 2013
EU foreign ministers to decide on Turkey’s membership talks - Euractiv
The Turkish government's handling of protests that have rocked the country for the past three weeks have strained relations with the EU, and a decision to take another step in Ankara’s accession talks, expected t...
May 12, 2016
Blog: Vooruitblik Europese delegatie Turkije
Komende week reizen we met een delegatie van de mensenrechten commissie naar Turkije. Nu er vrijwel elke dag zorgwekkende berichten uit het land komen, van de behandeling van vluchtelingen tot geweld in het Zuidoosten...
November 29, 2011
Media: Bradley Manning: MEPs' open letter to the US government
The letter signed by more than 50 European parliament members expressing concern over whistleblower's treatment in custodyBy staff, 29.11.2011, www.guardian.co.uk To: US President Barack Obama Members of the...
June 17, 2013
Visit: Budapest June 2013 - Budapest Forum
February 4, 2016
Plenary speech on Bahrain, the case of Mohammed Ramadan
On Feburay 4, Marietje Schaake spoke in the plenary about the case of Mohammed Ramadan in Bahrain. Marietje Schaake, author - Madam President, this week many of the people here – just like I did – heard...
November 15, 2011
Media: Schaake: "Stop Digital Arms Trade From Western Countries" - Huffington Post
Today, the EU imposed sanctions on 3 members of Syria's electronic army: a new and important step, but what about the corporate actors? While both the United States and the EU have imposed sanctions on Syria and Iran, th...
November 13, 2013
Oped: New Europe - A digital future needs real net neutrality
Commissioner Kroes’ recently published proposals to harmonize the European telecoms markets are an important step towards the long overdue completion of the European Digital Single Market. Everyone that has ever used the...
April 14, 2013
Blog vanuit Libanon: Van Beirut naar Bekaa
Langs de snelwegen die van Beirut de Bekaa vallei inrollen wordt veel gebouwd. We zien een nieuwe garage met luxe auto’s, reclame borden voor plastische chirurgie staan langs de weg en we passeren een wijngaard. Vanui...
January 16, 2015
Blog: Focus in TTIP op Europese belangen
Gisteren kopte de Volkskrant 'Overleg vrijhandel EU-VS opgeschort'. Dat zou inderdaad nieuws zijn, maar het klopt niet. Het artikel ging over het EU-VS vrijhandelsverdrag waar momenteel over onderhandeld wordt. Moment...
May 3, 2016
Blog: Europa moet geloofwaardig pleitbezorger persvrijheid blijven
Egyptische politieagenten schoten twee journalisten neer met rubberkogels tijdens een demonstratie in Cairo. In China werd journalist Wang Jing tot bijna vijf jaar cel veroordeeld , ze zou 'onrust' veroorzaken met haar o...
April 3, 2014
MEP: European Parliament supports proposal Schaake to enshrine net neutrality in European law
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) welcomes the result of the plenary vote on net neutrality in the European Parliament: “After months of negotiations, the European Parliament has today adopted...
December 8, 2015
Written Question on exports of sensitive military materials to Iran, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria
On December 8, Marietje Schaake submitted the following Parliamentary Written Questions to the European Commission concerning exports of sensitive military materials to Iran, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria. Author: Mar...
August 23, 2012
Media: Torture in Bahrain Becomes Routine With Help From Nokia Siemens - Bloomberg
The interrogation of Abdul Ghani Al Khanjar followed a pattern. First, Bahraini jailers armed with stiff rubber hoses beat the 39-year-old school administrator and human rights activist in a windowless room two stories b...
September 26, 2013
Media: EU should stop the spread of digital arms - ViEUws
Previous work on digital arms trade and dual use items: Plenary speech on cyber security and digital arms trade Video: Discussion on digital arms trade for the Open Rights Group Media: Europe’s spy technolog...
June 17, 2010
Media: EU approves ban on tools of torture
The EU passed a resolution today banning the trade on equipment designed for torture, hailing the move as a step forward in the fight to protect human rights. But as the world’s biggest arms fair continues in Paris, will...
June 27, 2014
Speech at PDF 2014: The political fight for the open internet
On 5 June, Marietje Schaake spoke at the Personal Democracy Forum about the fight to save the open internet. Human rights and fundamental freedoms need to be at the top of the agenda. They must not be eroded in the name...
March 6, 2012
Media: Surveillance Inc - How Western Tech Firms Are Helping Arab Dictators
As democratic movements spread in the Middle East, governments are cracking down, and that means big business for the companies who help them do it.By Trevor Timm & Jillian C. York, 6.3.2012, The Atlantic Reliance...
