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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.
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Barbed wire fence
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MEPs condemn illegal pushbacks and rejects Frontex discharge

The European Parliament rejected the granting of the 2020 discharge to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex. The Greens/EFA group has long been calling for greater accountability and transparency of Frontex.
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Windmill
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Commission's energy crisis package must include massive expansion of renewable energies

The European Commission presented a new emergency package aimed at combating the sharp increase in gas prices. The package was published ahead of the energy summit on Thursday and Friday this week. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the Commission’s proposal for a joint gas purchase tool, but it’s uncertain if this will be enough to reduce gas…
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Picture of Terry Reintke
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Terry Reintke takes the reins as Greens/EFA President

Greens/EFA MEPs have elected Terry Reintke MEP as the new President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. “I am overwhelmed and delighted by the great trust that the Group has placed in me. Now it's time to get to work, the people of Europe expect European solutions from us." said Terry Reintke after her election.
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Mahsa Jina Amini poster
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MEPs condemn violent crackdown on protests, urge Iran respect fundamental rights

The European Parliament voted on a resolution on the repression of women's rights protesters in Iran. The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, and all victims of unrestrained violence of security forces. The Greens/EFA call on the Council and Commission to apply pressure to the Iranian authorities to immediately stop…
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Climate protest
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Greens/EFA Group call for addition & long term solutions to tackle energy, climate & social crises

A majority of the European Parliament missed the opportunity to send a strong signal on the energy price crisis. The Greens/EFA call to increase the windfall tax on fossil energy companies and extend it to other sectors did not receive a majority. We need an EU solidarity fund to tackle the energy crisis and protect small businesses and v…
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Niklass Nienass
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Essential support for regions taking in refugees from the war in Ukraine - Quote from Niklas Nienass MEP

Today, MEPs will vote on the Flexible Assistance to Territories (FAST CARE) package of support for EU regions affected by the war in Ukraine and the COVID 19 pandemic. FAST CARE will see added flexibility for EU structural funds to be used to support regions in their efforts to assist those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
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USB-C charger
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A great victory for consumers and the environment

The European Parliament gave the final green light on the common charger. The common charger will introduce the USB-C as standard charging cable for everything from mobile phones to laptops and e-readers. This is a triumph for the environment as well as a triumph for consumers
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Hungarian parliament building
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Commission must not rubber stamp away the rule of law in Hungary

MEPs will debate proposals by the Commission to protect the EU budget from systemic corruption in Hungary in public procurement, under the rule of law conditionality mechanism. The Commission appears to be moving toward deeming anti-corruption proposals by the Hungarian government satisfactory enough to suggest for the Council to end the …
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Sunflower
Sunflower
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Greens/EFA welcome windfall tax & call for an embargo on Russian fossil fuels

The Greens/EFA Group welcomes today's EU Energy Ministers agreement on a windfall tax for excess profits from energy companies. The Greens/EFA Group call for a fair distribution of revenues from the windfall tax, an embargo on fossil fuels and uranium imports from Russia, a common EU-wide energy purchasing platform, support for households…