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A new EU law on Notice and Action for removal of illegal content online?

01.10.2020

Website Launch & Online Roundtable

For over a decade, online platforms have been imposing their own arbitrary rules for illegal content that is distributed on their networks. This resulted many times in hateful and other problematic content to spread, and at the same time in an over-removal of perfectly legal content online. The E...


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Fruits and vegetables in a wooden box/ CC0 Shelley Pauls
Fruits and vegetables in a wooden box/ CC0 Shelley Pauls

Farm to fork strategy

24.09.2020

Agriculture is both hugely responsible and affected by climate change. The food we eat, how it’s made and where it comes from plays an important role in the system change that we are fighting for, since our global food system accounts for nearly one third of global greenhouse gas emissions.


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For a Europe that protects human dignity

Commission plans will not prevent another Moria disaster

23.09.2020

Migration Pact

The Commission's Pact won't stop another Moria, despite promises to the European Parliament last week. The EU must end the systematic suffering at its borders but this plan doesn't do that. EU Member States need to share responsibility for asylum through relocation and show solidarity with both refugees and border countries.


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Policy adviser for the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) and the Special Committee on Beating Cancer (BECA)

22.09.2020

Vacancy Notice - Contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time Policy adviser to the ENVI and BECA Committees (fixed-term contractual agent contract of one year, function group III).


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Money Laundering
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Revelations about government failures must be a wake-up call

21.09.2020

FinCEN files

The latest revelations by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) reveal the involvement of internationally operating banks in money laundering operations by the Mafia and by despots, oligarchs, terrorists and drug lords.


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Corporate

Policy adviser for the special committee on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the EU, including disinformation

21.09.2020

Vacancy Notice - Contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time Policy adviser to the AFET Committee and the Special Committee on Foreign Interference (fixed-term contractual agent contract of one year, function group III).


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Greens/EFA take on the plenary session

18.09.2020

14-18 September

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Just Transition Fund, arms exports, the state of the Union, global data collection system for ship fuel oil consumption data, the situation in Moria refugee camp, the situation in Poland and LGBTI rights, strategic approach to pharmaceuticals in the environment, the situation in Belarus, the EU Roma Strategy, and maximising the energy efficiency potential of the EU building stock.


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Commission impact assessment

17.09.2020

Climate

"The European Commission must not play around with numbers to calculate the climate target. Tricks in the calculation of such a vital target damages the climate and undermines trust. We need concrete steps to halt climate collapse such as phasing out coal by 2030 and using 100% renewable energy" said Bas Eickhout


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Tanks
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Parliament votes for stricter criteria, control and transparency

17.09.2020

Quote from Hannah Neumann

The report by Green/EFA MEP Hannah Neumann was adopted by a majority. The European Parliament calls for stricter EU-wide controls on EU arms exports, better end-use control of exported arms, more coordination of national decisions on arms exports, a publicly accessible database on national arms exports and, for arms subsidised through the European Defence Fund, a sanctions mechanism for breaches of the eight EU export criteria.


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Justice

Policy adviser for the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) Committee

17.09.2020

Vacancy Notice - Contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time Policy adviser in the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), fixed-term contractual agent contract of two years (function group III) with possible prolongation until, at least, the end of the parliamentary legislature.


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The last dictatorship in Europe

17.09.2020

What next for Belarus?

After Lukashenka blatantly stole presidential elections, hundreds of thousands continue peacefully protesting against the dictatorship in Belarus, in the very heart of Europe. Lukashenka‘s regime brutally retaliates against anyone showing resistance and bravery. Among thousands of arbitrarily ...


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Jordi Solé: #SOTEU - 'Europe must stand by its citizens'

16.09.2020

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

EU has a duty to act when democracy and self-determination is threatened within its borders Speaking in today's State of the Union debate in the European Parliament with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament Jordi Solé...


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