Greens/EFA MEP Heidi Hautala re-elected as Vice President and Marcel Kolaja elected as Quaestor

The European Parliament re-elected Heidi Hautala MEP, as Vice President of the European Parliament, and Marcel Kolaja, Pirate Party MEP and Greens/EFA member, as Quaestor.

This is our chance to limit animal transport

Tomorrow, MEPs will vote on the recommendations of the Special Inquiry Committee for Animal Transport (ANIT), which was launched on the initiative of the Greens/EFA group. The recommendations will be the basis for the Commission’s new legislation on transporting animals in the EU, with proposals expected by 2023. The Greens/EFA group have pushed for high standards, including a maximum journey of 8 hours and a ban on transport into third countries that do not comply with EU animal welfare standards.

Greens/EFA congratulate Roberta Metsola & offer constructive cooperation

The Greens/EFA Group congratulate Roberta Metsola MEP on her election as President of the European Parliament and offer critical and constructive cooperation. The Greens/EFA Group call on all political groups in the European Parliament to ensure proportional representation of the democratic Groups of the European Parliament when electing the European Parliament Vice-Presidents.


The Greens/EFA Group have voted in favour of nominating Alice Bah Kuhnke MEP, to run for the President of the European Parliament in next week's vote. She has been a Member of the European Parliament since 2019 and is a Vice President of the Greens/EFA Group, as well as a Member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs, and Women’s Rights and Gender Equality Committees.

Climate activists: The EU Taxonomy is a financial and environmental threat to younger generations and we will not accept it

Late last year, the Commission published a draft for a new law on sustainable investments and quietly tried to include gas and nuclear power. Sneaking dirty energy onto a list of sustainable investments is the worst kind of greenwashing. We told the EU Commission that we do not want their dirty present.

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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