On April 10 the European Parliament passed a resolution on the situation in Tibet following the debate held in Brussels on 26 March. European Parliament President Hans Gert Pöttering said: "The European Parliament has for many years resolutely maintained that human rights must be respected in Tibet".
The resolution, carried by an overwhelming majority, calls on European Leaders to consider the non-attencance of the opening ceremonies of the Beijing-hosted Olympic Games in August. It also calls on the Chinese Government to start a peaceful and sincere dialogue with the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and his Envoys. An independent inquiry, under the auspices of the United Nations, into the recent riots and repression is to be held.
See the full text of the resolution below:
Thursday, 10 April 2008 - Brussels