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E-WASTE IS JUST LIKE LOVE

Have you ever heard about premature obsolescence? Negligent – and sometimes intentional – design practices that reduce the lifetime of products. We want a common EU market that favours products that last. Good for your pockets, good for consumers, and good for the planet!
Shoal of fish/ CC0 Sebastian Pena Lambarri
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Maritime Spatial Planning

Grace O'Sullivan
Opinion by Grace O'Sullivan
New study shows that effective Maritime Spatial Planning does not view the marine space through prisms of exploitation and economic development, or environmental protection alone.
Surveillance Cameras/CC0 Milosz Klinowski
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Ban Biometric Mass Surveillance

Governments are experimenting with highly intrusive facial recognition systems and other biometric mass surveillance in public spaces in the EU. We think they have alarming consequences for fundamental rights and want them to be banned.
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Let’s rebuild a fairer, greener and more sustainable trade policy

The EU Trade Policy Review is a unique opportunity to fundamentally rethink and reshape our rules to ensure EU trade is fairer, greener, more sustainable and better for people and planet. These are some of the Greens/EFA's highlights.
Artwork Rainbow on wall/ CC0 Kevin Grieve
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We can only win against Covid if we act together

Anna Cavazzini
Opinion by Anna Cavazzini
With the advent of a new vaccine, hopes are now rising that there could be an end on the horizon. However, the vaccine itself has presented a number of logistical and diplomatic challenges, as many governments have begun playing the politics of division instead of pulling together to save lives.
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CAP 2020

Confused about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and everything that's going on around it? Check this article and get a green perspective.
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Stop the import of GM crops destroying nature

Eleonora Evi Tilly Metz
Opinion by Eleonora Evi & Tilly Metz
MEPs Tilly Metz and Eleonora Evi argue that the EU must no longer be complicit in the destruction of primary forests, expansion of monocultures and use of toxic chemicals banned in the EU through the continued import of GM crops.
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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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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.
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.