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Greens/EFA take on the plenary session

27.11.2020

23-27 November

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the sustainable single market, tackling homelessness in the EU, Industrial Strategy for Europe, LGBTIQ Strategy, Pharmaceutical Strategy, Abortion Rights and Rule of Law in Poland, and the outcome of EUCO debate regarding MFF.


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Administrator in charge of policy advice - ECON committee

27.11.2020

Temporary agent - AD 5

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament has decided to open procedures for the provision of one post in the Group Secretariat in Brussels, as political adviser, AD 5.


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EFA MEPs: Elections review ignores 'flagrant democratic violations'

26.11.2020

Press release from the EFA MEPs in the European Parliament

MEPs have debated and adopted a report taking stock of the 2019 European elections. Whilst the review contains some positive points, such as increased voter turnout and the spitzenkandidaten process, it ignores some of the flagrant democratic violations related to the election, notably with regar...


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Handmaid’s Tale Protest in solidarity with Polish women

Abortion rights must be protected

26.11.2020

Poland

The ruling of the Polish constitutional tribunal is in effect a ban on abortion. The ruling puts people's lives at risk, has brought tens of thousands to the streets, and shows the extent in the breakdown in the rule of law in Poland. The PiS government has attacked the independence of the judiciary so that they can pursue a far-right agenda that undermines fundamental rights.


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Circular economy

Towards a sustainable Single Market focused on consumers

25.11.2020

Single Market

The European Parliament voted in favour of the report by Greens/EFA MEP David which is part of the action plan for the Circular Economy, one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. In particular, it calls for the sustainability and reparability of products, reuse and the development of the collaborative economy sector.


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medicine

Vaccines & medicines must be affordable & accessible to all

25.11.2020

Pharmaceutical Strategy

The European Commission presented its Pharmaceutical Strategy. The Strategy aims to ensure the supply of medicines and vaccines to all people in the European Union and to encourage innovation by European pharmaceutical companies. The Greens/EFA group welcomes the Pharmaceutical Strategy and calls for more transparency in investment and the avoidance of pharmaceutical monopolies.


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people sign © Brandon Laufenberg
© Brandon Laufenberg

Milestone for consumer protection

24.11.2020

Class action lawsuits

This is a milestone for European consumer protection and an example of the power and influence of the EU law. EU-wide class action will give consumers better means to combat adverse commercial practices. This is a tool for the EU and the member states to improve consumer protection.


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Catalonia police violence
Jordi Borras

EFA MEPs: Unacceptable 'censorship' of EP Report on Fundamental Rights

24.11.2020

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

EFA MEPs have described as unacceptable the 'censorship' of the European Parliament's report on fundamental rights in the European Union 2018-2019. The report gives a broad overview of the situation on fundamental rights across the EU, and has been the product of many months of prepar...


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Green industrial policy for climate protection & jobs

24.11.2020

Industrial Strategy

The decarbonisation of our industry will pave the way to climate neutrality and create jobs. Protecting the climate is a job creator. We must switch from subsidising coal-fired power stations to investing in renewables. The Green Deal can make the European Union the market leader in energy-efficient and resource-saving industrial processes and cutting-edge technologies


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Policy adviser for the Transport and Tourism Committee

24.11.2020

Vacancy Notice – Contractual agent, FG III, 2 years

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a policy adviser to the TRAN Committee (fixed-term contractual agent contract of two years, function group III).


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There is no plan b sign during climate march/ CC0 Markus Spiske
There is no plan b sign during climate march/ CC0 Markus Spiske

Getting out of the red: The Greenhouse Gas Budget

23.11.2020

When the European Union decided to propose a European Green Deal to try and reach the climate targets of the Paris Agreement, they had to start with one important thing: reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The Commission laid out their plans and proposed their own targets. Unfortunately, the targets that have been set are not being backed up with policies.


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Plenary Flash 23-26 November 2020

20.11.2020

Greens/EFA priorities

During this week plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and vote on tackling homelessness rates in the EU, planned obsolescence, LGBTI equality strategy, new industrial strategy, abortion rights in Poland, pharmaceutical strategy, MFF/Recovery Plan, ...


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