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Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
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European Parliament votes on constitution for the internet

The European Parliament voted to determine its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA), after which the trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and Council will begin. The Greens/EFA have long campaigned for a fairer internet with less power in the hands of tech giants. The DSA is the EU’s answer to the fact that a few large…
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EP Strasbourg
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Diana Riba defends the right of safe and legal abortion in the European Union

Diana Riba MEP defended the right of women and girls to freely decide whether or not to continue their pregnancy. Currently, countries such as Malta, Hungary and Poland are among the most critical opponents of the legalisation of abortion in the European Union.
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Photo by Nic Low on Unsplash
Hong Kong Street at night
Press release |

Fundamental rights must be protected in Hong Kong

MEPs are voting on a resolution on the violation of fundamental rights in Hong Kong. MEPs are calling for the release of political prisoners, a free press, sanctions against Hong Kong's political leadership and a review of the city's status in the World Trade Organisation. Since the National Security Law came into force, more than 150 rep…
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@david-leveque
Parlement européen - Strasbourg FRANCE
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Greens/EFA MEP Heidi Hautala re-elected as Vice President and Marcel Kolaja elected as Quaestor

The European Parliament re-elected Heidi Hautala MEP, as Vice President of the European Parliament, and Marcel Kolaja, Pirate Party MEP and Greens/EFA member, as Quaestor.
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European flag 530x390
Press release |

EFA MEPs call on President Macron to respect the European diversity

The EFA Group asked President Macron to honour diversity in the European Union and called on Macron to respect people's democratic right to decide their best future. EFA MEPs also condemn President Macron's refusal to fill the French Presidency of the Council, as this happens in the middle of an electoral process and affects the condition…
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
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EFA Group congratulates Roberta Metsola on her election as President of Parliament

While the group are delighted on the election of a women President, it does not come with scepticism in some of her stands towards reproductive rights and migration. The EFA group is looking forward to strengthen relationships with the newly elected President, to ensure the democracy and pluralism of the chamber are respected.
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©hassan-anayi
European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash 17-20 January 2022

The plenary session will be marked by the commemoration for President David Sassoli. On the agenda of the plenary : election of the EP President, Digital Services Act, final vote on animal transport inquiry committee, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of the French Presidency,...
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
News |

Debriefing of the December plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included measures for the external border with Belarus, the Digital Markets Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border and in Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, combating gender-based violence: cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health rights in Poland, an EU ban on the use of wild anim…
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Press release |

Commission must act to stop Poland's attack on women's rights

The European Parliament debated the plans to undermine further fundamental rights in Poland, in particular regarding the standards of the European Convention of Human Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to stop Poland’s violations of human and women's rights.
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Press release |

European Commission rejects calls for EU-wide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

The European Commission declined to introduce a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in the European Union, in response to an oral question posed by MEPs. MEPs’ concerns include the risks associated with illegal wildlife trade, public health, and security. Opponents of the use of wildlife animals in circuses state that the practice …

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