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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
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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
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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.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 4-7 July 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Not our Taxonomy, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the state of abortion rights, Alice Bah Kuhnke's report on intersectionality, minimum tax, windfall tax, Viola von Cramon's report on Kosovo, and sustainable aviation.
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News |

EFA MEPs meet with SNP MPs over Scotland’s future

EFA MEPs have been meeting today with former MEP Alyn Smith MP and Dr Philippa Whitford MP, to discuss the path for Scotland’s independence and its return to the European Union.
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Combustion engine
Press release |

Agreement drives EU towards end of internal combustion engine

EU environment and energy ministers cleared the way for the phase-out of the fossil internal combustion engine by 2035. The proposal is part of the Fit for 55 package and aims to reduce the EU's greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030 and to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent.
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Press release |

Agreement on new Crypto rules to improve anti-money laundering standards & protect privacy

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached an agreement on the Transfer of Funds Regulation on anti-money laundering rules for crypto-assets. This regulation will strengthen the fight against money laundering, reduce fraud and improve the overall security of crypto transactions.
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Member States should support clear & credible path to EU accession for Ukraine, Moldova & Western Balkans

European Union heads of state and government will meet at the European Council Summit in Brussels to discuss among other things Ukraine’s prospective candidacy for EU membership. The Greens/EFA Group strongly believes that Ukraine, Moldova and the Western Balkans should be given a credible and clear path to membership.
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Nature restoration to bring back bees & bird song

The European Commission presented its long-awaited nature package that includes nature restoration and the reduction of the use of pesticides. This first of its kind nature restoration law proposes legally binding targets for different types of ecosystems in every Member State.