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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
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Greens/EFA statement regarding media reporting

In light of recent media reports, the Greens/EFA Group have prepared the following statement: The Greens/EFA Group will not tolerate harassment and/or inappropriate behaviour of any kind. Our Group is the leading force when it comes to fighting for stronger anti-harassment measures to be put in place in the European Parliament to protect …
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Ukraine flag
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After two years of war EU & allies must remain steadfast in support for Ukraine

We urge the Commission to start with the implementation of the Facility immediately and to spare no effort to make sure Ukraine can benefit from the Facility as soon as possible. This is vital at a time when further support for Ukraine is currently stalled in the US Congress.
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European Parliament
Copyright European Parliament
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Murder of Alexei Navalny

Alexei Navalny's widow, Yulia Navalnaya , addressed the plenary session of the Parliament. At the request of the Greens/EFA Group, a resolution on the murder of Alexei Navalny and the need for EU action in support of political prisoners and oppressed civil society in Russia will be adopted.
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A sad day for human rights, the environment and the competitiveness of European businesses

The European ambassadors rejected today in Coreper the agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. A crushing defeat for the environment and the defence of human rights.
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Wild flowers
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MEPs vote in favour of saving nature

Members of the European Parliament just voted in favour of the Nature Restoration Law. This vote is a success for the preservation of biodiversity and for climate protection in the EU, for farmers and for food safety. It is a victory for the many environmental organisations and businesses that have been fighting for months.
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Photo by Mathurin NAPOLY / matnapo via Unsplash
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MEPs vote for EU-wide rules to protect journalists, environmental & human rights defenders from abusive legal attacks

MEPs voted on the outcome of trilogue negotiations on the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) Directive. SLAPPs are a particular form of harassment increasingly used against journalists, environmental and human rights defenders, and whistleblowers. The Greens/EFA Group have long fought for an end to the use of SLAPPs,…
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Waste
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A victory in the fight against environmental crime

Today, Members of the European Parliament adopted the final agreement on the Environmental Crimes Directive, which establishes criminal offences and penalties to protect the environment more effectively and end impunity for environmental crimes in the EU. The Greens/EFA Group has been instrumental in adding a new provision on 'qualified i…
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EFA MEPs vote against STEP

EFA MEPs have voted against the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP). While acknowledging the significance of technological progress, EFA MEPs have voiced concerns regarding the potential ethical and environmental impact of specific initiatives within the platform.
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Platform worker
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Greens/EFA call for adoption of the platform workers directive

MEPs will debate the need to overcome the Council deadlock on the platform workers directive. It is estimated that at least 4 million people working through digital labour platforms are misclassified as self-employed instead of employees, allowing platforms to evade labour, tax and social security legislation that apply to employees.
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Photo by Daniel Moqvist on Unsplash
Smokestacks in Hinsebergsvägen, Frövi, Sweden
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Deal on stricter air pollution limits: A bitter-sweet victory

The Parliament and the Council have reached an agreement on the Air Quality Directive, which sets new EU-wide action to reduce pollution limits up to 2.5 times lower than current targets by 2030. However, the deal falls short of the limits recommended by the World Health Organisation.