January 17, 2013
European Parliament calls for EU sanctions against Bahrain
The European Parliament today endorsed a strong worded resolution addressing the ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain. The effort led by Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls for tar...
February 25, 2016
European Parliament calls for arms embargo against Saudi Arabia
Today the European Parliament adopted with a broad majority a resolution on the humanitarian situation in Yemen that called upon Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and S...
May 8, 2012
Media: MEPs: "High time for EU sanctions against Bahrain"
D66, 08.05.2012 EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton should start preparing a set of targeted restrictive measures against the Bahraini government. In a letter sent today, initiated by Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake (...
March 9, 2012
Media: Sanctions against Iran reviewed by European Parliament
The European Parliament held a meeting on March 8 to reflect on the impact of sanctions against Iran driven by human rights concerns.Marietje Schaake, a Dutch Member of the European Parliament had invited Shadi Sadr Iran...
September 9, 2015
Media (EurActiv) - Parliament calls for stricter controls over surveillance tech exports
Following the vote on Marietje Schaake's report on Human rights and technology in third countries, this article appeared on Euractiv.com on September 9. By Catherine Stupp. Parliament calls for stricter controls ov...
July 1, 2014
Written question regarding implementation of the BICI report in Bahrain
Please below a written question tabled by Marietje Schaake to High Representative Catherine Ashton, concerning the implementation of the BICI report in Bahrain. The official document can be found here. In the aftermat...
August 28, 2014
MEP calls for emergency procedures for EU foreign policy during recess
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), has called for a more effective emergency procedure for the European Union and especially the EU foreign policy chief. She spoke today in the European Parli...
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...
December 9, 2011
Media: Associated Press: EU Commissioner calls for new tools for bloggers
The European Union should help teach bloggers living under oppressive regimes how to communicate freely and avoid detection, and develop technology to help them, the bloc's digital affairs commissioner said Friday.By Tob...
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...
March 10, 2014
MEP: EU needs to address human rights Saudi Arabia
Dutch Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants the EU to conduct a firm dialogue with Saudi Arabia about human rights, freedoms and the role of the country in the region. Tomorrow, the Europe...
January 6, 2016
Media (Carnegie Europe) - Judy Asks: Will Iran and Saudi Arabia Go to War?
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey at Carnegie Europe on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world. Please find the response by Marietje Schaake...
May 9, 2012
Media: Bahrain Live Coverage: Countering the regime's allegations against Nabeel Rajab
By Scott Lucas, EAWorldview, 08.05.2012 1815 GMT: Eighteen members of the European Parliament have called on the European Union to hold the Bahrain government accountable over current and historic human rights violati...
May 23, 2013
Event: Congressional European Parliament Initiative
Marietje Schaake spreekt in panel bij Bertelsmann Foundation's Congressional European Parliament Initiative (CEPI) met een selecte groep medewerkers uit het Amerikaanse Congres en het Europees Parlement over de trans-Atl...
October 8, 2014
Liberal MEP calls for a new EU-Turkey agenda
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls for a new agenda for Turkey-EU relations. Schaake stated this in response to the progress reports presented by European Commissioner Füle regarding the...
October 23, 2012
European Parliament endorses stricter European export control of digital arms
By endorsing amendments proposed by Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) the European Parliament wants EU export control regulation to include additional binding export controls for technologie...
September 2, 2011
Media: European Parliament Members on Cyber Privacy
On The Communicators, 02.09.2011, C-SPAN.org On The Communicators, two members of the European Parliament discuss the differences between European and American internet policy, and Europe’s approach internet devel...
October 8, 2013
Press release: Marietje Schaake calls for EU-China investment treaty
Dutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls on EU trade Commissioner, Karel de Gucht, to open negotiations on a direct investment treaty between the European Union and China, which is to sub...
January 20, 2015
Parlementaire vragen over de nieuwe Europese BTW-regeling
Marietje Schaake en Sophie in 't Veld (D66) hebben parlementaire vragen gesteld over de Europese BTW-regeling die per januari 2015 is ingegaan. Hoewel het nieuwe stelsel een vooruitgang betekent in de liberalisering van...
September 1, 2014
Written question to the High Representative on the case of Maryam al-Khawaja in Bahrain
On 1 September, Marietje Schaake submitted written questions to High Representative Catherine Ashton concerning the case of the arrest of Maryam al-Khawaja in Bahrain. Please find a plain text version and the official d...
March 1, 2013
Media: Kroes warns against possible 'digital cold war' - Parliament Magazine
Commission vice-president for the digital agenda Neelie Kroes has warned that attempts to reorganise the governance of the internet could lead to a "digital cold war".Desmond Hinton-Beales, Parliament Magazine, 01.03.201...
February 12, 2014
MEP calls for debate on internet governance Europe
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), calls for a debate in the European Parliament on internet governance and what the EU's strategy should be. "Safeguarding the open internet faces more and mo...
May 3, 2013
Event: Congressional European Parliament Initiative
On May 30 Marietje Schaake will meet with the participants of the Congressional European Parliament Initiative, organized by the Bertelsmann Foundation. She will speak about both cybersecurity and international trade....
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...
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...
December 10, 2012
European Parliament endorses first ever Digital Freedom Strategy
A large majority of the European Parliament today endorsed the first ever Digital Freedom Strategy in the EU's foreign policy. I'm very happy with the wide support my report received. The Parliament now unequivocally...
October 7, 2015
Plenary speech on the situation in Syria
On October 7, Marietje Schaake spoke in the plenary debate aboutthe situation in Syria. Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, I note with regret that there is no one to address here...
September 17, 2014
MEP: EU must play more active part in fight against IS
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants the European Union to show more leadership in acting against the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Today, the European Parliament will debate...
