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EFA MEPs demand better access to mental health

EFA MEPs Ana Miranda and Diana Riba i Giner call on the EU institutions to invest more in Mental Health across state members.
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Diana Riba asks for strong anti-SLAPP legislation to honour Daphne Caruana Galizia

EFA MEP Diana Riba intervened in the debate in memory of Daphne Caruana Galizia; a Maltese journalist murdered five years ago.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 17-20 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the introduction of a windfall tax
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Debriefing of the October I plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included energy prices and the cost of living, the rule of law in Hungary, the common charger, the death of Mahsa Amini and the repression of women's rights in Iran, accessibility of the EU Internal Market, ocean governance and the protection of biodiversity, and more.
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EFA MEPs propose the creation of an action protocol against cyber espionage

EFA MEPs Diana Riba and Jordi Solé intervened this morning in the committee of inquiry on Pegasus as victims, to explain their own espionage cases.
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Mahsa Jina Amini poster
Press release |

MEPs condemn violent crackdown on protests, urge Iran respect fundamental rights

The European Parliament voted on a resolution on the repression of women's rights protesters in Iran. The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, and all victims of unrestrained violence of security forces. The Greens/EFA call on the Council and Commission to apply pressure to the Iranian authorities to immediately stop…
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Jordi Solé calls for more humanitarian aid in Pakistan

EFA MEP Jordi Solé intervened in plenary to discuss the aftermath of the floodings in Pakistan, and the alarming signs this represents for climate change.
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USB-C charger
Press release |

A great victory for consumers and the environment

The European Parliament gave the final green light on the common charger. The common charger will introduce the USB-C as standard charging cable for everything from mobile phones to laptops and e-readers. This is a triumph for the environment as well as a triumph for consumers
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Hungarian parliament building
Press release |

Commission must not rubber stamp away the rule of law in Hungary

MEPs will debate proposals by the Commission to protect the EU budget from systemic corruption in Hungary in public procurement, under the rule of law conditionality mechanism. The Commission appears to be moving toward deeming anti-corruption proposals by the Hungarian government satisfactory enough to suggest for the Council to end the …
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Piernicola Pedicini asks Commissioner for more action in Southern Italy

EFA MEP Piernicola Pedicini urged Elisa Ferreira, the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, to intervene and control how Italy applies the cohesion policy

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