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Lithium Mining in Bolivia
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Greens/EFA call for development of key strategic industries as a competitive advantage for the EU

The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the Net Zero Industry Act, which will reinforce the industrial plan of the Green Deal and create jobs in the climate-neutral industry. However, some aspects of the proposal remain questionable, such as the emphasis on CO2 storage as a mature net-zero technology for our 2030 climate commitments.
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Minimum incomes key to a decent life for all

The European Parliament will vote on the resolution on an adequate minimum income. The resolution follows the recommendations published by the Commission, setting out a minimum income above the poverty line. The Greens/EFA group have long called for a directive on this matter.
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see rescue
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Deaths at sea preventable but predictable until EU changes course

Members of the European Parliament will debate the recent, tragic loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea. The Greens/EFA Group called for today’s debate to draw attention to the lack of sea rescue missions, and safe passage for refugees, which is contributing to the high loss of life at the EU’s borders.
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European Parliament adopts binding targets to increase carbon sinks

As lead negotiators on LULUCF, the Greens/EFA managed to get Member States to agree to report on how they take into account the principle to “do no significant harm” when adopting reforms to reverse the current shrinkage of our natural land sinks.
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House renovation
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MEPs give green light for warmer homes and a cooler planet

The European Parliament has approved its position on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), negotiated by lead rapporteur Ciarán Cuffe MEP. The positive vote in Strasbourg marks a significant step towards lower energy bills for households and businesses and meeting Europe’s climate neutrality goals.
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Commission bans disconnections but puts renewables and nuclear on equal footing

The European Commission has today presented its proposal for the reform of the electricity market. The proposal aims to avoid skyrocketing prices for electricity in the future. However, the Greens/EFA Group are highly critical that renewables and nuclear energy receive equal treatment.
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EFA Group rejects the ban on Corsican language

On Friday 10th of March, at the request of the representative of the French State in Corsica, the French court imposed a ban on the use of Corsican language in the Corsican Parliament.
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Romanian MEP Nicolae Ștefănuță joins Greens/EFA Group from Renew

On March 8th, the Members of the Greens/EFA Group wholeheartedly welcomed Nicolae Ștefănuță MEP to the Group. “Today, together with the Greens/EFA Group, we have the opportunity to play our part in a greener Europe. We owe it to our youth and to the future of Romania to take bold action and build a more sustainable world', he said.
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Cars on the road
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Postponement of the vote on combustion engine phase-out

On 6th March, the vote on the end of the combustion engine was postponed again by the Presidency of the Council. "The phasing out of the combustion engine must not fail because the policies of governments such as Germany, Poland and Italy are being driven by car industry lobbyists", Bas Eickhout MEP comments.
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Greens/EFA win vote to fight financial speculation

Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee voted on the MiFID and MiFiR files, and supported Greens/EFA calls for an end to financial speculation. Financial speculation is driving up prices of food and energy for consumers, while multinationals are continuing to profit from global crises.