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Giant blue elephant
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New study shows small wealth tax could increase tax revenues across EU by nearly quarter of a trillion euros

Today, the Greens/EFA Group are publishing a new report highlighting the amounts of tax revenue that European countries could garner through a small tax on the wealthiest 0.5%. The study finds that even a tax of 1.7-3.5% could bring in as much as €213.3 billion to national coffers.
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Greens/EFA urge the Council to ban glyphosate

Today, the Commission published their proposal to renew the authorisation to use glyphosate for an additional 10 years. The Council will now hold an exchange of views and is expected to vote on the proposal in mid October. Greens/EFA group urge the Council to not approve the Commission's proposed prolongation but instead ban the use of gl…
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EFA MEPS on the official status of Catalan, Euskera and Galician

Today EFA MEP Ana Miranda held a press conference to discuss the officiality of Catalan, Euskera and Galicia in the European Union. The press conference had guests from different linguistic and cultural organisations who spoke in favour of the official status.
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European Parliament calls on the European Commission and the Member States to support books in minority languages.

The European Parliament has just unanimously voted for a report on the future of the European Book sector with Diana Riba I Giner as the Greens/EFA Shadow Rapporteur.
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Mining
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MEPs approve the negotiation position on the Critical Raw Materials Act

Today, Members of the European Parliament approved the Parliament's negotiations mandate for the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA). The Greens/EFA Group pushed for a 45 percent recycling target and for mitigating the demand for critical raw materials.
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EU FLAG
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Commission must hold its ground on the Green Deal

The European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, gave her annual State of the European Union speech to the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She made some flowery proclamations in her address, including a lot about promoting business and industry but remained vague when it came to concrete public investments.
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Clean air
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MEPs vote to strengthen citizens rights to clean and healthy air

Members of the European Parliament voted to strengthen the Air Pollution Directive proposed by the Commission. This brings the directive in line with WHO recommendations for clean and breathable air. Every year 300 000 people die a premature death due to air pollution in the EU. The Greens/EFA Group has been instrumental in strengthening …
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Corruption
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Success as MEPs vote for integrity overhaul in essential step following Qatargate

MEPs have just voted in favour of a series of measures designed at improving the integrity standards inside the European Parliament, following the Qatargate scandal. The measures include new rules on asset declarations, lobby meetings, conflicts of interest, and the revolving door.
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Renewables. Parc del Fòrum, Sant Adrià de Besòs, Spain
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MEPs clear the way for a massive boost to energy transition, cheap electricity and EU industry

Members of the European Parliament adopted the final agreement on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive. This vote is a vital step towards the energy transition and for the EUs competitiveness for industries. The Greens/EFA Group ensured that the share of renewable energies will increase from 32% to 42.5% by 2030, with the target…
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Aeroplane
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MEPs to vote on greener flights in new rules for aviation fuels

"ReFuelEU is the first international agreement of its kind and can encourage other regions to get on board with greener airline fuels. The aviation industry needs to play its part in tackling the climate crisis and start putting fossil fuels on the No-Fly list. This regulation marks a departure from the industry’s reliance on heavily poll…