[video] Freedom of speech must be firmly protected

Freedom of speech must be firmly protected by the European Union On January 2, a series of protests erupted in Kazakhstan as a result of a sharp rise in gas prices, but also due to a long-term deterioration in living standards in a country that, although is rich in gas and crude oil, poverty and [...]

[video] European values must be defended

Serious allegations have been made against the Chinese tire company Linglong Tire in northern Serbia. The issue was the working conditions of 500 Vietnamese workers. Large-scale environmental protests have also been reported in Serbia recently. These appeared in the context of the hasty adoption of two laws. These are the law on referendums and popular [...]

Interpellations Authorities: Comorova Forest

COMOROVA Forest - Constanţa County is removed from the forest regime by a decision of the Mangalia Local Council and then alienated and deforested. In order to understand how all this happened and if anything can be saved, I sent a series of interpellations to the responsible authorities. The information and answers received are detailed [...]

[video] Strengthening democracy media freedom and pluralism in the EU

Brussels: Report on strengthening democracy media freedom and pluralism in the EU: improper use of actions under civil and criminal law to silence journalists, NGOs and civil society - Speech by MEP Renew Vlad Gheorghe (2021.11.11) I support this report - a community of European values ​​cannot exist without access to information and free expression. [...]

[video] Illegal logging in Romania takes lives

Brussels: Committee on Petitions - EP study on illegal deforestation in Romania - Renew Vlad Gheorghe's European Parliament speech (09.11.2021). I thank the Committee and Dr. Kindji for this study which confirms the harmful effects of illegal logging. Illegal logging is not just an environmental crime, but simply a crime. It destroys habitat and biodiversity. [...]

[video] We demand the protection of activists, journalists and honest foresters

Brussels: Committee on Petitions - Petition no. 1056/2021 of Daniel Bodnar on the protection of whistleblowers and journalists reporting forestry crimes in Romania (in the presence of the petitioner via remote connection) - Renew Vlad Gheorghe MEP (08.11.2021). Thank you for accepting my request for an urgency procedure on the petition on violence against journalists, [...]

[video] Corruption erodes the trust of citizens

Pandora Papers is a series of 12 million documents that reveal the operation of a hidden financial reality, marked by huge fortunes, tax evasion and, in some cases, money laundering, the deeds being committed by some of the strongest and richest people of the world. More than 600 journalists from 117 countries analyzed the documents [...]

2021-10-19T19:11:19+00:00October 6th, 2021|Activity, Corruption, Justice, Plenary Speech|0 Comments

The interpellations sent by MEP Vlad Gheorghe

How do we make sure that the Romanian State does its job. Politicians need to be part of the solution to the problems that citizens face - whether we are talking about justice, the environment or financing the development of local communities. Moreover, within the limits of their legal powers, they have a duty to [...]

[video] EU transparency for vaccine procurement contracts

EU transparency for vaccine procurement contracts. Strasbourg: EU transparency regarding the development, purchase and distribution of vaccines against COVID-19 (debate) - Renew Vlad Gheorghe's European Parliament speech (16.09.2021). Trust is gained through transparency Mr President, more than 18 months after the onset of the pandemic, we are facing new strains of the virus. In all [...]

2021-10-19T16:31:20+00:00September 16th, 2021|Activity, Justice, Pandemic, Plenary Speech|0 Comments

[video] EU unitary anti-corruption rules

In June 2021, the US administration announced the imposition of sanctions on three Bulgarian citizens and their networks. The reason was that they were involved in acts of corruption. According to US administration, corruption poses a risk to the rule of law, economic growth, democratic institutions and human rights. This gives much thought to the [...]

2021-10-19T14:11:11+00:00September 16th, 2021|Activity, Corruption, Justice, Plenary Speech|0 Comments