Heidi handed over the Euronest co-presidency

“Today I was happy to hand over the Euronest co-presidency to my Green colleague Rebecca Harms who has a long experience in eastern partnership countries. I wish her best of success. All of the Eastern partnership countries are striving in …

MEPs demand Putin to release Tatar leader Umerov

Heidi, among a group of MEPs wrote a letter to the Russian president Putin urging for immediate release of Ilmi Umerov, deputy head of Mejlis of Crimean Tatars. . Umerov has been a traget of politically motivated prosecution and was …

Opening remarks to the Magnitsky Act – behind the scenes

Let me welcome you all to this exclusive preview of Andrei Nekrasov’s film “The Magnitsky Act – behind the scenes”. This event is my personal initiative as a member of the European Parliament. The story of the Russian lawyer Sergey...

Blacklist of politicians a heavy blow for EU-Russia relations

Yesterday evening it was revealed that the Russian government has a blacklist of EU politicians who are prevented from entering Russia. The list includes current Greens/EFA group president Rebecca Harms, Green MEP Heidi Hautala, who is a former president of...

EU must support sovereign choices of neighbourhood countries

Commenting on the outcome of today’s summit between the EU and its 6 Eastern partnership countries, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms and Heidi Hautala, who attended and addressed the summit today in her role as co-president of the Euronest parliamentary...