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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
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...
March 24, 2014
Video: Roundtable on a European Perspective on Iran
On March 24th Marietje Schaake spoke in a roundtable hosted by the Atlantic Council of the US in Washington D.C. about her recent visit to Iran and discussed the latest developments in EU-Iran relations. Below you wil...
October 28, 2015
Interparliamentary Meeting & GMF (Washington D.C.)
Visit to Washington DC As vice-chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States, Marietje Schaake will take part in the Interparliamentary Meeting (IPM) with the US Congress in Washington D.C. on 4 an...
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...
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...
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...
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...
March 5, 2014
Turkey Progress Report as voted in Foreign Affairs Committee
The document below is the European Parliament resolution on the 2013 progress report on Turkey as it was voted in the Foreign Affairs (AFET) committee on Monday 3 March 2014. The report will be definitively adopted durin...
September 18, 2012
Own initiative report on a Digital Freedom Strategy in EU Foreign Policy
MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION on a Digital Freedom Strategy in EU Foreign Policy (2012/2094(INI)) The European Parliament, – having regard to the resolution of the UN Human Rights Council of...
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...
February 11, 2015
Media (The Digital Post): Marietje Schaake: EU needs a more coherent agenda on Internet Governance
This interview appeared on The Digital Post.eu, by Francesco Molica There is a need for leadership on the highest political levels to curb a worrying trend towards limiting the open internet, seeking to use internet for...
October 16, 2015
European Youth Media Days – Panel on Media and (Self-)Censorship
European Youth Media Days – Panel on Media and (Self-)Censorship 21 October 2015, 09:30-11:00 Room PHS 07C050, European Parliament From 20-22 October 2015, the European Youth Media Days (EYMD 2015) will take p...
December 7, 2012
MEPs: "ICC should investigate violence in Syria"
A cross-party coalition of MEPs today joined an initiative by Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calling on EU foreign policy-chief Catherine Ashton to ensure that all EU Member States will join a Swiss-initiated glob...
June 8, 2015
Media (The New York Times) - With Backpacks and Exposed Skin, European Officials Roil Iranians
This article appeared in The New York Times on June 8, 2015. By THOMAS ERDBRINKWith Backpacks and Exposed Skin, European Officials Roil Iranians TEHRAN — The woman wore form-fitting clothes and a scarf wrapped around he...
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...
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...
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 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 22, 2015
Statement on Digital Protectionism
On 22 September, a statement signed by more than 50 Members of the European Parliament was sent to Members of U.S. Congress. It was also published by Politico US. In the letter, the MEPs respond to strong statements c...
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...
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...
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 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...
July 14, 2016
Report on EU-Iran relations
Please find below Marietje Schaake's amendments to the report on EU strategy towards Iran after the nuclear agreementMOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTIONon EU strategy towards Iran after the nuclear agreement(2015...
October 14, 2015
MEP: New European trade strategy should be implemented quickly
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) welcomes the new trade strategy from the European Commission and hopes they will move quickly to implement it. Today Commissioner Malmström presented the new...
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...
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...
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...
April 17, 2015
POLITICO launch event: European Divides
23 April 2015, 17:00 Autoworld, Cinquantenaire Park, Brussels POLITICO's invitation-only launch event will be a remarkable evening of interactive panel debates and interviews on the state of the Uni...
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...
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 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...
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...
July 7, 2016
Plenary debate on the new EU strategy on China
On Thursday July 7th, Marietje Schaake delivered a speech during the plenary debate on the new EU strategy on China. Schaake underlines that intensifying relations must never lead to turning blind eye to human rights vio...
April 23, 2015
Video: POLITICO launch event 'European Divides'
On April 23, Marietje Schaake talked about putting Europe on the digital map at the POLITICO launch event. She was joined on stage by Andrus Ansip, European Commission Vice-President for the Digital Single Market, an...
November 6, 2012
Media: Digital Freedoms and Human Rights in a Hyper-Connected World - MIND
Read the entire publication below Marietje Schaake, MIND, 06.11.2012 A selection of different developments around technologies and human rights remind us of the vast scope of these emerging crossroads. A video clip...
