About: Edward Snowden Archives

  • Germany ‘sees no reason’ to offer asylum to Snowden

    Justice & Home Affairs 06-11-2013

    An increasing number of German public figures are calling for Edward Snowden to be offered asylum in the country, but Berlin maintains that the conditions for granting the whistleblower refuge remain unfulfilled, EURACTIV Germany reports.

  • Germany, France demand ‘no spying’ agreement with US

    Global Europe 25-10-2013

    On the first day of the EU summit yesterday (24 October) German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanded that the United States strike a "no-spying" agreement with Berlin and Paris by the end of the year, saying alleged espionage against two of Washington's closest EU allies had to be stopped.

  • Malala Yousafzai wins EU human rights award

    Justice & Home Affairs 11-10-2013

    Malala Yousafzai, a 16-year old Pakistani who nearly lost her life for advocating girls' education in her country, is this year’s winner of the Sakharov Prize, the European Parliament's prestigious freedom of thought award. She is also seen as a frontrunner for the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • Pakistani girl set for top EU human rights award

    Languages & Culture 08-10-2013

    The Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai has been chosen as the 2013 laureate for the Sakharov Prize, according to senior sources in the European Parliament, pending official confirmation on Thursday. That her name has also been floated for the Nobel Peace Prize awarded a day later will not hurt her chances, EURACTIV has learned.

  • Edward Snowden nominated for EU human rights award

    Digital & Media 12-09-2013

    Edward Snowden was nominated by the Greens and GUE/NGL leftist groups in the European Parliament to receive the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought, an idea that was first floated by a Swedish professor in August this year.

  • France says it was no victim of Prism

    Digital & Media 04-09-2013

    The French Ministry for Foreign Affairs has told EURACTIV that its diplomatic network system is protected and secure, and could not have been a target for the NSA. Human rights organisations have however filed complaints against Apple, Google and Facebook.