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Greens/EFA call for faster action on climate protection

"The Green Deal has ambitions for the green transformation of climate policy, agricultural policy, transport policy and in financial and economic policy. But, the EU must live up to these promises" said Greens/EFA Co-President to Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, during the annual State of the European Union debate.
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Greens/EFA call for increased action and ambition on climate

The Fit for 55 climate package was debated in the European Parliament against the background of the IPCC climate report and this summer's flood and heat disasters. The measures presented in July’s climate package must be implemented sooner than targeted by the Commission.
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Afghanistan: EU has a responsibility to support refugees & resettlement

Members of the European Parliament debate the situation in Afghanistan and will vote on a resolution on Thursday. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the European Union to ensure the protection of those fleeing Afghanistan through evacuation, the issuance of humanitarian visas and an increase in humanitarian aid.
European Union
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Plenary Flash 13-16 September 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the situation in Afghanistan, the annual state of the European Union, gender-based violence, media freedom and further deterioration of the Rule of law in Poland, Fit for 55 package, LGBTIQ rights in the EU,...
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Debriefing of the July plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary and Poland, the presentation of the programme of activities of the Slovenian Presidency, the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030, the establishment of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) (...)
coal mining garzweiler // Frank Kehren (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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Parliament endorses call for systemic change as well as deadlines for ending harmful subsidies

With a large majority, the Parliament adopted its negotiating position with Council on the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030 (the ‘8th EAP’). The report, led by Greens/EFA rapporteur Grace O’Sullivan, strengthens the Commission’s proposal significantly. Strong emphasis is placed on the need for a just transition, inclu…
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Commission and Council must use all available tools to safeguard rule of law & fundamental rights in Hungary & Poland

MEPs debate the recent Hungarian law against the LGBTIQ community, as well as the June General Affairs Council meeting of EU ministers on the Article 7 procedures for failings on the rule of law in Poland and Hungary.
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Slovenian Presidency must be constructive partner on climate, recovery & rule of law

The European Parliament is debating the start of the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council, which began on July 1st. Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has launched a 'war on the media' targeting national and international journalists, launched personal attacks against judges, and blocked the appointment of the country's candidat…
European Union
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Slovenian EU Presidency – ‘the last thing the EU needs is more division on fundamental values’

As Slovenia takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the next six months, EFA President Jordi Solé MEP said that ‘the last thing the EU needs is more division on fundamental values’. Slovenia holds the EU Presidency for the second half of 2021 and MEPs in Strasbou...
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Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy falls short of the ambitions of the Green Deal

Today, the Commission has put forward a new proposal for a regulation on a EU green bond standard together with a communication on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy. The Renewed Strategy builds on the Action Plan 2018 on Sustainable Finance and covers several areas, from continuing the work on Taxonomy, to climate and sustainabilit…

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