December 17, 2012
Statement on planning to visit Bahrain
Brussels, December 17th 2012 Statement on planning to visit Bahrain A delegation of Members of the European Parliament has been preparing to visit Bahrain this week with a program focused on human rights. The Parli...
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...
June 8, 2015
Blog: Visit to Iran
It is never an easy decision to travel to Iran. I have heard both voices of approval and condemnations from various sides on my 3 visits so far. Weighing them carefully, I believe that engaging, even in difficult cir...
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...
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...
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...
May 25, 2016
Press release: MEP wants clarification from Commission on exported arms to Egypt
On May 25, Amnesty International released a report documenting that thirteen European Member States have exported arms and other goods that can be used for repression, despite European agreements to suspend these transf...
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 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...
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)...
June 9, 2014
Letter to Catherine Ashton on Egypt and trial of journalists
Brussels, 9 June 2014 Honourable Lady Ashton, Recent developments in Egypt are cause for great concern. In a climate of fear and intimidation, elections were held. Many questions about those remain, as critical...
March 31, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Response to the migration flows in North Africa and the southern Mediterranean
Parliamentary questions31 March 2011 O-000082/2011 Question for oral answer to the Commission Rule 115 Cecilia Wikström, Baroness Sarah Ludford, Jens Rohde, Sonia Alfano, Louis Michel, Nathalie Griesbeck, Mariet...
January 30, 2015
Letter to High Representative Mogherini on the cases of Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel and Ahmed Douma in Egypt
On 30 January, Marietje Schaake together with other Members of the European Parliament, wrote a letter to High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini to call for action on the cases of Ahmed Maher, Mohamed Adel...
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 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...
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...
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 14, 2013
Blog on visit to Lebanon: From Beirut to Bekaa
Along the highway running from Beirut into the Bekaa valley a lot of construction and development is going on. A brand new dealer in luxury cars and billboards for cosmetic surgery are lined up along the road; we pass by...
October 29, 2014
Written Questions on the export of Finspy technology to Bahrain
On 29 October, Marietje Schaake submitted Written Questions to the European Commission about the export of Finspy technology to Bahrain. Author: Marietje Schaake Subject: Export of Finspy technology to Bahrain...
September 30, 2014
Written Question to the High Representative on the case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia
On September 26, Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) submitted questions to High Representative Ashton on the case of Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia. Please find a plain text version and the offici...
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...
March 16, 2015
Visit to Washington D.C.
Marietje Schaake, Vice-President of the US Delegation in the European Parliament, brings a three-day visit to Washington D.C. The President and 2 Vice-Presidents of the US Delegation of the European Parliament will...
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...
December 27, 2013
Media: Voice of America on visit to Iran
On December 24th Marietje Schaake spoke on Voice of America Iran about her recent visit to Tehran with a delegation from the European Parliament. The entire program can be watched below (in Persian). The interview with M...
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....
February 20, 2013
Statement on misinformation in Bahraini press
Monday (18 February 2013) I met with a delegation of Members of the Bahraini Parliament, as well as with the Ambassador of Bahrain. The people in the meeting were: - Mr. Abdulrahman Rashid Bumjeed, MP - Mr. Ahmed E...
November 29, 2012
Invitation: 4/12 - Roundtable on Bahrain: How to step-up the EU's response to ongoing Human Rights violations?
Marietje Schaake MEP & FIDH cordially invite you to a working group roundtable on Bahrain: How to step-up the EU's response to ongoing Human Rights violations? Tuesday, December 4th 2012 / from 08.30 - 10.00...
March 8, 2016
INTA delegation visit to Canada
From March 21-23, Marietje Schaake will visit Canada with the Committee on International Trade (INTA) The visit to Canada will among others be in the context of CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (...
October 22, 2013
MEP: 'Stop the export of teargas to Bahrain'
Today, Marietje Schaake submitted written questions to the European Commission regarding reports of an impending shipment of teargas and other crowd control equipment to Bahrain, possibly by a South Korean company. Schaa...
