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My home is an asset class

In this report by Daniela Gabor and Sebastian Kohl, we explore the growing importance of institutional landlords such as Blackstone, focusing in particular on the mechanisms through which European legislation has accommodated their strategies to transform housing into asset classes. We use data to map the complex financial ecosystem behin…
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Press release |

Large investors playing monopoly with Europe’s homes

New data published by the Greens/EFA Group reveals the amount of housing being bought up and controlled as investment assets by large firms across Europe. The study 'My home is an asset class: The Financialization of Housing in Europe' shows how investors, facilitated under the capital markets union, are rapidly buying up significant amou…
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Debriefing of the January plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the election of the President of European Parliament, the Digital Services Act, Animal Transport, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of French presidency.
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Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
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European Parliament votes on constitution for the internet

The European Parliament voted to determine its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA), after which the trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and Council will begin. The Greens/EFA have long campaigned for a fairer internet with less power in the hands of tech giants. The DSA is the EU’s answer to the fact that a few large…
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Diana Riba defends the right of safe and legal abortion in the European Union

Diana Riba MEP defended the right of women and girls to freely decide whether or not to continue their pregnancy. Currently, countries such as Malta, Hungary and Poland are among the most critical opponents of the legalisation of abortion in the European Union.
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Press release |

Fundamental rights must be protected in Hong Kong

MEPs are voting on a resolution on the violation of fundamental rights in Hong Kong. MEPs are calling for the release of political prisoners, a free press, sanctions against Hong Kong's political leadership and a review of the city's status in the World Trade Organisation. Since the National Security Law came into force, more than 150 rep…
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This is our chance to limit animal transport

MEPs will vote on the recommendations of the Special Inquiry Committee for Animal Transport, which was launched on the initiative of the Greens/EFA group. The recommendations will be the basis for the Commission’s new legislation on transporting animals in the EU. The Greens/EFA group have pushed for high standards, including a maximum jo…
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Greens/EFA MEP Heidi Hautala re-elected as Vice President and Marcel Kolaja elected as Quaestor

The European Parliament re-elected Heidi Hautala MEP, as Vice President of the European Parliament, and Marcel Kolaja, Pirate Party MEP and Greens/EFA member, as Quaestor.
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Press release |

EFA MEPs call on President Macron to respect the European diversity

The EFA Group asked President Macron to honour diversity in the European Union and called on Macron to respect people's democratic right to decide their best future. EFA MEPs also condemn President Macron's refusal to fill the French Presidency of the Council, as this happens in the middle of an electoral process and affects the condition…
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Greens/EFA congratulate Roberta Metsola & offer constructive cooperation

The Greens/EFA Group congratulate Roberta Metsola MEP on her election as President of the European Parliament and offer critical and constructive cooperation. The Greens/EFA Group call on all political groups in the European Parliament to ensure proportional representation of the democratic Groups of the European Parliament when electing …