Archived "What's New"

January - April 2002

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25th April 2002

Jean welcomes Parliament's position on minimum standards for the reception conditions of asylum seekers.

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27th April 2002

The Ecology Building Society, which Jean was involved in setting up in 1981,
invited Jean to be the key speaker at their AGM meeting in Wales. Jean spoke about
the need to change the frameworks which hinder innovation at grassroots level and
how she sees this as part of her job as an MEP.

 

8th April 2002

Jean speaks in plenary on new plans for sharing out reponsibility for processing asylum claims

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15th April 2002

"DON'T IGNORE SELLAFIELD HEALTH RISKS!" thousands to tell Tony Blair in postcard blitz

Jean Lambert welcomes Irish campaign against Sellafield, masterminded by Ali Hewson (Bono's wife) and supported by Nuala Ahern (Green MEP for Ireland). Jean said, "The government cannot go on ignoring these risks to the health and safety of its citizens at home." She added, "UK citizens have a right to know about the risks posed by Sellafield, and this postcard campaign should achieve just that". Prince Charles and the chairman of the British Nuclear Fuels Lobby Norman Askew will also receive postcards.

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23rd March 2002

KURDISH NEW YEAR CELEBRATION

Jean joined Penny Kemp, chair of the Green Party Executive, in speaking to over 10,000 people for the Kurdish New Year celebration at Finsbury Park.

Photographs

Jean, Penny and Feleknas Uca, a Kurdish MEP from Germany

Jean on the platform

 

23rd March 2002

JEAN SPEAKS TO CONFERENCE TO DEFEND ASYLUM SEEKERS

Jean spoke during the closing session of the conference to defend asylum seekers in Manchester. The conference was co-organised by the Committee to defend asylum seekers and the national coalition of anti-deportation campaigns. The purpose of the conference was to build greater co- ordination across campaigns and solidify links with groups dealing with refugees, migrants and asylum seekers.

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Useful webaddresses:

* Committee to defend asylum seekers

* National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns


11th March 2002

JEAN LAMBERT'S RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNMENT'S PLANNING GREEN PAPER

Jean has commissioned a report from the Environmental Law Foundation on the UK Government's Planning Green Paper. The report is being sent to the Government as part of their consultation process (which closes 18th March).

The report analyses whether the Government's proposed planning reforms comply with the UK's obligations under EU and international law in relation to community participation.

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8th March 2002

ILISU DAM: MEMO TO GOVERNMENT ON LESSONS LEARNT

March 14 is International Day of Action against Dams and for Rivers, Water and Life.

The Ilisu dam campaign are handing a memorandum to Downing Street at 2pm entitled "UK Export Credit Policy, Corporate Governance and Future Investment in Turkey: Lessons from the Ilisu Hydroelectric Project. A Memorandum from Concerned Non-Governmental Organisations".

Jean Lambert MEP is just one of many offering her support and signature to this memo.

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5th March 2002

INJUSTICE SHOWING AT THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

Jean held a screening in the European Parliament of the controversial film "Injustice" about deaths in police custody in the UK.

The film's director Ken Fero and family members of two of the victims shown in the film participated in the meeting, which took the film as a starting point for discussing issues around police and human rights in Europe. A full report of the event will be available on this website by the 15th March.

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Photo 1: The Injustice showing at the European Parliament

Photo 2: Jean at the Injustice showing

 

27th February 2002

ECONOMIC SUMMIT IN BARCELONA 9th March

In the run up to the Barcelona economic summit, Jean Lambert speaks in the European Parliament on the incompatibility of ECONOMIC GROWTH and SUSTAINBILITY.

Jean's speech in Parliamentary Plenary session

Follow up: The Green Group's resolution after the Barcelona Summit.

 

8th February 2002

In light of Blunkett's White Paper on Asylum, Jean plans a week of meetings with London community groups as part of enquiry into treatment of london's refugees & asylum seekers

Jean Lambert, will be visiting community projects in the boroughs of Camden, Hackney and Haringey as she begins an investigation on behalf of the Civil Liberties Committee in the European Parliament. She is preparing a report aimed at guaranteeing humane treatment for refugees and asylum seekers across Europe.

 

6th February 2002

Jean today welcomed an EU initiative to give fairer rights to third-country nationals following the vote in the European Parliament. However, she condemned the British government's decision not to join in on the EU Directive.

Press Release

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7th February 2002

Jean votes against European Arrest Warrant in the Parliament

The Greens believe that the pre-11th September logic should be restored. They do agree with the importance of combating terrorism, and so that the arrest warrant should be introduced for terrorist offences immediately. However it should be applied only to terrorist offences until such time as common minimum standards are introduced for certain aspects of procedural law.

 

22nd January 2002

Jean speaks at Ilisu Dam Campaign meeting on lessons for export credit reform, corporate governance and regional stability 22/01/01

 

21 January 2002

Jean Lambert, London's Green MEP, says Home Secretary David Blunkett is taking the wrong approach on the Sangatte Refugee camp in his discussions with French Minister Elisabeth Guigou.

 

15 January

LONDON MEP WELCOMES HALT ON DEPORTATIONS OF ZIMBABWEAN ASYLUM SEEKERS

 

4th January

Lewisham Green Party launched their campaign for the mayor of Lewisham on 4 Jan 2002. Jean has offered her support to Lewisham Green Party's campaign saying "Sinna Mani offers the people of Lewisham experience, committment and vision. I am delighted to support him" (photo)

 

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