February 24, 2012
Press release: Liberals oppose Polish calls for boycott of Dutch goods
In response to calls from two Polish MEPs (Jacek Saryusz-Wolski and Valentin Bodu) to boycott Dutch goods in retaliation for the PVV website, both Dutch Liberal parliamentary delegations responded with a call for a sense...
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...
May 20, 2014
European Parliament should create a Committee on Digital Affairs
Dutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) today calls for the creation of a European Parliament Committee devoted entirely to Digital Affairs and Technology. Schaake: “New technologies and the i...
April 25, 2013
Resolution: European Parliament resolution on EU trade and investment negotiations with the United States of America
Today the International Trade Committee (INTA) of the European Parliament adopted the following resolution on EU trade and investment negotiations with the United States of America. Other Parliamentary Committees (on agr...
March 15, 2013
Event: Forum for European Journalism Students
Op 28 april spreekt Marietje Schaake in een panel over "Imagine Europe: The remainder of the European Dream beyond the economic markets – is there a European society of culture, values, narratives and solidarity?" tijden...
January 26, 2016
Badawi placed in an isolated prison cell: the ALDE Group calls on Saudi Arabia to immediately release him
Saudi blogger, Raif Badawi, Sakharov Prize Laureate in 2015, has been moved to an isolated cell on the second day after he started a new hunger strike. Earlier in December 2015, a few days ahead of the Sakharov...
December 17, 2014
Joint motion for resolution on the recognition of Palestinian statehood
Session document EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 2014 - 2019 16.12.2014 ...
March 12, 2012
Debate on human rights violations in Bahrain
Madam President, the sponsoring of the Word Economic Forum in Davos this year by the Government of Bahrain shows its ambition to belong and to be taken seriously by the international and business communities. Bahr...
November 23, 2012
Media: European Parliament: Stop the ITU taking over the Internet - PC World
Control of the Internet must be stopped from falling into the hands of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the European Parliament has warned.Jennifer Baker, PC World, 22.11.2012 The European Union’s elec...
October 29, 2015
MEP: Sakharov prize supports Raif Badawi and his fight for freedom
Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake welcomes the news that this year's Sakharov Prize will be awarded to the liberal blogger Raif Badawi. Schaake nominated Badawi. "With this award, the European Parliament recognises his courage...
July 8, 2015
MEP: Support for report European Parliament important for TTIP negotiations
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) considers the support from the European Parliament for the report on TTIP an important step in the negotiating process between the European Union and the Unit...
January 26, 2012
Media: European Parliament Member Marietje Schaake Explains How Europeans Can Stop ACTA
By Mike Masnick, 26.01.2012, techdirt.com from the don't-miss-it dept As we've been discussing, there's been a lot of misinformation flying around concerning ACTA -- especially in the EU, where it has not yet been...
February 9, 2015
MEP Marietje Schaake calls for input on report Human rights and technology
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls for input on her draft report on 'Human rights and technology: the impact of intrusion and surveillance systems on human rights in third countries'....
May 8, 2014
Event: Election debate "Where Now for European Foreign Policy?"
EUROPEAN ELECTION CANDIDATES DEBATE: WHERE NOW FOR EUROPEAN FOREIGN POLICY? Huis van Europa, The Hague, 15 May 15.00 – 17.00 With: Kati Piri PvdA Judith Sargentini GroenLinks Marietje Schaake D66 Other candidat...
June 12, 2013
European Parliament key debate on situation in Turkey
On the initiative of the Liberal Group in the European Parliament MEPs will debate the current situation in Turkey. Political groups have drafted a Joint Motion for Resolution that will be the basis of the debate, dur...
July 14, 2015
MEP: Deal with Iran removes important hurdle for broader agenda
MEP: Deal with Iran removes important hurdle for broader agendaAfter historic negotiations, the P5+1 reached a deal on Iran's nuclear program in Vienna today. In exchange for significantly reducing its nuclear capacity a...
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 30, 2015
Plenary speech & Resolution on the situation of the Yarmouk refugee camp in Syria
Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, the people in Yarmouk, Syria, face a particularly horrible situation, as do many other innocent people in Syria. They are attacked by the nihilist jihadis...
March 15, 2013
Event: Forum for European Journalism Students
April 28th, Marietje Schaake speaks on a panel on the topic "Imagine Europe: The remainder of the European Dream beyond the economic markets – is there a European society of culture, values, narratives and solidarity?" a...
April 4, 2014
MEP: European export controls spying technology needed
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants the European Commission to push ahead with a strategy to control the export of spying technology and systems that can be used to break into mobile pho...
September 13, 2012
Media: Ashton on Syria: ‘Don’t accuse us of inactivity…if it was easy, we would have done it by now’ - European Jewish Press
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton issued a ringing indictment of critics of Europe’s handling of the ongoing Syrian crisis Tuesday at a debate at the European Parliament plenary session in Strasbourg, as she warne...
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...
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...
May 24, 2016
Press release: Parliament supports request MEP Schaake for a debate on impact sanctions Iran
On May 24, 2016 the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament has supported the request of among others Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake to have a debate with the European Commission on t...
February 28, 2013
Media: Welcome Conference for Trainees of the European Commission
March 6th Marietje Schaake will speak at the Welcome Conference for the Commission's Blue Book trainees about her work in the European Parliament and the relations between the different European institutions.
January 17, 2013
Overview Parliamentary activities Ms Schaake on Bahrain
1. Human rights violations in Bahrain, Resolution of 15 March 2012. 2. Bahrein, Resolution of 27 October 2011 3. Situation in Syria, Yemen en Bahrain in the context of the Arab world and North-Africa, Resolution of...