December 11, 2012
Media: EU: Enact Controls on Digital Weapons Trade - HRW.org
HRW.org, 11.12.2012 The European Union should enact new controls on internet surveillance technologies that have enabled human rights violations, Human Rights Watch and Reporters Without Borders said today. The Europe...
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...
February 1, 2013
Media: viEUws interview on digital freedom, net neutrality, copyright reform and stopping digital arms trade
Marietje Schaake spoke to viEUw's Jennifer Baker about her recently adopted report on A Digital Freedom Strategy in the EU's Foreign Policy and related policies that are part of the EU's Digital Agenda, like intellectual...
March 30, 2011
Press release: The Libyan Transitional Council should formally join the Contact Group on Libya
Liberals and Democrats in the European Parliament have welcomed progress made at the London Conference on Libya yesterday attended by over 40 countries, which decided inter alia on the setting-up of a Libya Contact Grou...
March 27, 2014
Event: Missing a generation in EU politics - How to involve young Europeans?
The low turn-out among young European voters in the 2009 European elections is alarming. Moreover, out of a total of 766 Members of the European Parliament, only 2 are currently under the age of 30, whilst just 57 are un...
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...
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...
May 31, 2013
Event: European Council on Foreign Relations Vienna
On June 7 and 8, Marietje Schaake will participate in the annual meeting of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)in Vienna. ECFR is an independent think tank that promotes a powerful and integrated common fore...
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...
March 26, 2015
MEP: The European Digital Single Market is a pipe dream without a strong Telecom Market
Dutch Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) responds to the Commission's plans to develop a Digital Single Market. "For years now, I have been saying that we need to speed up the finalisation of...
March 12, 2013
Video: Marietje Schaake on youth unemployment
Education and entrepreneurship should be an integral part of open and vibrant societies in which economic development is within reach for everyone. Knowledge is the most valuable asset of the EU. We must continue to inve...
October 13, 2011
Plenary speech on the American Jobs Act
Madam President, America and the EU face similarly large challenges when it comes to resolving the economic crisis, and cooperation should be our intention in order to sustain this recovery. There is, however, a s...
July 12, 2016
MEP: Clear agreements and rules must be basis for relations with China
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants European leaders to come to clear agreements with China on the future of our relations. Today and tomorrow, an EU-China summit takes place in Beijing....
November 14, 2014
MEP: violation Minsk protocol unacceptable
Member of the European parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), says it is unacceptable that the Ukrainian government, rebels and Russia keep on violating the agreements they made in September in Minsk. Schaake: "NATO re...
March 31, 2015
MEP responds to acquittal 236 suspects in Balyoz/Sledgehammer case
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE) responds to the acquittal of 236 suspects in the infamous Balyoz/Sledgehammer case in Turkey. "Although a mass acquittal is troubling the same way a mass con...
April 22, 2014
MEP: EU should forcefully condemn attacks on political prisoners Iran
This post can be read in Persian here. Last week an unprecedented attack was launched on political prisoners in Evin prison Tehran. Labelled 'Black Thursday' witnesses speak of the worst attacks in 20 years. High Repr...
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...
April 16, 2013
Media: The right formula? - Parliament Magazine
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...
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...
November 6, 2012
Digital freedom priority in EU foreign policy
Digital freedoms - safe access to an open and uncensored Internet - should be among the key priorities in EU Foreign Policy. Today the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament endorsed the own initiative repo...
June 22, 2015
European Trade Policy Day (European Commission)
European Trade Policy Day European Commission 23 June Management Centre Europe (MCE), Rue de l'Aqueduc 118, Brussels Find the full programme and more information here. The event will be live-streamed....
November 3, 2014
Event: Panel on the digital single market
Op 12 november zal Marietje Schaake deelnemen aan een paneldiscussie over het effect van een digitale interne markt op reeds bestaande en toekomstige EU-wetgeving. Deze paneldiscussie maakt onderdeel uit van het event...