May 31, 2016
Speech in subcommittee on Human Rights on recent visit to Turkey
On May 30, Marietje Schaake gave a speech in the meeting of the subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) on her recent visit to Turkey. Please find below the video (7 minutes) of her intervention. The complete discussion (...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
April 5, 2011
Resolution on the use of sexual violence in conflicts in North Africa and the Middle East
The European Parliament, – having regard to its resolution of 17 January 2008 on the situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and rape as a war crime, – having regard to its resolution of 26 November 2009...
May 8, 2012
Letter to HR/VP Ashton about the situation in Bahrain
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...
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...
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...
June 18, 2012
ALDE statement on hearing on freedom of Bulgarian media
ALDE Press release, 18.06.2012 The Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe (ALDE) Group in the European Parliament is a long-standing promoter of human rights and civil liberties inside the European Union and be...
March 10, 2016
Unoffical Arabic translation of EP urgency resolution on Egypt, notably the case of Giulio Regeni
القرار الاوروبي عن مصر Please find here the unoffical Arabic translation of the European Parliament urgency resolution on Egypt, notably the case of Giulio Regeni, which was adopted on 10 March 2016. The English ve...
March 10, 2011
Plenary speech on Belarus, in particular the cases of Ales Michalevic and Natalia Radin
Mr President, a large number of opposition figures, including former presidential candidates but also journalists and human rights defenders, were arrested after the events of 19 December 2010 in Minsk and they have...
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...
December 17, 2014
Joint motion for resolution on the recognition of Palestinian statehood
Session document EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT 2014 - 2019 16.12.2014 ...
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...
February 4, 2016
Plenary speech on Bahrain, the case of Mohammed Ramadan
On Feburay 4, Marietje Schaake spoke in the plenary about the case of Mohammed Ramadan in Bahrain. Marietje Schaake, author - Madam President, this week many of the people here – just like I did – heard...
January 7, 2016
EP delegation visit to the US
Marietje Schaake, Vice-President of the US Delegation in the European Parliament, brings a three-day visit to the US. The President and two Vice-Presidents of the US Delegation of the European Parliament will focus...
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...
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...
November 17, 2011
Plenary speech on Iran, recent cases of human rights violations
Mr President, where to start? The nuclear dossier dominates our political agendas and campaign rhetoric, but let us never forget the ongoing human rights violations in Iran. These are always important, but especially...
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...
February 6, 2014
Plenary speech and resolution on human rights in Bahrain
Marietje Schaake - Mr President, the unrest and human rights violations in Bahrain will not be overshadowed by fancy advertising campaigns or the sponsorship of the World Economic Forum on CNN. Anyone who looks more...
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...
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...
April 5, 2011
On the situation in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen - motion
pursuant to Rule 110(4) of the Rules of Procedure replacing the motions by the following groups: PPE (B7‑0249/2011) Verts/ALE (B7‑0251/2011) ECR (B7‑0252/2011) S&D (B7‑0253/2011) ALDE (B7‑0254/2011)...
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...
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...
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...
June 12, 2012
Plenary speech on the latest developments in the Middle East & Syria
During this week's plenary session in Strasbourg MEPs discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, particularly in Syria. Just before the start of the debate it was announced that Sakharov-prize winner, Egyptian...
November 9, 2012
Joint Statement of the EU Delegation* to the 7th International Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku
Joint Statement of the EU Delegation* to the 7th International Governance Forum (IGF) in Baku Internet and new technologies play an exponentially important role in the lives of citizens globally. In this respect, the EU...
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...
September 11, 2012
Plenary speech on the situation in Syria
Mr President, after so many debates on Syria, I already know what we are going to be hearing from you: it is a terrible tragedy; human rights have to be respected; Assad has lost his legitimacy; the EU has imposed s...
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...
July 8, 2015
Plenary speech on the situation in Yemen
Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, Commissioner, colleagues. The poor people of Yemen have suffered structurally from a lack of inclusive democratic governments, and the tensions and vio...
