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© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
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MEPs recognise Hungary no longer fully democratic

Members of the European Parliament have voted to support the findings of Greens/EFA MEP, Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield’s report into the “Existence of a clear risk of a serious breach by Hungary of the values on which the Union is founded”. The report states that Hungary has moved from being a democracy to a ‘hybrid regime of electoral autoc…
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European Parliament votes through minimum wage deal

The European Parliament voted in favour of the Directive on Minimum Wages in the EU. With this directive, two-thirds of Member States are expected to gradually increase their minimum wages, which will improve the standard of living for millions of people.
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Credit picture European Parliament
Projection on hemicycle State of the Union
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Support Ukraine with courage, tackle energy crisis with decisiveness

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the European Union address. In the annual address, she presented emergency measures in response to the energy crisis as well as expressed continued support for Ukraine.
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EFA MEP Diana Riba i Giner cautions on the Fundamental rights situation.

Diana Riba, EFA MEP, intervened in plenary to discuss the current situation of Fundamental rights in the European Union.
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Ska Keller steps down as President of Greens/EFA Group

Tonight, Ska Keller has announced that she is stepping down as President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, after six years of service to the Group.
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Rita Carvalho
European Parliament building in Strasbourg
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Backroom deals & rushed process wholly inadequate - quote from Heidi Hautala MEP

On the outcome of tonight's decision to appoint Mr Chiocchetti as new Secretary General of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala, comments:
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Combating the energy crisis with renewables & energy savings

Members of the European Parliament will vote on the European Parliament position on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and on the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the call to increase the mandatory share of renewable energy in transport, heating, buildings and industry.
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Moving away from fossil fuel dependency more imperative than ever

The Greens/EFA support the package of measures announced by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, notably to skim off windfall profits from energy companies which we have been calling for from the beginning of the energy crisis. What is missing from the proposals are clear and binding measures to protect households at risk of or in e…
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Greens/EFA MEPs met with Serbian PM over announcement cancelling Belgrade EuroPride

Following the announcement of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić that the Serbian government wants to ban this year’s international EuroPride event in Belgrade, allegedly because of various internal and external “pressures” on the country, MEPs Terry Reintke and Viola von Cramon met with Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabić to discuss the s…
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Greens/EFA welcomes proposal to make Catalan a working language for the European Parliament

Last week, an agreement was reached between the Spanish and Catalan governments that the Spanish government will request the European Parliament to adopt Catalan as a working language for the plenary sessions of the European Parliament. Greens/EFA welcomes and supports this proposal.