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Open letter concerning European commitment to end homelessness at the Porto Social Summit

While we welcome the proposal for an EU Platform on Combatting Homelessness and the High Level Conference on it as important steps for putting homelessness on the European agenda and supporting Member States’ actions, we regret that the European Commission did not include a shared European goal to reduce and ultimately end homelessness as…
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Our vision of the Conference on the Future of Europe

After months of negotiations, an agreement was eventually found between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council to start the Conference on the Future of Europe. We welcome this long-waited outcome and are now putting all our efforts in making the Conference a successful democratic process that delivers change and …
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Commission refers Poland to ECJ - quotes from Terry Reintke & Dr Sylwia Spurek

Today (31.03.2021), the European Commission has announced that it is referring Poland to the Court of Justice for the Polish law on the judiciary that undermines the independence of judges. The Greens/EFA Group have long demanded that the Commission take action against the Polish government for its numerous attempts to undermine the rule …
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Greens/EFA in the European Parliament call on Vice-President Dombrovskis to respect social dialogue on the labour reform in Spain

Vladis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission has recently stated that he expects "a comprehensive and ambitious labour reform" from Spain, noting his dissatisfaction that, in the framework of the social dialogue, priority is being given to the reform of the ultra-activity of collective agreements.
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Opinion poll on the labelling of GM crops

An Ipsos opinion poll shows that the vast majority (86%) of Europeans who have heard of genetically modified (GM) crops want food produced from these plants to be labelled as such. It also shows that the majority (68%) of respondents who have heard of new GM techniques want food produced with these techniques also labelled as GM.
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Kosovo & Serbia Progress Reports: quote from Viola von Cramon MEP

The European Parliament will debate and vote on its position regarding the European Commission’s Progress Reports for Kosovo and Serbia. Viola von Cramon, Greens/EFA MEP and European Parliament rapporteur on Kosovo and shadow rapporteur on Serbia, comments:
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New rules make export of surveillance technology more difficult

Dual-use goods can be used for civilian and military purposes, including, for example, drones and computer technologies. The Dual-use Regulation will for the first time contain strict export controls for surveillance technology, due diligence obligations for EU governments and transparency provisions on the type of surveillance technology…
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The Time Is Now! Let's Greening the European Industry

The European Commission is expected to update the EU Industrial Strategy by the end of April 2021. Although we are still in the middle of the #Covid19​ crisis, we see a chance to connect the recovery with the green transition and build a more #sustainable​ economy and society. Transforming our industries is key to achieving that. It wi…
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European Council Summit: quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

EU leaders will meet virtually for an EU Council Summit, to discuss among other things, the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine roll out, and transatlantic relations with US President Joe Biden, who will join for part of the meeting. This summit is the first time EU leader sit together after China announced sanctions against several MEPs, inclu…
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Rule of Law Mechanism: quotes from Terry Reintke MEP & Daniel Freund MEP

MEPs will vote on a resolution on the EU's rule of law mechanism, which has been in place since January 1st. The mechanism is designed to hold Member States to account for breaches of the rule of law.