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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.
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Commission bans disconnections but puts renewables and nuclear on equal footing

The European Commission has today presented its proposal for the reform of the electricity market. The proposal aims to avoid skyrocketing prices for electricity in the future. However, the Greens/EFA Group are highly critical that renewables and nuclear energy receive equal treatment.
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Romanian MEP Nicolae Ștefănuță joins Greens/EFA Group from Renew

On March 8th, the Members of the Greens/EFA Group wholeheartedly welcomed Nicolae Ștefănuță MEP to the Group. “Today, together with the Greens/EFA Group, we have the opportunity to play our part in a greener Europe. We owe it to our youth and to the future of Romania to take bold action and build a more sustainable world', he said.
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Cars on the road
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Postponement of the vote on combustion engine phase-out

On 6th March, the vote on the end of the combustion engine was postponed again by the Presidency of the Council. "The phasing out of the combustion engine must not fail because the policies of governments such as Germany, Poland and Italy are being driven by car industry lobbyists", Bas Eickhout MEP comments.
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Greens/EFA win vote to fight financial speculation

Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted on the MiFID and MiFiR files, and supported Greens/EFA calls for an end to financial speculation. Financial speculation is driving up prices of food and energy for consumers, while multinationals are continuing to profit from global crises.
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Greens/EFA Group welcome Commission proposals on road safety, call for an EU-wide speed limit

The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament welcome the road safety package proposed by the EU Commission today and call for a legislative proposal for a speed limit, as has long been common practice in all other EU Member States except Germany.
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One year of Russian war of aggression: We stand with Ukraine

One year ago tomorrow, the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine began. The Greens/EFA stand with international partners alongside Ukraine. We call for international solidarity and a clear condemnation of the war of aggression ahead of the UN General Assembly vote today, the UN Security Council debate planned for tomorrow and the peac…
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Big fishing boat
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Greens/EFA welcome plan to end bottom trawling

The European Commission presented an action plan to end bottom trawling. In the "Action Plan for the Conservation of Fisheries Resources and Marine Ecosystems", the EU Commission calls for an end to the use of bottom trawling gear in marine protected areas from 2030. The Greens/EFA call on the EU Commission to present a proposal for EU-wi…
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MEPs vote for Ethics body, call on Commission not to drag its feet

Members of the European Parliament have voted for an independent EU Ethics Body to tackle issues of integrity, transparency and accountability across the EU institutions. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Commission to come out with proposals for a strong and effective independent EU Ethics Body without delay.