June 15, 2013
Statement on adoption of EU negotiating mandate for transatlantic trade and investment partnership (TTIP)
Dutch MEP Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), EU-US trade relations spokesperson forthe European Liberals, reacts to the adoption of an EU negotiating mandate for a Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment treaty (TTIP): "This is 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...
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...
September 12, 2013
Parliamentary speech and resolution on the human rights situation in Bahrain
Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, once again we must address the human rights situation in Bahrain. For those who wonder why and suggest that we look at Saudi Arabia’s human rights vi...
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...
July 18, 2014
Plenary speech on the situation in Iraq
Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, the events in Iraq and in fact the entire Middle East are very worrying but the situation does not come out of the blue. The Islamic State (IS) was able t...
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...
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...
November 18, 2014
D66: Europese Defensie moet speerpunt zijn in onzekere tijden
D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake en D66-Kamerlid Wassila Hachchi zijn teleurgesteld inde initiatieven waar de Europese ministers van Defensie vandaag mee zijn gekomen. In plaats van dat er tastbare initiatieven we...
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...
April 8, 2014
MEP: Cancellation Iranian visit to EP is revealing
Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) says it is revealing that Iranian Parliamentarians decided to cancel their visit to the European Parliament at the last minute. The Iranian parliament today...
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 (...
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...
July 9, 2015
Plenary speech on Bahrain, in particular the case of Nabeel Rajab
Marietje Schaake, on behalf of the ALDE Group – Mr President, Commissioner and colleagues, human rights defender Nabil Rajab is in prison and in fact was arrested right after we, as Members of the European Parliam...
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 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...
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...
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 21, 2012
Media: BNR Europa | Column Marietje Schaake: Vrijheid is als een aardbei
Op 9 mei, Europadag, sprak ik via Skype met een zaal jongeren in Den Haag. Vanuit Oslo pleitte ik voor een sterk Europa in de wereld. Marietje Schaake, 21.5.2012, BNR.nl Hoewel het in de mode is om Europa...
April 27, 2015
2nd International Conference on Internet Science
2nd International Conference on Internet Science May 27-29 Keynote speech Marietje Schaake: May 28, 16:00 Flagey Building, Rue du Belvédère 27, Brussels The 2nd international conference on Internet Scienc...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 27, 2011
Plenary speech on tensions between Turkey and the Republic of Cyprus
Madam President, as the High Representative and Commissioner Füle are aware, Turkey’s foreign policy is guided by a doctrine called ‘zero problems with neighbours’ but, unfortunately, today Turkey is experiencing pro...
November 27, 2015
Opinie (NRC) - Aanslagen Parijs vragen om Europees leger
Op 27 november verscheen dit opiniestuk van Marietje Schaake en D66-Kamerlid Wassila Hachchi op NRC.Aanslagen Parijs vragen om Europees leger Nu probeert elke lidstaat zijn krijgsmacht vorm te geven als een Zwitsers zak...
January 27, 2014
Media: Abrar News on visit to Iran (Farsi)
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...
July 5, 2011
Resolution on the situation in Syria, Yemen and Bahrain in the context of the situation in the Arab world and North Africa
The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Syria, Yemen and Bahrain, in particular that of 7 April 2011 on the situation in Syria, Bahrain and Yemen(1), – having regard to its resol...
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...
April 28, 2015
The ALDE Group condemns the murder of Pakistani human rights activist Sabeen Mahmud
The killing of Sabeen Mahmud, one of the most outspoken human rights advocates in Pakistan, worsens the situation of those fighting for fundamental rights and freedoms in this country. She was shot four times at...
November 19, 2015
Video: Countering Extremism and Improving Governance in the MENA region
The ALDE Conference on 'Countering Extremism and Improving Governance in the MENA region' took place on November 18. Marietje Schaake moderated the discussion focused on potential solutions to end the violence i...
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...
June 30, 2015
Video & Joint Statement - Transatlantic legislators dialogue meeting in Riga
On June 26-28, Marietje Schaake attended the 76th EU-US interparliamentary meeting in Riga, Latvia. Schaake is a Vice-President of the delegation for relations with the United States in the European Parliament. Amongs...
