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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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European Parliament vote will call for close-knit partnership on equal footing

The European Parliament will vote on a new report on EU-US relations. A positive result will show that MEPs reaffirm their shared vision for the expanded transatlantic relations between the EU and US under the Biden Administration.
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Pandora Papers show urgent need for more action on tax evasion and money laundering

New revelations, known as the Pandora Papers, were released by the International Consortium for Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and partners which reveal apparent tax evasion and money laundering by the global elite. The investigations show that tax evasion and financial crime continue on a vast scale through letterbox companies and trus…
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Plenary Flash 4-7 October 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the role of development policy in response to biodiversity loss in developing countries, EU solutions to the rise of energy prices, artificial intelligence in criminal law and biometric surveillance, state of play of RRF recovery plans, EU-US relations, European health prepar…
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Debriefing of the September plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the State of the European Union, new proposal for a ban on products made with forced labour, the situation in Afghanistan, identifying gender-based violence as a new area of crime listed in Article 83(1) TFEU, media freedom and further deterioration of the Rule of law in Poland, the Fit …
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EFA welcomes €5 billion Brexit Adjustment Reserve

After months of negotiations, the European Parliament has given the green light for a €5 billion fund to help regions worst affected by Brexit. EFA MEP François Alfonsi, who participated in the negotiations, has welcomed the fund as significant boost for Europe’s hardest hit reg...
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European Parliament calls for gender-based violence to become a crime across the EU

Members of the European Parliament have voted in favour of a report calling for gender-based violence to be added to the list of Eurocrimes and for the Commission to come out with a proposal for an EU-wide directive on gender-based violence. This report provides a clear legal basis for establishing minimum rules concerning the definition …
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Parliament report shows Member States must raise the bar on tax cooperation in Europe

Members of the European Parliament voted on a report from Greens/EFA MEP Sven Giegold that assesses the implementation of EU rules regarding the exchange of tax information between Member States. It is the first implementation report the European Parliament has ever put forward in the area of economic and monetary policy. The European “Di…
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Greens/EFA call for faster action on climate protection

"The Green Deal has ambitions for the green transformation of climate policy, agricultural policy, transport policy and in financial and economic policy. But, the EU must live up to these promises" said Greens/EFA Co-President to Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, during the annual State of the European Union debate.
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Poland: Media law latest step in dismantling of democracy

Today, on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, MEPs will debate Media freedom and further deterioration of the Rule of law in Poland. MEPs will vote on a resolution on the matter on Thursday.

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