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Greens/EFA call for stronger measures against foreign interference

Today, Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution on allegations of Russian interference in the democratic process of the European Union. This debate follows media reports that MEP Tatjana Ždanoka had regular dealings with Russia's FSB’s Fifth Service while also serving as a Member of the European Parliament. The Greens/EFA G…
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Greens/EFA call on Commission and Council to fix EU’s broken agricultural policies

Members of the European Parliament will debate Empowering farmers and rural communities. It is clear that the EU’s agricultural policies are broken. Those who work to keep this broken system alive pretend to care about farmers. The Greens/EFA have long called for a complete reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and was the only …
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MEPs call for action on rule of law & media freedom

The European Parliament has just voted on a resolution on media freedom and the rule of law in Greece. The situation in Greece is getting progressively worse. The EPP Group has been attempting to block a vote on Greece in the European Parliament.
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Diana Riba tackling hate speech and disinformation

EFA MEP Riba highlighted the alarming prevalence of hate speech and disinformation on online platforms, calling attention to the urgent need to enforce regulatory measures. The speech emphasized the critical role that social platforms play in disseminating information, with 39% of young people relying on these platforms for their news.
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Greens/EFA call for a new strong pesticides reduction proposal

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the withdrawal of the Sustainable use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR). The Greens/EFA call for a new strong proposal and will be pushing to see this proposal back on the agenda ahead of the elections.
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Deregulation threatens ecology and the organic sector

Members of the European Parliament will vote on new genetic engineering of plants. The agricultural industry is calling for the legislative proposal because of its alleged benefits, however, genetically modified plants are associated with a number of uncertainties and risks and could jeopardise biodiversity, our health, freedom of choice …
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EU 2040 climate target: Green/EFA push for phasing out all fossil fuels to make the EU climate neutral by 2040

The Commission presented their proposed 2040 climate target for the EU. It includes a 90 percent reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2040. The Greens/EFA Group is calling for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2040. The Commission is expected to present draft legislation at a later stage.
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Massard speaks against the threat of New Genomic Technique

MEP Massard raised farmers’ concerns, who are taking a stand against the adoption of New Genomic Techniques (NGTs), declaring it a betrayal of their aspirations for a dignified living. The fear that NGTs not only jeopardize the diversity and vitality of farming communities but also turn farmers into mere cogs in the machinery of profit-dr…
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Catalonia's Water Crisis: A sobering call for Climate action

EFA President Jordi Solé intervened in plenary today on the dire situation Catalonia is. With water reserves plummeting to a precarious 16% in internal basins, emergency conditions have been imposed on 6 million inhabitants, marking a critical juncture in the battle against water scarcity in what is the biggest drought in history.
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Philippe Lamberts: Don't blame us for the broken food system

Farmers are being crushed by a broken system that doesn't leave them any freedom or opportunity to make a fair income from their hard work. Meanwhile, those who work to keep this broken system alive pretend to care about farmers.