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Commission Anti-Money Laundering proposals major step forward

The long-waited Anti-Money Laundering (AML) package is a major step-forward and implements key long standing demands of the Greens/EFA Group and the European Parliament. The package proposes a regulation that will transfer existing and strengthened AML provisions from previous directives.
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New Forest Strategy gives hope for both biodiversity and climate goals

Today, the European Commission has announced its new Forest Strategy until 2030. The strategy is part of the Fit for 55/European Green Deal package published by the Commission on Wednesday of this week. This is a step forward in the EU's approach to forests, which previously, have mainly been seen as a source of raw materials and energy. …
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Get active for the climate this summer

Get active for the climate this summer: join us at a climate camp near you! Climate camps are used for nonviolent action for people to meet, train, exchange ideas and strategize for climate action.
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Parliament report on Frontex finds agency needs drastic reorganisation to uphold human rights standards

Today, MEPs from the Frontex Scrutiny Working Group presented their report on the EU’s border agency’s role in the illegal 'pushbacks' of refugees, during a meeting of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs. The investigation finds that Frontex failed to deliver on its responsibilities to safeguard human rights at the …
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Commission launches infringement proceedings against Hungary

Today, the European Commission has just announced that it is launching infringement procedures against Hungary for its discrimination against LGBTIQ people. The Greens/EFA Group had called for the Commission to take action against the Hungarian government for its attacks on European values and fundamental rights, and welcome today's annou…
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Fighting for a welcoming Europe

“You can really set something in motion by simply showing an interest.” writes Kristina Koch, a journalist and refugee worker at the organisation Willkommen in Nippes, in Cologne. She tells us the story of Thaer Jafar, a Syrian refugee with an incredible talent, and reminds us that small gestures can make a world of difference.
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Poland: ECJ ruling shows need for further Commission action - quotes from Terry Reintke & Dr Sylwia Spurek

Today, the European Court of Justice has ruled that the disciplinary regime for judges in Poland is not compatible with EU law. The Court of Justice has upheld the Commission's complaint on the matter. The ruling comes after yesterday's opinion from the unlawfully composed Polish "Constitutional Tribunal". The Tribunal has claimed that me…
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Letter to President von der Leyen on Poland's recovery plan

Greens/EFA MEPs sent a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Poland's Recovery Plan.
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Gender equality and the just transition

​​​​​​​There cannot be a just and successful transition forgetting women. If we want the green transition to be just, we need to ensure gender equality in practice. Join our event to see what leading voices on the ground and in industry have to say about making sure that we achieve equality at all levels.
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Webinar: “Freedom of Artistic Expression in the European Union”

The present study, commissioned by MEP Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA) to Culture Action Europe, off­ers a general overview of the global and European legislative framework and case-law, outlining further possible courses of action aiming at strengthening the legal protection of Freedom of Artistic Expression at a European level.