My home is an asset class
In this report by Daniela Gabor and Sebastian Kohl, we explore the growing importance of institutional landlords such as Blackstone, focusing in particular on the mechanisms through which European legislation has accommodated their strategies to transform housing into asset classes. We use data to map the complex financial ecosystem behind private equity landlords. We then propose a set of reforms that would de-financialize housing for the public good.
Access to migration and integration funding for cities
Join this webinar on 'Access to migration and integration funding for cities: What can (not) be achieved within the new EU budget?', co-organised by the Municipal Integration and Development Initiative (MIDI) and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.
European Parliament votes on constitution for the internet
The European Parliament voted to determine its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA), after which the trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and Council will begin. The Greens/EFA have long campaigned for a fairer internet with less power in the hands of tech giants. The DSA is the EU’s answer to the fact that a few large online platforms (such as Meta, Google, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft) control the digital ecosystem. The DSA will become the new framework for online services for the EU on how to deal with hate speech, disinformation, platform oversight, reporting procedures and surveillance-based advertising.
A greener Europe and better healthcare - recommendations from the Conference on the Future of Europe
An independent and randomly-selected panel of EU citizens has called for better climate protection and equal access to healthcare systems across Europe.
Debriefing of the January plenary session
Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the election of the President of European Parliament, the Digital Services Act, Animal Transport, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of French presidency.
Climate activists: The EU Taxonomy is a financial and environmental threat to younger generations and we will not accept it
Late last year, the Commission published a draft for a new law on sustainable investments and quietly tried to include gas and nuclear power. Sneaking dirty energy onto a list of sustainable investments is the worst kind of greenwashing. We told the EU Commission that we do not want their dirty present.
Stop the greenwashing of nuclear power and gas!
While the negotiations of the EU’s “Fit-for-55” climate package are in progress, a fatal decision is looming. The climate neutrality and sustainability of Europe's energy supply is at stake. Specifically: New nuclear and gas power plants are to be classified as “sustainable investments”. This would mean that gas and nuclear energy would be painted green and cash floodgates would be opened for these energy sources. It would send the EU’s climate and energy policy on a completely wrong path!