About: Ulrike Lunacek

Future EU 06-07-2017

France continues to block debate on Strasbourg seat

The movement to establish a single European Parliament seat in Brussels has the wind in its sails. But France is resolutely blocking any serious debate on the closure of the institution’s Strasbourg premises. EURACTIV France reports.
Euro & Finance 27-04-2016

European Parliament funding of neo-Nazi conference rings alarm bells

The far-right Alliance for Peace and Freedom (APF) party has received EU-funding to the tune of €600,000, highlighting the ease with which neo-fascist groups have access to European Parliament financing. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Med & South 20-01-2016

Will the European Parliament defend Kosovo’s democracy?

Kosovo has illegally arrested one third of the parliamentary opposition. On Thursday (21 January) the European Parliament will discuss a draft resolution on Kosovo, which does not even mention the arrests, writes Andrea Lorenzo Capussela. 
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INFOGRAPHIC: Who is who in the European Parliament? [Version 2.0]
EU Priorities 2020 08-07-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: Who is who in the European Parliament? [Version 2.0]

After a first plenary session and a series committee meetings in early July 2014, key positions were distributed in the European Parliament. The European Parliament’s 22 committees held their first meeting on Monday (7 July). On the agenda was the election of committee chairs and vice-chairs. The week before, MEPs gathered for the Parliament's first plenary session in Strasbourg, and elected a president, vice-presidents and quaestors. They also appointed the leader(s) of their faction. The final leading positions were settled after one Vice-President, Corina Cretu, was selected to take up a Commissioner role in Jean-Claude Juncker's EU executive team. Find an overview of the Parliament's key faces for 2014-2019 in our infographic.
EU Elections 2014 01-07-2014

Schulz re-elected Parliament president, but ‘this time will be different’

In a vote widely expected, MEPs have re-elected Martin Schulz as president of the European Parliament, but with the large number of eurosceptic voices in the new assembly, the German socialist will need to refine his strategic leadership.
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26-06-2014

MEPs criticise EPP, S&D push to reelect Schulz as Parliament President

Minority political groups have accused the EPP and S&D of backing a 'pre-cooked deal', after the two largest political parties vowed they will vote for Martin Schulz to become the next president of the Chamber.
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Economy & Jobs 04-02-2014

Parliament tells Commission to step up fight against gay discrimination

MEPs called on the European Commission on Tuesday to step up its fight against sexual discrimination, after more than 100.000 people marched through Paris and Lyon on Sunday protesting the legalisation of same-sex marriage. In a non-binding resolution adopted with 394 votes in favour and 176 against, the European Parliament wants the EU executive to draw up a pan-European strategy to better protect fundamental rights of gay, lesbian, transexual and bisexual people.
Global Europe 20-12-2011

Parliament rapporteur: All EU countries should recognise Kosovo

Austrian MEP Ulrike Lunacek (Greens/EFA group), the European Parliament's rapporteur on Kosovo, urges the five EU countries that have not recognised Kosovo's independence – Greece, Cyprus, Romania, Slovakia and Spain – to do so. She spoke to EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.
EU Priorities 2020 26-11-2008

Lunacek: Greens’ dream turns social ahead of EU elections

The financial and economic crisis gives the Greens an opportunity to show voters that they are not just campaigning "to save trees, but people too," said Austrian Green MP Ulrike Lunacek in an interview with EURACTIV.