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Alexei Navalny quizzed by MEPs on Kremlin crackdown against political opponents

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 30 novembre 2020

Prominent Russian opposition figures called on the EU to step up the fight against “dirty” Russian money in the European Union, in a meeting with MEPs on Friday.On Friday, MEPs on the Foreign Affairs Committee and several members of Russia’s political opposition and non-governmental organisations, including Alexei Navalny, debated the political and socioeconomic situation in Russia in view of next year’s parliamentary elections.The invited speakers stressed the importance of the Russian political opposition being able to actually participate in the upcoming legislative elections, and not just keep an eye on the result of the election, which they said is already expected to be fraudulent.Should President Vladimir Putin remain in power after 2024, they called on the EU to formally withhold recognition of his position as president. They described recent changes to Russia’s constitutional presidential terms limits as illegally enacted.Members and the invited guests also discussed the effectiveness of the current EU sanctions regime. Mr Navalny and the other participants stressed that the EU must properly target the money of oligarchs close to President Putin and not just officials with no real estate or bank accounts in Europe. Rather than the current EU sanctions regime, which the Russian state can use as a pretext to spread propaganda and sow distrust among the Russian population vis-à-vis the EU, targeting the “corrupt money” of oligarchs could be a much more effective way to create a rift within the “Kremlin elite”, they said.Mr Putin does not enjoy as much popular support at home as the Russian government often proclaims, they pointed out, including with regard to Russia’s assertive foreign policy.For all the interventions and details, you can watch the debate again here. (27.11.2020) MEPs quizzed the guests on a range of issues, including what the EU can do to better support the Russian opposition, on their views on EU relations with a future democratic Russia and on how they see developments in Belarus affecting the political climate in Russia. They also expressed their admiration for the continuous work of the Russian political opposition and called for the EU’s money laundering rules to be more effectively and fairly implemented throughout the European Union.Participating via videoconference, Mr Navalny was joined by: Vladimir Kara-Murza, Chairman of the Boris Nemtsov Foundation. Vice President of the Free Russia Foundation; •Vladimir Milov, politician, publicist, economist and energy expert. Former Deputy Minister of Energy of Russia; • Ilya Yashin, politician, Head of the Krasnoselsky Municipality.

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Parliament calls for crackdown on child sexual abuse and illegal online images

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 marzo 2015

parlamento europeoParliament calls for further efforts to investigate online child sexual abuse, prosecute offenders, protect child victims and remove illegal online content, in a resolution voted on Wednesday. The ongoing EU data protection reform also includes changes to better protect the rights of children online, MEPs stress. More than 80 % of the victims are under 10 years old. To combat the sexual exploitation of children and child abuse images, a comprehensive approach is needed, embracing the investigation of offences, the prosecution of offenders, the protection of child victims and preventive measures, says the resolution, which was approved by 606 votes to 4 with 67 abstentions.Parliament’s call for action says that:any illicit content must be promptly removed and reported to law enforcement authorities. MEPs highlight the role of the ICT industry, internet service providers and internet host providers in ensuring fast and efficient removal “at the request of the responsible law enforcement authority”; Europol and national law enforcement authorities should be given the necessary funds, human resources, investigative powers and technical capabilities to “seriously and effectively pursue, investigate and prosecute the offenders”; new high-tech capabilities should be developed to meet the challenges of analysing vast amounts of child abuse imagery, including material hidden on the “dark web”; children’s online personal data must be duly protected, and they should be informed in an easy and child-friendly way of the risks and consequences of using their data online. The ongoing data protection reform includes important changes to better protect the rights of children online, MEPs underline; awareness-raising campaigns on responsible behaviour in the social media and online sexual abuse prevention programmes should be set up to empower children and support parents and educators in understanding and handling online risks. Hotlines should also be developed to enable children to denounce abuse anonymously, and EU countries that have not yet transposed the 2011 directive on combating the sexual abuse and sexual exploitation of children and child pornography into their national laws are urged to do so (also, over half have yet to implement it in full, says the resolution).

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