June 28, 2013
Media: Between rhetoric and reality: Turkey’s foreign policy - Hürriyet
The uprisings in the Middle East have prompted both important questions and expectations about the role of Turkey in its region. Even though the mantra of “zero problems with neighbors” remains the official foreign polic...
October 8, 2010
Media: Four Members of the European Parliament Decided to Roll up Their Sleeves and Help the Flood Victims of Gilgit-Baltistan
8.10.12, Reuters Four Members of the European Parliament Jurgen Creutzmann, Michael Theurer, Marietje Schaake and Thomas Mann decided to directly help the flood victims of the Pakistan-administered region of Gilgit Ba...
March 13, 2013
Blog: EU zwalkt met beleid in Arabische wereld
Het is alweer bijna twee jaar geleden dat EU buitenland chef Catherine Ashton namens de EU een nieuwe visie presenteerde op het Europese nabuurschapbeleid dat na de opstanden in Tunesië, Egypte en Libië aan een fli...
June 13, 2013
Plenary speech on the situation of Rohingya Muslims
Marietje Schaake, author − Mr President, the violence, torture, rape, uprooting and destruction of property of Rohingya Muslims in Burma must end. Human Rights Watch speaks of ethnic cleansing and crimes against...
February 9, 2012
Media: Crafters of ACTA to Blame for Confused Reactions
Europeans will take to the streets this weekend in protest at the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, an international agreement that has given birth to an ocean full of red herrings.By Ben Rooney, 9.2.2012, Wall Street...
January 14, 2016
Council of Europe confirms strict interpretation net neutrality
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) welcomes the new net neutrality guidelines from the Council of Europe. Schaake: “The recommendations of the Council of Europe clearly state that net neutralit...
November 22, 2012
Media: Post-Baku, Pre-WCIT Special Report: Internet Governance On A Shoestring - Intellectual Property Watch
Monika Ermert, Intellectual Property Watch, 19.11.2012 The recent UN-led Internet Governance Forum in Baku, Azerbaijan was used as a stage for some very targeted messages on the upcoming World Conference on Internatio...
May 8, 2013
Event: Blogging for Democracy: Cuba, the European Union and the influence of Web 2.0
MEPs Franziska Brantner, José Ignacio Salafranca and Marietje Schaake cordially invite you to Blogging for Democracy Cuba, the European Union and the influence of Web 2.0 "Yoani Sánchez fights tropical totali...
December 1, 2013
Media: “Progressive Liberal View” of the Middle East - Encompassing Crescent
Europe’s relationship with a changing Middle East is contentious. To better understand this relationship, EC’s editor Fatih Seyhanoglu interviewed Marietje Schaake. Marietje is a Member of the European Parliament...
March 5, 2013
Media: EU, US go separate ways on cybersecurity - EurActiv
Europe and the United States look set to implement different approaches to cybersecurity, with Washington adopting voluntary reporting mechanisms against Brussels' compulsory measures. The difference approaches thr...
April 7, 2015
Media (EurActiv) - No Digital Europe without a strong Telecom Single Market
This Op-Ed of Marietje Schaake was published on EurActiv on April 6. Without more forward looking political leadership and an ambitious Telecoms Single Market, the European digital single market will rema...
April 15, 2015
Media (The Wall Street Journal) - European Governments, Parliament Still Far Apart on Net Neutrality
This article was published on 15 April 2015 on The Wall Street Journal. By Valentina Pop.It’s two years on and lawmakers in the European Parliament are still at odds with national governments about proposed European Unio...
December 11, 2014
MEPs establish Intergroup on the Digital Agenda for Europe
More than 70 MEPs today established an interparliamentary group that will work on the Digital Agenda for Europe. Amongst the founders of the Intergroup are Michał Boni (EPP), Josef Weidenholzer (S&D), Marietje Schaak...
January 25, 2016
Commission letter to Turkey on renewing accession negotiations
Mid-October 2015 a hastily agreed deal between the EU and Turkey was announced. On 29 November it was formalized, when Vice-President of the Commission, Frans Timmermans officially announced the deal with Turkey, regardi...
March 26, 2014
Media: Europeans say human rights on agenda with Iran - Al-Monitor
While the world’s attention is focused on Iran’s nuclear program, the European Union and European Parliament have broadened the agenda to include Iran’s poor record on human rights in a way that has spurred new debate w...
