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Cows / CC0 Stijn Te Strake

It’s (already) time to save the Green Deal

21.10.2020

A blog by MEPs Benoit Biteau and Claude Gruffat

The farming population is in freefall, with Europe having lost 50% of its farmers in 20 years. Consumers are demanding healthier food produced as close to home as possible.


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People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway

Put rights and freedoms at the centre of the upcoming Digital Services Act

21.10.2020

A blog by MEPs Alexandra Geese, Patrick Breyer and Marcel Kolaja.

The farming population is in freefall, with Europe having lost 50% of its farmers in 20 years. Consumers are demanding healthier food produced as close to home as possible.


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EFA Webinar - Nagorno-Karabakh

21.10.2020

EFA Webinar on the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh

European Free Alliance MEPs, with the European Free Alliance political party, organise a webinar to discuss the situation in Nagorno-Karabakh, on Wednesday 21 October at 16h00.   Join here: EFA Webinar - Nagorno-Karabakh    ...


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Promoting women's rights

Gender equality in EU's foreign and security policy

21.10.2020

Info mail on the report by Greens/EFA MEP Urtasun

"The European Parliament will adopt the first-ever report calling on gender equality in EU’s foreign and security policy. While several countries around the world have already adopted a foreign policy with a strong focus on gender equality, the EU continues to lack one. This is why we call on the EU and its leaders to promote a gender transformative vision of foreign policy that protects and promotes women’s human rights" said the rapporteur


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European Parliament votes to overhaul business model of internet platforms

21.10.2020

Digital Services Act

The reports on the EU Digital Services Act have been adopted by a large majority. MEPs voted for the European Commission to provide a clear legal framework for online platforms, to set out guidelines for dealing with indications of illegal content and to end the arbitrary blocking and deletion of content by online platforms.


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No to golden passports

Commission launches proceedings against Malta & Cyprus

20.10.2020

Golden passports: quote from Sven Giegold MEP

Today, the European Commission announced that it is launching infringement proceedings against Malta and Cyprus over their programmes that sell citizenship through investment or real estate purchases. This follows on from revelations by Al Jazeera that showed links between...


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MEPs must vote for a CAP that works for people & planet

20.10.2020

Common Agricultural Policy

The Greens/EFA group call for the European Commission to revisit its current CAP proposal to include the Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork Strategy


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Plenary Flash October II 2020

16.10.2020

Greens/EFA priorities 19-23 October

During this week plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and vote on the Common Agricultural Policy, Digital Services Act, Artificial Intelligence, Gender Equality in EU’s foreign and security policy, State of the Energy Union, ...


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We want good food

16.10.2020

Tell your MEP

Did you know that over 30% of the total EU budget goes into the European Agricultural Policy? We should have a say on it! If like us, you also want your food to be ecological, local and produced by farmers that earn a dignified income, email your members of the European Parliament now!


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#EUCO

15.10.2020

Quote from Ska Keller, Greens/EFA Co-President

Without an agreement, both the EU and Britain will lose.


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European transformation in chemicals policy draws closer

14.10.2020

Chemicals Strategy

Today, the European Commission has just presented its Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability. The Strategy is a step in the right direction towards an European chemicals revolution and can provide the framework for a more sustainable, clean and competitive chemicals industry. The str...


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Commission only scratches the surface

14.10.2020

Methane Strategy

Today, the European Commission has just presented its new Methane Strategy, which does not live up to promise of greater climate protection under the European Green Deal. The Commission itself writes that methane emissions must be reduced by 35% to achieve 55% fewer greenhouse gas e...


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