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MEP François Alfonsi appeals for vital support on minority language

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, the co-chair of the minority intergroup, held a press conference supporting the demands from cultural and linguistic minorities to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Loránt Vincze (EPP), co-chair of the minority intergroup with MEP Alfonsi, also spoke at the press conference in Strasbourg.
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Strengthening cooperation at European level

The European Commission presented a defence package aimed at increasing cooperation on defence capacities and boosting European technological sovereignty. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes this initiative in the context of the "Strategic Compass" that will be adopted next month.
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Greens/EFA call for an end to Russian aggression against Ukraine

The European Parliament debated the European Union's relations with Russia and the Russian threat to Ukraine's statehood. In relation to this debate, the leaders of the main political groups in the European Parliament issued a joint statement which expresses full solidarity to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, calls for imm…
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Jordi Solé calls for more EU action in the face of Human Rights violations

EFA Group President Jordi Sole intervened on plenary to call for the approval of the two reports Mr Sole was shadowing. The reports from the sub-committee on Human Rights (DROI) discuss the position of the European Parliament and the lack of action previously taken in the fight against corruption and breaches of Human Rights.
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EU condemns unpaid internships

The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. Unfortunately the Greens/EFA Group proposed an amendment to push for an EU-wide ban on unpaid internships which failed to pass because of the votes against from EPP and Renew.
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Plenary Flash 14-17 February 2022

On the agenda of the plenary : European security and Russia's military threat against Ukraine, empowering European youth, safeguards for cross-border associations and non-profit organisations, the rule of law and ECJ ruling,...
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Debriefing of the January plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the election of the President of European Parliament, the Digital Services Act, Animal Transport, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of French presidency.
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Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
Press release |

European Parliament votes on constitution for the internet

The European Parliament voted to determine its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA), after which the trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and Council will begin. The Greens/EFA have long campaigned for a fairer internet with less power in the hands of tech giants. The DSA is the EU’s answer to the fact that a few large…
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Diana Riba defends the right of safe and legal abortion in the European Union

Diana Riba MEP defended the right of women and girls to freely decide whether or not to continue their pregnancy. Currently, countries such as Malta, Hungary and Poland are among the most critical opponents of the legalisation of abortion in the European Union.
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Fundamental rights must be protected in Hong Kong

MEPs are voting on a resolution on the violation of fundamental rights in Hong Kong. MEPs are calling for the release of political prisoners, a free press, sanctions against Hong Kong's political leadership and a review of the city's status in the World Trade Organisation. Since the National Security Law came into force, more than 150 rep…

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