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Russia: Plenary debate on Navalny, Ukraine & Czechia - quotes from Sergey Lagodinsky & Markéta Gregorová

Today (28th April) at 15:00, Members of the European Parliament will debate the case of Alexei Navalny, Russian military actions on the Ukrainian border, and the role of Russian intelligence officers in the 2014 explosion of a weapons depot in the Czech Republic. The resolution will be voted on tomorrow and the results of the vote will be…
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The Gender Budgeting report of the European Parliament

Gender Budgeting (GB) aims at evaluating the impact of an Institution’s budget on men and women, with a gender mainstreaming approach applied to every field of intervention. This kind of analysis, implemented so far by 41% of OECD countries, is, since 2003, part of the EU commitment to achieve Gender Equality by recommending the Member St…
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Parliamentary Immunity lifted for Greek neo-Nazi MEP Ionannis Lagos – Quote from Marie Toussaint MEP

Today, Members of the European Parliament voted by a large majority of 655, to waive the immunity of MEP Ioannis Lagos, former leader of the neo-Nazi "Golden Dawn" party, who was sentenced in October by the Greek courts to 13 years in prison for "leading and belonging to a criminal organization." Several members of the neo-Nazi party, whi…
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Rights & Values and Justice Programmes essential to support rule of law

Today, the European Parliament will debate and adopt two key programmes as part of the Justice, Rights and Values Fund, aimed at supporting the rule of law and a strong and independent justice system. The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme 2021-2027, with Greens/EFA rapporteur Alice Bah Kuhnke, focuses on promoting, stre…
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European Parliament vote on UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement marks new chapter

Members of the European Parliament will vote on their consent on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (UK TCA) that sets out the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The agreement has been provisionally applied since the start of the year to avoid disruptions between the EU and UK. The agreement requires the consent of the …
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EU-UK Deal: 'let's establish a positive framework for a new partnership'

With MEPs set to vote on approving the post-Brexit trade and co-operation agreement between the EU and the UK, EFA MEP Jordi Solé said that whilst the agreement has its shortcomings, overall ‘it establishes a positive framework for this new partnership’.
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Turkey Debate: Quote from Sergey Lagodinsky

The European Parliament will held a debate on the meeting between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and Turkey's President Erdoğan.
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Genome edited plants in the EU

The report by ENSSER and CSS deconstructs the claims made in the EASAC-endorsed Leopoldina Statement, critically assesses the scientific foundations of both publications and provides some of the information, omitted by the Statements, that is publicly available as scientific evidence and research results. Assessing and fact-checking the …
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Be Part of A Welcoming Europe

In Europe, hundreds of municipalities are ready to welcome asylum-seekers and refugees. Yet, these initiatives are often ignored by governments, stating that they cannot welcome them into their countries. Be part of a welcoming Europe!
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A devastating impact on forests

Factsheet on EU-Mercosur trade agreement - There is deep concern among experts that the deal will increase deforestation in the Mercosur region. Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina are among the top ten countries with the highest deforestation rates. In Brazil, the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest has surged to a 12-year high in 2020