About: Rebecca Harms

Global Europe 20-04-2018

Greens call on EU governments to stay away from Russia World Cup

Rebecca Harms, an expert on Eastern Europe of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, has initiated an open letter calling on EU governments to stay away from the FIFA World Cup taking place in Russia in June 2018.
Brexit 07-07-2016

What should happen to British MEPs?

The uncertainty created by the Brexit referendum has left members of the European Parliament deeply divided over the future role their British colleagues should play. But most agree that Nigel Farage should go. EURACTIV France reports.
Brexit 25-06-2016

Parliament: No deal for a new EU-UK relationship before Brexit activation

In an effort to protect EU’s integrity, European Parliament party leaders have urged David Cameron to fully respect the British citizens' will and “immediately” activate Article 50 of the Treaty to start Britain's EU withdrawal process.
Brexit 24-06-2016

UK 2017 EU presidency raises concerns

Even though it is already on an exit trajectory, the UK is still due to assume the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union from 1 July 2017. But it would be surreal if the UK presides over a Union that it is going to leave.

Surprising Greens stance on the refugee crisis

The German Greens have added their voice to the debate on the refugee crisis. Some unexpected approaches have been discussed. EURACTIV's partner Tagesspiegel reports.
Europe's East 27-05-2015

Russia denies German lawmaker entry

The Kremlin’s refusal to grant entry to German MP Karl-Georg Wellmann has taken a new toll on strained relations between Berlin and Moscow, causing Bundestag Vice President Johannes Singhammer to postpone his own trip to the Russian capital. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Global Europe 20-03-2015

EU leaders struggle to keep unity vis-à-vis Russia

At their summit on Thursday night (19 March), EU heads of state and government couldn’t decide on an automatic roll-over of sanctions against Russia, which will expire in July. They also could not agree on having deals with Gazprom scrutinised by the European Commission, either.
Global Europe 26-09-2014

Russia bans German MEP in retaliation for EU sanctions

Rebecca Harms, Co-Chair of the European Greens, was denied entry into Russia Thursday (25 September) after being held at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport for four hours.
Jean-Claude Juncker in the European Parliament in Brussels, 8 July 2014 [© European Union 2014 - European Parliament]
EU Priorities 2020 09-07-2014

MEPs flex their muscles ahead of Juncker approval vote

Jean-Claude Juncker began his tour of European Parliament political groups yesterday (8 July) and appears closer than ever to securing a majority. But Juncker's bid for the EU Commission Presidency may still be hanging by a thread as many MEPs are still undecided. EURACTIV Germany reports.
EU Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger. [The Council of the European Union]
Energy 25-06-2014

Germany’s top EU official in Brussels wins backing for second term

Günther Oettinger has secured a second term in office as Germany’s EU Commissioner in Brussels after winning support from the German coalition government on Monday (23 June). It is unclear yet whether he will remain Energy Commissioner. EURACTIV Germany reports.
The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) won 7 seats in the European Parliament after European elections on 25 May. [Caruso Pinguin/Flickr]
EU Elections 2014 26-05-2014

German left blames CDU for populist surge

The Eurosceptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party celebrated after sending their first MEPs to to the European Parliament yesterday (25 May), triggering a blame game between leftists and conservatives over who should bear responsibility. EURACTIV Germany reports.