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poland supreme court (CC BY 2.0) David Berkowitz
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Poland: De facto abortion ban

Members of the European Parliament are debating the de facto ban on abortion in Poland, as called for by the Greens/EFA group. The Greens/EFA group supports the Women's Strike protests and call on the Commission and Council to act in defence of the rule of law in Poland.
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RRF - Acting locally will be key to EU's Covid Recovery Plan

Small and medium sized enterprises and sub-state and regional governments have a key role to play in making a success of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility, according to EFA President Jordi Solé. The 672.5 billion euro fund is the cornerstone of the EU’s Covid-19 economi...
Luxembourg / CC0 Cedric Letsch
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OpenLux

The new investigation "OpenLux" by Süddeutsche Zeitung, Le Monde, the Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) and others, reveals that Luxembourg is still a thriving tax haven.
Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
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Parliament wants EU to slash material use and consumption

The European Parliament will vote today (9 February) on the Parliament's position the European Commissions' New Circular Economy Action Plan, a main pillar of the Green Deal. The Greens/EFA group are calling for binding targets to reduce the use of resources, the right to repair, and a digital product passport that should inform consumers…
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Riba - 'Europe must act to save the Ebro Delta'

EFA MEP Diana Riba is calling for concrete action at EU level to conserve Europe's deltas, including the Ebro Delta. Significant deltas in Europe include the Danube, the Vistula, the Rhine, the Po, the Rhone and the Ebro. They are all rich in biodiversity and of high socio-economic and env...
globe on grass ©Guillaume de Germain
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French court ruling on climate action – L'affaire du siècle

The Paris Administrative Court has ruled that the French state is liable for inaction on the climate crisis. "From now on, climate inaction will no longer be tolerated by the courts" declared Marie Toussaint MEP, Greens/EFA member of the Environment Committee, who initiated the 'Affaire du Siècle' (the case of the century) petition and li…
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Navalny sentenced - quote from Sergey Lagodinsky MEP

The Moscow District Court has sentenced Alexei Navalny to three and a half years in prison for allegedly violating parole conditions. "This verdict and the crackdown by the security forces and judiciary show that Navalny and the demonstrators have hit a nerve. The Russian people need the backing of the European Union" said Sergey Lagodins…
Ggia (CC BY-SA 4.0)
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New Frontex Scrutiny Working Group

MEPs from the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee have agreed to set up a Frontex Scrutiny Working Group, to look into allegations around the EU's border security agency's role in the illegal 'pushbacks' of refugees. The working group will carry out a fact-finding investigation, gathering all relevant information an…
Alexey Yushenkov / Алексей Юшенков (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Meeting of EU Foreign Ministers

Commenting on today's virtual meeting of EU foreign ministers, Sergey Lagodinsky, spokesperson on Russia for the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, said: "We in the Greens/EFA group condemn the arrests and brutal crackdown by Russian security forces against peaceful demons...
Caution nuclear radioactive/ CC0 Dan Meyers
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Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons - One step closer to a safer world

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament celebrates the entry into force of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which bans the most destructive class of weapons of mass destruction.