FIGHTING FOR YOU
FOOD THAT’S GOOD FOR PEOPLE AND PLANET!
Everybody wants good food! Food should taste good, be good for the planet, good for the farmer that produces it, and good for the person that buys it.
A BAN ON BIOMETRIC MASS SURVEILLANCE IN PUBLIC SPACES
Throughout the EU, governments are experimenting with highly intrusive systems of facial recognition and other biometric mass surveillance in public spaces. As a result, there’s been global uproar against the use of these technologies. Do you want to live in a society in which people are tracked, judged and classified based on their appearance and behaviour? If not, keep reading!
Fairer Fares: making transport more sustainable by ending fossil fuel subsidies for planes
The European Union should end the tax exemption for aviation fuels and allow for fair competition between aviation and more sustainable transport modes. There is a window of opportunity for the kerosene tax to be introduced at EU level because of the Energy Taxation Regulation revision due to be proposed by the Commission in mid-2021.
OUR VISION - PEACE IN THE WORLD
We want the EU to be a transparent, ethical and responsible actor in this chaotic world, actively contributing to democracy, freedom and peace. We want to make sure that weapons made in the EU do not end up in the hands of dictators and are not used to commit any human rights violations.
SAY NO TO EU-MERCOSUR
Imagine if the EU used its powers as a massive trading bloc to promote the green transition and human rights all over the world. That’s our vision for future trade deals - we want the EU to only agree to deals that are good for people and the planet, rather than deals that are only about profits for some and plundering of natural resources.
FOR A WELCOMING EUROPE
A growing number of municipalities and regions in Europe are prepared to welcome asylum seekers; and many citizens want to help and show solidarity. We want to make sure that people who want to welcome other people with open arms are actually able to do so, and without being harassed or intimidated.
A WORLD FULL OF FORESTS
Forests are indispensable. They cover 30 percent of the earth’s land area and host 80 percent of the world’s land-based species. Forests provide us with fresh water and oxygen, and are essential for regulating the global climate. We want a world with forests, where we can all breathe and enjoy nature as it should be - unspoiled.
POLITICS FREE FROM CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
In theory, the EU institutions have some of the best ethics rules to prevent conflicts of interest. But those rules are very fragmented and poorly enforced. As a result, there have been multiple cases of unethical behaviours in recent years and their insufficient handling by the EU institutions has harmed the trust of European citizens.
DEFEND OUR DIGITAL RIGHTS
The internet has given people the chance to connect to each other, express themselves online and gain access to knowledge and information at the click of a button. We want to make sure the internet is a democratic space where people feel safe and able to share content freely.
GREEN OUR TECH
Let’s face it: we all love our tech! That’s why, when our phone or favourite appliance breaks, we don’t want to be forced to throw it away and have to spend loads of money on a new one. We want to be able to repair it, replace broken parts, maybe even recycle it into something new.
An EU Free from genetically modified plants and animals
We need agro-ecological and organic farming that is locally adapted, respects animal welfare and fosters biodiversity, and that allows farmers to produce healthy and nutritious food for all.
An ambitious Climate Law in the EU
To mitigate the consequences of climate change in the limited time that we have, we need to take ambitious measures based on what scientists have determined is necessary to deal with the growing climate crisis. We need strong, legally binding emissions reductions targets, independent oversight to check that climate action is truly being taken, and proper financing to deal with this crisis.
A HOME FOR EVERYONE
We want a housing system that works for people. Where everyone across Europe, from Paris to Warsaw, Dublin to Athens, has access to affordable, quality, healthy homes. We should all be able to rent a home without the “airbnb effect” driving up monthly prices, and we should even be able to buy a home, just like many of our parents and grandparents were able to do.