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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.

2 July 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP was invited to join Roland Freudenstein from the Wilfried Martens Centre to his weekly web show ‚The Week in 7 Questions‘, where Miriam discussed China, Hong Kong and the ‚Lexmann Paradox‘.

1 July 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP has spoken at a high level online conference ‚Democratic Alliance on Digital Governance Conference Protecting and Strengthening Democracy in the Aftermath of COVID-19‘, organised by the Boston Global Forum. Other speakers and participants included Professor Joseph Nye, Vaira Vike-Freiberga (former President of Latvia), Governor Michael Dukakis and RT Hon Sir Iain Duncan Smith MP.

30 June 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with a group of MEPs, have written to the UK Home Secretary Piti Patel urging the UK to “play a vital role” in demanding that all EU member states recognise Hizbollah in its entirety as a terror organisation.

26 June 2020 –Miriam Lexmann participated in a podcast discussion organised by the University of Amsterdam on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact on European values.

24 June 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supported a letter to the Vice President of the Commission/High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, initiated by Riho Tarras MEP (EPP/Estonia) asking the High Representative to condemn the continued white-washing and re-writing of history by the Russian leadership.

23 June 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supported a letter initiated by Antonio Isturiz Lopez White (Chair of the EP Delegation for Relations with Israel and Secretary-General of the EPP Party) and signed by MEPs and Members of the Knesset to reconvene the EU-Israel Association Council.

19 June 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with a cross-party group of MEPs, published a joint statement on the current situation in Belarus.

19 June 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP was invited to speak at an event ‘Disinformation: the view from the EU’ organised by NATO Strategic Communications Centre of Excellence.

18 June 2020 – I am shocked by the latest developments in #Belarus. EU leaders must send a clear message to President #Lukashenka that torture and repressions will have clear consequences. We must stand with the Belarusian people in these difficult times

18 June 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP spoke at the plenary this morning during a discussion on foreign affairs, and called on all members to support the joint resolution and to stand with the people of Hong Kong.

17 June 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with Andrius Kubilius MEP (and former Prime Minister of Lithuania) held high level discussions with the European Commission and the European External Action Service on the situation in Belarus and EU response to on-going arrests and repression ahead of the presidential elections.

17 June 2020 Miriam Lexmann urges MEPs to support the EP joint resolution on the need for the EU to defend Hong Kong’s high degree of autonomy. Ms Lexmann was EPP negotiator of the joint resolution.

14 June 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP spoke at an online rally to commemorate one year anniversary since over a million Hong Kongers protested for freedom and democracy.

08 June 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP has been cited in Newsweek, discussing the launch of the Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China, which she is co-chairing

4 June 2020 Miriam Lexmann participated in an online discussion with Congressman Ted Yoho on the situation in Hong Kong, co-hosted by Hong King Watch and the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation.

3 June 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP supported a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell from MEPs, initiated by Petras Austrevicius MEP (Renew/Lithuania) regarding the crackdown on the fundamental freedoms in Russia.

29 May 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP, in a joint EPP Group statement, calls China’s passing of the Hong Kong security law an affront to Hong Kong’s autonomy, rule of law and fundamental freedoms, as well as to international agreements.

29 May 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP spoke this morning at the meeting of the Security and Defence Committee (SEDE) regarding artificial intelligence, and called for the need to ensure a central focus on human dignity on any future EU AI strategy.

28 May 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with Andrius Kubilius MEP, initiated an open letter to the people of Belarus, expressing  admiration for the courage and resolve shown during #COVID19, and stressing the EU’s solidarity not only in words, but also in action.

27 May 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP supports an open letter from MEPs, initiated by Mikulas Peksa MEP (Greens/Czech Republic) calling for the establishment of a single seat of the European Parliament.

26 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the President of the Commission and President of the European Council from MEPs, initiated by Milan Brglez MEP (S&D/Slovenia) calling for solidarity between generations by ensuring sufficient protective equipment, testing and treatment in residential care facilities and care home settings.

26 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with Hong Kong Watch, mobilises over 250 political leaders from 28 countries to sign a joint statement concerning Hong Kong.

25 May 2020 Global media write about joint statement from world political leaders concerning Hong Kong.

20 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP takes part in the first meeting of the EPP Working Group on the Future of Christian Democracy.

