For an ambitious European social agenda

This week’s Porto Social Forum 2023 is a new opportunity to insist that we desperately need urgent action on social issues. The existence of poverty and precarity in one of the richest regions of the globe is unacceptable and the urgent need to act decisively and in solidarity to ensure a socially just transition to a sustainable socio-economic model and greatly improve social resilience to economic, health and geopolitical crises is beyond question. Read the Green Ministers and Co-Presidents statement

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg
Opinion by Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg

Night trains are coming back! Is travel finally going green in 2023?

New night train connections are popping up all over Europe. Why are they so crucial for the European mobility transition? How can we make them more accessible for everyone? And how can you book your next journey? Read more to find out.

Don't be fossil fools!

Transatlantic alliance of 130+ EU and US decision makers call to end fossil fuel influence at UN climate talks.

MEPs vote for EU accession to the Istanbul Convention

Members of the European Parliament voted to give consent for the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (IC). Following today’s vote, the Council is expected to ratify the convention on behalf of the EU as a whole in June.

European Parliament determined to reduce methane emissions in energy sector

A broad majority of Members of the European Parliament have approved a strong negotiating mandate for the proposal to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector. The proposal includes a ban on the routine flaring and venting of methane, obligations to detect and quickly repair leaks from pipelines and valves, obliges the Commission to set a binding target for reducing methane emissions until 2030

Give the billions to the millions

Capital gains are one of the main sources of inequality in our economy and they go largely untaxed. But what are they? Who makes them? And why is taxing them a key tool in the fight for economic justice?

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.

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