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Rethinking mobility means prioritising rail and active travel

The European Commission presented its legislative package on sustainable and intelligent mobility. This package includes a revision of the Trans-European Transport Network, a proposal on Intelligent Transport Systems, an Urban Mobility Framework, and an action plan to promote long-distance rail passenger transport in the European Union, i…
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Greens/EFA elect Presidents & Vice Presidents of Group

At a meeting in Strasbourg, the Greens/EFA Group have elected Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts to serve as leaders of the Group until the current Parliamentary term ends in 2024. The Greens/EFA have also elected the Vice Presidents of the Group.
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Greens/EFA urge Member States to better tackle buildings' carbon emissions and energy poverty

Ahead of the release of the European Commission’s legislative revision of the implementation report on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and this plenary week's debate and vote on the current Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Greens/EFA are calling for more ambition in its scope. The EPBD will have a far ra…
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Greens/EFA Group call for EU Directive to put an end to gender-based violence, including cyberviolence

The European Parliament will debate on combating gender-based cyberviolence. Gender-based cyberviolence is a continuation of offline gender-based violence, which has been increasing with the rapid spread of mobile information and the use of social media. It puts vulnerable people, such as women and LBTIQ+ persons, particularly at risk. Th…
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Greens/EFA call for more feminist, sustainable & democratic parliament

In the upcoming elections for the next President of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA Group will debate and assess the merits of all democratic and pro-European candidates. The Greens/EFA Group will hold a vote in the new year and will favour female, inclusive candidates who support the values of a more feminist, sustainable and dem…
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New EU proposal makes 4 million platform workers eligible for better working conditions

The European Commission presented its legislative proposal to offer platform workers, such as Uber drivers or Deliveroo riders, greater social protection
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Taxonomy: Greens/EFA warn against greenwashing

The European Commission formally adopted the first delegated act on the list of criteria for sustainable investment, "Taxonomy". Greens/EFA call on the Commission not to let investments in gas and nuclear power pass as sustainable. Greenwashing and the Green Deal do not go together.
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Animal transport in the EU should ensure highest possible welfare standards

Today, the Committee of Inquiry on the Protection of Animals during Transport (ANIT) voted on a report and its recommendations to the Commission and Member States. The recommendations, which will be voted on in plenary in January, will be the basis for new rules for transporting animals in the EU, including specific standards for animal w…
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Global Gateway Strategy - quote from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

The European Commission has unveiled the new "Global Gateway Strategy" infrastructure programme, in response to China's Belt and Road initiative.
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Belarus OUT (Photo by Leonid Shcheglov / BELTA / AFP)
A picture taken on November 8, 2021 shows migrants at the Belarusian-Polish border in the Grodno region.
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Commission plans tantamount to accepting pushbacks

The European Commission has just announced that it will allow Poland, Lithuania and Latvia to ‘re-direct’ asylum seekers to a formal border crossing point, where they can be detained for up to 20 weeks. The proposal implicitly endorses the current practice of pushbacks at the borders with Belarus, which brings asylum seekers, including fa…