June 14, 2013
Presentation HRW Bahrain report “Interfere, Restrict, Control: Restraints on Freedom of Association”
In advance of the ministerial meeting between the European Union and the Gulf Cooperation Council taking place in Bahrain on June 30, 2013, Human Rights Watch is pleased to invite you to the launch of a new report, “‘Int...
November 2, 2014
Media (ARD): 'Mit europäischer Technik ans Messer geliefert'
Europäische Firmen helfen Folterregimen, Kritiker und Dissidenten auszuspähen. Die Deutschen sind in dieser Branche einer der Marktführer. On 2 November, Marietje Schaake appeared on the German tv channel ARD. She...
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 ‘...
December 14, 2012
Press release: MEP: "Kroes should debrief European Parliament on WCIT outcome"
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) wants European Commissioner Kroes (Digital Agenda) to debrief the European Parliament as soon as possible on the outcome of the International Telecommunicat...
May 24, 2013
New York Times: European Parliament Moves to Limit Scope of Eventual U.S. Trade Deal
James Kanter, New York Times, 23.05.2013 The European Parliament passed a resolution on Thursday demanding that the free-trade pact now under discussion with the United States exempt “audiovisual” industries so that c...
April 3, 2014
MEP: European common foreign policy needs more clout and leadership
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), says that the realisation of a European Common Foreign and Security Policy is taking far too long. Today the Parliament debates with current EU foreign poli...
May 10, 2016
Written questions on the use of shell companies to evade EU sanctions against Syria
On the 10th of May 2016 MEP Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) submitted the following written questions to the Vice-President / High Representative of Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, News reports based on the so-calle...
May 12, 2011
Plenary speeches on my own report 'Cultural dimensions of EU external actions'; report 'Youth on the Move'; Sarajevo as European Capital of Culture
'Youth on the Move' Mr President, before highlighting a few elements of this elaborate report on the role of culture in the EU’s external actions, I want to sincerely thank my colleagues from the Committee on Culture...
December 1, 2011
Media: RNW: EU fund against internet censorship
The European Parliament has created a fund to protect internet freedom outside the European Union.The money will be used to teach foreign bloggers, online journalists and human rights activists how to defend themselves a...
March 15, 2013
Event: Gastcollege TU Delft
Op 28 maart geeft Marietje Schaake een gastcollege over "Veiligheid en vrijheid in een digitale en verbonden wereld" voor het vak IT and Values aan de Technische Universiteit Delft
April 18, 2012
Parliamentary Question: VP/HR - German ship carrying Iranian arms for Syrian regime
Parliamentary Questions18 April 2012 Question for written answer E-004020/2012 to the Commission (Vice-President / High Representative) Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: VP/HR - German ship carrying Ira...
September 7, 2012
Parliament magazine: combating censorship
The EU has a leading role to play in ensuring digital freedoms, writes Marietje Schaake.By Marietje Schaake, 7.9.2012, The Parliament Magazine Europe’s financial and economic crises have drawn our perspective inward a...
December 9, 2011
Media: Associated Press: US, 13 other countries vow to back online freedoms
Fourteen countries including the United States vowed Friday to work to promote online freedoms, with an emphasis on helping bloggers who operate under oppressive regimes.Toby Sterling, 09.12.2011, AP The countries, whic...
February 13, 2015
MEP: Saudi Arabia must release Raif Badawi
Dutch Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE), wants the authorities in Saudi Arabia to release Raif Badawi immediately and unconditionally. Yesterday the European Parliament adopted a resolution w...
March 27, 2012
Media: EU Sanctions Human Rights Abusers and Bans Export of Surveillance Tech
By Arseh Sevom, View from Iran, 27.03.2012 China is not the only country providing surveillance technology to Iran, the EU is home to a number of companies that have provided surveillance and monitoring capabilities i...
March 5, 2014
MEP: High time for modern European copyright laws
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls on the European Commission to finally put forward concrete proposals for the reform and modernization of European copyright laws. Today the consultatio...
April 2, 2015
Marietje Schaake responds to Iran framework deal
Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) responds to the outlines of a deal between the P5+1 and Iran that were announced this evening. 'I welcome the historic steps that were announced this evening....
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...
November 30, 2015
Written Questions on the EU-Saudi Arabia relationship
On November 30, Marietje Schaake submitted to Vice-President / High Representative of Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, Parliamentary Written Questions on the EU-Saudi Arabia relationship and the human rights situatio...
April 17, 2014
Joint Statement by the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the review of the dual-use export control system
As part of the update to the EU dual-use regulation, adopted yesterday, the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission adopted a joint statement in which they commit to a further update, taking into account the...
September 18, 2013
Media: Bahrain opposition leader arrested, charged with inciting terrorism - CNN.com
Mohammed Jamjoom and Samira Said, CNN.com, 18.09.2013 A leading opposition figure in Bahrain has been jailed after being charged with "inciting and advocating terrorism," Bahrain's Public Prosecution Office said. Acti...
November 15, 2010
Parliamentary Question: Measuring the impact of EU sanctions on Iran
Parliamentary questions15 November 2010 E-9540/2010 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) , Edward McMillan-Scott (ALDE) and Barbara Lochbihler (Verts/ALE) Subject: Mea...
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...
October 27, 2011
Plenary speech on the situation in Bahrain
Mr President, before a doctor begins to practise, he or she swears to help those in need of medical help, indiscriminately. That is a universally-applied principle. Bahraini doctors, many of whom were educated her...
July 11, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Guaranteeing coherence in the implementation of sanctions regime
Parliamentary questions11 July 2011 E-006570/2011 Question for written answer to the Council Rule 117 Barbara Lochbihler (Verts/ALE) and Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: Guaranteeing coherence in the implem...
