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Abortion
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MEPs call for EU to recognise abortion as fundamental right

Members of the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for abortion to be included in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The report also denounces that some Member States still have highly restrictive laws prohibiting abortion except in strictly defined circumstances.
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Electricity Market Design
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Greens/EFA secure ban on disconnections & promote citizens' energy

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the agreement on the reform of the European electricity market. In the negotiations, the Greens/EFA Group successfully pushed through a stop to electricity cuts in cases where people are unable to pay their electricity bills due to rising energy prices.
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CAP
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Greens/EFA condemns Commission and MEPs’ attempts to re-open Common Agricultural Policy

MEPs will vote on the urgent procedure requested by the Agriculture Committee to hurriedly re-open the newly-implemented and painfully-negotiated Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), following the Commission’s proposal of 15 March 2024. This will make exemptions and widen derogations to the CAP’s environmental conditionality rules.
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Waves crashing
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Migration Pact fails to deliver real solidarity & respect for fundamental rights

MEPs will vote on a series of files aimed at modifying the EU’s migration and asylum policies known as the Migration Pact. The Greens/EFA Group has long argued for a fair and responsible migration policy that is based on solidarity and respect for fundamental rights. The majority of the Migration Pact files fail to achieve this. The Green…
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Greens/EFA call for investigation into and consequences for Russian interference

At the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, Members of the European Parliament will debate the revelations about alleged Russian payments to, among others, German AfD MP Petr Bystron.
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Trucks
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MEPs vote for cleaner trucks & buses on our roads

Today, MEPs have just voted through the outcome of negotiations on new CO2 standards for trucks, trailers, coaches and buses. Heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for more than 25% of GHG emissions from road transport in the EU and for over 6% of total EU GHG emissions. By 2040, the revised EU standards will cut emissions from trucks, coac…
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Phase out of ECT
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EU’s withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty is a victory against fossil companies

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on International Trade voted in favour of the EU's withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The exit from the Energy Charter Treaty is drawing closer. It is good news for climate protection, as well as for the switch to renewable energies and the growth of jobs in th…
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Methane Gas Regulation
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MEPs set to approve agreement on reducing methane emissions in energy sector

Tomorrow, Members of the European Parliament will vote on the agreement on the EU Methane Regulation. With this regulation, the EU will for the first time adopt binding measures to reduce methane emissions. Methane is the main component of natural gas and is also released during oil and coal production. There are already cost-effective te…
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EU leaders must stand firm on support for Ukraine & candidate countries

During the European Council summit, EU leaders will focus on Ukraine, enlargement and agriculture policy. "We need to better coordinate our efforts to supply Ukraine with the tools and resources it needs to win this war." said Philippe Lamberts. On agriculture policy, "the European Commission's hastily proposed revision of the CAP defies …
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Member States save, but significantly weaken the Due Diligence Directive at last minute

The EU Member States finally reached an agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. The price of the agreement was a significant dilution of the level of ambition of the legislation. The scope of the directive will be limited to companies with over one thousand employees instead of five hundred. High-risks sectors w…