October 7, 2014
Media (NPO Radio 1): Marietje Schaake over Europese defensiesamenwerking
Op 6 oktober was Marietje Schaake te gast bij het radioprogramma 'WNL Haagse Lobby'. Ze ging in gesprek over Europese defensiesamenwerking. Beluister het fragment (vanaf 4:25).
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...
November 19, 2015
Countering Extremism and Improving Governance in the MENA region
The ALDE Conference on 'Countering Extremism and Improving Governance in the MENA region' took place on November 18. Marietje Schaake moderated the discussion focused on potential solutions to end the violence in Syria.&...
April 14, 2013
Media: Webwereld - Wordt EU aangevallen met eigen digitale wapens
Worden digitale wapens die gemaakt zijn in Europa en geëxporteerd naar andere landen, gebruikt tegen de ICT-infrastructuur van Europese landen? Worden onze wapens tegen onszelf gebruikt? 10 april 2013, Webwereld.nl, d...
March 14, 2016
Amendments to 2015 Progress Report on Turkey
DRAFT MOTION FOR A RESOLUTION to wind up the debate on the statement by the Commission pursuant to Rule 123(2) of the Rules of Procedure on the 2015 report on Turkey (2015/2898(RSP)) Kati Piri on behalf o...
June 3, 2015
Invitation to security researchers to make suggestions on export controls
Over the past years I have been in discussion with experts, and the broader public through crowdsourcing, to find workable and precise export controls. These are necessary to end the status quo of an unregulated market o...
November 21, 2012
Visit: Transatlantic Legislators Dialogue
Marietje Schaake will visit Washington D.C. as part of an inter-parliamentary delegation to the Transatlantic Legislators' Dialogue (TLD). The TLD aims at enhancing the dialogue between European and American federal Legi...
April 18, 2013
Recommendation to the Council on the Responsibility to Protect
Today the European Parliament adopted a Recommendation to the Council on the concept of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) under international law. For the Liberal group I have contributed to this important report which...
March 11, 2013
MEP: time to put Hezbollah on EU terror list
Dutch Member of European Parliament Marietje Schaake (D66/ALDE) calls on EU leaders to formally add the Shia terrorist organization Hezbollah to the EU list of terrorist organisations. In a written question the Dutch pol...
May 15, 2014
Europese defensie moet speerpunt zijn
D66-Kamerlid Wassila Hachchi en D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake willen dat Nederland zich hard maakt voor meer Europese defensiesamenwerking. Na jaren bezuinigen beseffen de Europese lidstaten door de crisis in O...
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...
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...
June 24, 2013
EU foreign ministers to decide on Turkey’s membership talks - Euractiv
The Turkish government's handling of protests that have rocked the country for the past three weeks have strained relations with the EU, and a decision to take another step in Ankara’s accession talks, expected t...
March 31, 2011
Use of sexual violence as a counter-revolutionary instrument in North Africa and the Middle East
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 Group, 31.03.11 Women have actively participated in the...
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...
July 8, 2015
Plenary speech on EU support to Tunisia
Marietje Schaake (ALDE) – Mr President, like any sensible person I was shocked and appalled by the cowardly terrorist attack on tourists in Tunisia. My sympathy goes to the victims and their families and loved one...
December 3, 2014
MEP: mass trials and 185 death sentences new low point in Egypt
Dutch member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), says that the death sentence for 185 members of the Muslim Brotherhood marks a new low point in developments in Egypt. They were preliminarily con...
May 11, 2016
Plenary speech on EU assistance to Lebanon
On May 10, Marietje Schaake delivered a speech in the plenary meeting on EU assistance to Lebanon. In her speech Marietje Schaake focused on a destabilized Lebanon in which human suffering must not be underestimated. Sch...
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...
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...
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...
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...
September 20, 2012
Persbericht: D66'er Schaake leidt onderzoek Europarlement naar persvrijheid
D66-Europarlementariër Marietje Schaake is in het Europees Parlement benoemd tot rapporteur Persvrijheid. In het initiatiefrapport Freedom of the Press and the Media in the Worldzal Schaake een strategie schrijven hoe de...