June 25, 2012
Press release: ALDE calls for an EU-USA Free Trade Agreement
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats welcome the conclusion of the interim report of the EU-USA High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth, saying that a "comprehensive transatlantic trade and investment agreement" is...
December 9, 2015
MEP: cross-border access to online music and films essential for a European digital single market
The European Commission today presented a regulation for portability of content such as music and films in Europe. It also presented a communication on copyright. Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE)...
June 21, 2012
Press release - MEP: "Decisive vote against ACTA"
D66 Press Release Brussels 21 June 2012 MEP: "Decisive vote against ACTA" MEP Marietje Schaake is delighted with the rejection of the controversial ACTA agreement in the committee for International Trade (INTA) in the...
September 10, 2015
European Parliament resolution on Azerbaijan
On September 10, the European Parliament adopted a resolution on Azerbaijan, also available in PDF. Please also refer to Marietje Schaake's response and her plenary speech during the debate. European Parl...
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...
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...
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...
July 3, 2012
Press release: Schaake: "Safeguards for human rights in operating EU situation room for Arab League "
Schaake: "Safeguards for human rights in operating EU situation room for Arab LeagueDutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) has asked EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton for clarification...
May 23, 2013
Give the European Commission a broad mandate for trade treaty with the US
European member states should give the European Commission a broad mandate for the negotiations on a trade and investment treaty with the United States (TTIP). According to MEP Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE), that would str...
September 18, 2014
MEP: EU needs to strengthen role in Libya
Member of the European parliament, Marietje Schaake wants EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to take action so the role of the European Union can be strengthened in Libya. Today, the European Parliament adopts a re...
July 14, 2016
MEP: Improvement human rights pre-condition for better relations with Iran
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) only wants to strengthen relations with Iran in exchange for an improvement of the human rights situation. The International Trade Committee of the European P...
September 30, 2015
MEPs: EU must lead the future negotiations on Syria
The ALDE Group in the European Parliament urges High Representative, Federica Mogherini and President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, to take all the necessary steps to find a common EU position on how we should so...
March 14, 2012
Resolution on human rights violations in Bahrain
Link to adopted resolution The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions of 7 July 2011(1) on the situation in Syria, Yemen and Bahrain in the context of the situation in the Arab world and...
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...
February 2, 2015
Debat Model European Parliament Forum
Debat Model European Parliament Forum Datum: 16 februari Tijd: 10:30 - 11:45 uur Emmauscollege, Rotterdam Marietje Schaake neemt deel aan een paneldebat met enkele andere Nederlandse Europarlementariërs in het...
November 11, 2010
Press release: European Parliament sets its priorities ahead of EU-US summit
ALDE Press release, 11.11.2010 Commenting after today´s (Thursday 11 November) vote on the European Parliament's position on the forthcoming EU-US Summit and Transatlantic Economic Council, UK Liberal Democrat MEP Sarah...
February 25, 2015
The Dutch Case for Netneutrality
The Dutch Case for Netneutrality March 4th, from 13:00 – 15:00 The Permanent Representation of The Netherlands, Avenue de Cortenbergh 4-10, Brussels. The debate on the Telecoms Single Market package reache...
July 23, 2014
Media: NYT: Despite Anger Over Downed Jetliner, Europe Shies Away From Sanctions on Russia
Thomas Erdbrink - New York Times 22-07-2014, available here AMSTERDAM — In cafes across the Netherlands, a new Cold War with Russia had already erupted. “We have to draw a line somewhere,” said Meindert van der Kaaij...
June 16, 2015
D66: Saoedi-Arabië moet Raif Badawi gratie verlenen
D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake wil dat de koning van Saoedi-Arabië Raif Badawi gratie verleent. Schaake heeft een brief aan Koning Salman van Saoedi-Arabië gestuurd, die door 116 Europarlementariërs medeondertek...
March 12, 2013
Event: European Public Affairs Action Day 2013
During the European Public Affairs Action Day 2013 on March 21, Marietje Schaake is part of the panel discussing "Advocacy 3.0 - Are we there yet?", discussing current and future trends in modern advocacy and how to inte...
March 13, 2014
MEPs: European action after introduction anti-gay laws
Dutch Members of the European Parliament, Sophie in 't Veld and Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) are calling for European sanctions after the introduction of anti-gay laws in Uganda and Nigeria. Today, the European Parliament...
June 23, 2015
Written Questions on GCC-EU human rights cooperation
On June 23, Marietje Schaake together with nine other MEPs submitted Parliamentary Written Questions to Commission Vice-President / High Representative of Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, on human rights cooperation...
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...
June 5, 2013
Media: Voorbij de cyberhype - Dutch Cowboys
Marietje Schaake, Dutch Cowboys, 30.05.2013 Het is tegenwoordig onmogelijk om het nieuws te volgen zonder te worden geconfronteerd met ‘cyber’ gerelateerde onderwerpen. In 1994 wordt het woord cyberspace voor het...
June 4, 2013
D66: veranker netneutrealiteit in Europese wet
Vandaag roept D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake Eurocommissaris Kroes op met een gedetailleerd voorstel te komen om netneutraliteit in de hele Europese Unie wettelijk vast te leggen. Eerder werd in Nederland beslot...
February 15, 2012
Resolution on the situation in Syria
The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Syria, – having regard to the Foreign Affairs Council’s conclusions on Syria of 10 October, 14 November and 1 December 2011 and 23 Januar...
March 12, 2015
Plenary speech & Resolution on relations between the EU and the League of Arab States
On March 11, Marietje Schaake spoke in the plenary meeting about the relations between the EU and the League of Arab States and cooperation in countering terrorism. According to Schaake, working together to fight terrori...
