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EU Industry must play its part in tackling climate change

MEPs have today debated the outcome of the COP26 conference on climate change that took place recently in Glasgow. EFA MEP Piernicola Pedicini spoke in the debate where European Commission Vice-President Frans Timmermans was also present.   Pedicini called for the EU to ensure that ind...
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No green light from Greens/EFA - CAP reform is set to again fail farmers, climate & environment

The majority of MEPs voted in favour of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for 2023-2027. Rather than using this next CAP period, and one third of the EU budget, to help solve the climate and environment emergency, or the loss of thousands of farmers per day, the final agreement repackages the status quo and falls short of the promises …
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Plenary Flash 22-26 November 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU budget for 2022, the outcome of COP26, a European strategy for critical raw materials, ...
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Government’s attacks on women’s rights has deadly consequences

The European Parliament has voted in favour of standing in solidarity with the thousands and thousands of Polish citizens who, last week, took to the streets in protest against draconian Polish abortion laws. The restrictive law is just one year old but it has already cost at least two women's lives.
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New EU Asylum Agency first step to a functioning common European asylum system

The European Parliament has voted in favour of establishing a fully-fledged EU Asylum Agency (EUAA) which will replace the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). The Greens/EFA group welcomes the establishment of this new agency. This is the first asylum related law to be adopted since at least 6 years, when the Commission proposed a se…
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Final vote on tax transparency measures step forward in fight against multinational tax dodging

The European Parliament has just voted for a major breakthrough in the fight for tax justice breakthrough. MEPs have just adopted the directive known as public country-by-country reporting. This is a historic step towards full tax transparency of multinationals in the EU and tax havens.
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Multilingualism is vital in developing the European Education Area

EFA MEP Diana Riba has welcomed today’s vote in the European Parliament supporting the development of the European Education Area, and specifically the recognition of the importance of multilingualism, including all European languages. The European Education Area is an initiative of the Eur...
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European Parliament takes important step towards fair minimum wages in Europe

The Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has just voted in favour of European minimum wages. About 10 percent of the working population in Europe lives in poverty and it is mainly women who are paid below a living wage. With this proposal, minimum wages should contribute to reducing poverty and closing the gender pay gap
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Debriefing of the October II plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Poland and the Rule of Law Crisis and Abortion Ban, Farm To Fork Strategy, UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Global Tax Deal and Pandora Papers, General Budget of the European Union for the Financial Year 2022, Frontex
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MEPs call out role of EU politicians, UK & US in money laundering, tax evasion & avoidance

Members of the European Parliament voted on a report on the Pandora Papers. This report was an initiative of the Greens/EFA Group. For the first time, the European Parliament condemns the role of the United States as a hub for financial and corporate secrecy. The report also calls for the granting of access for the UK financial sector to …

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