#MEPTalks: Islamic State survivors and war crimes in Aleppo

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21 December 2016

Christmas is around the corner and the eurocrat exodus has begun – but we can’t all leave for the Christmas break without a last issue of MEPTalks. MEPs kept their fingers Twitter-active in Strasbourg’s December Plenary – let’s take a look at our winners. Here the top three hashtags:

  • #SakharovPrize 205 times
  • #Aleppo 138 times
  • #Brexit 87 times

On Tuesday 12 December MEPs tweeted massively about Nadia Murad and Lamiya Aji Bashar, the two survivors of Islamic State sexual slavery who were awarded the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

The most popular tweets were: 



Aleppo monopolised the online debate the day after the Sakharov Prize. MEPs called on the international community for an immediate ceasefire to save the city's remaining civilian population. The most popular tweets were:



Last but not least, on Wednesday President Schulz warned Council president Donald Tusk in a letter that there would be "grave consequences" if Parliament was not fully involved in the Brexit negotiations. The letter heated up the debate on Twitter. The most popular tweets on Brexit were posted by:




That’s all for this year! I hope MEPTalks has brought you some interesting insights. We are now currently working on how to improve it for next year! Drop us an email or post a comment if you have any ideas or requests ;)

Have a great Christmas and all the best for 2017!


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