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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
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Hungarian parliament building
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Commission must not rubber stamp away the rule of law in Hungary

MEPs will debate proposals by the Commission to protect the EU budget from systemic corruption in Hungary in public procurement, under the rule of law conditionality mechanism. The Commission appears to be moving toward deeming anti-corruption proposals by the Hungarian government satisfactory enough to suggest for the Council to end the …
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New ‘Pandemic-level’ Solidarity Fund needed in the face of pan-EU energy crisis & war

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament therefore calls on the Commission to adopt proposals for the establishment of an EU Solidarity Fund based on joint borrowing and grants to Member states on the scale of the pandemic recovery fund, addressing high energy prices and the climate emergency
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Piernicola Pedicini asks Commissioner for more action in Southern Italy

EFA MEP Piernicola Pedicini urged Elisa Ferreira, the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, to intervene and control how Italy applies the cohesion policy
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Diana Riba stands with Iranian Women

EFA MEP Diana Riba shows her solidarity with woman in Iran and their fight for freedom.
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Sonia Guajajara - Thumbnail
Sonia Guajajara - Thumbnail
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Sônia Guajajara, our Sakharov Prize nominee

Sônia Guajajara is a brave human rights defender from Brazil and our Sakharov Prize nominee. She fights for the rights of Indigenous peoples and for the protection of the Amazonia forest.
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Sunflower
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Greens/EFA welcome windfall tax & call for an embargo on Russian fossil fuels

The Greens/EFA Group welcomes today's EU Energy Ministers agreement on a windfall tax for excess profits from energy companies. The Greens/EFA Group call for a fair distribution of revenues from the windfall tax, an embargo on fossil fuels and uranium imports from Russia, a common EU-wide energy purchasing platform, support for households…
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Plenary Flash - 3-6 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: energy prices and cost of living, rule of law conditionality regulation in the case of Hungary, common charger for electronic devices, repression of women's rights protesters in Iran, Ocean Governance and the protection of biodiversity
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Amazon Forest in Danger - Thumbnail
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The Amazon Forest is in Danger

Deforestation rates are skyrocketing in Brazil under current President Bolsonaro. Indigenous people's livelihoods are being destroyed, their land invaded. This is not only fuelled by Bolsonaro’s devastating policies but the EU also needs to take responsibility for what is happening.
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EU Directive on Minimum Income is needed

The European Commission published recommendations on Minimum Income Schemes (MIS). The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the initiative of the Commission, but reiterates that we need an EU Directive on Adequate Minimum Income to ensure everyone has the financial resources to live a life in dignity.