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Poland: Media law latest step in dismantling of democracy

Today, on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, MEPs will debate Media freedom and further deterioration of the Rule of law in Poland. MEPs will vote on a resolution on the matter on Thursday.
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EFA calls for more EU leadership against common challenges

EFA President in the European Parliament Jordi Solé has called on the EU to step up its solidarity and face today’s major challenges with the same ‘leadership and determination’ shown during the pandemic. MEPs were responding to the annual State of the Union address by Eu...
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EU Ethics Body essential to build trust in EU institutions

The European Parliament will vote on the report "Strengthening transparency and integrity in the EU institutions by setting up an independent EU ethics body," from Greens/EFA MEP Daniel Freund. The report calls for the establishment of a single independent ethics body that would help tackle and prevent conflicts of interest, revolving doo…
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Greens/EFA call for increased action and ambition on climate

The Fit for 55 climate package was debated in the European Parliament against the background of the IPCC climate report and this summer's flood and heat disasters. The measures presented in July’s climate package must be implemented sooner than targeted by the Commission.
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Afghanistan: EU has a responsibility to support refugees & resettlement

Members of the European Parliament debate the situation in Afghanistan and will vote on a resolution on Thursday. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the European Union to ensure the protection of those fleeing Afghanistan through evacuation, the issuance of humanitarian visas and an increase in humanitarian aid.
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EU must stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

The European Parliament has debated the situation in Afghanistan, discussing what the European Union’s response should be following the Taliban takeover. MEPs discussed the EU’s humanitarian response and the need for a strong EU role in helping resettle refugees. EFA Group Presiden...
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Regret over closure of Valencia port petition

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has expressed regret that the Parliament's Petitions Committee has decided to close a petition concerning expansion of the port of Valencia. As such the committee will not look into the complaint of a private citizen on the pro...
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Afghanistan: Greens/EFA call for continuation of evacuations, humanitarian visas & aid

Last night, US troops left Afghanistan. Today, EU Interior Ministers will meet to discuss the situation in the country. Greens/EFA call on EU Interior Ministers to advocate for further evacuations, humanitarian visas and humanitarian aid. EU governments must live up to their responsibility and continue evacuations and not abandon people i…
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Commission Anti-Money Laundering proposals major step forward

The long-waited Anti-Money Laundering (AML) package is a major step-forward and implements key long standing demands of the Greens/EFA Group and the European Parliament. The package proposes a regulation that will transfer existing and strengthened AML provisions from previous directives.
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New Forest Strategy gives hope for both biodiversity and climate goals

Today, the European Commission has announced its new Forest Strategy until 2030. The strategy is part of the Fit for 55/European Green Deal package published by the Commission on Wednesday of this week. This is a step forward in the EU's approach to forests, which previously, have mainly been seen as a source of raw materials and energy. …