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Progressive forces meet in Madrid for a fairer Europe

On Friday and Saturday, the Greens/EFA Group will gather in Madrid for its Green Social Summit, together with the European Green Party and in partnership with the Sumar alliance of Spanish Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Yolanda Diaz.
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New study shows small wealth tax could increase tax revenues across EU by nearly quarter of a trillion euros

Today, the Greens/EFA Group are publishing a new report highlighting the amounts of tax revenue that European countries could garner through a small tax on the wealthiest 0.5%. The study finds that even a tax of 1.7-3.5% could bring in as much as €213.3 billion to national coffers.
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Greens/EFA urge the Council to ban glyphosate

Today, the Commission published their proposal to renew the authorisation to use glyphosate for an additional 10 years. The Council will now hold an exchange of views and is expected to vote on the proposal in mid October. Greens/EFA group urge the Council to not approve the Commission's proposed prolongation but instead ban the use of gl…
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EFA MEPS on the official status of Catalan, Euskera and Galician

Today EFA MEP Ana Miranda held a press conference to discuss the officiality of Catalan, Euskera and Galicia in the European Union. The press conference had guests from different linguistic and cultural organisations who spoke in favour of the official status.
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Debriefing of the September Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the State of the Union, air quality, energy transition, MEPs' code of conduct and the Critical Raw Materials Act.
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Diana Riba i Giner “Mr Borrell, it is not that we are learning to play like men. We are learning to break the silence.”

EFA MEP Diana Riba i Giner intervened in plenary today during the “Violence and discrimination in the world of sports after the FIFA Women’s World Cup” debate.
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European Parliament calls on the European Commission and the Member States to support books in minority languages.

The European Parliament has just unanimously voted for a report on the future of the European Book sector with Diana Riba I Giner as the Greens/EFA Shadow Rapporteur.
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MEPs approve the negotiation position on the Critical Raw Materials Act

Today, Members of the European Parliament approved the Parliament's negotiations mandate for the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA). The Greens/EFA Group pushed for a 45 percent recycling target and for mitigating the demand for critical raw materials.
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EFA MEPs support the new strategy to boost EU-Latin America relations

The EFA MEPs Ana Miranda and Jordi Sole intervened in the debate during the plenary session today, where MEPs debated the outcome of the EU-CELAC Summit.
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Commission must hold its ground on the Green Deal

The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, gave her annual State of the European Union speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She made some flowery proclamations in her address, including a lot about promoting business and industry but remained vague when it came to concrete public investments.