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Opinion |

A bad day for human rights abusers

Heidi Hautala
Opinion by Heidi Hautala
The European Parliament has for several years called for a new tool to sanction human rights abusers worldwide. Finally on 7 December the EU Council adopted this regime which will allow the EU to impose travel bans and asset freezes on the grounds of trafficking, arbitrary arrests, slavery, as well as the more serious crimes...
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Social media icons on phone screen / CC0 dole777
Social media icons on phone screen / CC0 dole777
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Fighting for your rights online

Did you know that the EU's internet rules haven't changed in 20 years? The reform of the rules through the "Digital Services Package” has the potential to be either a threat to fundamental rights or a major improvement.
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Artwork painting of colourful hands on a wall/ CC0 Tim Mossholder
Artwork painting of colourful hands on a wall/ CC0 Tim Mossholder
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No place for fossil fuels in the Just Transition Fund

The Just Transition Fund is the first instrument of the European Green Deal. Thanks to the Greens/EFA, co-legislators agreed to remove funding for natural gas projects from the final text entirely.
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Trams and bicycles/ CC0 Tapio Haaja
Trams and bicycles/ CC0 Tapio Haaja
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How green will transport be in the future?

Ciarán Cuffe
Opinion by Ciarán Cuffe
The European Commission adopted its strategy on Smart and Sustainable Mobility on 9th December 2020, which sets out a vision for the transport sector in 2050. Here is a quick overview of the main issues and what is missing.
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Monitor showing Java programming/ CC0 Ilya Pavlov
Monitor showing Java programming/ CC0 Ilya Pavlov
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Terrorist Content Online Regulation

Patrick Breyer
Opinion by Patrick Breyer
Preventing the recruitment of terrorists is an important objective. We want incitement to violence, glorification of terrorism as well as bomb-building instructions published by terrorist organizations to be removed from the Internet. But the means to achieve this goal, as proposed by the Commission and supported by Council, are problemat…
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Wind turbines in sunflower field/ CC0 Gustavo Quepon
Wind turbines in sunflower field/ CC0 Gustavo Quepon
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6 ways to make EU industry climate neutral

Michael Bloss Damien Carême Henrike Hahn
Opinion by Michael Bloss & Damien Carême & Henrike Hahn
We need a greener European industry, to keep our air fresh, our planet cool and to get a competitive, resilient and sustainable economy.
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Young climate protesters holding signs/ CC0 Callum Shaw
Young climate protesters holding signs/ CC0 Callum Shaw
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The end of fossil fuels

There are many obvious and urgent climate policies like implementing a greenhouse gas budget, reforestation, halting destructive trade agreements, putting the money where it should be. But why don’t we just stop all fossil fuels?
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A home for everyone is possible

And yet, right now, at least 700,000 people across Europe are sleeping rough or in homeless shelters, an increase of 70% in ten years and it continues to rise. It doesn’t have to be this way. With your help we can change it. Sign our petition
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There is no plan b sign during climate march/ CC0 Markus Spiske
There is no plan b sign during climate march/ CC0 Markus Spiske
Opinion |

Getting out of the red: The Greenhouse Gas Budget

When the European Union decided to propose a European Green Deal to try and reach the climate targets of the Paris Agreement, they had to start with one important thing: reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission laid out their plans and proposed their own targets. Unfortunately, the targets that have been set are not being backed …
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Chalk drawings of colourful houses/ CC0 Miki Fath
Chalk drawings of colourful houses/ CC0 Miki Fath
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Time for real EU action on housing and assistance for the homeless

Kim Van Sparrentak
Opinion by Kim Van Sparrentak
Earlier this year, the Commission launched a public consultation on its action plan to put the European Pillar of Social Rights into practice. There’s still time to respond and call for action on housing rights in the EU.