Tilly Metz Caroline Roose Thomas Waitz
Opinion by Tilly Metz & Caroline Roose & Thomas Waitz

How to end cruel animal transports

Every day, thousands of animals are transported in horrific conditions across the European Union and beyond for breeding, fattening or slaughter. The Greens/EFA are fighting for an end to these cruel practices. Negotiations on the Committee’s report are now coming to an end.

No green light from Greens/EFA - CAP reform is set to again fail farmers, climate & environment

The majority of MEPs voted in favour of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2023-2027. Rather than using this next CAP period, and one third of the EU budget, to help solve the climate and environment emergency, or the loss of thousands of farmers per day, the final agreement repackages the status quo and falls short of the promises of the Green Deal.

EU must stand in solidarity against Belarusian regime

Today, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, the leader of the democratic opposition in Belarus will address Members of the European Parliament at 12:00. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for the EU’s unequivocal support for the democratic opposition and independent civil society in Belarus. The Greens/EFA Group condem the instrumentalisation of refugees and migrants at the EU’s borders by the illigitame regime of Belarus. Later today, Greens/EFA MEPs will meet with Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya.

Stop the greenwashing of nuclear power and gas!

While the negotiations of the EU’s “Fit-for-55” climate package are in progress, a fatal decision is looming. The climate neutrality and sustainability of Europe's energy supply is at stake. Specifically: New nuclear and gas power plants are to be classified as “sustainable investments”. This would mean that gas and nuclear energy would be painted green and cash floodgates would be opened for these energy sources. It would send the EU’s climate and energy policy on a completely wrong path!

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Debriefing of the November plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), 2022 budgetary procedure, the outcome of the COP26 in Glasgow, the critical materials INI report, taxonomy, condemning Police Violence against Romani people, the situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Belarus debate and address by Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, gender-based violence; minimum wage and WTO TRIPS waiver.

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