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Rights & Values and Justice Programmes essential to support rule of law

Today, the European Parliament will debate and adopt two key programmes as part of the Justice, Rights and Values Fund, aimed at supporting the rule of law and a strong and independent justice system. The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme 2021-2027, with Greens/EFA rapporteur Alice Bah Kuhnke, focuses on promoting, stre…
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European Parliament vote on UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement marks new chapter

Members of the European Parliament will vote on their consent on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (UK TCA) that sets out the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The agreement has been provisionally applied since the start of the year to avoid disruptions between the EU and UK. The agreement requires the consent of the …
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EU-UK Deal: 'let's establish a positive framework for a new partnership'

With MEPs set to vote on approving the post-Brexit trade and co-operation agreement between the EU and the UK, EFA MEP Jordi Solé said that whilst the agreement has its shortcomings, overall ‘it establishes a positive framework for this new partnership’.
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Turkey Debate: Quote from Sergey Lagodinsky

The European Parliament will held a debate on the meeting between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and Turkey's President Erdoğan.
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Genome edited plants in the EU

The report by ENSSER and CSS deconstructs the claims made in the EASAC-endorsed Leopoldina Statement, critically assesses the scientific foundations of both publications and provides some of the information, omitted by the Statements, that is publicly available as scientific evidence and research results. Assessing and fact-checking the …
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Be Part of A Welcoming Europe

In Europe, hundreds of municipalities are ready to welcome asylum-seekers and refugees. Yet, these initiatives are often ignored by governments, stating that they cannot welcome them into their countries. Be part of a welcoming Europe!
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A devastating impact on forests

Factsheet on EU-Mercosur trade agreement - There is deep concern among experts that the deal will increase deforestation in the Mercosur region. Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are among the top ten countries with the highest deforestation rates. In Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has surged to a 12-year high in 2020
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A destructive deal for biodiversity

Factsheet on EU-Mercosur trade agreement - While the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) report rang an alarm bell in 2019 concerning the rapidly worsening state of biodiversity, this deal will only exacerbate the phenomenon further.
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A trade-off at the expense of animal welfare

Factsheet on EU-Mercosur trade agreement - The trade agreement will increase Mercosur exports of live animals and animal products to the EU as well as EU exports of dairy products to the Mercosur market. According to Eurobarometer, more than 90% of EU consumers want to see imported products respect animal welfare standards equivalent to …
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Fuelling conflict and human rights violations

Factsheet on EU-Mercosur trade agreement - This agreement insufficiently protects the rights of indigenous people, farmers, and consumers, whose health and lives are at risk. It is unacceptable that trade interests prevail over human rights.