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For an independent EU ethics body common to all EU institutions

The EU institutions have some of the best ethics rules for lobby transparency, for Commissioners and staff to cool-off before taking the revolving door into a lobby job and against other conflicts of interest. Yet, the implementation of these rules can be improved. The new EU Commission said it i...
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Find me if you can – Detecting gene-edited plants in the EU food chain

EU governments are worried that GM plants engineered with so-called “gene editing” cannot be distinguished from similar, non-GM plants and therefore cannot be regulated. Based on such “practical questions”, they asked the Commission to assess, by April 2021, whether these ...
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The Risks of Discrimination of Biometric Mass Surveillance

Throughout the European Union, governments are experimenting with highly intrusive systems of facial recognition and other biometric mass surveillance in public spaces. At the same time, there has been a global uproar against the usage of these technologies due to their alarming consequences for fun...
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Affordable Housing

We want to have a conversation about ‘the AirBnB-effect.’ The expansive growth of short-term holiday rental is extracting housing from the market and driving up prices, and has a negative impact on liveability in large cities and popular tourist destinations in Europe.  This phen...
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Migration Pact – A better future for migration and asylum in the EU?

On 23 September, the European Commission proposed a new Migration and Asylum Pact, which is meant to create a new balance between responsibility and solidarity and streamline the asylum process. There are many questions to be clarified and discussed to understand the European Commission’s proposal and its implication
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EFA Webinar - Nagorno-Karabakh

European Free Alliance MEPs, with the European Free Alliance political party, organise a webinar to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, on Wednesday 21 October at 16h00.   Join here: EFA Webinar - Nagorno-Karabakh    ...
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A new EU law on Notice and Action for removal of illegal content online?

For over a decade, online platforms have been imposing their own arbitrary rules for illegal content that is distributed on their networks. This resulted many times in hateful and other problematic content to spread, and at the same time in an over-removal of perfectly legal content online. The E...
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The last dictatorship in Europe

After Lukashenka blatantly stole presidential elections, hundreds of thousands continue peacefully protesting against the dictatorship in Belarus, in the very heart of Europe. Lukashenka‘s regime brutally retaliates against anyone showing resistance and bravery. Among thousands of arbitrarily ...
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Protecting marine life - the road to 2030

Healthy oceans are a key to our life on Earth as we know it. Unfortunately, marine life is disappearing at an alarming rate. Climate change, pollution and overexploitation of marine resources are serious issues. If we want to reverse the trend of biodiversity loss and to allow marine life to thrive again, we need to act now. The decisions…
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No community left behind / La population au coeur de la transition

Join Greens/EFA MEPs Mounir Satouri, Henrike Hahn and Green Mayor of Loos-en-Gohelle, Jean-Francois Caron to discuss how to safeguard social and economic justice in the transition, the infrastructure and initiatives that will put people at the centre, and how to support green investment in local industry and start-ups.