April 12, 2011
Parliamentary Question: The EU's inappropriate reaction to the use of violence in Bahrain
Parliamentary questions12 April 2011 E-003637/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and Edward McMillan-Scott (ALDE) Subject: The EU's inappropriate reaction to...
June 16, 2011
Press release: Syria's sanctions list needs to be urgently extended amid humanitarian crisis
The current EU sanctions seem to have little or no effect in deterring Al-Assad from continuing his violent crack-down on innocent Syrians. Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE Leader, says the time has come to step up the pressure and...
January 18, 2011
Press release: MEP calls on EU to defend free speech in wake of Tunisian turmoil
Congratulating the Tunisian people on their persistence in speaking up for opportunities and freedom in the face of violent oppression, ALDE MEP Marietje Schaake (D66,Netherlands) called on the EU to step up its fight fo...
June 22, 2015
EU must condemn the death penalty, always and everywhere
On the day that Egyptian ex-President Morsi was condemned to death, Human Rights Watch revealed that since 1 January 2015, Saudi Arabia has executed 100 people, in comparison to 'only' 88 in 2014. Worrying developments i...
April 14, 2011
E.U. sanctions 32 Iranian officials for human rights abuses
TEHRAN – The European Union on Thursday imposed travel bans and other sanctions against 32 Iranian police commanders, judges and prison wardens who, the bloc says, have committed human rights abuses. The Washington Po...
February 6, 2014
MEP: Europe must prioritize human rights and press freedom Egypt
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), calls on EU High Representative Ashton to put press freedom and human rights at the top of the agenda in addressing Egypt. Today, the European Parliament wi...
June 17, 2015
Written Questions on arms exports to Bahrain
On June 17, Marietje Schaake submitted to Vice-President / High Representative of Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, Parliamentary Written Questions on arms exports to Bahrain. Please find the questions below.Author(s)...
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...
July 16, 2014
MEP: EU must help stop further escalation in Iraq
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) believes the focus should lie on a political solution to the current crisis in Iraq. Today, the European Parliament will debate about the conflict in the cou...
April 9, 2015
EU must prioritize human rights in Iran after Lausanne
A few days after the historic framework agreements between the P5+1 and Iran on the nuclear program, the contours of the challenges ahead are clear. There are different read-outs of what was and was not agreed in Lausann...
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...
December 11, 2013
Marietje Schaake MEP visits Iran
Dutch Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) is visiting Iran with a delegation of the European Parliament from 12 until 18 December. After the official delegation, she will remain in Iran for thr...
January 29, 2014
Event: Fingers on the buttons: Click for Change
An audio registration of this event can be found here.When youngsters in the Arab world took to the streets and ousted their dictators, it appeared that the end of oppression was a fact. The social media played an import...
March 31, 2014
Resolution on an EU strategy towards Iran as voted in Foreign Affairs Committee
Today, the Foreign Affairs Committee voted on a motion for a resolution on the EU strategy towards Iran. Please find the resolution as adopted by the committee below. The European Parliament will debate this resolution i...
May 24, 2016
Oral Question on US sanctions impacting EU business in Iran
In October 2015, the E3+3 and Iran adopted the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. It ensures that Iran's nuclear programme will be purely peaceful, in return for which sanctions would be lifted. Since then, a number of...
October 27, 2011
Press release: Liberals welcome Sakharov prize to individuals behind the Arab Spring
ALDE Press release, 27.10.2011 Today in Strasbourg, the European Parliament awarded the 2011 Sakharov prize for freedom of thought to the "Arab Spring" represented by the deceased Mohamed Bouazizi, from Tunisia, Asmaa...
November 7, 2013
MEP: Ashton should set a European course in Iran negotiations
Dutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls on EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to set an independent European course in the negotiations with Iran about its nuclear programme. "Form...
July 1, 2014
EU policy towards Egypt must focus on human rights
This article appeared on Euractiv.com on 01-07-2014. Find the link here. Dutch Liberal MEP, Marietje Schaake has called on the European Union institutions and member states not to forget the political turmoil...
May 22, 2013
Plenary speech on the situation of Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries
Please find my press release calling for an EU action plan for a regional emergency action plan for Syria here. The complete text of the joint motion for a resolution on the situation of Syrian refugees in neighbourin...
March 3, 2014
MEP: Turkish democracy is in deep crisis
Dutch member of the European parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), fears for the future of democracy in Turkey. Today, the European Parliament votes on a report about the accession negotiations with Turkey, which voic...
September 11, 2013
Media: Telecomplan Kroes niet aangepast na kritiek - Webwereld
De meerderheid van de Europese Commissie is akkoord gegaan met het telecompakket van Neelie Kroes, ondanks heftige interne en externe kritiek op de 'quasi-netneutraliteit'.Andreas Udo de Haes, Webwereld, 11.09.2013 On...
July 7, 2011
Plenary speech on Indonesia, including attacks on minorities
Madam President, Indonesia is a beautiful country with deep traditions of pluralism, cultural harmony, religious freedom and social justice, but regrettably we are seeing an increase in extremist attacks against reli...
June 12, 2014
Reaction Marietje Schaake to conviction of Alaa Abdel Fattah and other Egyptian activists
In Egypt 25 people, including the famous Egyptian blogger and activist Alaa Abdel Fattah, were sentenced yesterday to 15 years in jail under the strict anti-demonstration law that was passed last year. The 25 demonstrato...
February 20, 2014
Media: Europe calls for less US power over Internet
Regulators and lawmakers across Europe have welcomed proposals from the European Commission to cut back US domination of the Web.Michiel Willems, 20.02.2014 Neelie Kroes, the European Commissioner for the digital agen...
