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Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural

Greens/EFA call for more European cooperation & unity

19.01.2021

Covid-19 Vaccinations

Members of the European Parliament will debate the global vaccination strategy. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are calling for more coordination among EU countries and support a European approach. The Greens/EFA group calls on the European Commission to build trust with more transparency and advocates for international equitable access to vaccines and a global vaccination strategy.


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Shipping containers and cranes/ CC0 Ammiel JR

Let’s rebuild a fairer, greener and more sustainable trade policy

18.01.2021

Greens/EFA proposals for the EU trade policy review

The EU Trade Policy Review is a unique opportunity to fundamentally rethink and reshape our rules to ensure EU trade is fairer, greener, more sustainable and better for people and planet. These are some of the Greens/EFA's highlights.


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Flash - Plenary session 18-22 January 2021

15.01.2021

Greens/EFA priorities for the session

During this week plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on Portuguese Council Presidency, vaccine strategy, new President of the US and the current situation, access to decent and affordable housing for all, EU gender strategy, TEN-T regulation, technical support instrument, more fish in the seas ...


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Artwork Rainbow on wall/ CC0 Kevin Grieve

We can only win against Covid if we act together

15.01.2021

An opinion by MEP Anna Cavazzini

With the advent of a new vaccine, hopes are now rising that there could be an end on the horizon. However, the vaccine itself has presented a number of logistical and diplomatic challenges, as many governments have begun playing the politics of division instead of pulling together to save lives.


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Social Media (Graphic Design) Officer- Italian language (IT)

13.01.2021

Temporary Agent, grade AST 3

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament has opened the procedure for filling a post of Assistant Social Media (Graphic Design) Officer (Social Media Coordinator (PG)) of Italian language as Temporary Agent in its secretariat in Brussels (Grade AST 3).


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Political Attaché for the INTA Committee

13.01.2021

Spanish-speaking language - Temporary Agent, grade AST 4

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament has decided to open the procedure for filling a post of Political Attaché (Political Attaché (PG)) as Temporary Agent in its Secretariat in Brussels (Grade AST 4) for the INTA Committee.


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Head of office of the Secretary General of the Greens/EFA Group

13.01.2021

German speaking language - Temporary Agent, grade AD 5

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament has decided to open the procedure for filling a post of German speaking Head of office of the Secretary General of the Greens/EFA Group, special focus Coordination of Plenary Activities and the EP Bureau (administrator in charge of parliamentary business (PG)) as Temporary Agent in its Secretariat in Brussels (Grade AD5).


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For an independent EU ethics body common to all EU institutions

13.01.2021

Online conference - Register here!

The EU institutions have some of the best ethics rules for lobby transparency, for Commissioners and staff to cool-off before taking the revolving door into a lobby job and against other conflicts of interest. Yet, the implementation of these rules can be improved. The new EU Commission said it i...


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The EU ethics body

12.01.2021

A new institution fighting intransparent lobbying and conflicts of interest

The EU institutions have some of the best ethics rules for lobby transparency and against conflicts of interest including revolving doors. Yet, the implementation of these rules is fragmented and politicised.


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Brexit

Greens/EFA welcome that deal has been reached but insist on time for parliamentary scrutiny

24.12.2020

Brexit

A deal has been reached between negotiators from the European Union and United Kingdom on a future relationship, to follow the end of the Brexit transition period, which concludes at the end of this year. The deal will still need to be approved by the European Council and the European Parliament. The Greens/EFA group are calling for the European Parliament to have sufficient time to scrutinise all elements of this agreement before it is voted on.


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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

18.12.2020

14-18 December

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Council Conclusions on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), Rule of Law and Climate Law, the presentation of the Digital Service Act (DSA), the Drinking Water Directive, transitional provisions for Agricultural Funds, the European Year of Rail 2021, a new Strategy for European SMEs, and the future relations between the EU and the UK following Brexit negotiations.


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Green light for financing sustainable recovery

18.12.2020

Recovery and Resilience Facility

Early this morning, negotiations were concluded on the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), the central piece of the Next Generation EU package, designed to help the EU through the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic. The, RRF will make €672.5 billion (€312.5 billion in grants and €360 billion in loans) available to member states to support their investments and reforms in favour of the ecological and digital transition. The priorities are: Green transformation, digital transformation, resilience, economic cohesion, social and territorial cohesion, institutional resilience, and policies for the next generation, children and youth.


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