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World still not on track towards 1.5 degrees target

The 27th World Climate Conference (COP27) ended with a step forward on the dispute topic of loss and damage, but no progress on credible steps to keep the world below 1.5°C global warming. The Greens/EFA welcome the agreement on the establishment of a fund for loss and damages caused by climate change in the most vulnerable countries. However, the question of who is going to pay and who is going to receive remains unclear. The negotiators could not agree on clear language to increase their climate targets and binding measures, neither did they grasp the momentum to call upon a phase out of fossil fuels, they merely confirmed the coal phase down that was agreed upon last year in Glasgow. As no real progress since last year’s climate conference, this was a lost year for climate action.

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Hungary’s blackmail attempts shows urgent need to drop national vetoes

During the ECOFIN meeting of EU economic and finance ministers, the Hungarian government announced that it intends to block a decision on approving 18 billion EUR of financial assistance to Ukraine. Decisions on the issues of the global minimum tax rate, the Hungarian government's Recovery Plan, and the Commission’s Rule of Law Conditiona…
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Commission’s assessment of Hungary welcome, now Council must defend democracy

The European Commission has just presented its assessment of the Hungarian government’s 17 measures aimed at tackling the rampant corruption in the country surrounding the misuse of EU funds. The Commission’s assessment, if agreed by the Council, will result in a freezing of certain European funds to Hungary.
OPINIONS
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forced sterilisation visual /Greens/EFA
forced sterilisation visual /Greens/EFA
Opinion |

For a feminist future - End forced sterilisation of persons with disabilities in Europe

Katrin Langensiepen
Opinion by Katrin Langensiepen
As shocking as it may sound, today in Europe, people with disabilities can still have their capacity to have children forcibly removed.
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Woman with a laptop in bed/ CC0 victoria-heath
Woman with a laptop in bed/ CC0 victoria-heath
Opinion |

Cyberviolence – why we need a safe and feminist internet now

Sylwia Spurek
Opinion by Sylwia Spurek
European collaboration can offer solutions on how to end cyberviolence. Sylwia Spurek MEP on why ending online violence should be considered a priority for the European Parliament when fighting gender-based violence.
VIDEOS
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Polluters must pay for climate loss and damages in the Global South

The countries least responsible for this climate crisis are the ones suffering the most from climate change. At COP27, we need to agree on more climate financing to be paid to the most affected people and areas.
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Legalise stealing money - Thumbnail
Legalise stealing money - Thumbnail
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Hungary: How to legalise stealing EU money

How did Viktor Orbán manage to legalise a decade of stealing EU money? Greens/EFA MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield explains it in one minute.

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