May 19, 2011
Parliamentary Question: A new UN Convention against mercenary activities
Parliamentary questions19 May 2011 E-004926/2011 Question for written answer to the Council Rule 117 Sergio Gaetano Cofferati (S&D) , Leonardo Domenici (S&D) , David-Maria Sassoli (S&D) , Francesco...
January 18, 2013
Media: Commissioner defends EU role in Syrian 'catastrophe' - The Parliament Magazine
The EU has come under fire over its role in tackling the "catastrophic" humanitarian crisis in Syria.Martin Banks, The Parliament Magazine, 16.01.2013 The EU's foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton was also criticise...
September 10, 2013
ALDE Motion for a Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
July 4, 2013
European Parliament Resolution on the situation in Egypt
The European Parliament today adopted the following (short) resolution on the situation in Egypt: - having regard to the statements of General Abdul Fatah Khalil Al-Sisi, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Armed F...
January 18, 2013
Media: Optimistic about Belarus? - European Voice
It is okay to be hopeful for change in Belarus – not because the opposition is strong, but because the regime is looking weak.Edward Lucas, European Voice, 17.01.2013 Heads in Brussels and elsewhere are sore with scra...
April 1, 2014
Event: Battle for your vote!
Join us on April 9th at the EP, from 18.30h for "Battle for your Vote" - 8 MEPs matched with 4 hip-hop freestylers battling on relevant topics. The aim is getting young voters interested in European politics and thus in...
May 22, 2014
Media: Netneutraliteit op agenda EU gezet - Financieel Dagblad
Ze begint met een hele opsomming, maar de liberale Europarlementariër brengt haar motto, ‘werken aan vrijheid in een veranderende wereld’ al snel terug tot haar laatste wapenfeit: netneutraliteit. Dat is het principe dat...
June 18, 2015
“The new geopolitics of energy: winners and losers” (Friends of Europe)
“The new geopolitics of energy: winners and losers” Brussels, July 2nd This event is exclusively for Friends of Europe’s members, EU institution representatives and media. For more information, please visit th...
February 23, 2016
MEP Schaake: Deals with Iran and Turkey overshadow human rights
Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union discussed the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East with the Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament today. Member of the Europ...
December 12, 2012
Media: Ban surveillance tech to repressive regimes, says EU parliament - Techworld.com
European lawmakers want to stop exports of technology that can censor information to repressive regimes.Jennifer Baker, techworld.com, 13.12.2012 The European Parliament on Thursday passed a resolution calling for a f...
May 8, 2012
Letter to HR/VP Ashton about the situation in Bahrain
December 19, 2012
Press release: European human rights court rules internet blocking in Turkey unlawful
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) welcomes yesterday's ruling by the European Court of Human Rights in a case against Turkey on extensive internet blocking in the country. The European Court...
January 7, 2013
Media: EU Moves toward a Digital Freedom Strategy - European Journalism Observatory
Philip di Salvo, European Journalism Observatory, 07.01.2013 Digital rights deserve just as much protection as the fundamental rights according to the European Parliament in Strasburg, which recently endorsed a repo...
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...
April 17, 2014
Plenary Speech on Syria and vulnerable communities
http://youtu.be/dmwCvsBBRmc Marietje Schaake - Mr President, it is hard to believe we are ending this parliamentary term, and the discussion on human rights with a resolution on Syria. We need so much more. May the co...
December 7, 2012
Video: Bloggers for Democracy
On December 5th Marietje Schaake spoke in a panel during the Bloggers for Democracy event organized by the Green Group in the European Parliament. The panel addressed the subject of "Technical infrastructure - building a...
March 31, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Use of sexual violence as a counter-revolutionary instrument in North Africa and the Middle East
Parliamentary questions31 March 2011 O-000083/2011 Question for oral answer to the Commission Rule 115 Marietje Schaake, Marielle De Sarnez, Antonyia Parvanova, Ramon Tremosa i Balcells, on behalf of the ALDE Gr...
March 9, 2011
Plenary speech on the EU approach towards Iran
Mr President, is Ahmadinejad better than Gaddafi? While the international community is rightly focused on Libya and seeks ways to end the violence Gaddafi and his collaborators inflict on citizens, let us not allow I...
November 26, 2009
Press release: 2011 The European Year of Volunteering an opportunity to be seized
The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe are pleased with improvements to organizational aspects of 2011 European Year of Volunteering which will result in greater support for active citizenship. ALDE Press rel...
March 18, 2013
Media: The Guardian - Surgeons struggle in Iran as sanctions squeeze drug supplies
Doctors and pharmacists warn operating theatres will close as medics turn to "old drugs" to make up shortfall in vital supplies. The Guardian, 18 March 2013 - by Saeed Kamali Dehghan Operating theatres in Iran are...
October 25, 2013
Event: "The challenge of informing online audiences about Europe and its future"
On November 13th, Marietje Schaake will adress a seminar for online journalists in the European Parliament, to discuss the challenge of informing online audiences about Europe and its future. Other panellists include a r...
March 12, 2013
Event: European Public Affairs Action Day 2013
Tijdens de European Public Affairs Action Day 2013 op 21 maart, spreekt Marietje Schaake in het panel "Advocacy 3.0 - Are we there yet?" over het gebruik van nieuwe technologieen en online instrumenten voor advocacy en l...
February 15, 2012
Press release: Verhofstadt calls on EU to back Syrian National Council
Intervening today in a debate on Syria in Strasbourg, Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE group leader, called for the EU High Representative to have a clear strategy towards Syria when she attends the planned 'Contact Group for the F...
