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Plenary Flash - 17-20 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the introduction of a windfall tax
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Terry Reintke takes the reins as Greens/EFA President

Greens/EFA MEPs have elected Terry Reintke MEP as the new President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. “I am overwhelmed and delighted by the great trust that the Group has placed in me. Now it's time to get to work, the people of Europe expect European solutions from us." said Terry Reintke after her election.
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Debriefing of the October I plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included energy prices and the cost of living, the rule of law in Hungary, the common charger, the death of Mahsa Amini and the repression of women's rights in Iran, accessibility of the EU Internal Market, ocean governance and the protection of biodiversity, and more.
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EFA MEPs propose the creation of an action protocol against cyber espionage

EFA MEPs Diana Riba and Jordi Solé intervened this morning in the committee of inquiry on Pegasus as victims, to explain their own espionage cases.
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MEPs condemn violent crackdown on protests, urge Iran respect fundamental rights

The European Parliament voted on a resolution on the repression of women's rights protesters in Iran. The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, and all victims of unrestrained violence of security forces. The Greens/EFA call on the Council and Commission to apply pressure to the Iranian authorities to immediately stop…
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Climate protest
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Greens/EFA Group call for addition & long term solutions to tackle energy, climate & social crises

A majority of the European Parliament missed the opportunity to send a strong signal on the energy price crisis. The Greens/EFA call to increase the windfall tax on fossil energy companies and extend it to other sectors did not receive a majority. We need an EU solidarity fund to tackle the energy crisis and protect small businesses and v…
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Jordi Solé calls for more humanitarian aid in Pakistan

EFA MEP Jordi Solé intervened in plenary to discuss the aftermath of the floodings in Pakistan, and the alarming signs this represents for climate change.
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Legalise stealing money - Thumbnail
Legalise stealing money - Thumbnail
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Hungary: How to legalise stealing EU money

How did Viktor Orbán manage to legalise a decade of stealing EU money? Greens/EFA MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield explains it in one minute.
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Niklass Nienass
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Essential support for regions taking in refugees from the war in Ukraine - Quote from Niklas Nienass MEP

Today, MEPs will vote on the Flexible Assistance to Territories (FAST CARE) package of support for EU regions affected by the war in Ukraine and the COVID 19 pandemic. FAST CARE will see added flexibility for EU structural funds to be used to support regions in their efforts to assist those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
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USB-C charger
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A great victory for consumers and the environment

The European Parliament gave the final green light on the common charger. The common charger will introduce the USB-C as standard charging cable for everything from mobile phones to laptops and e-readers. This is a triumph for the environment as well as a triumph for consumers