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Alexis Haulot © European Union 2022 - Source EP
Saskia Bricmont MEP showing her passport
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Role of Russian money in the EU shows urgent need to regulate & phase out golden visa & passport schemes

MEPs will vote to call for a phase out of the sale of European passports and regulation of golden visas. Golden passport and visa schemes are citizenship and residence by investment programmes that have been used by several Member States over the last few years, including Malta, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal.
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Alexis Haulot © European Union 2022 - Source EP
Viola von Cramon MEP addresses Plenary
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European Parliament to propose legal framework for sanctions on foreign interference

The INGE report refers to evidence from several EU countries, as well as the 2016 US election and the Brexit referendum, on how global anti-democratic actors such as Russia and China continue to use nefarious tactics to undermine democracy and the rule of law.
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Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty
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Putin’s war shows EU must embrace renewables and ditch fossil fuels to reach energy independence

Ahead of the debate in the European Parliament on energy independence, the European Commission has published its Communication "Joint European Action for more affordable, secure and sustainable energy". It is in the EU’s hands to decide whether it will remain energy dependent on despotic rulers. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to massiv…
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Rainbow heart
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EU must use momentum of new Directive to combat all forms of gender based violence

The European Commission is expected to present its proposal for a Gender Based Violence Directive. This proposal will mark a huge step forward in the efforts to eradicate gender based violence. The Greens/EFA have long called for the Commission to put forward a directive that puts an end to all forms of gender based violence.
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Greens/EFA welcome agreement on special measures for refugees fleeing Ukraine

Ministers in the Justice and Home Affairs Council have agreed, for the first time, to trigger the ‘Temporary Protection Directive’ to support people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on EU Member States and the Commission to ensure that all people fleeing the war are able to find sanctuary in the E…
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Photo European Parliament - Architecte : Association des architectes du CIC : Vanden Bossche sprl, C.R.V. s.a., CDG sprl, Studiegroep D. Bontinck
Hemicycle Brussels
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EFA Group Statement

EFA Group believes there is no justification for the invasion of Ukraine and the attack on its sovereignty by the Russian Federation.
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European Parliament condemns Russian war of aggression and calls for tough sanctions

In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, Members of the European Parliament will debate and vote on the resolution "Russian aggression against Ukraine". MEPs across political groups call for the exclusion of Russia and Belarus from the SWIFT system, a halt to Russian banks' access to the European financial system, a reduction of EU Member S…
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Russian attack on Ukraine: The European Union must meet Putin’s challenge

The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the Russian attack and stand firmly by Ukraine. The attack needs to end immediately and Russian troops be withdrawn. The massive breaches of international law by the Russian President mark a caesura for European security order. The European Union, the United States and their partners reacted quickly, consis…
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ILO Asia-Pacific
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Greens/EFA welcomes COM proposal holding companies accountable for human rights and environmental violations

The European Commission published the so-called “Just and sustainable economy” package, which includes the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive (CSDD) and a Communication on Decent Work in the World. The proposal on Corporate Sustainable Governance is something the Greens/EFA group have long been pushing for and it represents …
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Picture of Grand Kremlin Palace in Moscow
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Russia´s recognition of so-called republics of Donetsk and Luhansk

Russian President Vladimir Putin announced Russia will recognise the separatist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine as so-called independent people's republics. The Russian President is further turning the escalation spiral, trying to rewrite history into an imperial narrative. This needs to be met with a unified response.