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Air conditioners
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Deal reached on f-gases makes Europe a world leader on fighting super greenhouse gases

Today, negotiators between the European Parliament, Council and Commission have reached an agreement on the F-gases Regulation, which will see the faster phase out of these harmful gases. Fluorinated gases are super greenhouse gases that have an impact on the climate often thousands of times greater than CO2. F-gases are used in refrigera…
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refugees bulgaria
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Greens/EFA Group call for safe and legal pathways to save lives

MEPs will debate on the need for a speedy adoption of the Asylum and Migration Package. The Greens/EFA Group welcome the upcoming negotiations on the pact as an opportunity to fight for a more humane EU migration policy based on solidarity, access to asylum, fair relocation between Member States, and respect for fundamental rights.
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© European Union 2023 - Source : EP
Hearing with Hoekstra
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Greens/EFA Group secure key climate commitments from Commission

Today, Members of the European Parliament have assessed the written answers of Commissioner-designates Wopke Hoekstra (Climate Action) and Maroš Šefčovič (Executive Vice-President in charge of the Green Deal). The Greens/EFA Group have been involved in key negotiations to secure clear commitments from the Commission on climate policies. L…
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Parliament to vote on MFF revision - Quote from Rasmus Andresen

Today, MEPs will vote on the Parliament's position on the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), the EU’s seven year budget. The Greens/EFA Group support the Commission proposal revision of the MFF to account for funding for Ukraine and greater flexibility in Next Generation EU debt payments as a package.
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The digital person
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MEPs vote to protect free media in the EU

Members of the European Parliament voted on the new European Media Freedom Act. The Greens/EFA Group has long fought for EU-level rules to address issues such as media market monopolies, the fair allocation of state funding and the independence of public service media and national regulatory authorities. The Group has managed to include s…
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besart-ademi
Kosovo
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MEPs urge for deescalation on the Kosovo-Serbia border

This evening, on the Greens/EFA Group’s initiative, Members of the European Parliament will debate the tensions between Kosovo and Serbia with EU Commissioner Janez Lenarčič and the Spanish Presidency. In the upcoming October II plenary session, MEPs will vote on a resolution.
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
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Greens/EFA Group call on Commissioners-designate to get Green Deal over the finish line

Today, the Greens/EFA Group have set out the key elements that need to be finalised by the new Commission-designates, ahead of the hearings of Wopke Hoekstra and Maroš Šefčovič next week. There are five fundamental commitments that ...
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Progressive forces meet in Madrid for a fairer Europe

On Friday and Saturday, the Greens/EFA Group will gather in Madrid for its Green Social Summit, together with the European Green Party and in partnership with the Sumar alliance of Spanish Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Yolanda Diaz.
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Greens/EFA
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…