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Lights
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Commission proposals welcome but not enough to steer EU through crises

Today, the European Commission has just presented two proposals, one on the revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework, the EU’s seven year budget, and the other amending the so-called Own Resources enhancing the EU’s ability to raise funds directly, rather than via Member States budgetary contributions.
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Parliament calls for end to surveillance spyware

MEPs adopted the conclusions of the Pegasus Committee (PEGA) which was set up in the wake of the revelations that spyware had been abused inside and outside of the EU to target journalists, activists and politicians across Europe, including Greens/EFA Group MEPs Diana i Riba and Jordi Sole.
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The digital person
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Breakthrough for regulating AI and banning discriminatory technologies

Members of the European Parliament have just voted on the world’s first law regulating Artificial Intelligence. This will determine the Parliament’s position for the trilogue, which is due to start this evening. Thanks to the Greens/EFA Group, the AI Act will include safeguards on environmental standards and fundamental rights .
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Wild flowers
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Greens/EFA Group calls on EPP to stop blocking key law to support nature

On Thursday 15 June, the Environment Committee is expected to vote on the European Parliament negotiation mandate for the Nature Restoration Law. The Greens/EFA Group calls on ENVI MEPs, including all those in EPP and RE, to vote in favour of the compromise reached and to vote against the rejection amendment.
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Destruction of Nova Kakhovka dam
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Plenary debate on the Humanitarian and environmental consequences of the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam

At the request of the Greens/EFA Group, the humanitarian and environmental consequences of the destruction of the Nova Kakhovka dam has been added to the joint debate on Ukraine, taking place this morning in the European Parliament. Quote from Heidi Hautala MEP.
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Commission proposal underwhelming, underpowered & uninspired

The European Commission has come out with its proposals for an ‘EU Ethics Body’. The Greens/EFA Group have long been calling for an independent EU Ethics Body that would handle issues of corruption, conflicts of interest and breaches of ethics in the EU institutions.
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protecting the eu against corruption visual
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Greens/EFA Group remain steadfast in push for reforming Parliament six months after scandal

Tomorrow marks the six month anniversary of the ‘Qatargate’ scandal, which exposed cases of foreign influence among MEPs in the European Parliament. The Greens/EFA Group have long led the calls for higher standards of transparency, accountability and integrity inside the EU institutions and strongly support efforts to reform the rules.…
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Rough sea
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Greens/EFA Group reject Council's inhuman asylum deal

This evening, Ministers in the Justice and Home Affairs Council have agreed their position on reforms to the EU’s Asylum system under the Pact on Migration. The Greens/EFA Group have long been fighting for a fair and efficient asylum system that protects human rights and dignity. The Council’s agreement fails to deliver on multiple fronts…
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Word-leading binding rules take shape

The European Parliament has adopted its report on the Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). The Greens/EFA group have long advocated for mandatory rules requiring companies to identify and remedy risks to human rights arising from the activities throughout their value chain. We welcome this new step forward.
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MEPs pushes for stronger measures to combat sexual harassment

Members of the European Parliament adopted the fifth report on combating sexual harassment in the EU since the #MeToo movement swept through the globe. The report reiterates calls for the European Parliament to implement mandatory anti-harassment trainings for MEPs and staff.