October 28, 2015
MEP: Transparency negotiations on trade agreements must be a priority
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) wants furthering transparency around trade negotiations to be a priority for the EU. Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a proposal by Schaake to...
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 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...
February 25, 2015
Media (NRC Handelsblad): Het helpt juist ons exportland
Op zaterdag 21 februari schreef Marietje Schaake in NRC Handelsblad over hoe een goed EU-VS handelsverdrag export stimuleert en onze positie in de wereld verstevigt.Nederland is een handelsland. In 2013 was de export goe...
September 10, 2013
Plenary speech on cyber security and digital arms trade
Mr President, cybersecurity certainly has a different connotation after the NSA revelations, and the EU must take the lead in ensuring that our freedoms are not eroded in the name of security. It should not be z...
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...
May 28, 2015
MEP Schaake reacts to vote report ongoing negotiations on a trade and investment partnership between Europe and the United States
Today, the International Trade Committee of the European Parliament (INTA) adopted a report on the ongoing negotiations on a trade and investment partnership between Europe and the United States (TTIP). Member of the Eur...
August 12, 2015
Letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs on human rights in Angola
On August 12, Marietje Schaake together with other MEPs sent a letter to High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs / Vice President of the European Commission Mogherini on human rights in Angola. Please find t...
October 22, 2014
ALDE MEP Schaake reacts on preferential market access to the European market for Ukrainian companies
Tomorrow, the European Parliament votes on prolonging preferential market access to the European market for Ukrainian companies. Yesterday, the Trade committee of the Parliament already supported this extension. Member o...
November 16, 2011
Plenary speech on EU - US summit on 28 November 2011
Madam President, the campaign season has clearly started in the United States, which means that there is less and less focus on the rest of the world. In Europe, even though unfortunately we cannot elect the Presiden...
March 12, 2013
Media: Dutch MEP wants Hezbollah on EU terrorist list - European Jewish Congress
A leading Dutch member of the European Parliament has called on the European Union to include the Lebanese-based terror group Hezbollah on its official list of proscribed organizations. European Jewish Congress, 12.03...
January 12, 2015
Human rights and technologies: The impact of digital surveillance and intrusion systems on human rights in third countries
Human rights and technologies: The impact of digital surveillance and intrusion systems on human rights in third countries Date: Wednesday 21 January 2015, 9.00-11.30 Venue: European Parliament, Altiero Spinel...
September 2, 2014
MEP: Candidate High Representative should resign as Italian Minister
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls on Frederica Mogherini to resign as Minister of Foreign affairs of Italy, now that she has been nominated as High Representative of the foreign- and se...
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...
August 30, 2012
"EU should protect Belarusian online opposition"
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) is worried about today's detainment of several web-administrators by the Belarusian authorities. In the run-up to parliamentary elections on September 23rd...
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...
June 20, 2012
Media: Introducing the #FPWomeratti - Foreign Policy Magazine
BY @JILLIANYORK, @KATRINSKAYA, @LISANG at www.foreignpolicy.com, 20 June 2012 When Foreign Policy published its 2012 Twitterati 100 list, we could not help but be struck by the lack of women. Of the 100 tweeters F...
May 20, 2013
Event: Online Radicalisation and Digital Freedom
The European Foundation for Democracy in co-operation with Marietje Schaake MEP (ALDE, NL) would like to invite you to a panel discussion on: RADICALISATION AND THE INTERNET Online radicalisation and digital freedom...
August 13, 2013
Media: Q&A: Marietje Schaake on the future of EU-Iran relations - Your Middle East
A Persian version of this article can be found here. Our Tehran-based contributor Alborz Habibi talks to EU parliamentarian Marietje Schaake, also a Your Middle East contributor, about Europe-Iran relations in light o...
October 4, 2013
Press release: Marietje Schaake: EU should open delegation in Iran
Dutch Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls on EU High Representative Catherine Ashton to open a delegation of the European Union in Iran. “With President Rouhani in office, Iran appears to...
