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Press release |

The humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan should not be forgotten

Today, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the Situation in Afghanistan, in particular the situation of women’s rights. The situation has increasingly worsened since the Taliban takeover last year, with close to 25 million people currently in need of humanitarian aid and repression against women and girls has t…
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Greens/EFA call for embargo on all imports of Russian fossil fuels

Members of the European Parliament are debating the massacres and atrocities being carried out by Russia in Ukraine and the European Union's sanctions against Russia. The Greens/EFA Group calls for the consistent implementation of all sanctions, a monitoring role of the European Commission and the application of the directive against mone…
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Rule of law: MEPs urge Council to take action on rule of law through Article 7

Today, on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, MEPs will debate the ongoing proceedings under Article 7(1) against the Hungarian and Polish governments. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Council to come out with recommendations for the Hungarian and Polish governments on how to reestablish the rule of law in both countries.
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News |

Piernicola Pedicini calls out the EU's hypocrisy on the war in Ukraine

EFA MEP Pierniola Pedicini is concerned about the focus of the EU institutions; he questions whether the intentions are to win the war or to put a stop to it, urging to swift the direction toward peace instead of more war.
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EFA group condems the comparison between Putin's Regime, the extreme far-right and the self-determination movements

The EFA Group regrets the topical debate proposed by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats parliamentary group. The discussion titled "Cooperation and similarities between the Putin regime and extreme right and separatist movements in Europe" compares the regime of Putin and the extreme far-right to the pacific and democrat…
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Video |

PRESS CONFERENCE: Greens/EFA MEPs Reintke and Von Cramon together with Ukrainian MPs

Press conference on the war in Ukraine with Greens/EFA Vice-President Terry Reintke, MEP Viola von Cramon and Ukrainian MPs Maria Mezentseva, Lesia Vasylenko, Yelyzaveta Yasko and Yevheniia Kravchuk.
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News |

"We are not only losing lives, but also futures" - MEP Diana Riba i Giner

EFA MEP Diana Riba intervened in plenary session to raise the issues children and young people fleeing Ukraine are facing as more than four million people have fled Ukraine at the moment, and 90% of those refugees are women and children.
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Press release |

European Parliament votes in favour of closing the gender pay gap

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the mandate for the Pay Transparency Directive. This directive is a crucial tool in the fight against the gender pay gap, currently at 13% EU-wide. The Greens/EFA Group applaud the progress for women's rights taken today, and have long pushed for action to be taken to close the gender pay …
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Press release |

Commission to trigger rule of law conditionality mechanism against Hungary

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced that the Commission will trigger the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism against the Hungarian government. The Conditionality Mechanism has been in place since January 2021. The Greens/EFA Group took the Commission to the European Court of Justice over their fa…
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News |

EFA MEP Diana Riba speaks up for women and girls in Afghanistan

EFA MEP Diana Riba raised the challenges and threats women and girls faced in Afghanistan just for their gender. She talked about the majority of the females in the country that have been forced to quit dreams, education, jobs and more.