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MEPs calls for hate speech and hate crimes to be criminalised across the EU

Today, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of adding hate crimes and hate speech to the list of EU crimes. The EU list of crimes in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union consists of offences that are considered particularly serious and have a cross-border element. The Parliament calls on the Council to add ser…
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Parliament to vote on taking Commission to court over funds to autocratic Hungary

Tomorrow, the Parliament will vote on whether to refer the Commission to the European Court of Justice for releasing previously frozen funds to Hungary. The Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) will prepare to sue the European Commission.
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MEPs vote to push ahead with “deeply problematic” reform of EU’s fiscal rules

MEPs have agreed to push ahead with the reform of the EU’s fiscal rules, which if adopted will entrench austerity and prioritise arbitrary debt reduction over social spending, public services and much needed investment. The Greens/EFA Group challenged the negotiation mandate for the reform of the EU’s fiscal rules to allow for today’s vot…
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European Parliament recognizes the challenges faced by EU cross-border regions

The Parliament has adopted a report tackling EU citizenship and addressed unique challenges faced by minorities and individuals living in EU cross-border regions when exercising their EU citizenship rights, such as freedom of movement.
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Greens/EFA Group call for permanent ceasefire

Tomorrow, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the “Humanitarian situation in Gaza, the need to reach a ceasefire and the risks of regional escalation”. In the second resolution since the brutal Hamas attacks on Israel in October, the European Parliament will v...
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Parliament votes through historic deal that will drastically cut emissions from dangerous f-gases

"F-gases cause serious damage to our climate and undermine our efforts to bring down global temperature rises. This is a huge victory for the climate for the EU to phase out the use of f-gases, which are already doing serious harm to the planet." said Greens/EFA Rapporteur Bas Eickhout.
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All EU leaders must take bold and brave stance to face down rise of fascism

MEPs will debate how to fight the resurgence of neo-fascism in Europe. The Greens/EFA group condemns in the strongest terms the rise of neo-fascist and right wing-extremist movements in the EU and elsewhere.
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MEPs sink attempt to gut EU fishing safeguards

Members of the European Parliament voted down a proposal from the Council and Commission to circumvent normal procedures in order to remove safeguards that stop fish stocks from collapsing. The Greens/EFA Group have long been in the forefront for sustainable fisheries policies and welcome the decision taken today.
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Ana Miranda Urges immediate EU Action on Galician Coast Pollution from Pellet Dumping

Ana Miranda, EFA MEP, condemned today in the European Parliament the environmental disaster of plastic pellets dumping on the coast of Galicia and the lack of action by the Galician government of the PP.  On the 8th of December, a ship named 'Tocano' lost part of its shipment, including plastic pellets, off the coast of Galicia and Por…
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Jacques Delors : A Founding Father of the EU & a Tireless Defender of the Europe of the Regions

Today is a sad day for the European Union and for those who believe in the European project. The European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jacques Delors, 98, former trade unionist, former French minister, former President of the European Commission (1985-1995), and, above all,…