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Heavy traffic
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Commission’s weak proposal risks decade of harm to EU health & environment

The European Commission presented its proposal for Euro 7 emission standards for motor vehicles as part of the Green Deal. The Greens/EFA Group criticises the weak proposal, which would allow further damage to public health and the environment.
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Alexandra Geese
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Alexandra Geese elected as Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group

The Greens/EFA has elected Alexandra Geese MEP as Vice-President of the Group. Alexandra Geese succeeds Terry Reinkte, who was elected Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group in October together with Philippe Lamberts.
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Tractor spreading fertiliser
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Ramping up and subsidising production of fertilisers will not solve the crisis

The Commission has published their Communication on Ensuring availability and affordability of fertilisers. However, it falls short and the Greens/EFA group is especially concerned with messages given to Member States to subsidise the fertiliser industry, and indirectly subsidising the Russian gas that fuels it.
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Phillipe Lamberts
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Commission reform of fiscal rules welcome but could be more ambitious

The European Commission presented its reform of the EU’s fiscal rules. The proposal addresses important shortfalls in the current rules, but falls short in addressing pro-cyclicality and the need to strengthen green and social Investments. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for a fundamental shift in the EU’s economic governance framework.…
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Photo by Sorin Gheorghita on Unsplash
Traffic jam
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EU deal reached on phasing out internal combustion engine for cars by 2035

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Member States and European Commission agreed on CO2 emissions requirements for new cars and vans and for a phase-out of the sale of new combustion engines by 2035.
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Photo by Maxim Tolchinskiy on Unsplash
Polluting factory
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Commission’s plans for clean air inadequate

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people die prematurely from air pollution in Europe. This is a disgrace. For years, far too little has been done to tackle air pollution, yet the European Commission’s reaction is once insufficient.
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Photo by Thomas Ellmenreich on Unsplash
Maltese flag
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Five years after the murder of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the press is still not free in the EU

The European Parliament pays tribute to Daphne and other journalists' work in exposing organised crime, tax fraud and money laundering, and stresses the importance of holding those involved in such illegal activities to account.
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Par Holmgren at the plenary
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MEPs call for urgent action on climate change

A cross-party majority of MEPs passed the resolution ahead of the COP27 in Sharm El Sheik. The resolution calls for world leaders to increase their climate pledges, for a loss and damage facility, and for  $100 billion in climate finance to be paid by the end of this year to countries and regions most affected by climate change.
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Terry Reintke at the plenary
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The Greens/EFA call on Council to take decisive action on climate change

The Greens/EFA call for a strong signal of unity and solidarity with Ukraine and demand answers to skyrocketing energy prices ahead European Council Summit. In addition, the Council must agree on concrete binding measures to limit global warming ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Sharm El Sheik.
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Calculator
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Greens/EFA support the European Parliament’s reading of EU budget for 2023

Members of the European Parliament have adopted its position on the General Budget of the European Union for the financial year of 2023. The Greens/EFA Group supports the Parliament's reading of the budget. The Greens/EFA successfully advocated for more ambition towards tackling climate change and biodiversity crisis.