Commission’s assessment of Hungary welcome, now Council must defend democracy
The European Commission has just presented its assessment of the Hungarian government’s 17 measures aimed at tackling the rampant corruption in the country surrounding the misuse of EU funds. The Commission’s assessment, if agreed by the Council, will result in a freezing of certain European funds to Hungary.
Cyberviolence – why we need a safe and feminist internet now
European collaboration can offer solutions on how to end cyberviolence. Sylwia Spurek MEP on why ending online violence should be considered a priority for the European Parliament when fighting gender-based violence.
Debriefing of the November II Plenary Session
Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Energy Charter Treaty, women on boards, biodiversity COP15, the rule of law and Human Rights, among others. Read more.
European Parliament calls for EU’s withdrawal from the ECT
MEPs voted to adopt the report by Greens/EFA MEP Anna Cavazzini, calling on the European Union to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The European Parliament calls on the Commission to withdraw its proposal to modernise the ECT and to immediately present a coordinated exit plan for the EU and its Member States.
EU intervention urgently needed to save lives at sea
MEPs debate the need for a European solution on asylum and migration including search and rescue in the Mediterranean sea. Nearly 6,000 people have died in the Med trying to reach Europe since the start of last year and nearly 30,000 have died since 2014. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on Member States to respect international law.
COP15 must be a turning point for the protection of nature
Members of the European Parliament debated the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montréal, Canada. The Greens/EFA Group call for swift action to protect species and habitats, including the rewetting of wetlands such as peatlands and the protection of rainforests and oceans.
Fix it: Make repairing affordable again!
We want devices that are easy and cheap to repair. Europe needs to step in.
Companies have made repairing devices difficult and expensive. And we, the consumers, pay the price. Why is it cheaper to buy a new phone than to replace a cracked screen? Why can’t we just change the battery instead of buying a new tablet?
This has to change. Repairing should be the easiest and cheapest option. A win for your wallet, a win for the environment!
A need a clear repair score for devices: EU citizens need to know how much repairs will cost!
Join us in asking the lawmakers at the European Commission to include it after all!
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.
Show your support for Ukraine and spread the message.