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Catalangate: EFA MEPs demand answers about their espionage

The findings of Pegasus exposed how Greens/EFA MEPs Jordi Solé and Diana Riba i Giner were spied on by the NSO Group’s surveillance spyware technology. Today in plenary, the members of the European Parliament debated the latest revelations.
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Generalised Scheme of Preferences: Reform of EU tariff preferences regulation needed in the fight for sustainable development

Today, the Committee on International Trade has adopted a mandate for trilogue negotiations on the reform of the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP). The GSP provides significant tariff reductions to developing countries’ exports to the EU, and is a major opportunity to improve the lives and livelihoods of over 2 billion people. …
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EU electoral law: EU Parliament calls for European electoral lists

In the vote, a majority of Members of the European Parliament called on EU Member States to introduce transnational lists for the 2024 European elections. Likewise, a majority of MEPs endorsed the Greens/EFA call for lowering the voting age to 16 and to have gender-balanced lists. The European Parliament's proposal gives all voters two vo…
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Reform of the EU electoral law: Big wins to strengthen Europe’s democracy

The Greens/EFA group brought to the plenary several proposals to make universal suffrage a fairer process. The report adopted today by the parliament on the reform of the European electoral law incorporates provisions on what in legal terms is already known as the 'Junqueras doctrine'.
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Rule of law: Commission triggering of conditionality mechanism against Hungarian government long overdue

The European Commission has announced it has formally notified the Hungarian government that it is triggering the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism for breaches of the rule of law. The Commission had announced it would trigger the mechanism in early April. The Greens/EFA have long been calling for the Commission to trigger the mechanis…
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SLAPPs: Commission proposal tackles strategic litigation but lacks ambition

The European Commission presented its Strategic Lawsuits against Public Participation (SLAPPs) Package*. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the Commission's proposal as a significant step in the right direction especially by extending the personal scope, not only to journalists but also fundamental rights and environmental defenders, as victim…
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Access to information: Five Greens/EFA MEPs launch legal action on vaccine contract transparency

Greens/EFA MEPs Margrete Auken, Kim van Sparrentak, Tilly Metz, Jutta Paulus, and Michele Rivasi submitted an application to the European Court of Justice against the European Commission, requesting access to key information on the Commission’s contracts with pharmaceutical companies on the purchase agreements of COVID-19 vaccines. This c…
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Digital Services Act final trilogue

The negotiations on the Digital Services Act are entering the final round. The final trilogue is scheduled for today (Friday, 22 April).
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Greens/EFA demand immediate investigation and a halt to the use of surveillance spyware

The latest Pegasus revelations exposed how Greens/EFA Group members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by the NSO Group’s surveillance spyware technology. Today (from 15:45), the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware will start its work.
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EFA MEPs spied with Pegasus

Greens/EFA members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by PEGASUS, a University of Toronto report showed at least 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, lawyers, and journalists were victims of cyber espionage using Pegasus and Candiru spyware. The surveillance also affected their staff, families and relatives.