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The humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan should not be forgotten

Today, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the Situation in Afghanistan, in particular the situation of women’s rights. The situation has increasingly worsened since the Taliban takeover last year, with close to 25 million people currently in need of humanitarian aid and repression against women and girls has t…
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Greens/EFA call for embargo on all imports of Russian fossil fuels

Members of the European Parliament are debating the massacres and atrocities being carried out by Russia in Ukraine and the European Union's sanctions against Russia. The Greens/EFA Group calls for the consistent implementation of all sanctions, a monitoring role of the European Commission and the application of the directive against mone…
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Rule of law: MEPs urge Council to take action on rule of law through Article 7

Today, on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, MEPs will debate the ongoing proceedings under Article 7(1) against the Hungarian and Polish governments. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Council to come out with recommendations for the Hungarian and Polish governments on how to reestablish the rule of law in both countries.
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EFA group condems the comparison between Putin's Regime, the extreme far-right and the self-determination movements

The EFA Group regrets the topical debate proposed by the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats parliamentary group. The discussion titled "Cooperation and similarities between the Putin regime and extreme right and separatist movements in Europe" compares the regime of Putin and the extreme far-right to the pacific and democrat…
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European Parliament votes in favour of closing the gender pay gap

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the mandate for the Pay Transparency Directive. This directive is a crucial tool in the fight against the gender pay gap, currently at 13% EU-wide. The Greens/EFA Group applaud the progress for women's rights taken today, and have long pushed for action to be taken to close the gender pay …
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Commission to trigger rule of law conditionality mechanism against Hungary

The President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, has announced that the Commission will trigger the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism against the Hungarian government. The Conditionality Mechanism has been in place since January 2021. The Greens/EFA Group took the Commission to the European Court of Justice over their fa…
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The EFA Group announces the departure of MEP Tatjana Ždanoka.

EFA MEPs are advocates for peace, dialogue, democracy and human rights. We believe that nothing can justify a military invasion violating human rights and international law. In consequence EFA MEPs strongly condemn Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. For this reason, Tatjana Ždanoka has left our group today.
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The Greens/EFA Group announces that MEP Tatjana ŽDANOKA has left the group

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced during the opening of the plenary session in Strasbourg that Tatjana Ždanoka MEP will leave the Greens/EFA Group.
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New IPCC climate report: EU can & must accelerate climate action

The IPCC panel presented the third part of its Sixth Assessment Report, focusing on whether and how we can still prevent dangerous climate change and giving recommendations on mitigation measures. The scientists analyse the progress made worldwide and outline technological and social solutions.
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EU-China Summit: Quote from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

On the EU-China Summit, Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's China Delegation, comments: "The EU-China summit is overshadowed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. China's pro-Russian stance is unmistakable. Contrary to the expectation of the revisionist...