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EFA Group congratulates Roberta Metsola on her election as President of Parliament

While the group are delighted on the election of a women President, it does not come with scepticism in some of her stands towards reproductive rights and migration. The EFA group is looking forward to strengthen relationships with the newly elected President, to ensure the democracy and pluralism of the chamber are respected.
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David Sassoli - President European Parliament
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EFA pays tribute to the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli

David Sassoli will be remembered as the President championing social justice, women rights and democracy. For example, during the pandemic, he opened the doors of the European Parliament buildings to the most vulnerable persons. EFA MEPs will remember him as a truly democrat, progressive and pro-European Politician.
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Plenary Flash 17-20 January 2022

The plenary session will be marked by the commemoration for President David Sassoli. On the agenda of the plenary : election of the EP President, Digital Services Act, final vote on animal transport inquiry committee, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of the French Presidency,...
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Greens/EFA Group nominate Alice Bah Kuhnke for European Parliament President

The Greens/EFA stand for a feminist, sustainable and democratic Europe and call on all MEPs to support these principles. The climate crisis is too urgent, the threat to biodiversity, our forests and oceans too serious for us not to act now. The European Parliament must stand hand in hand with its citizens in building a sustainable and inc…
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Greens/EFA call for EU Defence Ministers to end arms exports to autocracies & stand up for human rights in Kazakhstan

Today and tomorrow, EU Defence Ministers are meeting in Brest, France, to discuss the broad outlines of the European Security and Defence Policy until 2030. Ministers will discuss the "Strategic Compass" presented by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy in November.
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Almaty, Kazakhstan
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EU must stand with peaceful protesters & uphold human rights

President Tokayev invited predominantly Russian troops to suppress the protests of his own people, majority of whom is marching peacefully and with legitimate demands. The EU needs to stand with those protesting peacefully and uphold human rights that are now more than ever under attack in Kazakhstan.
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Investment in gas and nuclear power contradicts Green Deal

In the newly proposed delegated act of the catalogue of criteria for sustainable investments ("taxonomy") the Commission classifies some investments in gas and nuclear power as sustainable. The Greens/EFA reject any greenwashing of gas and nuclear power and call on MEPs to vote against the proposal.
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Debriefing of the December plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included measures for the external border with Belarus, the Digital Markets Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border and in Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, combating gender-based violence: cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health rights in Poland, an EU ban on the use of wild anim…
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Commission must act to stop Poland's attack on women's rights

The European Parliament debated the plans to undermine further fundamental rights in Poland, in particular regarding the standards of the European Convention of Human Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to stop Poland’s violations of human and women's rights.
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European Commission rejects calls for EU-wide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

The European Commission declined to introduce a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in the European Union, in response to an oral question posed by MEPs. MEPs’ concerns include the risks associated with illegal wildlife trade, public health, and security. Opponents of the use of wildlife animals in circuses state that the practice …