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©bertrand-borie
Food market in Palermo/Sicily
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Stop speculators gambling with our food and energy prices - and our lives

Benoît Biteau Karima Delli Bas Eickhout Ernest Urtasun
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Karima Delli & Bas Eickhout & Ernest Urtasun
Food prices are going up, but who is profiting? What is food speculation and how does it drive up prices for basic foods that we rely on, like grain and wheat? And what can we do to tackle this problem?
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Rebecca Cruz (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
People oder Profits
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Human crises can’t mean corporate profits - the case for an EU-wide windfall tax

Rasmus Andresen Claude Gruffat
Opinion by Rasmus Andresen & Claude Gruffat
While people see their energy bills skyrocket and their shopping cart get more and more expensive, there are energy and food corporations who, in the same period, have had unprecedented profits. It's time for the 1% to stop profiting at the expense of the 99%!
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©Gayatri Malhotra
Abortion Rights Protest
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Roe v Wade - How the US Supreme Court ruling affects abortion rights in Europe

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke
Could our abortion rights in Europe also be stripped away soon? What do we know about the backlash on sexual and reproductive rights and health in Europe? And what can we do to defend abortion rights across the world?
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Woman holding a sign during a Ukraine protest / CC0 markus-spiske
Woman holding a sign during a Ukraine protest / CC0 markus-spiske
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"Missiles were flying right over my head" - a young woman's story of living in the war in Ukraine

An opinion by Olena Prokopchuk. This is the story of Olena Prokopchuk. She fled from Kyiv to Lviv at the start of the war in Ukraine. She writes about her hopes for peace and the reality of living a life she didn’t choose. She still lives in Ukraine.
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Person holding a burning newspaper / CC0 nijwam-swargiary
Person holding a burning newspaper Disinformation DSA Russia / CC0 nijwam-swargiary
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How the EU Digital Services Act can help fight disinformation online

Patrick Breyer
Opinion by Patrick Breyer
Disinformation is a powerful weapon in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Patrick Breyer MEP explains how the EU’s Digital Services Act plays an important role in the fight against disinformation.
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©kilian-karger
Nuclear warning sign
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Stop the greenwashing - Why this EU Taxonomy is not green at all

Leading up to plenary vote in July we will be covering different angles as to why the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament will not accept this greenwashing, this EU Taxonomy.
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Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
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The Fit for 55 package - updates

The Fit for 55 package to become climate neutral by 2050 will be voted on this June plenary. Follow here for green updates and reactions.
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Young people on a balcony / CC0 devin-avery
Young people on a balcony / CC0 devin-avery
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Mental health is wealth - so why do Europe’s youth have neither?

Youth mental health has rapidly decreased in recent years. Our three green interns explain why and what we can do about it. Read here.
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Two people hugging / CC0 duncan-shaffer
Two people hugging / CC0 duncan-shaffer
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Only yes means yes! A new EU law on gender-based violence brings us closer to a feminist Europe

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke
This is a defining moment for equality in Europe. For the first time ever, there is a draft EU law to combat gender-based violence (GBV).
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GreensEFA
slow fashion is the new black image
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An EU fashion revolution? Why we need to make the fast fashion industry go circular

Alice Bah Kuhnke Anna Cavazzini
Opinion by Alice Bah Kuhnke & Anna Cavazzini
Fast fashion exploits cheap labour and our natural resources. Read here what we can do to make the fashion industry part of the circular economy.