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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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Conference on the 20th anniversary of the Prestige

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament will tomorrow host a conference on the 20th anniversary of the Prestige disaster.
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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.
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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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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.