EU governments miss chance to take concrete action against attacks on rule of law and postpone response to rising energy prices
The Council and the EU Commission must defend European values, democracy, the rule of law and the rights of Polish citizens. Greens/EFA demand that the Article 7 procedure be pushed forward. On energy prices, the EU needs to end billions in fossil fuel subsidies and invest in 100 percent renewables, sustainable infrastructure and energy efficiency.
LIVE WEBINAR: Current practices of biometric mass surveillance in the EU
On 25 October, the Greens/EFA group will publish its report on the current practices of biometric mass surveillance in the EU. Join us to learn more about these practices, to what extent they are effective and the risks that they pose to fundamental rights! Register now!
Debriefing of the October II plenary session
Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Poland and the Rule of Law Crisis and Abortion Ban, Farm To Fork Strategy, UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Global Tax Deal and Pandora Papers, General Budget of the European Union for the Financial Year 2022, Frontex
MEPs call out role of EU politicians, UK & US in money laundering, tax evasion & avoidance
Members of the European Parliament voted on a report on the Pandora Papers. This report was an initiative of the Greens/EFA Group. For the first time, the European Parliament condemns the role of the United States as a hub for financial and corporate secrecy. The report also calls for the granting of access for the UK financial sector to the Single Market for financial services to be made conditional on the respect by the UK of common tax and anti-money laundering standards.
Now is the moment to end fossil fuel financing & stay within reach of 1.5 C of global warming
Members of the European Parliament debated the EU’s position ahead of the COP26 Climate talks in Glasgow next month. Current national plans (NDCs) would still lead to an increase by about 16% of global GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 2010. Greens/EFA call on the European Commission and EU member states to show leadership and declare the end to fossil fuel financing, and translate it into binding legislation.