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 10, 2013
First steps towards curbing digital arms exports welcome
Dutch member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) welcomes the fact that steps are finally being taken to regulate the trade in digital arms. A group of 41 countries, including all EU member states, th...
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...
December 1, 2011
Parliamentary Question: VP/HR — Renewed Syrian membership of Unesco human rights committee
Parliamentary questions 1 December 2011 E-011291/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: VP/HR — Renewed Syrian membership of Unesco human rights committee...
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...
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...
May 20, 2013
In Defense of Digital Freedom
This is a translation of an article originally published in Dutch in the International Spectator. Please find the Dutch version here. Cyber everywhere It is impossible to follow the news without being confronted wi...
April 16, 2015
Curbing the trade in conflict minerals requires a realistic approach
In 2014, the European Commission introduced a proposal for legislation to combat the trade in minerals which is used to finance conflict. This is an issue of great concern, especially in central Africa, mainly in the...
June 22, 2012
Press release: Freedom of expression: EU should learn from Iceland
"Europe must protect freedom of expression and press following the example of Iceland" said Marietje Schaake (D66, NL) during today's ALDE seminar on " Censorship and Self censorship" hosted with Alexander Lambsdorff (FD...
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...
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....
August 22, 2012
Press release - MEP: "United States should respect EU's Iran policy"
D66 Press Release - Brussels, 22 August 2012 Dutch Liberal Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) is worried about the profound effect of US sanctions against Iran on European business. Schaake urges...
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 10, 2015
Plenary speech on sport and Human Rights, including in the context of the Baku European Games
Please read Schaake's press release: MEP: No European politicians to European Games in Baku until political prisoners are released. Marietje Schaake (ALDE) – Mr President, the Azerbaijani authorities are eage...
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....
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...
August 3, 2013
EU should start human rights dialogue with Iran
On the day before the inauguration of the new Iranian president Rohani, Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) calls on the EU to invite Iran for an ongoing dialogue on human rights and democracy...
March 21, 2016
Connected Citizens Summit (POLITICO), Amsterdam
On June 21 2016, POLITICO is organizing the Connected Citizens Summit in Amsterdam, one of Europe's leading smart cities. At this international Summit, you'll have the opportunity to meet EU and national policymak...
November 29, 2012
Media: Kennard’s Mood Music Flatters Dance Partners - European Business Express
It’s a $4 trillion economic partnership; of course we’re the best of friends. The US-EU tango is led by the strong beat of liberal democracy and elevated by accordion key changes; though, unless you press the right butto...
January 23, 2013
Event: D66 Kennismakingsbijeenkomst
Op zaterdag 9 februari spreekt Marietje Schaake in een panel op de D66 Kennismakingsbijeenkomst voor nieuwe leden en geïnteresseerden. In het panel zitten ook Tweede Kamerlid Vera Bergkamp, Han Weber, Gedeputeerde te Zui...
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...
May 13, 2011
Media: 'Digital diplomacy' to open access to Europe's culture, says MEP
The European Union should make its diverse cultural content more accessible to people around the world via increased investment in cultural and, in particular, digital diplomacy, Dutch liberal MEP Marietje Schaake told E...
April 24, 2015
Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable: A Transatlantic Trade for Inter-dependent Prosperity
Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable A Transatlantic Trade for Inter-dependent Prosperity 1 May 2015, 14:30 - 16:00 The Manhattan Hotel, Rotterdam The European Liberal Forum (ELF) and European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) have...
September 14, 2012
ALDE puts Syria on agenda September plenary: meeting with opposition, debate with Ashton and a strong resolution.
On the initiative of the Alliance for Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) the European Parliament focussed on the ongoing crisis in Syria during its first plenary session in Strasbourg after the summer reces. On...
May 19, 2012
Media: European Parliament Member Marietje Schaake's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
This week's favorites post comes from Marietje Schaake, a Member of the EU Parliament, who has been called "Europe's most wired politician."By Marietje Schaake, 19.5.2012, TechDirt.com When Mike asked me to write a po...
