European Parliament - EPRS Plenary podcasts
About This Show
Listen to a selection of briefing material on the key issues in each month's EP Plenary. Written for Members and their staff by expert policy analysts, these podcasts capture the essence of upcoming business in a few minute's listening.
Most Recent Episode
The 2017 Sakharov Prize
Dec 7 17
Established in 1988 by the European Parliament, the Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought is awarded each year in December to individuals or organisations for their outstanding achievements in upholding human rights and fundamental freedoms. By awarding the 2017 Prize to the Venezuelan Opposition, the Parliament denounces the situation in Venezuela, re-affirms its support to the democratically elected National Assembly, calls for a peaceful transition to democracy, and pays tribute to the Venezuelan people, in particular to those who have been unjustly jailed for expressing their opinions.