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An ecological approach to connectivity

Ahead of the publication of the Path to the Digital Decade Policy Programme, Greens/EFA want to raise the Commission's attention on the importance for the digital transition to promote the green transition. It is essential that the European Commission adopt measures that will include an ecological approach to connectivity, make an efficie…
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Ruling flies in face of EU Treaties - Quote from Terry Reintke MEP

In clear breach of the EU Treaties and previous statements by the European Court of Justice, the illegitimate Polish 'Constitutional Tribunal' ruled that Polish law takes supremacy over EU law. The ruling was called for by the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
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Indigenous Peoples and Policy Coherence as Priorities for Biodiversity

The European Parliament has just announced the votes on the Biodiversity and Agenda 2030 report, which was voted on yesterday. Ahead of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, this report is key to addressing the external dimension of the EU biodiversity strategy and the role of…
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European Parliament votes for ban on biometric mass surveillance

Members of the European Parliament have adopted a report on the use of Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Law. This vote is a breakthrough moment in the fight to halt the use of intrusive and discriminatory uses of mass surveillance tools by police authorities. Greens/EFA have long called for a ban on these highly intrusive and error-pro…
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Europe must protect women and children from male violence

EFA MEP and member of the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, Diana Riba, has welcomed a vote in the Parliament backing calls for greater action to tackle intimate partner violence. The report was adopted today with 510 votes in favour, 31 against and 141 abste...
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Greens/EFA call for massive expansion of renewable energies and compensation for worse-affected households

MEPs have been discussing the situation around rising energy prices. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for a massive expansion of renewable energies and measures for more energy efficiency as well as targeted national measures such as an energy allowance for vulnerable households. The European Commission should also tackle price speculatio…
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Renewables key to lowering electricity prices

MEPs have been debating European solutions to the rise in energy prices for consumers and businesses in Strasbourg today, with the European Commission. Recent weeks have seen hefty increases in energy costs with consumers left struggling to afford the hikes in bills. EFA MEP Jordi Solé ...
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EU finance ministers ignore Pandora Papers

EU finance ministers agreed on an updated EU list of tax havens. Despite the latest Pandora Papers revelations, the list has been shortened with Anguilla, Dominica and the Seychelles having been removed from the list. The Greens/EFA Group successfully secured a plenary debate on the Pandora Papers on October 6. The following day, MEPs wil…
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Greater say for citizens in EU environmental policy

The European Parliament adopted the agreement negotiated in trilogue on the EU revision of the implementing regulation of the Aarhus Convention regarding access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters. The convention had already entered into force in EU countries, but the rule…
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European Parliament vote will call for close-knit partnership on equal footing

The European Parliament will vote on a new report on EU-US relations. A positive result will show that MEPs reaffirm their shared vision for the expanded transatlantic relations between the EU and US under the Biden Administration.