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Commission strong on tax proposals but weak in ways to implement them

The European Commission has released its new Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century. The Commission’s proposals aim to tackle tax avoidance with a series of legislative proposals. It also recognises the need for fair and effective taxation of capital income, both individual and corporate. Four new legislative proposals wi…
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Just Transition Fund - quote from Niklas Nienass

The agreement on the Just Transition Fund (JTF) was adopted by a large majority of MEPs, voting results have just been announced. The fund is a key building block of the Green Deal and aims to pave the way to the green and sustainable economy and providing support for renewable energy, start-ups, knowledge transfer, retraining, social inf…
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Plenary Flash 17-20 May 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate meeting the Global Covid 19 challenge: effects of waiver of the WTO TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines, treatment, equipment and manufacturing capacity in developing countries, ...
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ECJ tax rulings on Amazon & ENGIE - Quote from Kira Peter-Hansen MEP

The General Court of the European Court of Justice has ruled on the appeals against the Commission's investigations into tax deals with Amazon and ENGIE. The Commission's investigations into so-called 'sweetheart deals' with Luxembourg had found that the tax arrangements with ENGIE and Luxembourg were contra to EU state aid rules. However…
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EU-Russia : Components for a strategic reset

It is time to reassess the EU relationship vis-à-vis the Russian Federation. Recent months have demonstrated that our Russia strategy needs a strategic reset.
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The EU Ethics Body

This is why you need to join our campaign for politics free from conflicts of interest: In the EU, we have ethical standards that ahead of national and regional rules in the Member States.
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US to temporarily suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines - Quotes from Ska Keller & Philippe Lamberts

President Joe Biden announced that the US will temporarily suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines. The Greens/EFA urge for the European Parliament to take a clear position in the next sitting.
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The only way out of these crises is to put people and planet at the centre of policy-making

This week’s Social Summit in Porto is a unique opportunity for heads of State to recognise, through firm commitment to ambitious and concrete actions, that the only way out of today’s health, social and environmental crises is to put people and the planet at the centre of all recovery policies. Read the Green Ministers' statement on socia…
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Survey reveals widespread public support for combatting homelessness in the EU

An IPSOS survey commissioned by the Greens/EFA group reveals the views of Europeans on a number of key housing and social rights issues. Among the findings, the poll shows an EU-wide average of 62% of respondents agree that the EU should support their country in dealing with homelessness, while 77% would like their governments to do more …
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Commission misses chance to make climate protection the engine of job creation

Today, the European Commission presented its revised Industrial Strategy. Unfortunately, the Commission falls short of the European Parliament's demands for a strategy that puts industrial transformation as the driver of the Green Deal.