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Miriam Lexmann MEP concerning the international joint statement on Hong Kong

Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with Hong Kong Watch, has been mobilising political leaders from across the world to join an international joint-statement led by the former Governor of Hong Kong Lord Patten and the former British Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind to respond to Beijing’s unilateral imposition of national security legislation in Hong Kong.

Statement on Belarus

Events in Belarus during recent weeks have demonstrated that citizens of Belarus want change.

31 July 2020 The disqualification of pro-democracy candidates is yet another clear evidence of the erosion of rights and freedoms in Hong Kong. Miriam Lexmann together with other members of @ipacglobal strongly urge the international community to #StandWithHongKong.

16 July 2020 Miriam Lexmman MEP co-authored article on the future of the Eastern Partnership and the need for a value-based and consistent EU foreign policy for Visegrad Insight.

15 July 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP was interviewed for the Belarusian service of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty on the on-going situation in Belarus ahead of the Presidential elections.

14 July 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP co-signed a joint letter from MEPs addressed to the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell and the Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, in order to condemn the unilateral decision of the Republic of Turkey to convert Hagia Sophia, a World Heritage Site, into a mosque.

13 July 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP spoke during the AFET committee exchange with the Jerzy Pomianowski,  Executive Director of the European Endowment for Democracy, nothing that supporting freedom and democracy worldwide remains our best weapon to address the geopolitical challenges we face.

9 July 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP supported a letter from MEPs to Commissioner Varhelyi regarding the funding of NGOs linked terror groups.

8 July 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP strongly welcomes the decision of the European Commission to renew the function of the EU Special Envoy for the promotion of religion or belief as an important way to I. uphold the fundamental values of the EU, and II. to address factors contributing to the numerous security challenges facing the EU.

6 July 2020 Miriam Lexmann spoke at today’s EP Foreign Affairs Committee (AFET) hearing on the geopolitical implications of COVID-19. She stressed the need to get the EU out of its foreign policy complacency, to remain true to our values, and work with our democratic allies acros the Atlantic, and around the world, to defend freedom.

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