April 15, 2015
Global effort needed to rebuild trust and resillience in the open internet
Today the Global Commissionon Internet Governance launches an important interim report. Toward a Social Compact for Digital Privacy and Security argues that it is now essential that governments — collaborating with busin...
April 7, 2011
Media: Key music industry lawyer now EU copyright chief
The European Union's new point person on copyright policy won't take up her post until mid-April, but she's already stirring up controversy. That's because Maria Martin-Prat spent years directing "global legal policy" fo...
April 7, 2010
Media: MEP: Compared to US, EU is doing little for refugees
By Ayse Karabat, 7.4.2010, Today's Zaman Marietje Schaake, a Dutch member of the European Parliament, has said that compared to the US, the EU accepts few refugees and that the cooperation between Turkey and the EU sh...
September 21, 2011
Media: EU Parliament Member Asks EU Commission What It Will Do If Italy Approves One Strike Copyright Law
By Mike Masnick, 21.09.2011, Techdirt.com We recently wrote about a ridiculous copyright law being proposed in Italy, that could ban people from using the internet based on a single accusation of infringement. As we n...
March 10, 2011
Parliamentary Question: US Administration decision to lift the suspension on 'military commission' trials at Guantanamo Bay
Parliamentary questions10 March 2011 O-000056/2011 Question for oral answer to the Commission Rule 115 Sophia in 't Veld, Baroness Sarah Ludford, Renate Weber, Sonia Alfano, Marietje Schaake, Gianni Vattimo, Nat...
October 24, 2012
Media: Colin Powell endorses Obama for President - New Europe
Colin Powell the former US Secretary of State has endorsed the President of the United States for re-election in the upcoming election on 6 November. Adding to the already higher polls following the final and third Presi...
April 16, 2015
Meet the new authors - Frédéric Chopin Piano Concert
FRÉDÉRIC CHOPIN Piano Concert Part of the MEET THE NEW AUTHORS event series April 23 19:00 – Yehudi Menuhin space, European Parliament MEP Marietje Schaake and MEP Julia Reda invite you to a performance...
June 9, 2015
Media (NPO Radio 1) - Bezoek aan Iran
Op 9 juni sprak Marietje Schaake op Radio 1 over haar bezoek aan Iran. De gesprekken aldaar met Iraanse politici gingen onder andere over de nucleaire onderhandelingen. Schaake kwam na haar reis veelvuldig in he...
January 26, 2016
Written Question: Follow up question on the EU-Turkey deal and the Commission letter to Turkey
On January 26, Marietje Schaake submitted the following Parliamentary Written Questions to the European Commission concerning the EU-Turkey deal and the Commission letter to Turkey. Author: Marietje Schaake Su...
January 24, 2011
Media: EU should appoint a mediator for Albania
The violent clashes in Tirana, Albania, last Friday are unacceptable for a European country and for a State that aspires to become a member of the European Union. Three died and over 60 others are reported injured.24.1.2...
May 28, 2010
Media: MEPs criticise limbo of 48 Guantanamo detainees
By Brian Beary, 28.5.2010, Europolitics.info A delegation of MEPs visiting Washington has voiced objections to the interminable limbo faced by some terror suspects at the US prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. MEPs were d...
June 9, 2015
Media (Elsevier) - 'Extreem rare outfit' Marietje Schaake valt verkeerd in Iran
Dit bericht verscheen op 9 juni op Elsevier. Door Elif Isitman. 'Extreem rare outfit' Marietje Schaake valt verkeerd in Iran D66’er Marietje Schaake bezocht de islamitische republiek Iran als lid van een delegatie va...
March 25, 2011
Media: MEPs ask 'government point of view' on publishing house raid
Two members of the European Parliament have requested the Turkish 'government’s point of view' on police raids Thursday in search of an unpublished manuscript, expressing skepticism about the action.By Erisa Dautaj Şener...
March 2, 2012
Media: Investing in Culture in a Time of Crisis
By Alison Smale, 02.03.2012, The New York Times One recent morning, the mail brought word of a new opera production in Marseille, and a black-and-white print from 1963 of Parisian youth by the Seine (greetings from th...
March 8, 2011
Media: Turkey on trial
The European Parliament’s report on Turkey will be voted on this week. It will highlight broader concerns with Turkey’s lack of media freedom.By Marietje Schaake, 8.3.2011, www.hurriyetdailynews.com As some of my read...
July 16, 2012
Blog: Consumentenorganisatie pleit voor EU netneutraliteitswet
Vandaag heeft de Europese overkoepelende consumentenorganisatie BEUC een brief naar Eurocommissaris Neelie Kroes gestuurd om bij haar aan te dringen netneutraliteit in een Europese richtlijn te verwerken. Dit initiatief ...