May 19, 2016
Report Turkey visit
From Monday 16 May until Wednesday 18 May, Marietje Schaake led the delegation of the European Parliament during a visit to Turkey. Please find below reports by Marietje Schaake on this mission. Media BBC World Ser...
October 31, 2011
Parliamentary Question: Illicit trade in cultural goods and heritage
Parliamentary questions31 October 2011 E-009825/2011 Question for written answer to the Commission Rule 117 Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and Morten Løkkegaard (ALDE) Subject: Illicit trade in cultural goods and...
September 8, 2010
Resolution on Kenya: failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir
The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on the Darfur crisis in Sudan, – having regard to the International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants issued against Sudanese President Om...
June 9, 2016
Seminar on the EU´s response to disinformation, Brussels
One June 23rd, Marietje Schaake is hosting a seminar together with Guy Verrhofstad and Petras Auštrevičius in the European Parliament on the EU´s response to disinformation. For more information on this event plea...
March 24, 2015
Amendments to report on 'Human rights and technology'
In February, Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) called for input for her draft report on 'Human rights and technology: the impact of intrusion and surveillance systems on human rights in third countries'. Through sharing the dr...
January 25, 2016
Commission letter to Turkey on renewing accession negotiations
Mid-October 2015 a hastily agreed deal between the EU and Turkey was announced. On 29 November it was formalized, when Vice-President of the Commission, Frans Timmermans officially announced the deal with Turkey, regardi...
November 19, 2015
Media (BNR De Wereld) - Het Buitenland Pleidooi
Op 19 november sprak Marietje Schaake in het BNR radioprogramma 'De Wereld' over de noodzaak van een steviger buitenlands- en veiligheidsbeleid in Europa. Schaake: "Elk land in Europa wil van alles een klein beetj...
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...
January 27, 2014
Media: BBC Persian discussing recent visit to Tehran (Farsi)
See the full broadcast below. The interview with Ms Schaake starts at circa 38.30 mins.
December 17, 2015
Open letter to the European Commission on ancillary copyright
On December 17, Marietje Schaake sent a letter on copyright reform, specifically on ancillary copyright, to European Commission President Juncker, Vice-President Ansip and Commissioner Oettinger. The letter (pdf) was...
June 30, 2015
MEP Schaake reacts to preliminary deal on Telecoms Single Market
Late last night, after long negotiations, a preliminary deal on the Telecoms Single Market was reached between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission. The Latvian Presidency still has to get the official...
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...
December 5, 2012
Letter to President Barroso on the need for copyright reform
October 29, 2014
Written Questions on the export of Netclean technology to Turkey
On 29 October, Marietje Schaake submitted Written Questions to the European Commission about the export of Netclean technology to Turkey. Author: Marietje Schaake Subject: Export of Netclean technology to Turk...
January 15, 2014
Plenary speech on access to public procurement markets
Marietje Schaake (ALDE) - Madam President, although we are not obliged to do so through the WTO GPA agreements, the EU chooses openness to our markets, including public procurement, and that makes sense. Other c...
November 4, 2015
Open Letter on Egypt to the UK Prime Minister
The following is an open letter from the European Working Group on Egypt (EWGE) to David Cameron. Marietje Schaake has endorsed the EWGE. The letter was published by European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) Inter...
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...
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...
June 12, 2013
Media: EU to slap ban on online blocking - EU Observer
Benjamin Fox, EU Observer, 12.06.2013 The EU will ban Internet service providers from manipulating and blocking access to certain websites, according to a European Commission official. Speaking with EUobserver on T...
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...
December 10, 2015
Opinion (Politico) - Europe needs to toughen up on its Saudi ally
On December 10, Marietje Schaake wrote an op-ed on Politico concerning Saudi Arabia. Europe needs to toughen up on its Saudi ally Saudi Arabia’s troubling role in terror financing warrants a new EU strategy....
