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Kira Peter Hansen
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EU reaches agreement on closing the gender pay gap

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached an agreement on a new EU directive on Pay transparency. The directive aims to ensure equal pay in the EU by highlighting the pay gap and giving employees more rights when it comes to pay. Greens/EFA strongly welcome the outcome of the trilogue negotiations.
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Poster with the winner of the 2022 Sakharov Prize
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The Greens-EFA welcome the award of the Sakharov Prize to the brave people of Ukraine

The 2022 prize will be awarded to “The brave people of Ukraine” represented by their president, civil society and elected leaders*. The decision was taken unanimously by the Parliament's Conference of Presidents on 19/10/2022. The award ceremony of the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought is taking place today from 12 to 12.30.
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Statement by Karima Delli, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism

Statement by Karima Delli, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Transport and Tourism: “Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament, has reaffirmed her willingness to do transparency on all the legislative files that may be under the influence of networks linked to foreig...
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Hannah Neumann at the plenary
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Statement by Hannah Neumann

Statement by Hannah Neumann, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Arab Peninsula and Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, following the Iranian regime's announcement to add her to its list of the sanctioned individuals.
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Picture of heavy industry
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An important step towards green global trade

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).
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Philippe Lamberts and Terry Reintke Press Briefing
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Deal welcome on rule of law, Ukraine & tax but national vetoes not fit for the future

EU Permanent Representatives have agreed to a package deal on several files, including on the long delayed global minimum tax rate for multinationals of 15%, unblocking €18 billion of aid to Ukraine, approval of the Hungarian Recovery and Resilience Plan, and the continuation of the conditionality mechanism for Hungary with a suspension r…
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Tineke Strik speaking on the plenary
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Enlargement/Bosnia and Herzegovina

Statement by Tineke Strik, Greens-EFA spokesperson on Bosnia and Herzegovina, following the Council recommendation to grant candidate status to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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EFA MEPs call for zero tolerance against corruption.

The European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament demands a thorough and transparent investigation to get to the root of the recent Qatar lobby scandal.
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protecting the eu against corruption visual
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Greens/EFA Group demands overhaul of ethics & accountability rules to root out corruption in European Parliament

The Greens/EFA Group are proposing a series of measures to investigate and stamp out corruption and the abuse of power in the European Parliament, following the ‘Qatargate’ scandal. The scandal broke on Friday following news that Belgian authorities are investigating allegations of bribery involving the now former S&D MEP, Eva Kaili.
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Corruption affair in the European Parliament/Qatar

Zero tolerance against corruption and bribery; this must also and especially apply to the European Parliament. The mere suspicion of corruption and venality damages the reputation and credibility of the European Parliament. Greens/EFA call on the Vice-President of the European Parliament to resign from her office with immediate effect.