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Now is the moment to end fossil fuel financing & stay within reach of 1.5 C of global warming

Members of the European Parliament debated the EU’s position ahead of the COP26 Climate talks in Glasgow next month. Current national plans (NDCs) would still lead to an increase by about 16% of global GHG emissions by 2030 compared to 2010. Greens/EFA call on the European Commission and EU member states to show leadership and declare the…
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Europe's media action plan does not live up to today's challenges

European Free Alliance (EFA) MEPs have welcomed the European Parliament's adoption of a report today on 'Europe's Media in the Digital Decade: An action plan to support recovery and transformation'. The report gives the European Parliament's view on the European Commission'...
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EU Trade policy must prioritise human rights, in Western Sahara and elsewhere

In advance of the forthcoming European Council meeting which takes place tomorrow and Friday in Brussels, MEPs have today been debating the summit's priorities with European Commission President, Ursula Von der Leyen. One of the subjects up for discussion will be EU Trade Policy. EFA Presi...
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European Parliament votes to invest in climate, biodiversity and research

Today, Members of the European Parliament have just voted in favour of greater climate protection, biodiversity and research to be part of the EU budget 2022. The Greens/EFA group have increased the budget by more than 1.64 billion, including 430 million euros for climate protection and biodiversity, 450 million increase for research and …
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Time has run out - Commission & Council must act on rule of law in Poland

Members of the European Parliament have been debating the situation regarding the rule of law and the primacy of EU law in Poland, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Commission and Council to take action against the Polish government's attack…
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Commission perpetuates mistakes of past, risks economic recovery & Green Deal

The European Commission will announce its new communication on the reform of the EU economic governance framework. This is the first step towards a proposal to review the Stability and Growth Pact. However, the proposed questions for the Commission’s consultation fail to address the key issues with the existing fiscal framework and appear…
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Plenary Flash 18-21 October 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the rule of law situation and abortion ban in Poland, the Farm to Fork strategy, the UN Climate Conference (COP26), global tax deal and Pandora Papers, the 2022 EU budget, Frontex, ...
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Greens/EFA call for massive expansion of renewable energies and compensation for worse-affected households

MEPs have been discussing the situation around rising energy prices. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for a massive expansion of renewable energies and measures for more energy efficiency as well as targeted national measures such as an energy allowance for vulnerable households. The European Commission should also tackle price speculatio…
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EU finance ministers ignore Pandora Papers

EU finance ministers agreed on an updated EU list of tax havens. Despite the latest Pandora Papers revelations, the list has been shortened with Anguilla, Dominica and the Seychelles having been removed from the list. The Greens/EFA Group successfully secured a plenary debate on the Pandora Papers on October 6. The following day, MEPs wil…
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Greater say for citizens in EU environmental policy

The European Parliament adopted the agreement negotiated in trilogue on the EU revision of the implementing regulation of the Aarhus Convention regarding access to information, public participation in decision-making and access to justice in environmental matters. The convention had already entered into force in EU countries, but the rule…

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