September 10, 2015
MEP: EU must speak out against human rights violations Azerbaijan
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants the European Commission, the High Representative and the Member States to speak out against human rights violations in Azerbaijan. Today the European...
November 25, 2010
Plenary speech on Iraq, in particular the death penalty (including the case of Tariq Aziz) and attacks against Christian...
Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Madam President, in Iraq, the death penalty was suspended after the US-led invasion in 2003 but reintroduced in August 2004. Since then, hundreds of people have been se...
February 28, 2013
Event: Exploring the virtual side of the campaign
March 7th Marietje Schaake speaks at an event organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Brussels about The 2014 EP elections and social media: Exploring the virtual side of the campaign in a panel entitled " Socia...
October 20, 2015
Interview (The Parliament Magazine) - A Europe worth fighting for
Today, Marietje Schaake's interview with the The Parliament Magazine was published. She addresses the conflict in Syria, solutions to the refugee crisis, safe harbour and why she is in favour of TTIP.Please find the enti...
November 16, 2011
Plenary speech on banning cluster munitions
Mr President, I can fully agree with the previous two speakers with whom we have worked on this joint motion for a resolution. The Convention on Cluster Munitions entered into force in 2010 and most Member States wer...
June 12, 2013
Media: T-Mobile 'praat onzin' in verzet tegen netneutraliteit - Webwereld
T-Mobile verzet zich tegen een Europabrede invoering van de netneutraliteit. De Duitse telco beweert dat de netneutraliteit in Nederland leidt tot hogere prijzen voor consumenten en trager mobiel internet.René Schoemaker...
June 28, 2012
Video: Yahoo! Change Your World DC: Government 2.0 Panel
Government 2.0 – A conversation about using the Internet, technology and social media to drive public policy, power electoral campaigns, engage voters, shape foreign policy and govern. Moderator: Erin Vilardi, Leaders...
January 24, 2013
Event: European-Turkish Youth Leadership Conference
Marietjes Schaake addresses a group of Turkish and European students during a meeting organized by the "Friends of Turkey" in the European Parliament and the Turkish Ministry of Education. She will talk about her politic...
April 17, 2014
Letter to High Representative Ashton concerning Egypt
Strasbourg 17, April 2014 Honourable Lady Ashton, Recent developments towards greater authoritarianism in Egypt are cause for great concern. Egypt has the potential to be an economic and political leader in a fr...
February 1, 2012
Press release: Iran's nuclear activity a serious worry for the EU
Amid growing tension between Iran and the EU regarding Iran's nuclear activities and the subsequent introduction of sanctions on Iran's oil exports, the European Parliament held a debate today with the EU High Representa...
May 12, 2011
Plenary speech on Azerbaijan
Mr President, while we welcome the release from prison of c and Emin Milli, the good news about Azerbaijan ends about there. The European Parliament is very concerned about the massive crackdown on freedom of express...
May 12, 2014
MEP welcomes European guidelines freedom of expression
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) welcomes the new European guidelines on freedom of expression that were adopted today by the European Ministers for Foreign Affairs. In these guidelines, the...
October 16, 2013
Vooruitblik Marietje Schaake presentatie voortgangsrapporten EU kandidaat-lidstaten
D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake blikt vooruit op de presentatie van de voortgangsrapporten van kandidaat-lidstaten van de Europese Unie door EU-uitbreidingscommissaris Stefan Füle van vanmiddag: “Voor D66 blij...
December 2, 2013
Event: Seminar on Iran: 'Momentum for openness? What opportunities for the future of EU-Iran relations?'
On 4 december I will host a seminar on Iran in the European Parliament. This seminar will bring together different stakeholders, experts, opposition activists and academics to focus on the question whether the new politi...
July 5, 2012
Plenary speech & Resolution on on violence against lesbian women and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in Africa
(Resolution below the plenary video's) Plenary speech Marietje Schaake – Mr President, we have fought long and hard to address, at last, the extensive violence against LGBT people in Africa. Sadly, even in the Hou...
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...
September 26, 2014
Transparantie moet prioriteit zijn voor nieuwe Europese Handelscommissaris
Aankomende maandag beginnen de hoorzittingen van de nieuwe Europese Commissie in het Europees Parlement. Het belooft een spannende periode te worden waarin Europarlementariërs het vuur aan de schenen van de kandidaat-Com...
November 23, 2012
Press release: EU should freeze European financial assistance to Egypt
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE), urges EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton to freeze all financial assistance to Egypt in reaction to yesterday's constitutional declaration by Preside...
September 30, 2014
MEP: Europe should use EU enlargement to push for democratization
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) wants the Commissioner for European Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement to initiate a fresh start in the relationship between Turkey and the European Union....
December 17, 2010
Press release: A European Heritage Label to support cultural treasures
The European Parliament adopted today a report which calls for a new cultural initiative introducing the European Heritage Label (EHL). ALDE Press release, 17.12.2010 The main objective of the report is transforming a...
June 3, 2014
MEP: Syrian 'elections' during humanitarian disaster grotesque and illegitimate
Dutch Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), says it is grotesque that the Assad regime is organising so-called elections today. The war in the country goes on, causing one of the largest humanit...
March 9, 2016
European eSkills for jobs Conference
On March 16, 2016 Marietje Schaake will be one of the keynote speakers during the Conference on eSkills for jobs. During this event, the most important themes around European eSkills for jobs are central. It concerns...
September 28, 2012
Media: Avrupa'da Balyoz kararına 'kuşkulu bakış'
Çağıl Kasapoğlu, BBC Türkçe, 28.09.2012 Darbe teşebbüsü iddialarının yargılandığı soruşturma, iki sene önce övgü topladığı Avrupa'dan dava süreci boyunca ve kararın açıklanmasının ardından 'daha kuşkulu yaklaşımlara'...
