NEWSROOM

PLENARY UPDATES

Filter
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(79) "files/assets/imgs/list/1676404670350_20230214_ep-144944g_fma_pbu_008_mobile.jpg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1676472153) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "82d49a92c9cdc691bbf5e311ef74e31e.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(56) "1676404670350_20230214_EP-144944G_FMA_PBU_008_MOBILE.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11621/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11621/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11621/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11621/portrait" } }
News |

Jordi Solé calls for urgent reform in Tunisia

EFA Group President Jordi Solé intervened in plenary to alert about the dire democratic situation Tunisia finds itself in.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(62) "files/assets/imgs/list/andrew-roberts-2jvejf0tf50-unsplash.jpg" ["title"]=> string(35) "Photo by Andrew Roberts on Unsplash" ["alt"]=> string(21) "Electric car charging" ["copyright"]=> string(35) "Photo by Andrew Roberts on Unsplash" ["updated_at"]=> int(1676374968) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "f6851abd04da8d163f974845df833b8e.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(39) "andrew-roberts-2JvEjF0tf50-unsplash.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11611/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11611/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11611/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11611/portrait" } }
Photo by Andrew Roberts on Unsplash
Electric car charging
Press release |

Parliament votes for all new cars to be electric by 2035

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the compromise reached with EU Member States and the European Commission on CO2 emissions for cars and vans. From 2035, no more new cars and vans with combustion engines will be registered in the EU. The Greens/EFA Group voted in favour of the outcome of the negotiations.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(71) "files/assets/imgs/list/1670946562132_20221213_ep-141745m_pb9_eg_028.jpg" ["title"]=> string(36) "© European Union 2022 - Source : EP" ["alt"]=> string(28) "Terry Reintke at the plenary" ["copyright"]=> string(36) "© European Union 2022 - Source : EP" ["updated_at"]=> int(1676378554) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "a4386540ec9f88b41ffebb899b99ff5a.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(48) "1670946562132_20221213_EP-141745M_PB9_EG_028.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11612/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11612/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11612/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11612/portrait" } }
© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Terry Reintke at the plenary
Press release |

Special Committee on Foreign Interference must have the tools & teeth to tackle corruption

Members of the European Parliament voted on the mandate for an updated special Committee on Foreign Interference, in the wake of ‘Qatargate’. The Greens/EFA group successfully called for a comprehensive final report with concrete recommendations for action on reforms, transparency and accountability, and a broad mandate to investigate for…
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(66) "files/assets/imgs/list/nigel-tadyanehondo-god2mdnujuu-unsplash.jpg" ["title"]=> string(39) "Photo by Nigel Tadyanehondo on Unsplash" ["alt"]=> string(21) "Trucks in parking lot" ["copyright"]=> string(39) "Photo by Nigel Tadyanehondo on Unsplash" ["updated_at"]=> int(1676387806) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "338f8ca9567e46860e417b4fd54b2c14.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(43) "nigel-tadyanehondo-GOD2mDNujuU-unsplash.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11613/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11613/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11613/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11613/portrait" } }
Photo by Nigel Tadyanehondo on Unsplash
Trucks in parking lot
Press release |

Commission sends wrong signal to truck manufacturers

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions from new trucks placed on the market by 2040. With this proposal, the European Commission is acknowledging the fact that trucks running on fossil fuels, especially diesel, can continue to drive on European roads after 2050.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(52) "files/assets/imgs/list/ep-strasbourg-hemicycle_3.jpg" ["title"]=> string(23) "EP-Strasbourg-hemicycle" ["alt"]=> string(23) "EP-Strasbourg-hemicycle" ["copyright"]=> string(0) "" ["updated_at"]=> int(1676399880) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "9338419b4b0ea33fc02beb03808a638a.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(27) "EP-Strasbourg-hemicycle.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11616/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11616/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11616/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11616/portrait" } } EP-Strasbourg-hemicycle
Press release |

