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Mahsa Jina Amini poster
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MEPs condemn violent crackdown on protests, urge Iran respect fundamental rights

The European Parliament voted on a resolution on the repression of women's rights protesters in Iran. The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, and all victims of unrestrained violence of security forces. The Greens/EFA call on the Council and Commission to apply pressure to the Iranian authorities to immediately stop…
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Climate protest
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Greens/EFA Group call for addition & long term solutions to tackle energy, climate & social crises

A majority of the European Parliament missed the opportunity to send a strong signal on the energy price crisis. The Greens/EFA call to increase the windfall tax on fossil energy companies and extend it to other sectors did not receive a majority. We need an EU solidarity fund to tackle the energy crisis and protect small businesses and v…
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Niklass Nienass
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Essential support for regions taking in refugees from the war in Ukraine - Quote from Niklas Nienass MEP

Today, MEPs will vote on the Flexible Assistance to Territories (FAST CARE) package of support for EU regions affected by the war in Ukraine and the COVID 19 pandemic. FAST CARE will see added flexibility for EU structural funds to be used to support regions in their efforts to assist those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
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USB-C charger
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A great victory for consumers and the environment

The European Parliament gave the final green light on the common charger. The common charger will introduce the USB-C as standard charging cable for everything from mobile phones to laptops and e-readers. This is a triumph for the environment as well as a triumph for consumers
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Hungarian parliament building
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Commission must not rubber stamp away the rule of law in Hungary

MEPs will debate proposals by the Commission to protect the EU budget from systemic corruption in Hungary in public procurement, under the rule of law conditionality mechanism. The Commission appears to be moving toward deeming anti-corruption proposals by the Hungarian government satisfactory enough to suggest for the Council to end the …
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Sunflower
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Greens/EFA welcome windfall tax & call for an embargo on Russian fossil fuels

The Greens/EFA Group welcomes today's EU Energy Ministers agreement on a windfall tax for excess profits from energy companies. The Greens/EFA Group call for a fair distribution of revenues from the windfall tax, an embargo on fossil fuels and uranium imports from Russia, a common EU-wide energy purchasing platform, support for households…
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EU Directive on Minimum Income is needed

The European Commission published recommendations on Minimum Income Schemes (MIS). The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the initiative of the Commission, but reiterates that we need an EU Directive on Adequate Minimum Income to ensure everyone has the financial resources to live a life in dignity.
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Voting box
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EFA statement on the Italian elections results

Italy has voted for its most far-right Government since World War II. Giorgia Meloni from Fratelli D'Italia (ECR) is set to become the next Italian Prime Minister.
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Greens/EFA MEPs will attend EuroPride in Belgrade

This weekend, EuroPride 2022 is scheduled to take place in Belgrade, Serbia. Greens/EFA Members of the European Parliament Terry Reintke, Kira-Marie Peter-Hansen, Kim van Sparrentak and Thomas Waitz, will travel to Belgrade to participate in the LGBTIQ+ festival.
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EFA Group statement on the departure of Ska Keller

Last night Ska Keller MEP announced she would be stepping down as President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.