Main page - Archive - 2005


16.12.2005 I would like to express my personal support for your actions when you abstained from voting on amendments to the Constitution in the second reading.


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18.11.2005 East-West network conferenceNovember 25-26, 2005, Riga


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16.11.2005 Media Legislation, Minority Issues, and Implications for Latvia (translation)


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04.11.2005 Freedom of meetings, street processions and pickets is constrained in Latvia


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03.11.2005 EU membership is the best way to avoid criticism for HR violations


I could imagine what could be a reaction of the EU institutions if a state like Belarus or Iraq would have half a million persons deprived of citizenship and, consequently, of full scope of the citizens rights.

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01.11.2005 EU membership is the best way how to slip out of critics for HR violations


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18.10.2005 Latvia does not observe religious minority rights


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07.10.2005 The Latvian Parliament did not approve draft law on anti-discrimination


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06.10.2005 The Latvian Parliament bans political strikes


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11.09.2005 Donations to ForHRUL


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10.09.2005 News archive


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03.09.2005 Brussels, 01 September - Turkey's accession talks with EU - Recognition of Cyprus was never a precondition for opening of talks


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02.09.2005 Brussels, 31 August 2005 - Green light for imports of GM rapeseed - Commission on wrong track with GM rapeseed authorisation


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02.09.2005 Brussels, 31 August 2005 - 'Bra wars’ could soon spread to shoes, bikes and cars - MEPs adopt Lucas report on EU-China trade


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16.08.2005 Brussels, 08 August 2005 - European Commission green lights imports of MON 863 - Decision, during holidays, to import GM maize is a political error


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09.08.2005 The Second Congress of ForHRUL


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02.08.2005 Brussels, 20 July 2005 - EU Commission: no decision on environmental strategy


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19.07.2005 Brussels, 15 July 2005 - EFA press release by Alyn Smith - SNP in the European Parliament - MEP gets down to some real world experience


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19.07.2005 Brussels, 15 July 2005 - Pause for reflection on the constitution - Voggenhuber nominated rapporteur on the future of Europe debate


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19.07.2005 Brussels, 13 July 2005 - Employment committee strongly amends proposal - Greens welcome services directive vote


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13.07.2005 Sarajevo, 11 July 2005 - 10th anniversary of the massacre at Srebrenica - Straw fails to represent EU at massacre ceremony


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13.07.2005 Sarajevo, 10 July 2005 - Solana should organise regional Balkans conference


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12.07.2005 Brussels, 08 July 2005 - MEPs vote to adopt Green anti-mine resolution - Parliaments backs ban on anti-vehicle mines


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12.07.2005 Strasbourg, 07 July 2005 - London bomb blasts - Greens/EFA condemn ruthless terrorist attacks


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12.07.2005 Strasbourg, 07 July 2005 - Commission must wait for ECJ ruling on US data agreement - MEP's reject new passenger data deal with Canada


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12.07.2005 Strasbourg, 07 July 2005 - Report on LIFE+ adopted - Parliament quadruples EU environment budget


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08.07.2005 Strasbourg, 06 July 2005 - Council must keep flame retardant ban - No dirty tricks on hazardous substances!


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08.07.2005 Strasbourg, 06 July 2005 - From development to poverty reduction - Radical policy changes needed to reduce poverty


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08.07.2005 Strasbourg, 06 July 2005 - Computer-implemented inventions directive scrapped - Greens/EFA welcome rejection of software patents report


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08.07.2005 Statement by “For Human Rights in a United Latvia”


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07.07.2005 Strasbourg, 05 July 2005 - EFA press release by Ian Hudghton (SNP) - European fisheries fund plans not good enough


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07.07.2005 Strasbourg, 05 July 2005 - Commission delays air pollution strategy - Verheugen and Barroso are coughing up bad air


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07.07.2005 Strasbourg, 05 July 2005 - EFA Press Release by Joan Bernat i Mari (ERC) - Joan signs European anti poverty declaration


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05.07.2005 Strasbourg, 05 July 2005 - EFA press release by Alyn Smith - SNP in the European Parliament- SNP MEP challenges Parliament to support people's protest


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05.07.2005 Strasbourg, 05 July 2005 - MEPs vote to ban plastic-softening phthalates - Detoxing Barbie: A happy end for children's toys


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01.07.2005 Brussels, 30 June 2005 - Greens/EFA building alliance to defend 21 key amendments - Last chance for MEPs to stop software patents


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01.07.2005 Brussels, 29 June 2005 - Commission adopts negotiating mandate - Greens welcome plan for entry talks with Turkey


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01.07.2005 Brussels, 29 June 2005 - Hearing on repatriation of minorities - Return of refugees to Kosovo likely to increase ethnic tensions


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29.06.2005 Brussels, 28 June 2005 - France to build world's first experimental fusion reactor - ITER reactor is a dangerous and unnecessary 'white elephant'


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29.06.2005 Brussels, 27 June 2005 - Beer reacts to elections - Iran is heading towards a questionable future


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28.06.2005 Brussels, 24 June 2005 - Environment ministers reject pro-GM proposal - Greens welcome Council decision to uphold GMO bans


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28.06.2005 Brussels, 23 June 2005 - Commission report proves auto sector is off track - Car industry lagging in climate commitments


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28.06.2005 Brussels, 23 June 2005 - UK leader presents Presidency agenda to MEPs


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28.06.2005 Brussels, 22 June 2005 - Relieving the EU budget - Less sugar means more development – North and South


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22.06.2005 Brussels, 22 June 2005 - Making Europe the most energy efficient society in the world by 2020 - Cross-party MEPs call for energy intelligent Europe


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21.06.2005 Brussels, 21 June 2005 - Elections in Bulgaria - Roma participation in elections can fight discrimination


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21.06.2005 Brussels, 21 June 2005 - Software patents -Conservatives and liberals deal a blow to small business and innovation


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21.06.2005 Brussels, 20 June 2005 - Reform of European agricultural policies - CAP subsidies should be used to boost rural innovation


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20.06.2005 Brussels, 18 June 2005 - EU Summit fails to reach budget deal - Europe must make the best out of the crisis


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17.06.2005 Brussels, 16 June 2005 - Parliamentary hearing supports a 'mine-free world' - MEPs call for world ban on anti-vehicle mines


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