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Tunisia on the edge of democracy © Duncan Wal
Tunisia Flag Face
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Tunisia deserves a bolder European response

MEPs have raised concerns about the political crisis in Tunisia. President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament, Jordi Solé MEP, called for the EU to take bolder steps to help a neighbour and partner country restore the constitutional and democratic order. Tunisia’s Preside...
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End poverty

Too many people in the EU cannot make ends meet and live a decent life. On #EndPovertyDay we reiterate our calls for a minimum income scheme in all EU countries to be set at 60% of the national median income. It’s time for the EU to become a union of solidarity, not austerity
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poland supreme court
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MEPs vote to take Commission to Court over rule of law

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted for the Parliament to take the European Commission to court for inaction on the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism. Despite numerous breaches of the rule of law endangering the proper use of EU funds, the Commission has failed to activate the mechanism. MEPs, led by the Gree…
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Plenary Flash 18-21 October 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the rule of law situation and abortion ban in Poland, the Farm to Fork strategy, the UN Climate Conference (COP26), global tax deal and Pandora Papers, the 2022 EU budget, Frontex, ...
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Greens/EFA call for massive expansion of renewable energies and compensation for worse-affected households

The European Commission unveiled its "toolbox" for EU governments to tackle the current energy price hike. The toolbox mainly includes short-term measures for member states by setting out options to target vulnerable households. The Greens/EFA Group calls for support for low-income citizens, ramping up energy renovations and the further d…
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Delivery parcels
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G20 Finance Ministers’ agreement on international corporate tax reform watershed moment but further action needed

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers are expected to give their approval to the OECD framework for a minimum effective corporate tax rate and the reallocation of profits from the largest and most profitable companies. The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework agreement, of which 26 EU member states are a part, means that over the next two yea…
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Frequently Asked Questions on EU arms exports

Arms are not like any other export goods. Their export needs to be regulated carefully. Currently, export decisions for arms produced in the EU are made at national level. This document created with support of SaferGlobe will provide answers to your questions
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Where do arms made in the EU end up?

There are rules in the EU on where and how countries can export arms. The problem is, those rules are not enforced and they are interpreted differently by each member state. This is why arms that are made in the EU still end up in conflict regions.
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The future of online advertising

Our digital world today is recording and tracking user’s every move, creating detailed profiles of users to show them relevant adverts targeted at their interests. It has not always been this way in the online world. This report explores concerns surrounding the practice of tracking-based advertising today and examines in detail the most …
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Nature as an asset class: the new EU financial market on biodiversity destruction

This report by Frédéric Hache aims to explain the concept of ‘natural capital’ as a new framing of nature in which it is considered as a list of services benefiting humans. It also explains what biodiversity offset markets are, how they were developed and how they could look in the European context. Finally, it explores alternatives to th…