Bold social ambition must drive the recovery
The pandemic has laid bare, and in many cases worsened, deep rifts in our societies. As we emerge from this difficult and painful period, we should take a moment to reflect on what kind of future we want to create. Coming out of this crisis cannot mean a return to business as usual: We need ambition and solidarity to tackle social injustice, discrimination and inequality. Otherwise, the recovery from this crisis will inevitably only benefit the few.
Conference on the Future of Europe
Let’s seize the unique opportunity this Conference is offering us to work towards a more democratic, more resilient, more socially just, more innovative, more efficient, fairer and greener Europe.
The EU must protect its forests, not destroy them
As the European Union is grappling to respond to the twin crises of climate and biodiversity breakdown, one thing has become clear: we need healthy forests to protect and restore nature and the global climate.
Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session
Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the successful votes on the EU Biodiversity Strategy, the adoption of the EU Digital COVID Certificates, the result to temporarily waiver the TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines and the vote to take the Commission to court for their lack of action in cases of rule of law violations by member states.
A windmill of solidarity
In a Dutch story of solidarity and support, Femke de Vries, Policy officer for the Dutch Council for Refugees, tells of their nationwide campaign to resettle 500 children from refugee camps in Greece to safe haven in the Netherlands.