A transition that works for all the people

A transition to ecological sustainability must go hand in hand with social justice. Our paper fleshes out how the ecological transition can be used to bring about social and economic justice and explains in detail which areas need change and what needs to be done. Read our position paper and executive summary here.

Right to repair/consumer package

The European Commission presented its Consumer package which includes two proposals for sustainable consumption, the right to repair and a proposal for a Green Claims Directive. The Greens/EFA welcome the proposal for a right to repair and will push for an extension of the warranty in the upcoming negotiations.

One year to ban glyphosate (and to save our biodiversity)

Glyphosate, the acting agent in Roundup, is a pesticide not only used in farming, but also in urban areas. And we know it is devastating for biodiversity: it just kills (almost) everything.

We don’t need glyphosate for productive farming, nor for weed control. Glyphosate should be banned.

Five years ago, we were very close to banning glyphosate in Europe, with millions of Europeans citizens calling a for it. However, in a very close vote in the Council of Ministers the use was approved for another five years.

Last December the approval for glyphosate was set to expire but the process of renewed approval was postponed for a year. In the coming year, we have the chance to ban the use of glyphosate in Europe.

Sign our petition and join our call.

The window is closing, but we can still stop global climate collapse

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) call for rapid action and drastic measures to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees in their latest report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees. Bas Eickhout and Pär Holmgren comment.

Vote to stop a future of biometric mass surveillance in Europe!

41 MEPs from different political groups call the French Parliament to stop an unprecedented planned automated mass surveillance of citizens’ behaviour in public using artificial intelligence. This call comes ahead of the vote on planned legislation for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

Debriefing of the March I Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, regulation for Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry, right for an adequate minimum income, EU Guidelines on Human Rights Defenders, among others.

Greens/EFA Group propose transparency and integrity measures

The recent events and revelations exposing the weaknesses of our Institution to corruption, bribery and foreign interference need to be addressed through specific and ambitious measures. Transparency and public oversight are imperative for a functioning democracy strongly anchored in the rule of law and we need to act now. Greens/EFA addressed proposals in a letter to President Metsola

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European Bison, Wisent, Bison bonasus. Bieszczady, Carpathians, Poland / © iStock Photo
European Bison, Wisent, Bison bonasus. Bieszczady, Carpathians, Poland / © iStock Photo