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Press release |

Fit For 55: European Parliament rejects severely weakened Emission Trading System

MEPs from the Greens/EFA Group along with a progressive majority have successfully voted down a considerably weakened position on the EU Emissions Trading System, following efforts of the EPP Group and industry lobbies. The ETS file will now go back to the Environment Committee.
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Press release |

MEPs vote to end combustion engine by 2035

The automotive sector can, and should be one of the fastest sectors to decarbonise. The solutions are there and manufacturers are already racing to invest. The industry needs certainty. The European Parliament has shown clear support for the car industry to go fully electric by 2035.
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Press release |

European Parliament strengthens Commission's proposal on LULUCF

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The way we use land must be sustainable for both the climate and nature. Climate resilience in land use is key to building a carbon-neutral economy and achieving carbon negativity, to manage the climate crisis.
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Press release |

Abortion rights: Women’s lives at stake warns Diana Riba

Diana Riba i Giner warned about the global attack on abortion rights, highlighting that the US is far from being the only country facing threats and challenges when it comes to legislating abortions.
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Video |

We are the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament

We are the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, with more than 70 directly elected members from all across Europe. Since 1984, we’ve been working to make Europe a global leader in climate and environmental protection, in peace and social justice, in fair trade and international cooperation, and in the fight for human rights.
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People crossing the street
Press release |

EU deal on minimum wage big step forward for workers’ rights

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Commission and Council reached an agreement on rules for minimum wages in the EU. The result of the trilogue negotiations is a big step forward to combat in-work poverty, the gender pay gap and wage inequality for workers all across the EU and the Greens/EFA Group welcome the results. Minimum wag…
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Press release |

Agreement on a common charger reached

This agreement seals the deal: In two years consumers in the EU will finally be able to charge all their mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras with the same USB-C charging cable. This will save resources, protect the environment and support consumers.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 6-9 June 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the Fit for 55 package, Question Time with the Commission on reducing the use of pesticides and strengthening consumer protection, Council and Commission statements on the rule of law and the potential approval of the Polish national Recovery Plan (RRF), Council and Commission statements on global th…
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Press release |

Migration : solidarity should not be a crime

A delegation of MEPs from progressive groups held a press conference with the former mayor of Riace Domenico “Mimmo” Lucano who was sentenced to 13 years and 2 months in prison for criminal conspiracy to assist illegal immigration. MEPs wanted to express their solidarity with Mimmo Lucano and to highlight their commitment in favour of an…
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Press release |

Commission pushes ahead with Polish Recovery Plan despite serious issues with judicial independence

The European Commission has agreed that it will push ahead the National Recovery Plan for Poland. The Greens/EFA Group have long called for the Polish Plan approval to be withheld until the Polish government substantially reforms its judiciary.