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Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares
Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares
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EPP and Renew align with far-right extremists against nature restoration

A majority of EPP, Renew and right-wing populists in the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee rejected the European Commission's proposal for a Directive on Nature Restoration. The rejection is part of an ideological right-wing campaign against the Green Deal and key legislation to protect the climate and conserve natural resources.
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We will not be silenced/ Women's rights
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MEPs vote for EU accession to the Istanbul Convention

Members of the European Parliament voted to give consent for the EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (IC). Following today’s vote, the Council is expected to ratify the convention on behalf of the EU as a whole in June.
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EFA CALLS ON FRANCE TO RESPECT LINGUISTIC DIVERSITY.

The European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament calls on the French state to stop the discrimination of regional and minority languages.
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Natural gas - ©  Ratfink1973  Pixabay
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European Parliament determined to reduce methane emissions in energy sector

A broad majority of Members of the European Parliament have approved a strong negotiating mandate for the proposal to reduce methane emissions in the energy sector. The proposal includes a ban on the routine flaring and venting of methane, obligations to detect and quickly repair leaks from pipelines and valves, obliges the Commission to …
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Jordi Solé calls on Olaf Scholz to defend the European Democratic values

EFA Group President, Jordi Sole intervened in plenary today during the Europe Day debate, to address Olaf Scholz Prime Minister of Germany, asking the Chancellor to halt any relations with anti-democratic tendencies.
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The European Parliament votes in favour of audiovisual works to be available in regional and minoritaised languages.

An amendment introduced by EFA MEP Diana Riba in an important report on the European audiovisual services law calls for all audiovisual products to be available through dubbing, subtitling and audio description in the official languages of each territory.
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The PEGA Committee calls on Parliament to conduct an effective investigation into Catalangate

EFA MEPs in the PEGA Committee joined the calls to the EP to carry out a more extensive and effective investigation into the spyware case they were victims of.
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Super yacht in Greece
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Proposals for sanctions against corrupt oligarchs welcomed but EU institutions still excluded

The European Commission has just presented a series of proposals on tackling corruption in Europe. In the wake of the Qatargate scandal and the scale of Russian money in Europe exposed following the invasion of Ukraine, the Greens/EFA Group are calling for strengthened legal framework and investigative tools, greater cooperation between c…
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Reform of Stability & Growth Pact should create budgetary rules for the future, not the past

The European Commission has presented its plans for the reform of the EU’s budgetary rules, known as the Stability and Growth Pact. The Greens/EFA welcome efforts to reform the outdated and ineffective current regime, but criticise that some elements risk repeating the mistakes of the past.
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Parliament leaders write to Commission over draconian draft laws on teachers & whistleblowing

The leaders of the main political groups in the European Parliament, on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group have co-signed a call to the Commission on the Hungarian government's law targeting teachers, and the whistleblower law, which could be used against the LGBTIQ community.