EFA MEPs demand transparency in the EP

The European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament demands more transparency around all parliamentary business. Following the Qatar and Morocco corruption scandals, citizens have lost confidence in the integrity and values of the European Parliament.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(64) "files/assets/imgs/list/copy_of_16611-0505-11-05-05_grand_d_5.jpg" ["title"]=> string(40) "Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg" ["alt"]=> string(40) "Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg" ["copyright"]=> string(14) "European Union" ["updated_at"]=> int(1676035106) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "3e21daa56e4ba233bab3b3806f5034fa.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(39) "Copy of 16611-0505-11-05-05 Grand D.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11609/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11609/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11609/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11609/portrait" } }
European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 13-16 February 2023

On the agenda for the plenary session: Green Deal Industrial Plan, adequate minimum income, preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, an updated mandate for the special committee on foreign interference, an independent EU ethics body, CO2 emissions for cars and vans, and developing an EU cycling strategy.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(83) "files/assets/imgs/list/1648887676728_20220401_ep-129397c_mus_016_download_large.jpg" ["title"]=> string(34) "@European Union 2022 - Source : EP" ["alt"]=> string(43) "Roberta Metsola visiting Volodymyr Zelensky" ["copyright"]=> string(34) "@European Union 2022 - Source : EP" ["updated_at"]=> int(1675932427) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "0f9ed2043054ea845fd1f7e1620b25aa.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(60) "1648887676728_20220401_EP-129397C_MUS_016_DOWNLOAD_LARGE.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11608/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11608/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11608/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11608/portrait" } }
@European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Roberta Metsola visiting Volodymyr Zelensky
Press release |

Volodymyr Zelenskiy in the European Parliament /EUCO Summit

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is expected to attend an extraordinary meeting in the European Parliament. Afterwards, the EU Heads of State and Government will receive the Ukrainian President for their summit meeting. Terry Reintke, President of the Greens/EFA Group, will be present at the EUCO summit from around 6pm.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(53) "files/assets/imgs/list/20150908_ep-024532_ras_074.jpg" ["title"]=> string(22) "strasbourg building ep" ["alt"]=> string(22) "strasbourg building ep" ["copyright"]=> string(34) "© European Union 2015 - Source EP" ["updated_at"]=> int(1674210742) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "a54e092a6cb330fe8595b6aef955fc06.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(30) "20150908_EP-024532_RAS_074.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11577/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11577/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11577/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11577/portrait" } }
© European Union 2015 - Source EP
strasbourg building ep
News |

Debriefing of the January Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the election of a Vice-President of the European Parliament, Waste Shipment Regulation, terrorist threats posed by far-right extremist networks, executions of protesters in Iran, Uber lobbying practices in the EU, and more.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(75) "files/assets/imgs/list/1674116270546_20230118_ep-142852i_gen_366_mobile.jpg" ["title"]=> NULL ["alt"]=> NULL ["copyright"]=> NULL ["updated_at"]=> int(1674123747) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "28dc693312b1d09e779439d4f5c2d644.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(52) "1674116270546_20230118_EP-142852I_GEN_366_MOBILE.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11569/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11569/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11569/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11569/portrait" } }
News |

Ana Miranda stands in solidarity with Brazil.

EFA MEP Ana Miranda intervened in plenary session to send her support to President Lula Da Silva and the people of Brazil following the recent attacks in Brasilia.
array(8) { ["url"]=> string(63) "files/assets/imgs/list/max-kukurudziak-qbc3zmxw0g8-unsplash.jpg" ["title"]=> string(36) "Photo by Max Kukurudziak on Unsplash" ["alt"]=> string(14) "Ukrainian flag" ["copyright"]=> string(36) "Photo by Max Kukurudziak on Unsplash" ["updated_at"]=> int(1674128735) ["file_name"]=> string(36) "74f7e26b9e5edbd0f17c25ca38335d01.jpg" ["fname"]=> string(40) "max-kukurudziak-qbc3Zmxw0G8-unsplash.jpg" ["urls"]=> array(4) { ["jumbo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11573/jumbo" ["list"]=> string(51) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11573/list" ["photo"]=> string(52) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11573/photo" ["portrait"]=> string(55) "https://extranet.greens-efa.eu/api/image/11573/portrait" } }
Photo by Max Kukurudziak on Unsplash
Ukrainian flag
Press release |

European Parliament votes for special tribunal for Russian war crimes

A broad majority of the European Parliament are calling for a special tribunal for Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine. A large majority have just voted to support the establishment of the special tribunal in close cooperation with the International Criminal Court.

Sign up for our plenary debriefing