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Debriefing of the February II plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Nature Restoration Law, protection of the environment through criminal law, Alexei Navalny, data collection and sharing by short-term accommodation services, protection of journalists and human rights defenders and, Ukraine and Gaza.
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The EU-Chile Trade Agreement: A challenge to European agriculture and global values

The EFA MEPs Lydie Massard, Diana Riba and Ana Miranda, spoke during the debate on the EU-Chile agreement, to raise their concerns over the implications for European farmers.
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After two years of war EU & allies must remain steadfast in support for Ukraine

We urge the Commission to start with the implementation of the Facility immediately and to spare no effort to make sure Ukraine can benefit from the Facility as soon as possible. This is vital at a time when further support for Ukraine is currently stalled in the US Congress.
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François Alfonsi urges International action amidst alarming situation in Armenia

EFA MEP François Alfonsi spoke in plenary to address the concerning situation in Armenia, Alfonsi underscored the gravity of the challenges facing the nation. Reflecting on the devastating impact of the 2020 war against Artsakh.
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MEPs vote in favour of saving nature

Members of the European Parliament just voted in favour of the Nature Restoration Law. This vote is a success for the preservation of biodiversity and for climate protection in the EU, for farmers and for food safety. It is a victory for the many environmental organisations and businesses that have been fighting for months.
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Photo by Mathurin NAPOLY / matnapo via Unsplash
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MEPs vote for EU-wide rules to protect journalists, environmental & human rights defenders from abusive legal attacks

MEPs voted on the outcome of trilogue negotiations on the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) Directive. SLAPPs are a particular form of harassment increasingly used against journalists, environmental and human rights defenders, and whistleblowers. The Greens/EFA Group have long fought for an end to the use of SLAPPs,…
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Waste
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A victory in the fight against environmental crime

Today, Members of the European Parliament adopted the final agreement on the Environmental Crimes Directive, which establishes criminal offences and penalties to protect the environment more effectively and end impunity for environmental crimes in the EU. The Greens/EFA Group has been instrumental in adding a new provision on 'qualified i…
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EFA MEPs vote against STEP

EFA MEPs have voted against the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP). While acknowledging the significance of technological progress, EFA MEPs have voiced concerns regarding the potential ethical and environmental impact of specific initiatives within the platform.
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Platform worker
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Greens/EFA call for adoption of the platform workers directive

MEPs will debate the need to overcome the Council deadlock on the platform workers directive. It is estimated that at least 4 million people working through digital labour platforms are misclassified as self-employed instead of employees, allowing platforms to evade labour, tax and social security legislation that apply to employees.
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Plenary Flash 26 - 29 February

On the agenda this week: Nature Restoration Law, protection of the environment through criminal law, Alexei Navalny, data collection and sharing by short-term accommodation services, detergent Regulation, protection of journalists and human rights defenders and the Ukraine.

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