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Marcel Kolaja, member of the Czech Pirate Party and Greens/EFA shadow in lead Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, comments on the results of the final round of negotiations between the European Parliament, the EU Commission and the Council of the European Union on the Digital Markets Act.
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EU Heads of State and Government Summit 24-25 March and Plenary Debate

The Greens/EFA stand by Ukraine, this war is Putin's war. The Greens/EFA welcome the EU’s unity in response to Putin's war of aggression. The consequences of the energy dependence of many EU states on Russia show once again that energy policy is security policy. We call on the EU heads of state and government to make energy policy part of…
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EFA MEP François Alfonsi demands European action to control ISIS prisons in North-East Syria

François Alfonsi, EFA MEP and co-chair of the Kurdish Friendship Group wrote a letter to Josep Borell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, explaining the increasingly dangerous situation in North-East Syria, and alerted of the repercussions it could have in Europe.
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Greens/EFA call for EU energy efficiency and renewable energy strategy

The European Commission published proposals on gas storage and gas prices. For the Greens/EFA, the Commission's proposals for mandatory filling of gas storage facilities can only be a short-term, interim solution. They call on the Commission to present an emergency plan for the energy transition. Energy efficiency must come first.
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MEPs vote for pay transparency in ambitious, inclusive & far reaching Directive to support equal pay

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality voted in favour of the European Parliament's position on the Pay Transparency Directive. The aim of the directive is to establish EU-wide minimum standards on pay transparency measures to enable workers to assert their right to equal pay…
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MEPs vote for stronger obligations for climate and human rights

The European Parliament's Legal Affairs Committee adopted its report on the proposal for a directive on sustainability reporting by companies. The European Parliament is ensuring that the largest companies, including the most polluting ones such as oil and gas companies and cement companies, adopt strategies that are compatible with the f…
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Quote from Ernest Urtasun on today's ECOFIN Council

Today’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council is expected to reach an agreement on the global minimum tax level for multinationals. Please see a quote from Ernest Urtasun MEP, Greens/EFA Group Vice President and member of the Committee on Economic and Monetary Affairs and the Subcommittee on Fiscal Affairs.
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European Parliament votes to set up Pegasus inquiry committee into surveillance spying & espionage scandal

The European Parliament has voted to set up an inquiry committee to investigate the use of surveillance spyware against citizens, activists and journalists. This follows revelations from an international consortium of journalists that many governments, including from EU Member States, have been using the NSO group’s Pegasus spyware again…
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European Parliament adopts EU's Environmental Action Programme to 2030

A large majority of MEPs voted to adopt the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030 (8th EAP). This vote took place a week after the release of the IPCC report, which concluded that any further delay in global action will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.
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Greens/EFA welcome EU unity in response to Russian war of aggression

The European Parliament are debating the role of the European Union and the changing security situation with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The debate follows discussion on the situation of refugees in the wake of the Kremlin's invasion, that took place the day before.