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Press release |

Greens/EFA welcomes proposal to make Catalan a working language for the European Parliament

Last week, an agreement was reached between the Spanish and Catalan governments that the Spanish government will request the European Parliament to adopt Catalan as a working language for the plenary sessions of the European Parliament. Greens/EFA welcomes and supports this proposal.
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Jourova & Reynders present the Rule of Law report in Luxembourg
Press release |

Commission rule of law report: Sharper analysis but lacks bite

The Commission has released its third annual Rule of Law Report. The report focuses on justice systems, anti-corruption frameworks, media freedom and pluralism, and institutional checks and balances. For the first time, the report contains country specific recommendations on the rule of law and suggests concrete actions to be taken
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European Parliament building in Strasbourg / © European Union 2019 / Architecture-Studio
News |

Debriefing of the July plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the EU taxonomy, abortion rights, the Digital Services Act and Digital Market Act, national vetoes to undermine Global Tax Deal and Windfall Tax, Sustainable flights (REFuel), the 2021 Commission report on Kosovo and the intersectionality report.
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Press release |

Food cannot be fuel for Europe’s aeroplanes

The European Parliament will vote on an expanded definition of Sustainable Aviation Fuels or “SAFs”, which includes unsustainable feedstocks such as palm oil distillate and some food crops. The expanded definition is opposed by major European airlines, several Member States, and the Greens/EFA Group.
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Press release |

Urgent need to move past unanimity to achieve tax justice

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the minimum tax rate on the profits of multinationals, following the Hungarian government’s veto on 17 June. A debate is also scheduled on the taxation of windfall profits made by corporations, especially in the energy and food sector, following Russia's aggression against Ukraine.
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split screen with fossil fuel factory and windmills
Press release |

European Parliament fails to vote down the Taxonomy

Members of the European Parliament voted on the objection to the European Commission's delegated act on the Taxonomy Regulation. The absolute majority required for a rejection was not reached, and the delegated act was adopted. The governments of Austria and Luxembourg have announced that they will challenge the decision of the Commission…
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Mobile phone showing a folder with different social media applications
Press release |

European Parliament to give final green light to regulation of digital giants

The European Parliament has voted in favour of the Digital Markets Act, which will regulate digital platforms acting as gatekeepers, enable more market fairness for businesses, and end-users, and improve data protection.
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Poster on a wall saying no to hate speech
Press release |

Digital Services Act: New global standard for the internet

Members of the European Parliament have voted through the Digital Services Act (DSA), following the outcome of trilogue negotiations. The DSA will better protect the rights of all internet users, limit surveillance advertising, hold tech giants accountable and provide a better handle on hate, hate speech and disinformation.
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Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive from Turkey to Lesbos, Greece
Press release |

Melilla massacre: “We proved it with Ukraine. If we want, we can -Diana RIBA MEP

EFA MEP Diana RIBA i GINER intervened in plenary today on the killing of 37 migrants in the Spanish border of Melilla, and on migration rights.
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Press release |

Crypto-assets: MiCA agreement sets a common EU harmonised framework for crypto-assets and will provide security for investors & support sustainability

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached an agreement on the Regulation on Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA). MiCA will be the first comprehensive regime for crypto-assets in the world and will contain strong measures to guard against market abuse and manipulation.