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Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
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Promises must be met with climate action this decade

Talks at the COP26 UN Climate Conference have resulted in a series of ill-defined promises and announcements, insufficient to keep global temperature rises below 1.5°C. We are still far from reducing our global emissions by 45% by 2030. The Greens/EFA Group also criticises the last-minute change submitted by China and India to further wea…
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Government’s attacks on women’s rights has deadly consequences

The European Parliament has voted in favour of standing in solidarity with the thousands and thousands of Polish citizens who, last week, took to the streets in protest against draconian Polish abortion laws. The restrictive law is just one year old but it has already cost at least two women's lives.
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Mountains
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New EU Asylum Agency first step to a functioning common European asylum system

The European Parliament has voted in favour of establishing a fully-fledged EU Asylum Agency (EUAA) which will replace the European Asylum Support Office (EASO). The Greens/EFA group welcomes the establishment of this new agency. This is the first asylum related law to be adopted since at least 6 years, when the Commission proposed a se…
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Tax
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Final vote on tax transparency measures step forward in fight against multinational tax dodging

The European Parliament has just voted for a major breakthrough in the fight for tax justice breakthrough. MEPs have just adopted the directive known as public country-by-country reporting. This is a historic step towards full tax transparency of multinationals in the EU and tax havens.
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70549 language diversity
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Multilingualism is vital in developing the European Education Area

EFA MEP Diana Riba has welcomed today’s vote in the European Parliament supporting the development of the European Education Area, and specifically the recognition of the importance of multilingualism, including all European languages. The European Education Area is an initiative of the Eur...
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European Parliament takes important step towards fair minimum wages in Europe

The Social Affairs Committee of the European Parliament has just voted in favour of European minimum wages. About 10 percent of the working population in Europe lives in poverty and it is mainly women who are paid below a living wage. With this proposal, minimum wages should contribute to reducing poverty and closing the gender pay gap
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Plurality of European political parties is essential for democracy

EFA MEP François Alfonsi has welcomed today’s vote in the European Parliament regarding the statute and funding of European political parties and foundations. European political parties are transnational political parties which are active across Europe, bringing together political fo...
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Gas pipeline
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Commission list of Project of Common Interest will further lock EU into fossil energy

The European Commission has published the 5th list of Project of Common Interest (PCI)  on cross border energy infrastructures. While COP26 is in full swing, the European Commission is proposing to develop and eventually fund fossil gas projects. The Greens/EFA group calls for the rejection of this list and for alternative projects that …
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Photo by Daniel Sandvik on Unsplash
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Use of SLAPPs to muzzle press, civil society & environmental defenders must end

Members of the European Parliament debate a report on the use of Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPPs) in Europe to silence critical voices such as NGOs, journalists, environmental and human rights defenders. MEPs will vote on the report tomorrow, ahead of an expected Commission proposal for legislation on the use of SL…
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fence
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EFA President calls for European response to crisis at EU/Belarus border

President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament Jordi Solé MEP has called for a European response to the growing migrant crisis at the EU's border with Belarus. Belarus' dictator Lukashenko stands accused of cruelly using migrants as a tool in a hybrid attack on the EU, follo...