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François Alfonsi stands for Osman Kavala and the people of Kurdistan

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, a long-time defender of Kurdistan and of minorities’ rights across the world, intervented in Plenary in solidarity with Osman Kavala and all victims of Erdoğan.
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EU electoral law: EU Parliament calls for European electoral lists

In the vote, a majority of Members of the European Parliament called on EU Member States to introduce transnational lists for the 2024 European elections. Likewise, a majority of MEPs endorsed the Greens/EFA call for lowering the voting age to 16 and to have gender-balanced lists. The European Parliament's proposal gives all voters two vo…
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Reform of the EU electoral law: Big wins to strengthen Europe’s democracy

The Greens/EFA group brought to the plenary several proposals to make universal suffrage a fairer process. The report adopted today by the parliament on the reform of the European electoral law incorporates provisions on what in legal terms is already known as the 'Junqueras doctrine'.
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Plenary Flash - 2-5 May 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the impact of the war against Ukraine on women, the use of the Pegasus Software by EU Member States against individuals including MEPs and the violation of fundamental rights, the final report by Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age/AIDA, 2020 discharge reports, electoral law…
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Debriefing of the April plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included Council and Commission statements on the IPCC report and on EU Protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, conclusions of the European Council meeting of 24-25 March 2022, including the latest developments of the war against Ukraine and the EU sanctions again…
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Greens/EFA call for embargo on all imports of Russian fossil fuels

Members of the European Parliament are debating the massacres and atrocities being carried out by Russia in Ukraine and the European Union's sanctions against Russia. The Greens/EFA Group calls for the consistent implementation of all sanctions, a monitoring role of the European Commission and the application of the directive against mone…
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Piernicola Pedicini calls out the EU's hypocrisy on the war in Ukraine

EFA MEP Pierniola Pedicini is concerned about the focus of the EU institutions; he questions whether the intentions are to win the war or to put a stop to it, urging to swift the direction toward peace instead of more war.
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EFA group condems the comparison between Putin's Regime, the extreme far-right and the self-determination movements

The EFA Group regrets the topical debate proposed by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats parliamentary group. The discussion titled "Cooperation and similarities between the Putin regime and extreme right and separatist movements in Europe" compares the regime of Putin and the extreme far-right to the pacific and democrat…
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PRESS CONFERENCE: Greens/EFA MEPs Reintke and Von Cramon together with Ukrainian MPs

Press conference on the war in Ukraine with Greens/EFA Vice-President Terry Reintke, MEP Viola von Cramon and Ukrainian MPs Maria Mezentseva, Lesia Vasylenko, Yelyzaveta Yasko and Yevheniia Kravchuk.
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"We are not only losing lives, but also futures" - MEP Diana Riba i Giner

EFA MEP Diana Riba intervened in plenary session to raise the issues children and young people fleeing Ukraine are facing as more than four million people have fled Ukraine at the moment, and 90% of those refugees are women and children.

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