MEPs call for lifting of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines
MEPs have adopted a Green amendment expressing clear support for a temporary lifting of intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines and other related medical products. The resolution on Meeting the Global Covid-19 challenge also calls for increased production and manufacturing capacity in developing countries.
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.