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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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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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"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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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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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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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.
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Jordi Solé cautious about EU-China relations.

EFA Group President Jordi Solé intervened in the plenary to raise the importance of an approach that does not disregard China's relationship with Russia and their human rights violations.
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The EFA Group announces the departure of MEP Tatjana Ždanoka.

EFA MEPs are advocates for peace, dialogue, democracy and human rights. We believe that nothing can justify a military invasion violating human rights and international law. In consequence EFA MEPs strongly condemn Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. For this reason, Tatjana Ždanoka has left our group today.
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The Greens/EFA Group announces that MEP Tatjana ŽDANOKA has left the group

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced during the opening of the plenary session in Strasbourg that Tatjana Ždanoka MEP will leave the Greens/EFA Group.
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New IPCC climate report: EU can & must accelerate climate action

The IPCC panel presented the third part of its Sixth Assessment Report, focusing on whether and how we can still prevent dangerous climate change and giving recommendations on mitigation measures. The scientists analyse the progress made worldwide and outline technological and social solutions.