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G7 Finance Ministers Meeting - quote from Sven Giegold MEP

The G7 finance ministers will meet in London to discuss a potential landmark agreement on tax cooperation for a minimum effective corporate tax rate. US President Joe Biden had proposed a rate of 21%. Previously, European leaders had discussed a rate of around only 10-12%.
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PLENARY FLASH 07-10 JUNE 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Digital COVID Certificate, the Recovery and Resiliance Fund, the repression in Belarus and many more...
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ECJ ruling shows Parliament right to launch proceedings against Hungarian government

The European Court of Justice has just issued its judgment in the Case C-650/18 Hungary v Parliament, which confirms that the Parliament was within its right to have initiated proceedings against Hungary for the situation regarding the rule of law. The ruling comes after the government of Hungary decided to challenge the European Parliame…
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Start of European Chief Prosecutor's Mandate - Quote from Saskia Bricmont

Today, the European Public Prosecutor's Office begins its mandate. Laura Codruța Kövesi, the European Chief Prosecutor will have a remit to investigate fraud, corruption and other crimes against the EU budget. The Greens/EFA Group have long advocated for the role to start and supported Kovesi's nomination to the Prosecutor's job. Currentl…
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Ongoing assessment of national Recovery and Resilience Plans by the Commission

We MEPs from the Greens/EFA Group are convinced that a failure of the RRF to live up to the expectations of EU citizens will undermine our common European objectives. We believe this view is fully shared by the European Commission. To ensure that the RRF’s impact is lasting, sustainable, and fairly distributed across societies, the priori…
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Public Country-by-Country Reporting deal reached in important step forward for tax transparency

Negotiators from the European Commission, Council and Parliament reached a deal on the long-awaited tax transparency measure for public country-by-country reporting (public CBCR) for large multinational companies. This will make multinational companies disclose their taxes in each EU country.
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Legal paradigm shifts for a new environmental law

With this study, the researchers show the importance of rethinking our law to ensure a rebalancing of the relationship between humans and nature. They propose, on the one hand, a reform of environmental criminal law at the national and European levels and the recognition of two offences: ecocide and the endangering of the safety of the pl…
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Defending the real diversity in Europe

As the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE) gets underway, EFA MEPs have highlighted their support for the initiative and called for it to fully embrace Europe's diversity. The recently launched CoFoE is an opportunity for citizens to share their views on Europe's future direction w...
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Dutch ruling on Shell - quote from Bas Eickhout MEP

The Dutch courts have ruled that Shell must meet climate obligations, in line with the Paris Agreement, and reduce carbon emissions to -45% net by 2030. The case brought against Shell by Dutch NGOs could have major ramifications for fossils fuel companies.
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Belarus: Quote Ska Keller

EU Heads of state and government at their summit meeting on May 24th decided on targeted sanctions following the forced landing of a passenger plane and arrest of regime critic Roman Protasevich and his partner Sofia Sapega by Belarusian security authorities. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has requested a debate and resol…