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Final Council agreement on the combustion engine phase out

"The end of the internal combustion engine is confirmed. Finally, the reckless blockade ends, along with the future of the combustion engine. The compromise, which was reached months ago, is clear: in 2035 we will definitely move on from polluting cars to zero-emission transport only." said Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA Group
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Greens/EFA Group will continue to fight for fair & effective approach to migration

The Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee voted on four key files from the Commission’s Pact on Migration. "Overall, we support a reform that improves the situation of refugees and asylum-seekers in the EU but we cannot endorse the current trends towards widespread and prolonged detention at our external borders" said MEP Ti…
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MEPs mission to Spain met with lack of openness and transparency over spyware scandal

The Pegasus Committee of Inquiry (PEGA) has just finalised its two day mission to Spain to investigate the wide-spread use of the Pegasus spyware software against political and social leaders, including Greens/EFA MEPs Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Sole. The PEGA Committee, which was set up in the wake of the Pegasus surveillance spyware s…
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Right to repair/consumer package

The European Commission presented its Consumer package which includes two proposals for sustainable consumption, the right to repair and a proposal for a Green Claims Directive. The Greens/EFA welcome the proposal for a right to repair and will push for an extension of the warranty in the upcoming negotiations.
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The window is closing, but we can still stop global climate collapse

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) call for rapid action and drastic measures to achieve the goal of limiting global warming to below 1.5 degrees in their latest report. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change states that global warming has already reached 1.1 degrees. Bas Eickhout and Pär Holmgren comment.
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Lithium Mining in Bolivia
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Greens/EFA call for development of key strategic industries as a competitive advantage for the EU

The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the Net Zero Industry Act, which will reinforce the industrial plan of the Green Deal and create jobs in the climate-neutral industry. However, some aspects of the proposal remain questionable, such as the emphasis on CO2 storage as a mature net-zero technology for our 2030 climate commitments.
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Minimum incomes key to a decent life for all

The European Parliament will vote on the resolution on an adequate minimum income. The resolution follows the recommendations published by the Commission, setting out a minimum income above the poverty line. The Greens/EFA group have long called for a directive on this matter.
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Deaths at sea preventable but predictable until EU changes course

Members of the European Parliament will debate the recent, tragic loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea. The Greens/EFA Group called for today’s debate to draw attention to the lack of sea rescue missions, and safe passage for refugees, which is contributing to the high loss of life at the EU’s borders.
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Farmland/LULUCF
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European Parliament adopts binding targets to increase carbon sinks

As lead negotiators on LULUCF, the Greens/EFA managed to get Member States to agree to report on how they take into account the principle to “do no significant harm” when adopting reforms to reverse the current shrinkage of our natural land sinks.
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House renovation
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MEPs give green light for warmer homes and a cooler planet

The European Parliament has approved its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), negotiated by lead rapporteur Ciarán Cuffe MEP. The positive vote in Strasbourg marks a significant step towards lower energy bills for households and businesses and meeting Europe’s climate neutrality goals.