Future of Europe is unity, not uniformity – EU Observer

Brexit, Le Pen and Geert Wilders. These are only three expressions of the new European discontent that trembles though the corridors of Brussels. Amidst confusion and panic, and various attempts to display force, decisiveness and action are considered to be … Continue reading

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Letter of concern on Rustavi2

Today Gunnar Hökmark, together with 16 other Members of the European Parliament sent a letter to Giorgi Kvirikashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, underlining concern regarding the ownership dispute of the independent TV channel Rustavi2. “It is a big achievement that … Continue reading


Regrettable decision on Rustavi 2

Today Gunnar Hökmark expressed regret and serious concern over the decision by the Georgian Supreme Court to grant ownership of the independent television channel Rustavi 2 to Kibar Khalvashi, a close associate of the Georgian government and of oligarch and … Continue reading

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Rustavi 2 must stay independent

Today Gunnar Hökmark expressed concern regarding the forthcoming decision by the Georgian Supreme Court on the ownership dispute of the independent television channel Rustavi 2, and its potentially adverse effects on media plurality, editorial independence and transparent media ownership. “It … Continue reading


EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee

Ahead of the 4th EU-Georgia Parliamentary Association Committee meeting on 15-16 February in Strasbourg, Gunnar Hökmark underlined the importance of media plurality and expressed concerns of adverse effects on medial pluriality in the case of the independent television channel Rustavi 2. … Continue reading


Nord Stream 2 is incompatible with Energy Union – article in EU Observer

Ever since the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project was launched by Gazprom, the Russian state controlled global energy company that holds the world’s largest gas reserves, its aims and consequences have been debated in capitals around our union. Since Nord … Continue reading


When Trump makes America small, Europe must stand tall – article in EUObserver

Donald Trump is certain he is going to make his country great again – by turning its back to the world, by building walls and by saying no to foreign people, goods and services. But it won’t work. Trump’s nativism … Continue reading


Ruotsin ja Suomen jäsenyys Natossa vakauttaisi Itämeren tilannetta – article in Suomen Kuvalehti

Gunnar Hökmark skriver här tillsammans med Henna Virkkunen (EPP-FI) och Bendt Bendtsen (EPP-DK) i Suomen Kuvalehti om vikten av ökat europeiskt försvarssamarbete och Nato. Sotilaallinen jännite Itämerellä on kasvanut Venäjän Ukrainaan kohdistamien aggressioiden ja Krimin Venäjään liittämisen myötä. Venäjän ilmavoimien … Continue reading