May 12, 2010
Parliamentary Question: Iran elected to UN Commission on women's rights
Parliamentary questions12 May 2010 E-3400/10 WRITTEN QUESTION by Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (ALDE) to the Council Subject: Iran elected to UN Commission on women's rights On 28 April,...
April 5, 2011
Former Gov. Corzine travels to Nigeria to help oversee elections
TRENTON — Former Gov. Jon Corzine is in Nigeria this week with a delegation that will oversee the country's parliamentary elections.NJ.com, Ginger Gibson, Statehouse bureau, 05.04.11 Corzine, who returned to work in t...
November 1, 2012
Media: Talking to Europe’s most wired politician - Index on Censorship
In a world where digital policy is written by politicians who barely know how to send an email, Marietje Schaake is a breath of fresh air. Marta Cooper meets the pioneering Dutch MEP.Index on Censorship, Marta Cooper, 01...
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...
November 24, 2010
Resolution on Tibet – plans to make Chinese the main language of instruction
The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on China and Tibet, in particular its resolution of 10 April 2008 on Tibet, – having regard to Rule 122(5) of its Rules of Procedure, A. w...
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...
April 10, 2013
Parliamentary questions to the Commission on dangers of exported technologies to the EU's security and strategic interest.
In parliamentary questions to the European Commission Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) addresses concerns about the impact of EU exported surveillance- and lawful intercept technologies on the EU's security and strategic inte...
December 10, 2015
Letter to European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans on the deal between the EU and Turkey
On December 10, Marietje Schaake together with 33 other Members of the European Parliament sent an open letter to European Commission President Juncker and First Vice-President Timmermans. It requests the Commission t...
March 13, 2013
Media: Surveillance software used to spy on activists around the world - Salon.com
Technology designed to monitor criminals is used by numerous governments to survey dissentNatasha Lennard, Salon.com, 13.03.2013 FinSpy, a surveillance tool designed to enable law enforcement to monitor computers in c...
July 1, 2014
Written question regarding Azouli military prison in Egypt
Please see below a written question by Marietje Schaake, addressed to High Representative Catherine Ashton, regarding Azouli military prison in Egypt. Please find the official document here. On 22 June, the Guardian N...
May 7, 2013
Media: NATO’s Rasmussen to MEPs: ‘We haven’t coordinated any strike’ with Israel on Syria - EJP
NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen sought to extricate his organisation from accusations of complicity in Israel’s reported air assault on Syria Monday, at a joint debate on the future of European defence coope...
July 17, 2014
Response Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) to adoption resolution on freedom of expression in Egypt
Today, on the initiative of Member of the European Parliament Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66), the European Parliament adopted a resolution about the restriction of freedom of expression in Egypt. Schaake responds: "I am...
October 3, 2014
Letter to the Bahraini government on the case of Nabeel Rajab
On 2 October, Marietje Schaake together with Ana Gomes wrote an urgent letter to the Bahraini authorities concerning the case of Nabeel Rajab. The prominent rights activist was arrested on October 1st and faces prosecuti...
April 12, 2016
Letter to VP/HR Mogherini on human rights in Iran, April 2016
Honourable Vice-President/High-Representative, At the Foreign Affairs Council on the 14th of March, you outlined your plans to travel to the Islamic Republic of Iran on the 16th of April with seven of your colleagues...
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...
November 2, 2012
Media: EU to Tighten Rules on Surveillance Technology Exports - Global Voices
“It is unacceptable that regimes in Syria and Iran can use European technologies to violate human rights”. Global Voices, Leila Nachawati, 31.10.2012 Activists have been fighting the battle against technology exports...
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 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...
September 1, 2014
Written Question to the High Representative on the case of Mohamed Tareq in Egypt
On 1 September, Marietje Schaake submitted written questions to High Representative Catherine Ashton concerning the case of the arrest of Mohamed Tareq in Egypt. Please find a plain text version and the official document...
November 14, 2011
Resolution on modernisation of VAT legislation in order to boost the digital single market
Link to adopted resolution The European Parliament, – having regard to articles 113 and 167 TFEU, – having regard to directive 2006/112/EC on the common system of value added tax, – having regard to dir...
