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Viola von Cramon MEP addresses Plenary
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European Parliament to propose legal framework for sanctions on foreign interference

The INGE report refers to evidence from several EU countries, as well as the 2016 US election and the Brexit referendum, on how global anti-democratic actors such as Russia and China continue to use nefarious tactics to undermine democracy and the rule of law.
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Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
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Putin’s war shows EU must embrace renewables and ditch fossil fuels to reach energy independence

Ahead of the debate in the European Parliament on energy independence, the European Commission has published its Communication "Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy". It is in the EU’s hands to decide whether it will remain energy dependent on despotic rulers. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to massiv…
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Diana Riba defends a more welcoming Europe

EFA MEP Diana Riba intervened on plenary today to challenge the flagrant racism refugees suffer in Europe.
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EU must use momentum of new Directive to combat all forms of gender based violence

The European Commission is expected to present its proposal for a Gender Based Violence Directive. This proposal will mark a huge step forward in the efforts to eradicate gender based violence. The Greens/EFA have long called for the Commission to put forward a directive that puts an end to all forms of gender based violence.
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Plenary Flash 7 - 10 March 2022

On the agenda of the plenary : the EU's role in a changing world and the security situation of Europe following the Russian aggression and invasion on Ukraine, the deterioration of the situation of refugees as a consequence of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the report on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the Eur…
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European Parliament condemns Russian war of aggression and calls for tough sanctions

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, Members of the European Parliament will debate and vote on the resolution "Russian aggression against Ukraine". MEPs across political groups call for the exclusion of Russia and Belarus from the SWIFT system, a halt to Russian banks' access to the European financial system, a reduction of EU Member S…
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
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Debriefing of the February plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included EU-Russia relations, in particular Ukraine, empowering European youth, post-pandemic employment and social recovery, the statute for European cross-border associations and non-profit organisations, the ECJ ruling on Poland and Hungary and the annual report on human rights and democracy.
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MEP François Alfonsi appeals for vital support on minority language

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, the co-chair of the minority intergroup, held a press conference supporting the demands from cultural and linguistic minorities to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Loránt Vincze (EPP), co-chair of the minority intergroup with MEP Alfonsi, also spoke at the press conference in Strasbourg.
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Strengthening cooperation at European level

The European Commission presented a defence package aimed at increasing cooperation on defence capacities and boosting European technological sovereignty. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes this initiative in the context of the "Strategic Compass" that will be adopted next month.
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Greens/EFA call for an end to Russian aggression against Ukraine

The European Parliament debated the European Union's relations with Russia and the Russian threat to Ukraine's statehood. In relation to this debate, the leaders of the main political groups in the European Parliament issued a joint statement which expresses full solidarity to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, calls for imm…

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