Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares

New report on fraud, corruption & misuse of EU agricultural funds must be wake up call for Commission

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MEPs working on protection of the EU's budget from the Greens/EFA group have just released a new report: "Where does the EU money go?", which looks at the misuse of European agricultural funds in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Black mailboxes / CC0 Bernard Hermant
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Protecting people's rights online

Influencing the new EU law on digital platforms

The European Commission has replied to our crowd-sourced model law on how online platforms should deal with content moderation procedures whilst respecting fundamental rights. Read it here.

Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural
Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural

European Council Summit and Corona virus

Quote from Ska Keller MEP

Greens/EFA group Co-President calls for a global response to the Corona crisis, in particular the temporary lifting of intellectual property rights to allow global production and distribution of vaccines:

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New GM technology has no place in sustainable farming

New report shows that new GM technology won’t solve the problems of industrial agriculture and will undermine nature, climate protection and the European Green Deal.

Gene Editing Myths and Reality

A guide through the smokescreen

An unprecedented drive is under way to promote new genetic modification techniques that are collectively termed gene editing. A new report looks at the claims and shows them to be at best misleading and at worst deceptive.

Gene editing - the reality behind the hype

23.02.2021

Live Webinar - Register here!

In this online event, experts will respond to questions such as: How does gene editing work? What can it achieve? How does it compare with older-style genetic engineering technology? Who is promoting it and why? And what does it mean to maintain the EU’s regulatory framework or not?

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The European Pillar of Social Rights: the tool for a just climate transition?

19.02.2021

Live Webinar - Register here!

Experts from civil society will discuss and put key questions to Greens/EFA MEPs Mounir Satouri and Kim van Sparrentak.

European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP

Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

8 - 11 February

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included: the EU’s Vaccination Strategy, the Economic Recovery and Resilience Facility, the de-facto abortion ban in Poland, the Circular Economy Action Plan, the report on ayslum border procedures, the situation in Yemen, and the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets.

Old phone taken apart/ CC0 James Jewis
Old phone taken apart/ CC0 James Jewis

E-WASTE IS JUST LIKE LOVE

Don’t throw it all away

Have you ever heard about premature obsolescence? Negligent – and sometimes intentional – design practices that reduce the lifetime of products. We want a common EU market that favours products that last. Good for your pockets, good for consumers, and good for the planet!

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Flash - Plenary session 8-12 February 2021

Greens/EFA priorities for the part-session

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on COVID vaccines, new circular economy action plan, recovery and resilience facility, report on border procedures, Ostrovets nuclear power plant, combating human trafficking, ghost flights in Europe, de facto abortion ban in Poland,...

Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty

Best practice in maritime spatial planning

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

With this study, we set out to demystify the process behind planning, developing and conservation for our seas and oceans. In the coming years, we will be increasingly familiar with the process of Maritime Spatial Planning as we look to simultaneously harness the energy of the winds and the seas and protect our marine environment from overexploitation, whilst continuing to provide healthy food and sustainable livelihoods to coastal communities and beyond.