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Luxembourg / CC0 Cedric Letsch
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OpenLux

The new investigation "OpenLux" by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Monde, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and others, reveals that Luxembourg is still a thriving tax haven.
Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
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Parliament wants EU to slash material use and consumption

The European Parliament will vote today (9 February) on the Parliament's position the European Commissions' New Circular Economy Action Plan, a main pillar of the Green Deal. The Greens/EFA group are calling for binding targets to reduce the use of resources, the right to repair, and a digital product passport that should inform consumers…
Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
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Best practice in maritime spatial planning

With this study, we set out to demystify the process behind planning, developing and conservation for our seas and oceans. In the coming years, we will be increasingly familiar with the process of Maritime Spatial Planning as we look to simultaneously harness the energy of the winds and the seas and protect our marine environment from ove…
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Flash - Plenary session 8-12 February 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on COVID vaccines, new circular economy action plan, recovery and resilience facility, report on border procedures, Ostrovets nuclear power plant, combating human trafficking, ghost flights in Europe, de facto abortion ban in Poland,...
© Nancy Louie
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World Cancer Day/Beating Cancer Plan - quote from Tilly Metz MEP

Thursday 4 February is World Cancer Day and the day before, the European Commission published its Beating Cancer Plan. The Commission's proposal contains many elements designed to make life easier for patients, relatives, carers and survivors, including: An EU platform to improve access to cancer medicines aimed at supporting the re-purpo…
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Riba - 'Europe must act to save the Ebro Delta'

EFA MEP Diana Riba is calling for concrete action at EU level to conserve Europe's deltas, including the Ebro Delta. Significant deltas in Europe include the Danube, the Vistula, the Rhine, the Po, the Rhone and the Ebro. They are all rich in biodiversity and of high socio-economic and env...
globe on grass ©Guillaume de Germain
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French court ruling on climate action – L'affaire du siècle

The Paris Administrative Court has ruled that the French state is liable for inaction on the climate crisis. "From now on, climate inaction will no longer be tolerated by the courts" declared Marie Toussaint MEP, Greens/EFA member of the Environment Committee, who initiated the 'Affaire du Siècle' (the case of the century) petition and li…
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Navalny sentenced - quote from Sergey Lagodinsky MEP

The Moscow District Court has sentenced Alexei Navalny to three and a half years in prison for allegedly violating parole conditions. "This verdict and the crackdown by the security forces and judiciary show that Navalny and the demonstrators have hit a nerve. The Russian people need the backing of the European Union" said Sergey Lagodins…
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Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance In Public Spaces!

This is not a sci-fi movie or the latest episode of a dystopian tv-show! Throughout the European Union, governments are already experimenting with highly intrusive systems of facial recognition and other biometric technologies. These technologies pose alarming risks for fundamental rights, fuelling mass surveillance and racial discrim…
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New Frontex Scrutiny Working Group

MEPs from the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee have agreed to set up a Frontex Scrutiny Working Group, to look into allegations around the EU's border security agency's role in the illegal 'pushbacks' of refugees. The working group will carry out a fact-finding investigation, gathering all relevant information an…