December 22, 2015
Written Questions on Tunisia sentencing six men to prison for homosexuality
On December 22, Marietje Schaake together with Sophie in 't Veld (both D66/ALDE) submitted to Vice-President / High Representative of Foreign Affairs, Federica Mogherini, Parliamentary Written Questions on the sentencing...
April 15, 2016
Open letter from the European Working Group on Egypt to European leaders and policymakers
On 15 April 2016, Marietje Schaake co-signed the following open letter from the European Working Group on Egypt to European leaders and policymakers: To European leaders and policymakers: We believe it is time...
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 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...
June 17, 2013
Media: Differing Views on Privacy Shape Europe’s Response to U.S. Surveillance Program - New York Times
Steven Erlanger and Jack Ewing, New York Times, 14.06.2013 Olaf Storbeck, a German columnist, has decided to “ditch Googlemail b/c Prism,” he wrote on Twitter. A London-based writer for Reuters, he is now a customer o...
March 26, 2013
Event: Delegation to Washington D.C.
From April 8th to 12th, Marietje Schaake will visit Washington D.C. with a delegation of Members of the European Parliament from the Committee on International Trade. The delegation will meet with government officials, m...
May 18, 2010
Plenary speech on institutional aspects of accession by the European Union to the ECHR
Marietje Schaake (ALDE) – Madam President, as we review the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, let us be reminded that its creation truly marks a success for liberal democracy and a commitment to effec...
June 20, 2012
Press release: ALDE condemns EPP plans to hold secret vote on ACTA
ALDE members have learned that the EPP group plans to request a secret ballot on the key vote on ACTA (anti-counterfeiting trade agreement) to be held tomorrow (21st June) in Parliament's international trade committee, w...
February 15, 2012
Media: EU IT Companies to Get Guidance on Human Rights Issues
Just as European surveillance and mobile-message filtering companies come under increasing pressure to safeguard human rights, two Irish companies have been reported as selling tech to the Syrian regime that is being use...
May 25, 2016
Written question on European arms and dual-use goods to Egypt
To the Vice-President/High Commissioner, Federica Mogherini On 25 May, Amnesty International released a report in which it becomes clear that since 2013, thirteen EU countries have exported weapons and dual use goods...
October 27, 2015
Response MEP Marietje Schaake to vote on anti-torture and death penalty export controls
A majority of the European Parliament today voted in favour of the report by Marietje Schaake (ALDE/D66) to strengthen the export controls on goods that could be used to carry out the death penalty or torture, such as el...
March 10, 2011
Parliamentary Question: US Administration decision to lift the suspension on 'military commission' trials at Guantanamo Bay
Parliamentary questions10 March 2011 O-000056/2011 Question for oral answer to the Commission Rule 115 Sophia in 't Veld, Baroness Sarah Ludford, Renate Weber, Sonia Alfano, Marietje Schaake, Gianni Vattimo, Nat...
October 22, 2014
Letter to High Representative Ashton on the case of Nasrin Sotoudeh
On 22 October, Marietje Schaake together with other Members of the European Parliament, wrote a letter to High Representative Ashton and Special Representative Lambrinidis to call for action on the case of Nasrin Sotoude...
November 25, 2010
Plenary speech on Tibet, plans to make Chinese the main language of instruction
Marietje Schaake – Madam President, culture and cultural expressions underpin people’s values and identity. In the words of Aristotle, it is not about outward appearance but about inward significance. Culture, whe...
June 13, 2014
Letter to Catherine Ashton on the appointment of Sam Kutesa as President UNGA
Brussels, 13 June 2014 Honourable Lady Ashton, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sam Kutesa, is now the president of the United Nations General Assembly. He was appointed earlier this week to this position, witho...
May 26, 2016
Letter on the lack of progress in transferring funds to help Syrian refugees
Honourable Vice-President/High-Representative, We are writing to express our utmost concern about the lack of progress in transferring funds intended to help Syrian refugees in countries in the region, primarily in Tu...
