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All EU leaders must take bold and brave stance to face down rise of fascism

MEPs will debate how to fight the resurgence of neo-fascism in Europe. The Greens/EFA group condemns in the strongest terms the rise of neo-fascist and right wing-extremist movements in the EU and elsewhere.
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MEPs sink attempt to gut EU fishing safeguards

Members of the European Parliament voted down a proposal from the Council and Commission to circumvent normal procedures in order to remove safeguards that stop fish stocks from collapsing. The Greens/EFA Group have long been in the forefront for sustainable fisheries policies and welcome the decision taken today.
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Plenary Flash 15-18 January 2024

On the agenda this week: Hungary: Frozen Funds, Israel/Gaza Conflict, Fiscal Rules & Economic Governance, Support needed for the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems to support sustainable fisheries, Plastic pellets and the impact on micro plastic pollution in the maritime and coastal habitats, F-Gases and Ozone Depleting Subst…
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Ana Miranda Urges immediate EU Action on Galician Coast Pollution from Pellet Dumping

Ana Miranda, EFA MEP, condemned today in the European Parliament the environmental disaster of plastic pellets dumping on the coast of Galicia and the lack of action by the Galician government of the PP.  On the 8th of December, a ship named 'Tocano' lost part of its shipment, including plastic pellets, off the coast of Galicia and Por…
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Jacques Delors : A Founding Father of the EU & a Tireless Defender of the Europe of the Regions

Today is a sad day for the European Union and for those who believe in the European project. The European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jacques Delors, 98, former trade unionist, former French minister, former President of the European Commission (1985-1995), and, above all,…
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Photo by Jannik on Unsplash
Photo by Jannik on Unsplash
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Deal on migration unworkable & solidifies practices that undermine human rights

A series of deals were reached between negotiators from the European Parliament and Council on the New Pact on Migration and Asylum. "These agreements entrench outdated ideas on how to deal with migration and fail to take into account the reality at the EU’s borders both on the ground and in the sea." said Greens/EFA co-President
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EFA MEPs Denounce Bias in the PETI Committee Mission to Catalonia

Members of the European Parliament from the European Free Alliance Group condemn the lack of impartiality displayed by the members of the PETI Committee mission in Catalonia.
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Debriefing of the December plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included European Council Summit, fiscal rules, COP28, rainbow families, Israel/Gaza, the Sakharov Prize, mental health and protection of consumers against addictive design of online services.
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Miranda speaks up against the coup d’etat in Guatemala

EFA MEP Ana Miranda, intervened in plenary this week in the debate on the situation in Guatemala, to defend the legitimacy of the elections and the sovereignty of the Guatemalans
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MEPs urge Council to protect rainbow children’s rights to their parents

Members of the European Parliament voted on the Report on the Regulation for cross-border recognition of parenthood, which urges the European Council to adopt the regulation with unanimity. The Greens/EFA Group has long advocated for the protection of the rights of the child, and of Rainbow Families