March 24, 2014
Media: Notes from Brussels: Israel, U.S. and the growing European involvement in the conflict - 972 Magazine
Attendants at a conference on the peace process in Brussels couldn’t believe their ears after what the representative of Israel’s settler party had to say.Noam Sheizaf, 972 Magazine, 22.03.2014 The European Council on...
April 17, 2013
Media: Privacy Rights Group Challenges British Government Over Spy Technology Sales - Slate
It has been linked to attacks on activists and dissidents and traced to servers operating across the world. But the next stop for a government spy technology that can infiltrate computers and eavesdrop on Skype chats cou...
February 13, 2012
Media: Loosen up copyright law, says Dutch government
The YouTube generation has gained an ally in the worldwide "copyright wars." The Dutch government wants to change copyright law so new media users can continue to do "creative remixes" of protected content. The Hague wil...
October 1, 2013
Media: European Commission proposal may stifle innovation - ViEUws
Previous work on net neutrality: Schaake: Commissioner Kroes misses historic opportunity to guarantee net neutrality Plenary speech on the Completion of the Digital Single Market Press release: Enshrine...
November 4, 2015
Open Letter on Egypt to the UK Prime Minister
The following is an open letter from the European Working Group on Egypt (EWGE) to David Cameron. Marietje Schaake has endorsed the EWGE. The letter was published by European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Inter...
September 27, 2011
Plenary speech on sexual orientation and gender identity at the UN Human Rights Council
Madam President, Madam High Representative, we spoke about the Middle East today as well as the turnarounds in North Africa. We touched on the urgent need for the EU to be a partner in ensuring that reforms on human...
June 6, 2013
EU should listen to demonstrators, and engage not estrange Turkey
Since the demonstrations broke out in Turkey last week, an unprecedented number of articles have been published highlighting the deeper causes of people's grievances. Many analyses suggest that the problems with the rule...
May 12, 2011
Media: Cultural diplomacy: To sell European culture and values globally
The objective of culture is not only to create art or literature. "Cultural Diplomacy" is increasingly being used as a vehicle to promote liberal democratic values and to foster "democracy and participation". Ahead of a...
January 28, 2012
Press release: Egypt: The European Union should show support for the democracy movement
Guy Verhofstadt, leader of the Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament condemned the violent crackdown on Egyptians venting their frustration at decades of repression and lack of political freedom: "Egyptians h...
December 7, 2010
Media: Cultural diplomacy: To sell European culture and values globally
The objective of culture is no longer only to create art or literature. "Cultural Diplomacy" is increasingly being used as a vehicle to promote liberal democratic values and to foster "democracy and participation", says...
February 25, 2015
Regulating a Borderless Internet: EU vs US Perspectives on Net Neutrality (OpenForum Academy)
Regulating a Borderless Internet: EU vs US Perspectives on Net Neutrality Openforum Academy March 4th 2015, 8:00-9:30 am European Parliament, A5G1 Early in 2015, the Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communicatio...
December 14, 2015
Marietje Schaake welcomes WSIS+10 outcome document
This week government leaders from more than 190 countries will assemble for the 10 Year Review of the World Summit on the information society (WSIS+10 in UN-lingo) at the UN in New York, one of the most important for...
October 27, 2011
Plenary speech on Syria, in particular the case of Rafah Nached
Mr President, Rafah Nached gives a face to the people behind the numbers, reflecting the cost of the unspeakable violence and injustice in Syria. We are all eyewitnesses to what is happening. On the Internet we ca...
September 18, 2013
EU Negotiators Should Wake Up and Engage the Public in TTIP - Atlantic Community
Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake argues in this article for atlantic-community.org, "Just as the Eurozone is climbing its way out of the recession and growth seems to pick up slowly, the Commission should use TTIP to provide t...
June 6, 2014
Media: Europeans Irked by U.S.-Iran Trade as Companies Suffer - Bloomberg
Europeans are complaining about rising American trade with Iran as their companies bear the brunt of the sanctions that the U.S. government pushed through against the Islamic Republic.Jonathan Tirone, Bloomberg, 04.06.20...
March 21, 2014
Liberal group supports D66 proposal to enshrine net neutrality in law
At the initiative of the Dutch social-liberal party D66, the liberal ALDE Group today has put forward a new text to enshrine net neutrality in law in Europe. The text clarifies uncertainties and closes loopholes that rem...