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Daina LE LARDIC © European Union 2021 - Source : EP EP-120473A
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Time has run out - Commission & Council must act on rule of law in Poland

Members of the European Parliament have been debating the situation regarding the rule of law and the primacy of EU law in Poland, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Commission and Council to take action against the Polish government's attack…
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MEPs vote to take Commission to Court over rule of law

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted for the Parliament to take the European Commission to court for inaction on the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism. Despite numerous breaches of the rule of law endangering the proper use of EU funds, the Commission has failed to activate the mechanism. MEPs, led by the Gree…
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Greens/EFA call for massive expansion of renewable energies and compensation for worse-affected households

The European Commission unveiled its "toolbox" for EU governments to tackle the current energy price hike. The toolbox mainly includes short-term measures for member states by setting out options to target vulnerable households. The Greens/EFA Group calls for support for low-income citizens, ramping up energy renovations and the further d…
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G20 Finance Ministers’ agreement on international corporate tax reform watershed moment but further action needed

G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bankers are expected to give their approval to the OECD framework for a minimum effective corporate tax rate and the reallocation of profits from the largest and most profitable companies. The OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework agreement, of which 26 EU member states are a part, means that over the next two yea…
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Ruling flies in face of EU Treaties - Quote from Terry Reintke MEP

In clear breach of the EU Treaties and previous statements by the European Court of Justice, the illegitimate Polish 'Constitutional Tribunal' ruled that Polish law takes supremacy over EU law. The ruling was called for by the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
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Indigenous Peoples and Policy Coherence as Priorities for Biodiversity

The European Parliament has just announced the votes on the Biodiversity and Agenda 2030 report, which was voted on yesterday. Ahead of the Conference of the Parties (COP15) of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in Kunming, this report is key to addressing the external dimension of the EU biodiversity strategy and the role of…
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European Parliament votes for ban on biometric mass surveillance

Members of the European Parliament have adopted a report on the use of Artificial Intelligence in Criminal Law. This vote is a breakthrough moment in the fight to halt the use of intrusive and discriminatory uses of mass surveillance tools by police authorities. Greens/EFA have long called for a ban on these highly intrusive and error-pro…
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Europe must protect women and children from male violence

EFA MEP and member of the European Parliament Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality, Diana Riba, has welcomed a vote in the Parliament backing calls for greater action to tackle intimate partner violence. The report was adopted today with 510 votes in favour, 31 against and 141 abste...
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Greens/EFA call for massive expansion of renewable energies and compensation for worse-affected households

MEPs have been discussing the situation around rising energy prices. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for a massive expansion of renewable energies and measures for more energy efficiency as well as targeted national measures such as an energy allowance for vulnerable households. The European Commission should also tackle price speculatio…
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Renewables key to lowering electricity prices

MEPs have been debating European solutions to the rise in energy prices for consumers and businesses in Strasbourg today, with the European Commission. Recent weeks have seen hefty increases in energy costs with consumers left struggling to afford the hikes in bills. EFA MEP Jordi Solé ...