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Press release |

Fossil Alliance fails to crush climate action but more ambition needed

Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of the mandates for the negotiations on the European Emission Trading System (ETS), the Carbon Border Adjustment System (CBAM), and the Social Climate Fund. The Greens/EFA welcome the compromise, even though it is not enough to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees.
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EFA Congratulates newly elected Colombian President Gustavo Petro

The EFA Parliamentary group would like to Congratulate Gustavo Petro on his recent election victory and his appointment as the new President of Colombia. The election of Gustavo Petro and Vice-President Francia Marquez represents a new hope for Colombia and a new path for the relationships with the ...
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Eurogroup outcome - EDIS

The Eurogroup failed to reach an agreement on a common European Deposit Insurance Fund (EDIS). The Commission proposed the EDIS back in 2015, however, so far there has been no progress on agreeing on the tool at the Member State level. The Greens/EFA Group will push this issue forward in the European Parliament.
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Loss for rule of law with Polish RRP plan approved

European Ministers of Finance signed off on the Polish government’s Recovery and Resilience Plan as part of Next Generation EU. This is despite serious concerns about the implementation of reforms linked to restoring the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law.
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Press release |

MEPs reject classification of nuclear power and gas as sustainable

A cross-party alliance voted down the European Commission's proposal to label gas and nuclear energy as sustainable. The vote took place in both the Environment (ENVI) and the Economic and Monetary Affairs committees (ECON). The resolution voted on today is expected to be voted on during the July plenary. The Greens/EFA Group calls on all…
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News |

Debriefing of the June plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Fit for 55 package, the rule of law, forced labour, abortion rights in the US, common chargers, minimum wage, women on boards and the Convention to change EU Treaties.
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Press release |

EU ready to finally ban all forced labour products

Europeans demand a trade policy in line with EU values, human dignity and social rights. That is why the European Parliament will adopt two landmark resolutions to ensure respect for human rights in EU trade policy.
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Press release |

Parliament must use all tools at its disposal to hold Commission to account over rule of law

Members of the European Parliament voted on a resolution on the Commission’s decision to push ahead with the Polish Recovery Plan. The Polish government has yet to meet any of the criteria set out by President von der Leyen in October last year, nor has it implemented any of the rulings of the European Court of Justice or of the European …
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Press release |

Jordi Solé calls for treaty changes

Today EFA Group President and COFOE member Jordi Solé urged the Parliament to dignify and honour the legacy of the conference on the Future of Europe.
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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.