WAR IN UKRAINE

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Woman holding a sign during a Ukraine protest / CC0 markus-spiske
Opinion |

"Missiles were flying right over my head" - a young woman's story of living in the war in Ukraine

An opinion by Olena Prokopchuk. This is the story of Olena Prokopchuk. She fled from Kyiv to Lviv at the start of the war in Ukraine. She writes about her hopes for peace and the reality of living a life she didn’t choose. She still lives in Ukraine.
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European Council (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
European Council
Press release |

Member States should support clear & credible path to EU accession for Ukraine, Moldova & Western Balkans

European Union heads of state and government will meet at the European Council Summit in Brussels to discuss among other things Ukraine’s prospective candidacy for EU membership. The Greens/EFA Group strongly believes that Ukraine, Moldova and the Western Balkans should be given a credible and clear path to membership.
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European Council
European Council
Press release |

EUCO: Agreement reached on EU partial oil embargo

The agreement to ban 90 percent of Russian oil from entering the European Union and to finally put the sixth sanctions package into force is welcome. To continue maximum pressure on Russia, the EU’s unity is key. European unity cannot come at the expense of the rule of law though. The EU must not give away its values for unity.
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People standing under solar panels/science-in-hd
People standing under solar panels/science-in-hd
Policy Paper |

GREENS/EFA proposal for a new Energy Transition Facility

An accelerated energy transition is key to EU independence from Russian Energy and doubling down on the EU's climate goals as well as reaping the socio-economic benefits of secure and affordable energy.
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© European Union 2019 - Source : EP
European Parliament Brussels © European Union 2019 - Source : EP
Letter |

Greens/EFA co-Presidents call on the Parliament to ban access of Russian state-affiliated lobbyists

"Ending Russian influence in Europe starts at home, which is why we kindly urge the Parliament to immediately revoke the accreditation of Russian state-affiliated entities - like Gazprom, Rusatom, Lukoil & others - to the Parliament.” said Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts in a letter addressed to EP President Roberta Metsola.
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Press release |

War in Ukraine: War crimes must be prosecuted

War crimes in Ukraine and criminal prosecution will be debated by Members of the European Parliament. The debate will be followed by a vote on a resolution calling for support to the International Criminal Court in gathering evidence and prosecution, close cooperation with Ukrainian civil society and prosecution of sexual violence, gender…
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© European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg
News |

Debriefing of the May plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the impact of the war against Ukraine on women, the EU oil embargo and the social and economic consequences for the EU of the Russian war in Ukraine, the use of the Pegasus Software by EU Member States against individuals including MEPs and the violation of fundamental rights, electoral …
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Press release |

Women fleeing Ukraine must get access to SRHR including abortions

Today, Members of the European Parliament are expected to show strong support for women impacted by the war in Ukraine. In recent weeks, there have been a growing number of unofficial reports from survivors and intelligence reports about rape, sexual harassment, and torture being increasingly used by the Russian army as a weapon of war ag…
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Refugees at Ukraine train station
Press release |

War against Ukraine: Diana Riba calls for better access to SRHR for women fleeing war.

EFA MEP Diana Riba intervened in Plenary today to demand more support for gender-based violence services and access to all sexual and reproductive health services (SRHR), for those women fleeing Ukraine
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Press release |

Russia's war against Ukraine: Greens/EFA applaud Commission's proposed oil embargo

During a debate in the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen proposed to impose an oil embargo against Russia. Greens/EFA have been urging for such an embargo as an essential step in countering Russia’s war of aggression. At the same time, an energy embargo must be accompanied by social measures to balance out the impact of rising en…