Reinhard Bütikofer

Reinhard Bütikofer


MdEP und Ko-Vorsitzender Europäische Grüne Partei

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Based on satellite imagery, an ASPI report estimates that “approx. 16,000 mosques in Xinjiang (65% of the total) have been destroyed or damaged as a result of government policies, mostly since 2017. An estimated 8,500 have been demolished outright." Xi Jinping's responsibility.

... own consecutive interpretation. EP then proposes a compromise: we will have both simultaneous and consecutive interpretation! Chinese embassy unhappy, because that could be "confusing". ;-) Some way to behave for a parliamentary guest. This whole exercise will be webstreamed.

: “For the German government it’s always been this trade-off between energy policy, foreign policy and geopolitics. And now it’s looking like the geopolitical implications of Nord Stream 2 are beginning to outweigh the project’s energy benefits.” You bet.

Trade must seriously defend our ‘core values’. @POLITICOEurope  is right: Despite pressure from MEPs, Commission has opposed making labor & environmental rights enforceable in its trade deals. The EU has made no efforts to prevent imports of goods made with forced Uighur labor.

Discussion with Turkey's foreign minister #Čavuşoğlu, who's connected online from Senegal, gets a bit out of hand, as he insists on consuming all the speaking time after a first round of questions. He makes a lot of contradictory statements, opposes UNCLOS but asks for int'l law.

Dmitri #Trenin  on the #Nawalny  case as a turning point in German-Russian relations: the end of a special relationship.

China granted more construction permits for coal-fired power plants in the first six months of 2020 than it had each year in 2018 and 2019. (NYT) #ClimateCrisis 

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Pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong call on European Parliament to support them in defending the freedom of the city. #StandWithHK  #MartinLee  #AlanLeong 

Jimmy Lai should be released at once and any charges dropped. #StandWithHongKong 

Why are we still talking about a "national security law"? That's not what it is. It is a "CCP takes complete control" law.

Just for the record: "Singapore, France, Ireland and South Korea are among a dozen-odd countries that have successfully taken measures this year to carry out elections during the epidemic." (HKFP) #StandWithHongKong 

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