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Who (really) owns your city? How corporate landlords are using homes to make money

Ernest Urtasun Kim Van Sparrentak
Opinion by Ernest Urtasun & Kim Van Sparrentak
Greens/EFA MEPs, Kim van Sparrentak and Ernest Urtasun, throw open the doors on Europe’s housing crisis and find out who’s really in control of our homes.
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A greener Europe and better healthcare - recommendations from the Conference on the Future of Europe

Eleonora Evi Michèle Rivasi
Opinion by Eleonora Evi & Michèle Rivasi
An independent and randomly-selected panel of EU citizens has called for better climate protection and equal access to healthcare systems across Europe.
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The Digital Services Act is coming. What will it mean for you?

Alexandra Geese
Opinion by Alexandra Geese
The European Parliament has voted on a new law for online services, known as the Digital Services Act. Alexandra Geese MEP talks us through some of the problems of the digital age and what the Greens/EFA are doing to protect our fundamental rights.
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Climate activists: The EU Taxonomy is a financial and environmental threat to younger generations and we will not accept it

Late last year, the Commission published a draft for a new law on sustainable investments and quietly tried to include gas and nuclear power. Sneaking dirty energy onto a list of sustainable investments is the worst kind of greenwashing. We told the EU Commission that we do not want their dirty present.
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Let’s listen to the people: Citizens demand stronger democracy and fundamental EU reform

Damian Boeselager Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield Daniel Freund
Opinion by Damian Boeselager & Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield & Daniel Freund
As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFE), EU citizens are being asked to help decide on the direction of the EU for the coming years. Greens/EFA MEPs explain how the project works and argue that the EU must trust its citizens by following through on their demands.
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Big profits should mean fair taxes

Damien Carême Claude Gruffat Kira Peter-Hansen Ernest Urtasun
Opinion by Damien Carême & Claude Gruffat & Kira Peter-Hansen & Ernest Urtasun
Greens/EFA MEPs Kira Peter-Hansen, Ernest Urtasun, Claude Gruffat, Damien Carême explain the new European minimum taxation plans and where they fall short of the changes needed to achieve tax justice.
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Feminist, fierce and fossil-free: Meet 5 feminist game-changers to watch in 2022

This year wasn’t an easy one for any of us. But we’ve been inspired by some truly incredible people who have been fearlessly fighting for the rights of women, gender diverse people and our planet. During the 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, we reached out to some of our favorite feminists to find out their hopes for a fe…
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Digital technologies in Europe

David Cormand Kim Van Sparrentak
Opinion by David Cormand & Kim Van Sparrentak
The digital world isn’t just virtual and in the cloud. It has a resounding impact on the physical world. This study deconstructs the notion that the digital world is light, dematerialised and has no impact on the physical world.
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How to end cruel animal transports

Tilly Metz Caroline Roose Thomas Waitz
Opinion by Tilly Metz & Caroline Roose & Thomas Waitz
Every day, thousands of animals are transported in horrific conditions across the European Union and beyond for breeding, fattening or slaughter. The Greens/EFA are fighting for an end to these cruel practices. Negotiations on the Committee’s report are now coming to an end.
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New EU deforestation law could fail to protect our precious ecosystems

Anna Cavazzini Rosa D’Amato Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg Heidi Hautala Tilly Metz Ville Niinistö Grace O'Sullivan Marie Toussaint
Opinion by Anna Cavazzini & Rosa D’Amato & Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg & Heidi Hautala & Tilly Metz & Ville Niinistö & Grace O'Sullivan & Marie Toussaint
The Commission just adopted a proposal to stop deforestation. But this new deforestation law is all bark and no bite. It continues to threaten biodiversity and ecosystems worldwide, and EU products continue to be complicit in environmental destruction.