March 9, 2015
Letter to Commissioner Moscovici on reduced VAT rates for digital books
On March 6th, Marietje Schaake and other MEPs in the ALDE Group wrote a letter to Commissioner Moscovici. They respond to a ruling of the European Court of Justice concerning VAT rates on electronic books. According to t...
December 15, 2011
Resolution on Azerbaijan, in particular the case of Rafig Tagi
The European Parliament , – having regard to its previous resolutions on Azerbaijan, in particular those concerning human rights, – having regard to the conclusions of the Second Eastern Partnership Summit, held...
May 3, 2010
Parliamentary Question: Iran's bid to join the UN Human Rights Council on 13 May
Parliamentary questions3 May 2010 E-3081/10 WRITTEN QUESTION by Marietje Schaake (ALDE) and Alexander Graf Lambsdorff (ALDE) to the Council Subject: Iran's bid to join the UN Human Rights Council on 13 May Accor...
December 8, 2015
Written Question on exports of sensitive military materials to Iran, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria
On December 8, Marietje Schaake submitted the following Parliamentary Written Questions to the European Commission concerning exports of sensitive military materials to Iran, Myanmar, Sudan and Syria. Author: Mar...
August 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...
February 8, 2016
Written Question on the Juncker letter to Renzi about the EU-Turkey deal
On February 8, Marietje Schaake sent priority Parliamentary Written Questions to the European Commission concerning the letter about the EU-Turkey deal, sent by European Commission President Juncker to Italian Prime Mini...
September 9, 2010
Plenary speech on Kenya, failure to arrest President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan
Marietje Schaake − Madam President, Kenya, as well as other African countries, is an essential partner of the EU in a number of key areas such as security, development and trade. Africa played a crucial role in th...
January 26, 2016
Written Question: Follow up question on the EU-Turkey deal and the Commission letter to Turkey
On January 26, Marietje Schaake submitted the following Parliamentary Written Questions to the European Commission concerning the EU-Turkey deal and the Commission letter to Turkey. Author: Marietje Schaake Su...
January 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...
March 14, 2013
Media: Time to put Hezbollah on EU terror list - Left Foot Forward
Marietje Schaake, Left Foot Forward, 13.03.2013 What is the most effective way to persuade people to end violence? This difficult question manifests itself in different ways on the European political agenda. This...
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...
January 29, 2016
Letter to Vice-President Timmermans and High Representative Mogherini on cases of Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül
On January 29, Marietje Schaake together with 54 Members sent a letter to First Vice-President Timmermans and High Representative Mogherini on the cases of Turkish journalists Can Dündar and Erdem Gül. Please find a...
May 4, 2015
Resolution on the Persecution of the Christians around the world, in relation to the killing of students in Kenya by terror group Al-Shabaab
This Resolution was adopted by the European Parliament on 30 April 2015.European Parliament resolution of 30 April 2015 on the persecution of Christians around the world, in relation to the killing of students in Kenya b...
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...
May 30, 2016
Written question to the High Representative on the use of spyware by UAE authorities
Today Marietje Schaake asked the following question to High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini: A new report by Citizen Lab, an interdisciplinary laboratory...
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 10, 2013
ALDE Motion for a Resolution on the Human Rights Situation in Bahrain
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...
January 22, 2013
Media: International free speech roundup - Index on censorship
Daisy Williams, Index on Censorship, 18.01.2013 On 17 January, the European Parliament endorsed a resolution addressing ongoing human rights violations in Bahrain. The resolution, led by Dutch European Parliament memb...
October 26, 2012
Media: European Union Awards Rights Prize to Jailed Iranians - New York Times
The European Union awarded its most prestigious human rights award on Friday to two imprisoned Iranians, the lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh and the filmmaker Jafar Panahi.New York Time, Thomas Erdbrink, 26.10.2012 The Europea...
June 6, 2013
Media: MEPs criticise EEAS for late reaction on protests in Turkey - New Europe
The members of the European Parliament (MEPs) sitting in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET) heavily criticised the “late and weak” reaction of the European External Action Service (EEAS) on the protests in Turkey du...