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Philippe Lamberts in plenary
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Vote on EU's fiscal rules ignores scars of financial crisis & will lead to more austerity

Today, MEPs will vote on the reform of the EU’s economic governance framework, otherwise known as the fiscal rules. The Greens/EFA Group have long argued for budgetary rules that prioritise people and planet over fiscal hawkishness.
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Protest against gender based violence
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Parliament to vote through criminalisation of gender-based violence across the EU

Today (23 April), Members of the European Parliament will debate the final negotiation outcome of the Gender Based Violence Directive. The vote will take place tomorrow. This historic and first of its kind directive is expected to be adopted with a large majority. It is the first ever piece of EU legislation on violence against women and …
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forced labour
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EU expected to ban products made with forced labour

Today, Members of the European Parliament will debate the “Regulation on Prohibiting products made with forced labour on the EU market”. The plenary vote will take place tomorrow. This new legislation marks a crucial step towards putting human rights at the core of the EU’s trade policy and the single market.
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Josep Maria Terricabras
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Greens/EFA Group statement on the passing of Josep Maria Terricabras

The Greens/EFA Group are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of Josep Maria Terricabras, former EFA Group President and Greens/EFA MEP (2014-2019).
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EUCO: EU Strategic Agenda needs to focus on climate change

Today, EU leaders are meeting in Brussels for an extraordinary European Council summit. The summit will focus on the Strategic Agenda as well as the ongoing war in Ukraine and the unrest in the Middle East.
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Abortion
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MEPs call for EU to recognise abortion as fundamental right

Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for abortion to be included in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The report also denounces that some Member States still have highly restrictive laws prohibiting abortion except in strictly defined circumstances.
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Electricity Market Design
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Greens/EFA secure ban on disconnections & promote citizens' energy

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the agreement on the reform of the European electricity market. In the negotiations, the Greens/EFA Group successfully pushed through a stop to electricity cuts in cases where people are unable to pay their electricity bills due to rising energy prices.
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CAP
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Greens/EFA condemns Commission and MEPs’ attempts to re-open Common Agricultural Policy

MEPs will vote on the urgent procedure requested by the Agriculture Committee to hurriedly re-open the newly-implemented and painfully-negotiated Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), following the Commission’s proposal of 15 March 2024. This will make exemptions and widen derogations to the CAP’s environmental conditionality rules.
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Waves crashing
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Migration Pact fails to deliver real solidarity & respect for fundamental rights

MEPs will vote on a series of files aimed at modifying the EU’s migration and asylum policies known as the Migration Pact. The Greens/EFA Group has long argued for a fair and responsible migration policy that is based on solidarity and respect for fundamental rights. The majority of the Migration Pact files fail to achieve this. The Green…
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Greens/EFA call for investigation into and consequences for Russian interference

At the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, Members of the European Parliament will debate the revelations about alleged Russian payments to, among others, German AfD MP Petr Bystron.