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Power plant/ CC0 patrick-hendry
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Europe – Don’t fall into the (gas) trap!

Ciarán Cuffe Jutta Paulus Marie Toussaint
Opinion by Ciarán Cuffe & Jutta Paulus & Marie Toussaint
European institutions are discussing the future of Europe’s energy. Current rules pre-date the Paris Agreement and the Green Deal, making it impossible to achieve carbon neutrality objectives by 2050. This revision will decide how fossil fuels are financed and consequently, the place given to renewable energy in Europe.
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From Afghan war refugee to refugee rights campaigner

Escaping war-torn Afghanistan, Syed saw little humanity during his dangerous journey to Italy. But then, the kindness of a pizza chef and an Italian teacher inspired him to stay, complete his University degree and fight for refugee rights.
Forest/ CC0 timotheus-frobel
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The EU must protect its forests, not destroy them

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg Martin Häusling Ville Niinistö Marie Toussaint
Opinion by Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg & Martin Häusling & Ville Niinistö & Marie Toussaint
As the European Union is grappling to respond to the twin crises of climate and biodiversity breakdown, one thing has become clear: we need healthy forests to protect and restore nature and the global climate.
#500Children initiative - Femke de Vries
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A windmill of solidarity

In a Dutch story of solidarity and support, Femke de Vries, Policy officer for the Dutch Council for Refugees, tells of their nationwide campaign to resettle 500 children from refugee camps in Greece to safe haven in the Netherlands.
Climate Justice FFF / CC0 markus-spiske
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How the Energy Charter Treaty is blocking the energy transition and causing climate injustice

The Energy Charter Treaty is blocking the energy transition and causing climate injustice. Sign the petition demanding EU Member States withdraw from it and to stop its expansion to other countries.
Child poverty/ CC0 sigmund
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All eyes on the Porto Social Summit

Katrin Langensiepen
Opinion by Katrin Langensiepen
Our eyes will be on Porto, when the Social Summit gets underway. We will be watching as EU governments publicly declare how much they care about the welfare and future of all children in Europe.
Family photo in Londerzeel
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From the Moria refugee camp to the Belgian countryside

After a fire destroyed the refugee camp in Moria (Greece) where she had been staying, Claire* and ten other unaccompanied minors were relocated to Belgium. Claire was fostered by Wim and his family, on their farm in the Belgian countryside.
Deforestation illegal-logging-amazon-brazil
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Brazil is trying to legalise the deforestation of the Amazon

Anna Cavazzini Yannick Jadot
Opinion by Anna Cavazzini & Yannick Jadot
The Amazon rainforest in Brazil has released 20% more carbon in the past decade than it has captured, according to a recent study.
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Why we need an internet that works for people and is led by people

In our new study on “community-led online platforms”, we’ve found that strong online communities and a transparent bottom-up approach to moderating content is best for our online safety and our digital rights.
Refugees welcome/ CC0/ markus-spiske
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Europe says “Refugees Welcome!”

Alice Bah Kuhnke Damian Boeselager Saskia Bricmont Damien Carême Tineke Strik Ernest Urtasun
Opinion by Alice Bah Kuhnke & Damian Boeselager & Saskia Bricmont & Damien Carême & Tineke Strik & Ernest Urtasun
We are proud to launch a new interactive tool, EuropeWelcomes.org, to showcase the success stories behind the cities and municipalities across Europe that have opened their doors to refugees.