September 15, 2015
State of Europe 2015 – Catching up with the ‘Digital Era’
State of Europe 2015 – Addressing Europe’s crises October 22, Palais d'Egmont, Brussel Information from Friends of Europe: Join our high-level Roundtable on October 22 for a discussion on Europe...
May 10, 2016
Towards a values-based European foreign policy to cybersecurity
This is an unedited version of an article that was originally published in the first issue of the Journal of Cyber Policy, Volume 1, Issue 1, January 2016, pages 75-84.The internet changes everything’ is a buzz phrase th...
March 12, 2014
MEP: Syria should be EU human rights priority
Dutch Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants the EU to treat the Syrian crisis as an absolute priority. Today the European Parliament will debate about the EU's priorities for the United Na...
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...
April 6, 2011
From the Bosphorus Straight - EU conference should be in Istanbul
That the European Commission reportedly bears some suspicion of the strength of press freedom in Turkey is understandable, laudable even. Our own views on this topic are well established. That the commission, as we repor...
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...
February 5, 2014
Media: Zaman on restrictions on digital freedom on Turkey (Turkish)
Zaman, 05.02.2014 AK Parti hükümetinin hızla Meclis’ten geçirerek yasalaştırmaya çalıştığı yeni internet yasa taslağı, Avrupa’da da endişe uyandırdı. AP’nin Hollandalı üyesi Schaake, tasarının Avrupa ilkelerini ihlal et...
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...
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...
September 12, 2013
Schaake: EU should play leading role in ending Syrian conflict
The war in Syria demands a political solution in which the EU should act more prominently. Because of the strong regional character of the conflict, in which the country itself has become a chess board of geopolitical po...
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...
July 22, 2015
TTIP - What's the buzz in Europe? (European Liberal Forum)
TTIP - What's the buzz in Europe? European Liberal Forum, Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable July 23, 09:00 - 11:00 AT & T Innovation Centre 1133 21st Street, NW Suite 210, Washington D.C. 20036 Register by 20...
November 18, 2013
Plenary speech on the new Erasmus+ Programme
Marietje Schaake (ALDE) - Mr President, international skills for people enrolled in academic and vocational education are becoming increasingly important in order for them to enter into an internationalised job marke...
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 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...
June 24, 2015
A Europe that Works for Young People (LYMEC)
A Europe that Works for Young People (LYMEC) July 1-2 European Parliament For more information, please visit the website of LYMEC. Description from LYMEC: This 2015 edition of ALDE Group’s Sum...
October 11, 2012
Media: A year on and the situation in Libya is still fraught ... and it's the most vulnerable who are suffering most - Independent
NEARLY a year after the conflict in Libya, the central authorities are struggling to exert their control over the various factions that contributed to overthrowing the dictator. As in all situations of political and soci...
June 10, 2015
MEP: No European politicians to European Games in Baku until political prisoners are released
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) calls on European leaders not to attend official ceremonies during the European Games in Azerbaijan, until political prisoners are released. Today the Europea...
June 27, 2016
Telecom rules for the Digital Single Market – what should the Commission do?, Brussel
On Wednesday 29 June 2016, Marietje Schaake will give a keynote speech during the event Telecom rules for the Digital Single Market – what should the Commission do? The agenda is as followed: 09:30-10:00 Registration an...
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...
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...
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...
November 16, 2012
Video summary: Free Speech in a Hyper Connected World
As the Parliament’s Rapporteur for a report on ‘A Digital Freedom Strategy in EU foreign policy‘, and on ‘Press and Media Freedom in the World' Marietje Schaake hosted a panel to discuss changing concepts of lawmaking, m...
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...
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...
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...
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....
January 12, 2015
D66: Europe should support victims of IS terror
D66 wants EU High Representative Mogherini, together with the EU member states to come up with an emergency plan for Iraq. The acts of terror committed by IS in Iraq are leading to an unprecedented humanitarian crisis. I...
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...
September 13, 2012
Schaake: "Ashton should address visit of al-Bashir to Cairo in talks with Morsi."
