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Vote on transition to electric trucks marks acceleration in emissions reduction

Today, Members of the European Parliament have just voted to set strict CO2 limits for trucks and are calling for all new buses to be emissions-free by 2030. Following new CO2 targets for cars, CO2 targets for buses and trucks are set to be tightened in line with Europe’s ambition to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Parlia…
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Climate Conference needs to mark the end of the fossil era

In the run-up to the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28), MEPs call for a global phase-out of all fossil fuels and the end of fossil fuel subsidies as soon as possible, by 21 at the latest, in their resolution voted today (Tuesday 2025 November). The Loss and Damage Fund is to finally be set up and provided with fresh mo…
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Lydie Massard calls on more food autonomy ahead of the New Zealand agreement.

EFA MEP Lydie Massard intervened in plenary today to address the new EU-New Zealand agreement.
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Plenary Flash 20-23 November 2023

On the agenda this week: Israel-Gaza conflict, COP28 resolution, pesticides, New Zealand Trade Agreement, Hungary, CO2 standards for trucks, trailers, coaches and buses, ...
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Member States fail to ban glyphosate - Greens/EFA urge Commission to act

Member States missed their last chance to ban the use of glyphosate for the next decade. The Commission will now take a decision on the renewal of the use of glyphosate. The Greens/EFA urge the Commission to take into account the overwhelming scientific proof of the dangers of using glyphosates both for peoples health and for nature
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EFA Group calls for a Ceasefire

The European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament understands the Israel and Gaza conflict is a deeply complex and longstanding issue that has caused immense suffering for civilians on both sides
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Cyprus Confidential: All EU countries must close loopholes for corruption

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) has just released their latest investigation into how financial firms in Cyprus have allegedly aided Russian oligarchs and billionaires in hiding their wealth offshore.
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Greens/EFA secure encryption and effective child protection in CSA Regulation

MEPs agreed to completely overhaul the European Commission’s initial proposal, which intended indiscriminate mass surveillance of EU citizens’ private electronic communication, aka “Chat Control”. The Greens/EFA were able to achieve fundamental improvements in key areas, such as better child protection with only targeted and suspicion-bas…
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Nature Restoration Law: Negotiations enter the final round

Trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, the Council and the Commission on the Nature Restoration Law is expected to be finalised. The negotiators start at 2 p.m, with an open end time. The Environment Committee is expected to vote on the outcome of the negotiations on 29 November, with the final plenary vote scheduled for t…
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MEPs vote in favour of harmful emission standards for motor vehicles

A majority of conservative, right-wing and liberal Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of weak emission standards for motor vehicles (Euro 7 standard). The Euro standards set standards for pollutant emissions such as particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide from cars, buses and trucks.