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Letter to President Juncker on the Troika Laundromat case

To: Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission Brussels, 14 March 2019 Dear President Juncker, We, Members of the European Parliament, are addressing you in order to express our great concerns regarding the Troika Laundromat case and ask for … Continue reading

The Magnitsky Act and its name – Op-Ed in EUObserver

On Thursday, the European Parliament will vote on a resolution to introduce a sanctions regime for human rights violations, more known as a “European Magnitsky Act”. The Parliament has prior to this adopted a report on EU-Russia political relations, which included … Continue reading

Why didn’t the Greens support the name Magnitsky? – speech in plenary

Gunnar Hökmark ifrågasatte att de Gröna ledamöterna i Europaparlamentet röstade emot att kalla Magnitskijlagstiftningen vid dess rätta namn. En sådan lag skulle innebära möjligheten att frysa sanktioner och visum för dem som begår grova människorättsbrott.

Speech on Digitalisation at Euronest Economic committee

Gunnar Hökmark’s speech to the Euronest Economic committee, where he comments the report “Facilitating digitalisation to improve efficiency and stimulate economic growth in the EU and Eastern Partnership countries” which Gunnar Hökmark is the rapporteur for. Mr Chairman, dear colleagues, … Continue reading

Panelsamtal om framtiden för Europas ekonomi

Gunnar Hökmark deltog i Euractiv’s panelsamtal med Europaparlamentariker Sven Giegold om framtiden för Europas ekonomi, där Gunnar bland annat underströk behovet av strukturreformer och främjandet av innovation och konkurrenskraft för att göra Europa till centrum för global utveckling. 

Comments on the European Defence Fund

With the negotiations on the European Defence Fund about to start, the European Union possesses a chance to take a giant leap forward towards strengthening both the competitiveness of the European defence industry and the Union´s capacity to influence security … Continue reading

Dear citizens of the United Kingdom – open letter

Dear citizens of the United Kingdom, As friends of your country, we are looking with growing anxiety at the unfolding of Brexit disaster that will be harmful for both Britain and Europe. We are reluctant to intervene in your domestic … Continue reading

A Magnitsky Act for Europe – Op-Ed in CNN

Sometimes a name means everything. In this case, the name Sergei Magnitsky has been globally synonymous with how to fight human rights abuse in the 21st century. His sacrifice has resonated with victims of human rights abuse in every corner … Continue reading