20 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP held an online meeting with the Commission’s Directorate-General for Enlargement and Neighbourhood to discuss EU’s relations with Belarus and support for the Belarusian people during the COVID-1.

20 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, in cooperation with the Belarus office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, has organised a closed door discussion with the EPP sister parties from Belarus concerning the Presidential elections in Belarus.

19 May 2020 Miriam Lexmann MEP in exchange with EU Commissioner Varhelyi mentioned in Belsat.

15 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell from MEPs, initiated by Anna Fotyga MEP (ECR/Poland) and Charlie Weimers MEP (ECR/Sweden), concerning EU funding to Palestinian terrorist organisations.

14 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports an open letter from MEPs, initiated by Vice-President of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala MEP (Greens/Finland), calling for an urgent appeal for the urgent release of all human rights defenders, prisoners of conscience.

13 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports an open letter from MEPs, initiated by Urmas Paet MEP (Renew/Estonia), to EU Health Ministers to support Taiwan’s participation in the WHO’s Assembly.

12 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, in cooperation with the Belarus office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, organised a closed expert online discussion ‘Belarus’ sovereignty in times of COVID-19: Russian narratives in the media and public sphere.

8 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports an open letter to EU Commissioner Breton from MEPs, initiated by Ivan Stefanec MEP (EPP/Slovakia), to support businesses doing business within the EU.

7 May 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with Members of the Czech and Slovak EPP Delegations, sent a written question to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell from MEPs, concerning the alleged Chinese interference in the publication of the latest EEAS report on disinformation.

30 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, together with Hong Kong Watch hosted a briefing for MEPs on the situation in Hong Kong.

28 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell from MEPs, initiated by Bart Groothuis (Renew/Netherlands), concerning alleged Chinese interference in the publication of the latest EEAS report on disinformation.

24 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell from MEPs, initiated by Mikulas Peksa (Greens/Czech Republic), concerning Tibet’s Panchen Lama.

23 April 2020 – Miriam Lexman MEP participates as a speaker in a debate on the future of the Eastern Partnership.

22 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP initiated a letter signed by 34 MEPs to the Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, regarding the arrests of 15 distinguished pro-democracy politicians and former legislators in Hong Kong on Saturday 18 April.

22 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP initiated a letter from 37 MEPs to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell, regarding the arrests of 15 distinguished pro-democracy politicians and former legislators in Hong Kong on Saturday 18 April.

20 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the President of the European Commission from MEPs, initiated by Tomas Zdechovsky MEP (EPP/Czech Republic), establishing an International Commission of Inquiry to investigate the origin and the reasons behind the outbreak of the COVID-19.

15 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP, in cooperation with the Belarus office of the Konrad Adenuaer Stiftung, has organised a closed online discussion with EPP sister parties from Belarus regarding the Belarusian opposition presidential primaries.

09 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell from MEPs, initiated by Ivan Stefanec MEP (EPP/Slovakia), to support the participation of Taiwan’s in WHO’s Assembly.

6 April 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the leaders of the EU and EU Member States on the EU response to the COVID19, welcoming EU decisions already made and pointing out the need to step up communication towards the citizens.

26 March 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell from MEPs, initiated by Hilde Vautmans (Renew/Belgium) and Nathalie Loisseau (Renew/France) concerning the EU Magnitsky Act (‘Global Sanctions Regime’.

25 March 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the European Commission from MEPs, initiated by Ville Niinistö MEP (Greens/Finland), calling for the establishment of greens lines for medicines and medical equipment on the EU’s internal borders.

23 March 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the European Council from MEPs, initiated by Irena Joveva MEP (Renew/Slovenia), calling on the Council to open accession procedures with North Macedonia and Albania.

19 March 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from MEPs, initiated by Herman Tertsch MEP (ECR/Spain), concerning political prisoners in Cuba.

19 March 2020 – Miriam Lexmann MEP supports a letter to the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell and another to European companies, initiated by Engin Eroglu MEP (Renew/Germany), calling on the EU to condemn Uyghur forced labour and for companies to stop and ensure no use of Uyghur forced labour in factories in China.

09 March 2020 – Miriam Lexmann supports a transatlantic declaration, initiated by Lukas Mandl MEP (EPP/Austria) calling on European political leaders to designate Hezbollah a terrorist organisation.

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