A great victory for consumers and the environment

Today, the European Parliament gave the final green light on the common charger. The common charger will introduce the USB-C as standard charging cable for everything from mobile phones to laptops and e-readers. This is a triumph for the environment, as it will reduce electronic waste, save resources, and limit extraction of raw materials. As well as a triumph for consumers, as it will simplify the use of technology across the EU.

Plenary Flash - 3-6 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: energy prices and cost of living, rule of law conditionality regulation in the case of Hungary, common charger for electronic devices, repression of women's rights protesters in Iran, Ocean Governance and the protection of biodiversity

Damien Carême Kira Peter-Hansen
Opinion by Damien Carême & Kira Peter-Hansen

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EU Directive on Adequate Minimum Income

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Greening monetary policy in times of soaring inflation

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Stand with Ukraine: Let's stop fuelling war!

Europe's addiction to gas and oil from Russia funds Putin’s war in Ukraine. It's now more urgent than ever to make the EU energy independent!

We need a renovation revolution. Time to insulate homes, to save energy, and to accelerate our transition into renewable energy so we immediately reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

We must end this energy dependency and accelerate to a 100% renewable economy.

By doing so, we help the people of Ukraine fight for their freedom.

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© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
© European Union 2022 - Source : EP

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