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@david-leveque
Parlement européen - Strasbourg FRANCE
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Greens/EFA MEP Heidi Hautala re-elected as Vice President and Marcel Kolaja elected as Quaestor

The European Parliament re-elected Heidi Hautala MEP, as Vice President of the European Parliament, and Marcel Kolaja, Pirate Party MEP and Greens/EFA member, as Quaestor.
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© Alexander Briel
European flag 530x390
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EFA MEPs call on President Macron to respect the European diversity

The EFA Group asked President Macron to honour diversity in the European Union and called on Macron to respect people's democratic right to decide their best future. EFA MEPs also condemn President Macron's refusal to fill the French Presidency of the Council, as this happens in the middle of an electoral process and affects the condition…
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
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EFA Group congratulates Roberta Metsola on her election as President of Parliament

While the group are delighted on the election of a women President, it does not come with scepticism in some of her stands towards reproductive rights and migration. The EFA group is looking forward to strengthen relationships with the newly elected President, to ensure the democracy and pluralism of the chamber are respected.
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©hassan-anayi
European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash 17-20 January 2022

The plenary session will be marked by the commemoration for President David Sassoli. On the agenda of the plenary : election of the EP President, Digital Services Act, final vote on animal transport inquiry committee, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of the French Presidency,...
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News |

Debriefing of the December plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included measures for the external border with Belarus, the Digital Markets Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border and in Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, combating gender-based violence: cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health rights in Poland, an EU ban on the use of wild anim…
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Press release |

Commission must act to stop Poland's attack on women's rights

The European Parliament debated the plans to undermine further fundamental rights in Poland, in particular regarding the standards of the European Convention of Human Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to stop Poland’s violations of human and women's rights.
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Press release |

European Commission rejects calls for EU-wide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

The European Commission declined to introduce a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in the European Union, in response to an oral question posed by MEPs. MEPs’ concerns include the risks associated with illegal wildlife trade, public health, and security. Opponents of the use of wildlife animals in circuses state that the practice …
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Commission’s new energy package vague & falls short of Green Deal

The European Commission presented its legislative package on European Energy Policy. Among the proposed measures are tools for the decarbonisation of the European gas market and the creation of a hydrogen market, definition of low CO2 hydrogen, the so-called low carbon gasses, a regulation to reduce methane emissions and the revision of t…
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European Parliament to vote on milestone regulation of digital giants

The European Parliament will vote on its position on the Digital Markets Act, which, along with its sister legislation the Digital Services Act (DSA), has been heavily lobbied and debated. The EU has taken the global lead in regulating tech giants such as Facebook and Google in an effort to ensure market fairness and data protection. With…
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Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural
Press release |

EU must tackle lack of vaccine solidarity

MEPs have been debating the EU’s response to the latest developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, ahead of a summit of EU leaders in Brussels later this week. EFA MEP Jordi Solé intervened in the debate to highlight the dangers of vaccine inequality, and pointed to the alarming disparit...

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