Dutch Member of European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE), urges Catherine Ashton in her talks today with Egyptian President Morsi to address the announced visit of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to Cairo for t...
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...
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...
August 12, 2015
Media (FD) - Maak zakendoen in VS makkelijker voor het mkb
Maak zakendoen in VS makkelijker voor het mkb Onderhandelaars EU moeten belang van midden- en kleinbedrijf stevig naar voren brengen in besprekingen over TTIP Marietje Schaake en Kees Verhoeven Hoewel de Verenigde...
June 5, 2015
Violence and Terror: A comprehensive solution for stopping Daesh
Violence and Terror: A comprehensive solution for stopping Daesh June 15 Friends of Europe With its strategy of terror and violence, Daesh (also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) is wreaking...
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...
May 17, 2010
Media: Turkish gays, lesbians need better treatment, European deputy says
Securing freedoms and rights for gays and lesbians in Turkey will help the country show how compatible it is with European values, a Dutch member of the European Parliament says. According to Marietje Schaake, the human-...
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...
September 23, 2014
MEP: Frozen conflict in Eastern Ukraine unacceptable
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), wants the two sides of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine to keep pursuing a sustainable solution. The European Union should facilitate these talks. Today the...
April 6, 2011
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.D...
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...
February 7, 2013
Press release: MEP: "EU Cyber Security Strategy should secure digital freedoms"
EU Cyber Security Strategy should secure digital freedoms The EU Cyber Security Strategy, launched in Brussels today, is an assessment more than a forward looking strategy. The assessment of a variety of crimes involv...
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...
September 24, 2012
Media: The Need for an EU Digital Freedom Strategy - New Europe
23.9.2012, New Europe After violent protests by extremists in reaction to the "Innocence of Muslims" video, the question whether or not YouTube should take the video offline is fiercely debated. While laws are made on...
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...
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...
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...
February 13, 2013
Press release: Opening of EU-US FTA negotiations will be a milestone in evolution of world trade
Dutch Liberal Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66) today expects the European Commission to swiftly present a negotiating mandate as the basis for a comprehensive Free Trade Agreement with the United Stat...
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...
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...
January 23, 2013
Media: Princess Laurentien: 'we should strive for a hundred percent literate Europe' - New Europe
At an event at the European Parliament (EP) on 22 January, Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands said that we should strive for a hundred percent literate Europe.Stanislava Gaydazhieva, New Europe, 22.01.2013 The Pri...
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...
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 Institu...
February 11, 2015
MEP: Europe should support victims of IS terror in Iraq and Syria (Speech & Resolution)
Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) wants the European Union to make humanitarian aid for victims of terror organisation Islamic State (IS) a priority. Today the European Parliament will debate...
March 22, 2012
Parliamentary Question: The Commission's position in the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
Parliamentary questions22 March 2012 E-003124/2012 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) Subject: The Commission's position in the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright...
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...
June 3, 2014
Media: Europe needs an ambitious digital agenda
This column was previously published by Euractiv. The European Parliament must take its responsibility to make Europe the smartest and most connected continent, starting with the creation of one committee for Di...
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...
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...
September 3, 2015
Interview - Marietje Schaake: EU technology should not be used to violate human rights
This interview with Marietje Schaake appeared on 3 September 2015 on the European Parliament's website. Technology can help people to express themselves, but it can also be used to violate their human right...
October 5, 2013
Statement on the postponement of EU-US trade negotiations
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) responds to the postponement of the 2nd round of negotiations on the Transatlantic Traded and Investment Partnership (TTIP) due to the US Federal Government...
July 9, 2015
The freedom to snap and share
Anyone who opened Wikipedia during the past weeks, saw landmark buildings such as the Eiffel tower or the Erasmus bridge, blacked out in pictures. Similarly, as Members of Parliament we received countless emails. Citizen...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
July 8, 2016
NetCompetition Forum, 12-7-2016
On July 12th, Marietje Schaake will take part in a panel during the NetCompetition Forum on EU versus US broadband: a comparison of investments and consumer welfare based on reality. Some commentators highlught differ...
