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Photo European Parliament - Architecte : Association des architectes du CIC : Vanden Bossche sprl, C.R.V. s.a., CDG sprl, Studiegroep D. Bontinck
Hemicycle Brussels
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EFA Group Statement

EFA Group believes there is no justification for the invasion of Ukraine and the attack on its sovereignty by the Russian Federation.
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European Parliament condemns Russian war of aggression and calls for tough sanctions

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, Members of the European Parliament will debate and vote on the resolution "Russian aggression against Ukraine". MEPs across political groups call for the exclusion of Russia and Belarus from the SWIFT system, a halt to Russian banks' access to the European financial system, a reduction of EU Member S…
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Russian attack on Ukraine: The European Union must meet Putin’s challenge

The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the Russian attack and stand firmly by Ukraine. The attack needs to end immediately and Russian troops be withdrawn. The massive breaches of international law by the Russian President mark a caesura for European security order. The European Union, the United States and their partners reacted quickly, consis…
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ILO Asia-Pacific
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Greens/EFA welcomes COM proposal holding companies accountable for human rights and environmental violations

The European Commission published the so-called “Just and sustainable economy” package, which includes the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD) and a Communication on Decent Work in the World. The proposal on Corporate Sustainable Governance is something the Greens/EFA group have long been pushing for and it represents …
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Picture of Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow
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Russia´s recognition of so-called republics of Donetsk and Luhansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia will recognise the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as so-called independent people's republics. The Russian President is further turning the escalation spiral, trying to rewrite history into an imperial narrative. This needs to be met with a unified response.
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
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Debriefing of the February plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included EU-Russia relations, in particular Ukraine, empowering European youth, post-pandemic employment and social recovery, the statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations, the ECJ ruling on Poland and Hungary and the annual report on human rights and democracy.
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MEPs call for cross-border support to defend civil society from attacks

Members of the European Parliament have voted by a large majority to support cross-border non-profit organisations in a report from Greens/EFA MEP Sergey Lagodinsky. The report calls for EU-wide measures to safeguard civil society organisations at the Member State and EU level, including better legal recognition for nonprofits, and suppor…
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MEP François Alfonsi appeals for vital support on minority language

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, the co-chair of the minority intergroup, held a press conference supporting the demands from cultural and linguistic minorities to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Loránt Vincze (EPP), co-chair of the minority intergroup with MEP Alfonsi, also spoke at the press conference in Strasbourg.
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Quote from Ciarán Cuffe on the Eurovignette

Following today's adoption by the European Parliament of the new rules on road charging (revised Eurovignette Directive), please see a quote from Ciarán Cuffe MEP, Greens/EFA coordinator of the Transport and Tourism committee;
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Strengthening cooperation at European level

The European Commission presented a defence package aimed at increasing cooperation on defence capacities and boosting European technological sovereignty. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes this initiative in the context of the "Strategic Compass" that will be adopted next month.