FIGHTING FOR YOU
OUR PREVIOUS CAMPAIGNS
The European Union should end the tax exemption for aviation fuels and allow for fair competition between aviation and more sustainable transport modes. There is a window of opportunity for the kerosene tax to be introduced at EU level because of the Energy Taxation Regulation revision due to be proposed by the Commission in mid-2021.
Worldwide around 25 million people are estimated to be in forced labour, being made to work against their will under threat of punishment. The products they make can end up in the European market, making European citizens unwillingly consumers and contributors to this exploitation. This has to stop!
A growing number of municipalities and regions in Europe are prepared to welcome asylum seekers; and many citizens want to help and show solidarity. We want to make sure that people who want to welcome other people with open arms are actually able to do so, and without being harassed or intimidated.
The internet has given people the chance to connect to each other, express themselves online and gain access to knowledge and information at the click of a button. We want to make sure the internet is a democratic space where people feel safe and able to share content freely.
We need agro-ecological and organic farming that is locally adapted, respects animal welfare and fosters biodiversity, and that allows farmers to produce healthy and nutritious food for all.
We want a housing system that works for people. Where everyone across Europe, from Paris to Warsaw, Dublin to Athens, has access to affordable, quality, healthy homes. We should all be able to rent a home without the “airbnb effect” driving up monthly prices, and we should even be able to buy a home, just like many of our parents and grandparents were able to do.
In theory, the EU institutions have some of the best ethics rules to prevent conflicts of interest. But those rules are very fragmented and poorly enforced. As a result, there have been multiple cases of unethical behaviours in recent years and their insufficient handling by the EU institutions has harmed the trust of European citizens.
We want the EU to be a transparent, ethical and responsible actor in this chaotic world, actively contributing to democracy, freedom and peace. We want to make sure that weapons made in the EU do not end up in the hands of dictators and are not used to commit any human rights violations.