European Parliament Current Affairs, GK & News

Sakharov Prize

The 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was conferred to the Ukrainian people. Key facts The 2022 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was bestowed to the people of Ukraine, represented by their president, elected leaders, and civil society. It recognizes the bravery of Ukrainians who have been affected by the Russian invasion and ..

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European Parliament: Hungary no longer a full democracy

The European Parliament has adopted a report that declared Hungary to be no longer a democracy. Key facts The European Parliament has recently adopted a parliamentary report that declared Hungary to be “a hybrid regime of electoral autocracy”. It concluded that the European values are currently under threat in Hungary and thus, it is no ..

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European Parliament Ban on Petrol and Diesel Cars

Members of the European Parliament recently voted to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars by 2035. Key Facts This voting was held on an amendment, that would have allowed some auto emissions through new vehicles after 2035. This amendment was rejected by Members of Parliament. European Union assembly voted in Strasbourg, France for ..

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EU Carbon border tariff

The European Union (EU) countries decided to impose the world’s first carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions tariff on imports of polluting goods. Overview Starting from 2020, the European Union (EU) wants to introduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions costs on imports of steel, cement, fertilizers, aluminum, and electricity. The finer details of the plan are not yet ..

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EU declared as ‘LGBT Freedom Zone’

The European Parliament has declared whole of the European Union as “LGBTIQ Freedom Zone” on March 11, 2021. Highlights This symbolic resolution was passed in the answer to local authorities in Poland who were labelling themselves as “LGBT ideology-free zones” in recent times. Poland had also planned to close the loophole that allowed same-sex couples ..

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European Union (EU) Parliament awards Sakharov Prize for Human Rights

The European Union (EU) Parliament awarded the ‘Sakharov Prize for Human Rights’ to Uighur intellectual Ilham Tohti (49), who has been jailed and sentenced to life imprisonment in China for “separatism”. The award was announced by European Parliament head David Sassoli, who also urged China to immediately release Ilham Tohti as well as called for ..

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