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...
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 ‘...
May 20, 2015
Can TTIP Protect European Creativity? (ELF Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable)
Can TTIP Protect European Creativity? ELF Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable June 4, 2015 | 19:00-21:30 Pakhuis de Zwijger, Piet Heinkade 179, Amsterdam Negotiatiors aim to make the Transatlantic Trade and Investmen...
July 13, 2015
Media (ECFR) - Digital diplomacy: trade and human rights in China's internet revolution
This article by Marietje Schaake appeared on the website of the European Council on Foreign Affairs (ECFR) on July 13.China has reportedly adopted a wide-ranging national security law, which would increase China's contro...
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...
November 3, 2014
Event: Panel on the digital single market
On the 12th of November, Marietje Schaake will participate in a paneldiscussion on the impact of a digital single market on existing and pending EU legislation. The panel is part of the event, Internet: only a “single d...
July 22, 2015
Transatlantic Week: roundtable sessions on TTIP and Internet Governance
Roundtable Sessions in the Transatlantic Week July 21-23 Captiol Hill, Washington D.C. Organised by Transatlantic Policy Network Transatlantic Week Transatlantic Week includes discussion fora focusing...
November 8, 2010
Media: Is there room for a liberal party?
By Yavuz Baydar, 8.11.2010, Today's Zaman The question stemmed from the an assertion by Ms. Marietje Schaake, a European liberal politician, who while in İstanbul recently raised many wise points in narrowing the gap...
February 15, 2011
Resolution on the situation in Egypt
The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Egypt, – having regard to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights of 1966, as ratified by Egypt in 1982, – having re...
March 17, 2011
Report on the cultural dimensions of the EU’s external actions
(2010/2161(INI)), Report rapporteur: Marietje Schaake, Committee on Culture and Education, adopted on 17.03.11, unanimity MOTION FOR A EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT RESOLUTION on the cultural dimensions of the EU’s extern...
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...
November 17, 2015
MEP: Ensuring Internet access in developing countries should not be left to private sector
“Improving access to the Internet in developing countries is too important to leave to the private sector”, says MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66). Schaake states this in response to the trend that large tech companies wan...
April 11, 2011
Despite Problems, National Assembly Elections Give Nigerians a Real Chance to Vote, NDI Mission Finds
In contrast to past elections in Nigeria, the April 9 National Assembly polls provided a real opportunity for citizens to exercise their right to vote, according to the findings of an international election observation m...
October 23, 2012
Plenary speech on Protocol to the Euro-Mediterranean Agreement establishing an association between the EC and Israel on Conformity Assessment and Acceptance of Industrial Products (CAA)
Plenary speech by Marietje Schaake Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, human rights are essential for this Parliament and for the EU. This is the essence of our values and is also reflected i...
May 30, 2012
Event: "Facing Challenges to the Internet Governance Regime: A European Perspective Workshop"
“Facing Challenges to the Internet Governance Regime: A European Perspective Workshop“ June 19th from 15.00 to 18.00 in room PHS5 B001 European Parliament The workshop will deal with several aspects of internet gove...
January 27, 2015
Amendments to 2014 Progress Report on Turkey
MOTION FOR A RESOLUTIONto wind up the debate on the statement by the Commission pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure on 2014 Commission Progress Report on Turkey (2014/2953(RSP)) Kati Piri on...
December 14, 2011
Press release: Verhofstadt shocked by the lack of urgency to halt a massacre in Homs
Guy Verhofstadt, ALDE Leader today issued a stark warning to the EU following the weak statement by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton on the situation in Syria. Following her remarks that the idea of creating hu...
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...
September 6, 2013
Media: Syria: European Reaction on Possible Military Action - BBC
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...
December 11, 2014
Media (Vieuws): Council disappoints on Telecoms Package after significant progress in Parliament, claims Marietje Schaake MEP
Marietje Schaake, in an appearance at Vieuws, critically analyses the progress on digital and technology developments in the European Union. Marietje is disappointed in the Council of Ministers, which seem...