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Large investors playing monopoly with Europe’s homes

New data published by the Greens/EFA Group reveals the amount of housing being bought up and controlled as investment assets by large firms across Europe. The study 'My home is an asset class: The Financialization of Housing in Europe' shows how investors, facilitated under the capital markets union, are rapidly buying up significant amou…
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Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
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European Parliament votes on constitution for the internet

The European Parliament voted to determine its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA), after which the trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and Council will begin. The Greens/EFA have long campaigned for a fairer internet with less power in the hands of tech giants. The DSA is the EU’s answer to the fact that a few large…
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Hong Kong Street at night
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Fundamental rights must be protected in Hong Kong

MEPs are voting on a resolution on the violation of fundamental rights in Hong Kong. MEPs are calling for the release of political prisoners, a free press, sanctions against Hong Kong's political leadership and a review of the city's status in the World Trade Organisation. Since the National Security Law came into force, more than 150 rep…
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This is our chance to limit animal transport

MEPs will vote on the recommendations of the Special Inquiry Committee for Animal Transport, which was launched on the initiative of the Greens/EFA group. The recommendations will be the basis for the Commission’s new legislation on transporting animals in the EU. The Greens/EFA group have pushed for high standards, including a maximum jo…
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Parlement européen - Strasbourg FRANCE
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Greens/EFA MEP Heidi Hautala re-elected as Vice President and Marcel Kolaja elected as Quaestor

The European Parliament re-elected Heidi Hautala MEP, as Vice President of the European Parliament, and Marcel Kolaja, Pirate Party MEP and Greens/EFA member, as Quaestor.
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EFA MEPs call on President Macron to respect the European diversity

The EFA Group asked President Macron to honour diversity in the European Union and called on Macron to respect people's democratic right to decide their best future. EFA MEPs also condemn President Macron's refusal to fill the French Presidency of the Council, as this happens in the middle of an electoral process and affects the condition…
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Greens/EFA congratulate Roberta Metsola & offer constructive cooperation

The Greens/EFA Group congratulate Roberta Metsola MEP on her election as President of the European Parliament and offer critical and constructive cooperation. The Greens/EFA Group call on all political groups in the European Parliament to ensure proportional representation of the democratic Groups of the European Parliament when electing …
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Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
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EFA Group congratulates Roberta Metsola on her election as President of Parliament

While the group are delighted on the election of a women President, it does not come with scepticism in some of her stands towards reproductive rights and migration. The EFA group is looking forward to strengthen relationships with the newly elected President, to ensure the democracy and pluralism of the chamber are respected.
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David Sassoli - President European Parliament
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EFA pays tribute to the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli

David Sassoli will be remembered as the President championing social justice, women rights and democracy. For example, during the pandemic, he opened the doors of the European Parliament buildings to the most vulnerable persons. EFA MEPs will remember him as a truly democrat, progressive and pro-European Politician.
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Greens/EFA Group nominate Alice Bah Kuhnke for European Parliament President

The Greens/EFA stand for a feminist, sustainable and democratic Europe and call on all MEPs to support these principles. The climate crisis is too urgent, the threat to biodiversity, our forests and oceans too serious for us not to act now. The European Parliament must stand hand in hand with its citizens in building a sustainable and inc…