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European Council
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European Council Summit

Philippe Lamberts MEP, President of the Greens/EFA group, comments ahead of the European Council on Covid-19: "The only way out of this pandemic is if we work together. By acting together we best serve the common European interest."
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Decent and affordable housing for all

The European Parliament adopted the report ‘access to decent and affordable housing for all’ by Greens/EFA MEP Kim van Sparrentak. The Parliament report is calling on the European Commission to propose an integrated strategy on affordable and social housing, to ensure that housing rights are put before market interests, and for an end to …
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EU & US must work together as close friends

Members of the European Parliament debated the inauguration of new United States President Joe Biden and the political situation in the US. The EU and US need to work together as close friends if we are going to overcome the climate crisis, tackle global threats to health and support democracy and human rights worldwide.
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European Arrest Warrant must not be exploited for political reasons

EFA MEPs Diana Riba and Jordi Solé have spoken out against attempts to politicise the operation of the European Arrest Warrant. The European Parliament has been reviewing the implementation of the European Arrest Warrant, which allows those accused of serious crimes to be extradited from o...
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Prisoners of conscience in Turkey

MEPs will debate and vote on an urgency resolution on the human rights situation in Turkey, notably the case of Selahattin Demirtaş and other prisoners of conscience, and urge for their immediate release. One of the less known prisoners of conscience is Cihan Erdal, a member of the youth wing of Turkey’s Green Left Party.
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Reform of the EU's list of tax havens

The European Parliament adopted a resolution with proposals to reform the EU's list of tax havens. Central demands are stricter criteria as well as a transparent and independent decision-making process on listing or delisting countries as tax havens. The criteria should also be applied to EU countries.
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Greens/EFA call for more European cooperation & unity

Members of the European Parliament will debate the global vaccination strategy. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are calling for more coordination among EU countries and support a European approach. The Greens/EFA group calls on the European Commission to build trust with more transparency and advocates for international eq…
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Humanitarian situation of refugees and migrants at the EU's external borders

Members of the European Parliament will debate the situation facing refugees and migrants on the EU's external borders, following reports of the dire situation in Greece, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Canary islands and elsewhere.
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Greens/EFA welcome that deal has been reached but insist on time for parliamentary scrutiny

A deal has been reached between negotiators from the European Union and United Kingdom on a future relationship, to follow the end of the Brexit transition period, which concludes at the end of this year. The deal will still need to be approved by the European Council and the European Parliament. The Greens/EFA group are calling for the E…
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Green light for financing sustainable recovery

Negotiations were concluded on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the central piece of the Next Generation EU package, designed to help the EU through the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. The, RRF will make €672.5 billion (€312.5 billion in grants and €360 billion in loans) available to member states to support their in…