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Fidesz MEPs leave EPP - quote from Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield MEP

03.03.2021

Hungary

Today, the European People's Party grouping of conservative MEPs in the European Parliament have overwhelmingly voted to support rule changes that would make it easier to exclude members from the EPP group. The Fidesz delegation of MEPs from Hungary have declared they will leave the EPP group in the European Parliament.


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EU Human Rights Sanctions

02.03.2021

Russia - Quote from Heidi Hautala MEP

EU foreign ministers have agreed to sanction four Russian officials over the jailing of opposition leader Alexey Navalny, which is the first listings on the EU's new Global Human Right's Sanctions Regime.


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We desperately need stronger action on social rights

02.03.2021

Greens/EFA opinion ahead of the launch of the EPSR action plan

The COVID-19 pandemic is having profound health, economic, employment and social impacts. We desperately need a stronger Social Europe. Here are the Greens/EFA's proposals ahead of the launch of the European Pillar of Social Rights.


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Policy adviser for Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO)

02.03.2021

Vacancy Notice – Contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time replacement for the position of IMCO adviser (fixed-term contractual agent contract of 2-years with possibility of extension, function group III).


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Tiblissi, Georgia, Annette Bouvain/ Flickr/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
Tiblissi, Georgia, Annette Bouvain/ Flickr/ CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Georgia’s crisis is the EU’s problem, too

26.02.2021

An opinion by Greens/EFA MEP Markéta Gregorová

As Georgia will celebrate the first anniversary of the so-called 8th March Agreement, we, as the European Parliament, need to send a strong signal in order to let Georgians know that we watch the situation very closely and care about their democratic future.


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Live animal transports across the EU are out of control

25.02.2021

Over a billion farm animals a year are transported across the EU and to third countries, often in poor conditions that breach EU law.


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European Council
European Council

Victory for tax justice

25.02.2021

Council likely to agree to corporate tax transparency measures

Today (25 February), an informal meeting of EU (COMPET) ministers is expected to give the greenlight to corporate tax transparency measures, known as country-by-country reporting (CbCR).


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Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares
Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares

New report on fraud, corruption & misuse of EU agricultural funds must be wake up call for Commission

25.02.2021

CAP

MEPs working on protection of the EU's budget from the Greens/EFA group have just released a new report: "Where does the EU money go?", which looks at the misuse of European agricultural funds in Central and Eastern Europe.


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Black mailboxes / CC0 Bernard Hermant
Black mailboxes / CC0 Bernard Hermant

Protecting people's rights online

25.02.2021

Influencing the new EU law on digital platforms

The European Commission has replied to our crowd-sourced model law on how online platforms should deal with content moderation procedures whilst respecting fundamental rights. Read it here.


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Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural
Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural

European Council Summit and Corona virus

24.02.2021

Quote from Ska Keller MEP

Greens/EFA group Co-President calls for a global response to the Corona crisis, in particular the temporary lifting of intellectual property rights to allow global production and distribution of vaccines:


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Gene editing cover

New GM technology has no place in sustainable farming

24.02.2021

New report shows that new GM technology won’t solve the problems of industrial agriculture and will undermine nature, climate protection and the European Green Deal.


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Gene Editing Myths and Reality

23.02.2021

A guide through the smokescreen

An unprecedented drive is under way to promote new genetic modification techniques that are collectively termed gene editing. A new report looks at the claims and shows them to be at best misleading and at worst deceptive.


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