About: Sakharov Prize

Politics 01-11-2019

Tweets of the Week: Brexit Extension, Oettinger’s Budget and European Prizes

Brexit didn’t happen so it’s not yet goodbyes, Oettinger accuses the FT of lies, and Uyghur rights activist wins Sakharov prize.
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Brexit 16-10-2014

Farage’s Eurosceptic group collapses, Sakharov prize winner postponed

Nigel Farage's Eurosceptic group in the European Parliament collapsed on Thursday following the withdrawal of Latvian MEP Iveta Grigule.
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Global Europe 10-10-2014

EU congratulates Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

“I do not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death, your right to say it.”
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Europe's East 24-09-2014

Parliament nominates EuroMaidan for 2014 Sakharov Prize

Seen by many as "the largest pro-European rally in history”, the so-called EuroMaidan movement was nominated on Tuesday by the European Parliament for the 2014 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.
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Languages & Culture 20-11-2013

Pakistani Malala Yousafzai receives Sakharov human rights award

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai received the 2013 Sakharov prize in a ceremony in Strasbourg on Wednesday, joining former winners such as Nelson Mandela and San Suu Kyi. Malala was awarded the prize in recognition of her fight for universal and equal access to education. The 16-year-old activist was shot in the head by the Taliban a year ago after campaigning for better rights for girls in Pakistan. After MEPs gave her a standing ovation, she gave an emotional speech about the millions of children in the world deprived of education.
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Digital & Media 17-09-2013

US whistleblower Snowden nominated for EU’s human rights award

US whistleblower Edward Snowden has been nominated for the EU's top human rights award, worth €50.000. A former US Security Agency employee, Snowden was shortlisted on Tuesday by the Greens in the European Parliament. The nomination comes after he revealed earlier in June that the US government had been carrying out mass surveillance programmes on citizens and governments.