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Wind turbines on hill ridge/ CC0 Nuno Marques
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Rebuild greener, rebuild fairer, rebuild stronger

Ville Niinistö
Opinion by Ville Niinistö
2020 was a challenging year for all of us. The unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on societies and economies across the globe. Recovery must go hand in hand with our common goal to tackle the climate emergency.
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
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The case for a European Climate Change Council

Why we need a European Climate Change Council to ensure the European Climate Law works.
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State of emergency at the French-Italian border

The European border and coast guard agency (FRONTEX) has allegedly assisted and took part in pushbacks of asylum seekers into the sea, which is contrary to the international law and to the Geneva Convention. While we obtained the implementation of an inquiry into the agency’s actions at the EU’s external borders, we do not forget that EU …
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Call on the European Commission to urgently propose a directive to prevent, respond and end gender-based violence

On International Women’s Day, we call on the European Commission to propose a comprehensive and inclusive directive to prevent, respond to and end gender-based violence online and offline.
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Why the EU urgently needs to act on gender-based violence

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke
Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations in the world, claiming thousands of lives every year even before the pandemic. Under COVID-19, it has surged worldwide into a shadow pandemic. It’s time the EU moves from empty words to concrete actions.
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We desperately need stronger action on social rights

The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound health, economic, employment and social impacts. We desperately need a stronger Social Europe. Here are the Greens/EFA's proposals ahead of the launch of the European Pillar of Social Rights.
Tiblissi, Georgia, Annette Bouvain/ Flickr/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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Georgia’s crisis is the EU’s problem, too

Markéta Gregorová
Opinion by Markéta Gregorová
As Georgia will celebrate the first anniversary of the so-called 8th March Agreement, we, as the European Parliament, need to send a strong signal in order to let Georgians know that we watch the situation very closely and care about their democratic future.
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Live animal transports across the EU are out of control

Caroline Roose
Opinion by Caroline Roose
Over a billion farm animals a year are transported across the EU and to third countries, often in poor conditions that breach EU law.
Black mailboxes / CC0 Bernard Hermant
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Protecting people's rights online

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.
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New GM technology has no place in sustainable farming

Benoît Biteau Martin Häusling
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Martin Häusling
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.