January 17, 2013
Europarlement steunt oproep D66 voor EU-sancties Bahrein
Het Europees Parlement heeft vanmiddag op initiatief van D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake een resolutie aangenomen tegen mensenrechtenschendingen in Bahrein. Het Parlement wil dat de Europese Unie gerichte sanctie...
October 26, 2011
Resolution on Bahrain
The European Parliament , – having regard to its previous resolutions on Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, in particular that of 7 April 2011(1) on the situation in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen and that of 7 July 2011(2) on the...
August 28, 2014
Written Question to the High Representative on the case of Héla Boujneh in Tunisia
On 28 August, Marietje Schaake submitted a written question to High Representative Catherine Ashton concerning the case of the arrest of Héla Boujneh in Tunisia. Please find a plain text version and the official document...
April 18, 2014
MEP: European leadership crucial in internet future
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants the European Union to show leadership and strive to increase freedom for internet users. Next week, an important summit will be held in Brazil to disc...
October 31, 2011
Parlementaire vraag: Illegale handel in cultuurgoederen en erfgoed
Parlementaire vragen31 oktober 2011 E-009825/2011 Vraag met verzoek om schriftelijk antwoord aan de Commissie Artikel 117 van het Reglement Marietje Schaake (ALDE) en Morten Løkkegaard (ALDE) Betreft: Illeg...
October 20, 2015
Tech for change: ICT's, internet access and the post-2015 development agenda
Tech for change: ICT's, internet access and the post-2015 development agenda Tuesday 17 November, 14.00-17.00 European Parliament Brussels, Room PHS 5B 001 On behalf of the Digital Agenda Intergrou...
March 7, 2016
MEP: European Parliament must address rule of law and rights violations in Turkey
D66/ALDE Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake calls for a debate with the European Commission about the appalling human rights violations in Turkey. Last Friday Turkey's largest newspaper was taken over by the...
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...
February 12, 2015
Plenary speech & Resolution on Saudi Arabia and the case of Raif Badawi
Today, Marietje Schaake spoke in the plenary debate, after which a resolution concerning the case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia was adopted. Earlier, on January 21, MEPs called for urgent action in this case by sendi...
April 7, 2015
Media (CNN) - Schaake: Turkey internet blockade is bad for business
On April 5, Marietje Schaake joined CNN's Quest Means Business, stating that the blocking of social media by Turkey will have a chilling effect on investment. "We have seen many political interventions already in Turke...
March 10, 2016
European Parliament resolution on Egypt, notably the case of Giulio Regeni
On March 10, 2016 Marietje Schaake spoke in the plenary session on Egypt, notably the case of Giulio Regeni. Please find below and via this link the adopted urgency resolution on Egypt, notably the case of Giulio...
December 12, 2011
Parliamentary Question: US tools for mobile phone operators infringe EU rights
Parliamentary questions12 December 2011 E-011723/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Sophia in 't Veld (ALDE) and Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: US tools for mobile phone operators...
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...
May 9, 2014
D66 wil Boko Haram op Europese terreurlijst
D66-Kamerlid Sjoerd Sjoerdsma en D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake willen dat de extreem gewelddadige terreurorganisatie Boko Haram op de Europese terreurlijst komt. Sjoerdsma: “Boko Haram is een terroristische org...
May 2, 2013
Event: Nationaal Vrijheidsdebat 5 mei
Op Bevrijdingsdag spreekt Marietje Schaake in Wageningen tijdens het Nationaal Vrijheidsdebat 5 mei met als thema "Vrijheid en vrede: afspraken of loze woorden?". Andere sprekers zijn prof. dr. Willem van Genugten en lui...
December 14, 2015
Speech in the presence of Ensaf Haidar, the wife of Raif Badawi
On December 14, Marietje Schaake spoke in the Foreign Affairs committee to Ensaf Haidar, the wife of Raif Badawi. The liberal blogger has been sentenced to 1,000 lashes, 10 years of imprisonment, and a high fine. The...
July 18, 2014
MEP: EU needs to assist Nigeria in fight against Boko Haram (Resolution)
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) wants the European Union to help Nigeria in combatting Boko Haram. Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution on the situation in Nigeria. Schaake: "T...
April 5, 2011
Resolution on the situation in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen
The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Syria and Yemen, – having regard to its report on European Union relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council of 24 March 2011(1), – h...
July 6, 2011
Resolution on Indonesia
The European Parliament, – having regard to its resolution of 16 December 2010 on the Annual Report on Human Rights in the World 2009 and the European Union’s policy on the matter(1), – having regard to Indones...
March 15, 2013
Media: Family of Syria Internet guru appeals for EU help - EU Observer
The family of one extraordinary Syrian man facing life in prison has appealed to the EU for diplomatic assistance. "We need the urgent support of the European Union. This is our call to the European External Action Se...
June 1, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Internet Freedom as a criterion for EU accession
Parliamentary questions1 June 2011 E-005344/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: Internet Freedom as a criterion for EU accession On Sunday 15 May...
October 12, 2011
Debate on situation in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and Egypt
Mr President, while the euro crisis occupies political agendas and headlines, we are facing another crisis, which is that of the EU as a global player. High Representative, I believe that this week’s statements on Ba...
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...
December 5, 2013
Event: A Cybersecurity Strategy for Europe: What Is Missing?
Ranging from restrictive behaviour by telecom providers to online fraud and from economic espionage to state-sponsored attacks, threats to cybersecurity require increasingly sophisticated approaches. The Commission elabo...