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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Russia, the Digital Green Certificate, the successful vote on the Rights & Values and Justice Programmes and the 2019 Discharge debates.
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EU guarantee against child poverty: Quote from Katrin Langensiepen

Today (Thursday 29 April), the results of the vote on the resolution on the EU guarantee against child poverty will be announced (from 16:30). A large cross-party majority is expected. Ahead of the European Social Policy Summit on 7 May, the resolution aims to call on EU governments to guarantee all children in the European Union free acc…
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EU Budget: Lack of transparency around agricultural spending & conflicts of interest damage confidence in EU decision making

This week, MEPs are voting on 52 separate 'discharge reports' on the various EU institutions and agencies for 2019. The Discharge procedure is a chance to examine EU spending and verify whether the EU budget has been used efficiently and legally. The votes on the Discharge reports come days after the Commission released its long awaited a…
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China - Plenary debate on Chinese sanctions against EU citizens & bodies

MEPs will debate the Chinese leadership's response to the targeted sanctions against those responsible for human rights violations against the Uighur population in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region, agreed by EU Foreign Ministers on 22 March. The Chinese government's response was to impose sanctions against Greens/EFA MEP and Chair of the Eu…
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Russia: Plenary debate on Navalny, Ukraine & Czechia - quotes from Sergey Lagodinsky & Markéta Gregorová

Today (28th April) at 15:00, Members of the European Parliament will debate the case of Alexei Navalny, Russian military actions on the Ukrainian border, and the role of Russian intelligence officers in the 2014 explosion of a weapons depot in the Czech Republic. The resolution will be voted on tomorrow and the results of the vote will be…
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Parliamentary Immunity lifted for Greek neo-Nazi MEP Ionannis Lagos – Quote from Marie Toussaint MEP

Today, Members of the European Parliament voted by a large majority of 655, to waive the immunity of MEP Ioannis Lagos, former leader of the neo-Nazi "Golden Dawn" party, who was sentenced in October by the Greek courts to 13 years in prison for "leading and belonging to a criminal organization." Several members of the neo-Nazi party, whi…
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Rights & Values and Justice Programmes essential to support rule of law

Today, the European Parliament will debate and adopt two key programmes as part of the Justice, Rights and Values Fund, aimed at supporting the rule of law and a strong and independent justice system. The Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme 2021-2027, with Greens/EFA rapporteur Alice Bah Kuhnke, focuses on promoting, stre…
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Plenary flash 26 - 29 April 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Chinese counter sanctions on EU entities, MEPs and MPs, EU-Turkey relations, Russia - Navalny, Ukraine border and Czech Republic diplomatic conflict, Covid certificate, digital taxation, ...
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Corporate due diligence, the Equal Treatment in Employment report, the LGBTI Freedom Zone, the Polish, Hungarian and Slovenian governments’ attempts to silence free media and the new Fisheries Control Regulation.
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included: the EU’s Vaccination Strategy, the Economic Recovery and Resilience Facility, the de-facto abortion ban in Poland, the Circular Economy Action Plan, the report on ayslum border procedures, the situation in Yemen, and the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets.

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