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Climate action will bring over one million new jobs

The new study: The 2030 Climate Target - How more climate action boosts the economy, commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament calculates that there could be over one million new jobs in the renewable energy and e-mobility sectors, if 60% of emissions reduction targets are met. The Greens/EFA group are calling for em…
Euro bank notes / CC0 Markus Spiske
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Pay Transparency

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a directive on pay transparency. The aim of the proposal is to achieve more equal pay between women and men. The proposal for a directive will apply to all employers with more than 250 employees and The Greens/EFA have long demanded transparency on the pay of men and women.
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Fidesz MEPs leave EPP - quote from Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield MEP

The European People's Party grouping of conservative MEPs in the European Parliament have overwhelmingly voted to support rule changes that would make it easier to exclude members from the EPP group. The Fidesz delegation of MEPs from Hungary have declared they will leave the EPP group in the European Parliament.
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Non-binding recommendations are no incentive for inclusion

The European Commission has announced its strategy for persons with disabilities for the next ten years. The Strategy lacks binding measures and targets and only makes recommendations for European policies for persons with disabilities in the coming years and is part of the European Pillar of Social Rights. On Monday (8 March), MEPs will …
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EU Human Rights Sanctions

EU foreign ministers have agreed to sanction four Russian officials over the jailing of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, which is the first listings on the EU's new Global Human Right's Sanctions Regime.
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Victory for tax justice

An informal meeting of EU (COMPET) ministers is expected to give the greenlight to corporate tax transparency measures, known as country-by-country reporting (CbCR).
Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant/ Wikimedia Commons CC-BY-SA-4.0
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Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant

The European Parliament will debate and vote on the "Safety of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets, Belarus," which borders Lithuania. EU experts are visiting the power plant project in Belarus this week.
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Asylum border procedures

Members of the European Parliament have approved the report by Greens/EFA rapporteur, Erik Marquardt, on: "Implementation of Article 43 of the Asylum Procedures Directive". The report calls for respect for human rights at the EU's external borders.
Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural
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Greens/EFA call for global & equitable access to vaccines & European containment strategy

MEPs will debate the European Vaccination Strategy with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are calling for global and equitable access to vaccines, among other measures. Read more.
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Recovery Fund essential to ecological transition

Members of the European Parliament will vote on the outcome of the negotiations into the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), designed to help EU Member States through the economic fallout from the pandemic. The Greens/EFA group welcome the allocation of at least 37% of the total national envelopes to biodiversity and climate, as well …