WAR IN UKRAINE

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Press release |

EU Heads of State and Government Summit 24-25 March and Plenary Debate

The Greens/EFA stand by Ukraine, this war is Putin's war. The Greens/EFA welcome the EU’s unity in response to Putin's war of aggression. The consequences of the energy dependence of many EU states on Russia show once again that energy policy is security policy. We call on the EU heads of state and government to make energy policy part of…
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Wheat field in Ukraine / CC0 diana-vyshniakova
Wheat field in Ukraine / CC0 diana-vyshniakova
Opinion |

Putin’s war puts global food security at risk. Why abandoning the Green Deal is not the solution.

Benoît Biteau Martin Häusling Sarah Wiener
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Martin Häusling & Sarah Wiener
Ukraine’s food shortages require urgent humanitarian action. Efforts to derail the EU’s ambition on sustainable food will reduce yields and make us more vulnerable in the future.
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Erik Marquardt
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Opinion |

Letters from Lviv, Ukraine - MEP Erik Marquardt visits the Polish-Ukrainian border

Erik Marquardt
Opinion by Erik Marquardt
Almost three million people have fled the Ukraine to seek safety in the EU. Read about MEP Erik Marquardt’s visit to the border between Ukraine and Poland.
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© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Gathering outside the EP building in support to Ukraine
News |

Debriefing of the March plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the deterioration of the situation of refugees as a consequence of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, a debate on the EU's role in a changing world and the security situation of Europe following the Russian aggression and invasion on Ukraine, with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas…
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Press release |

Greens/EFA welcome EU unity in response to Russian war of aggression

The European Parliament are debating the role of the European Union and the changing security situation with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The debate follows discussion on the situation of refugees in the wake of the Kremlin's invasion, that took place the day before.
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Wheat fields in Ukraine
Letter |

Food Security in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine and Strengthening the Farm to Fork Strategy

For the Greens/EFA Group, the war in Ukraine and the associated geopolitical repercussions are a reason to strengthen our commitment to the European Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, as they are crucial to the future and the sustainability and security of our food system.
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Alexis Haulot © European Union 2022 - Source EP
Saskia Bricmont MEP showing her passport
Press release |

Role of Russian money in the EU shows urgent need to regulate & phase out golden visa & passport schemes

MEPs will vote to call for a phase out of the sale of European passports and regulation of golden visas. Golden passport and visa schemes are citizenship and residence by investment programmes that have been used by several Member States over the last few years, including Malta, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal.
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Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
Press release |

Putin’s war shows EU must embrace renewables and ditch fossil fuels to reach energy independence

Ahead of the debate in the European Parliament on energy independence, the European Commission has published its Communication "Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy". It is in the EU’s hands to decide whether it will remain energy dependent on despotic rulers. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to massiv…
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Policy Paper |

How to prevent Russian oligarchs from abusing EU structures to hide their wealth

Greens/EFA MEPs working on tax evasion and money laundering have today released a series of proposals to prevent Russian oligarchs from abusing EU structures to hide their wealth.
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News |

Plenary Flash 7 - 10 March 2022

On the agenda of the plenary : the EU's role in a changing world and the security situation of Europe following the Russian aggression and invasion on Ukraine, the deterioration of the situation of refugees as a consequence of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the report on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the Eur…