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Press release |

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
News |

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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Press release |

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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News |

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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Press release |

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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Press release |

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.
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European Court of Justice
Press release |

ECJ ruling shows urgent need for Commission to launch rule of law action

The European Court of Justice has just rejected a complaint brought against the Rule of Law Conditionality regulation by the Polish and Hungarian governments. The rejection by the court reaffirms that the mechanism is in line with EU law and shows the urgent need for the Commission to finally activate the tool.
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Ukrainian flag CC0 yehor-milohrodskyi
Press release |

Greens/EFA call for an end to Russian aggression against Ukraine

The European Parliament debated the European Union's relations with Russia and the Russian threat to Ukraine's statehood. In relation to this debate, the leaders of the main political groups in the European Parliament issued a joint statement which expresses full solidarity to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, calls for imm…
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News |

Jordi Solé calls for more EU action in the face of Human Rights violations

EFA Group President Jordi Sole intervened on plenary to call for the approval of the two reports Mr Sole was shadowing. The reports from the sub-committee on Human Rights (DROI) discuss the position of the European Parliament and the lack of action previously taken in the fight against corruption and breaches of Human Rights.
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Press release |

EU condemns unpaid internships

The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. Unfortunately the Greens/EFA Group proposed an amendment to push for an EU-wide ban on unpaid internships which failed to pass because of the votes against from EPP and Renew.