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Press release |

Reform of the EU electoral law: Big wins to strengthen Europe’s democracy

The Greens/EFA group brought to the plenary several proposals to make universal suffrage a fairer process. The report adopted today by the parliament on the reform of the European electoral law incorporates provisions on what in legal terms is already known as the 'Junqueras doctrine'.
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Emmanuelle Bercot, Frédéric Tellier & Benoît Biteau on "Goliath" film

After the huge success of the film "Goliath", director Frédéric Tellier and actress Emmanuelle Bercot talk to MEP and farmer Benoît Biteau at a screening in Brussels.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 2-5 May 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the impact of the war against Ukraine on women, the use of the Pegasus Software by EU Member States against individuals including MEPs and the violation of fundamental rights, the final report by Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age/AIDA, 2020 discharge reports, electoral law…
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Rule of law: Commission triggering of conditionality mechanism against Hungarian government long overdue

The European Commission has announced it has formally notified the Hungarian government that it is triggering the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism for breaches of the rule of law. The Commission had announced it would trigger the mechanism in early April. The Greens/EFA have long been calling for the Commission to trigger the mechanis…
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Press release |

SLAPPs: Commission proposal tackles strategic litigation but lacks ambition

The European Commission presented its Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPPs) Package*. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the Commission's proposal as a significant step in the right direction especially by extending the personal scope, not only to journalists but also fundamental rights and environmental defenders, as victim…
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Access to information: Five Greens/EFA MEPs launch legal action on vaccine contract transparency

Greens/EFA MEPs Margrete Auken, Kim van Sparrentak, Tilly Metz, Jutta Paulus, and Michele Rivasi submitted an application to the European Court of Justice against the European Commission, requesting access to key information on the Commission’s contracts with pharmaceutical companies on the purchase agreements of COVID-19 vaccines. This c…
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Digital Services Act final trilogue

The negotiations on the Digital Services Act are entering the final round. The final trilogue is scheduled for today (Friday, 22 April).
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Greens/EFA demand immediate investigation and a halt to the use of surveillance spyware

The latest Pegasus revelations exposed how Greens/EFA Group members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by the NSO Group’s surveillance spyware technology. Today (from 15:45), the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware will start its work.
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EFA MEPs spied with Pegasus

Greens/EFA members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by PEGASUS, a University of Toronto report showed at least 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, lawyers, and journalists were victims of cyber espionage using Pegasus and Candiru spyware. The surveillance also affected their staff, families and relatives.
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Debriefing of the April plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included Council and Commission statements on the IPCC report and on EU Protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, conclusions of the European Council meeting of 24-25 March 2022, including the latest developments of the war against Ukraine and the EU sanctions again…