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Reinhard Bütikofer at the plenary
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Charles Michel’s visit

Charles Michel must address the unprecedented nation-wide protest movement in China against Xi Jinping's ruthless zero-COVID policy, comment by Reinhard Bütikofer.
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Anna Cavazzini at the plenary
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European Parliament calls for EU’s withdrawal from the ECT

MEPs voted to adopt the report by Greens/EFA MEP Anna Cavazzini, calling on the European Union to exit the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The European Parliament calls on the Commission to withdraw its proposal to modernise the ECT and to immediately present a coordinated exit plan for the EU and its Member States.
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Hungarian parliament
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Commission and Council must stand firm on the rule of law

Members of the European Parliament have voted by an overwhelming majority to call on the Commission to continue to stand firm on the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism in the case of Hungary.
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Refugees at sea
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EU intervention urgently needed to save lives at sea

MEPs debate the need for a European solution on asylum and migration including search and rescue in the Mediterranean sea. Nearly 6,000 people have died in the Med trying to reach Europe since the start of last year and nearly 30,000 have died since 2014. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on Member States to respect international law.
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Flowers and bees
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COP15 must be a turning point for the protection of nature

Members of the European Parliament debated the upcoming UN Biodiversity Conference (COP15) in Montréal, Canada. The Greens/EFA Group call for swift action to protect species and habitats, including the rewetting of wetlands such as peatlands and the protection of rainforests and oceans.
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Terry Reintke at the plenary
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EU quotas for Women on boards not enough

Members of the European Parliament debated and adopted the Directive on Gender balance among non-executive directors of companies listed on stock exchanges (Women on Boards). However, the final text of the Directive is lacking in ambition.
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Rainbow flag
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Commission need to ensure all children's rights to their parents

Members of the European Parliament will debate the Legal protection for rainbow families exercising free movement, in particular the Baby Sara case. This debate is held ahead of the expected legislative initiative from the Commission to ensure that a parent in one EU country is a parent in all EU countries.
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Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
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World still not on track towards 1.5 degrees target

The 27th World Climate Conference (COP27) ended with a step forward on the dispute topic of loss and damage, but no progress on credible steps to keep the world below 1.5°C global warming. The Greens/EFA welcome the agreement on the establishment of a fund for loss and damages caused by climate change in the most vulnerable countries. How…
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Francisco Guerreiro
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Agreement on budget shows focus in times of crises

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission reached an agreement on the EU's budget for 2023. The Greens/EFA Group have managed to ensure increased support for measures aimed at dealing with the war in Ukraine, the energy crisis and the climate crisis.
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Kira Marie Peter-Hansen
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More transparency to protect our rights and our planet

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSRD). The directive will apply to large companies, and will enable the public and authorities to measure the impact of their activities on the environment, social inclusion and human rights and the fight against corruption.