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A green vision for our mobility system

10.04.2019

Air pollution is a major threat to our planet. About half a million people die prematurely each year in the EU due to air pollution. If we want to change course we need to act now!


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For a Europe with more

For a Europe with MORE!

10.04.2019

It's time to turn away from austerity thinking to a real social Union that benefits people. Ahead of the International Workers' Day, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are putting on the table a series of demands to fight social exclusion, poverty & unemployment in the European Union.


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12 years to save the planet

10.04.2019

We have the money (to finance it). What we need is political will!

There is enough money to fund a green transition in Europe that works for all. What Europe needs is political will. We need to ensure that polluters pay, fossil fuels are no longer subsidized, and more green jobs are created.


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Affordable and adequate housing for all

10.04.2019

Access to housing is a fundamental right. No one should have to choose between a place to sleep and a meal to eat. We need a European framework for social and affordable housing to ensure there are enough inclusive, energy-efficient and healthy homes throughout Europe.


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Back to the future? How the EU can regain relevance in the Western Balkans?

10.04.2019

A GREENS/EFA Conference

At the beginning of the current legislative term the Commission communicated that there will be a 5-year enlargement stop. This led to a loss of credibility of the EU's most powerful incentive for the region's transformation. Since then we witnessed more autocracy and foreign influences in the Western Balkan region. Behind this background the conference aims to assess also latest developments and ask "How the EU can regain relevance in the Western Balkans?"


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Commission plans to change decision making on energy taxation

09.04.2019

Today, the European Commission will publish its communication on "A more efficient and democratic decision making in EU energy and climate policy". The document will set out plans on how to move decisions on energy taxation to Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) in the Council. Under current r...


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EU-China summit

09.04.2019

Quote from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

The European Union is now learning to speak with one voice towards China. This concerns economic issues from the Chinese silk road policy to its industrial policy 'Made in China 2025', but also includes the establishment of a brutal police state in Xinjiang in China's west.


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European Parliament negotiators admit failure to improve the EU Lobby Register

05.04.2019

The negotiations to improve the EU’s lobby Transparency Register were declared dead by the European Parliament’s negotiators. Clearly ambition to deliver real lobbying transparency for citizens has been lacking from many sides. Therefore, the next Parliamentary term will need to be used to finally deliver the transparency and accountability that citizens deserve.


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We need decent minimum incomes for all in Europe

05.04.2019

Too many people in the European Union cannot make ends meet and live a decent life. We want this to change. The Greens/EFA group is calling for a minimum income scheme in all EU countries to be set at 60% of the national median income. It’s time for the EU to become a union of solidarity, not austerity.


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Anti-corruption Romania

European Chief Prosecutor talks break down over Romanian government's attempts to side-line Laura Codruţa Kövesi

04.04.2019

Quote from Judith Sargentini

The fact that the Romanian government is trying to go to such extreme lengths as indicting Laura Codruţa Kövesi on trumped-up charges and trying to stop her from leaving the country, shows how afraid they are of her courage and independence. These qualities are crucial for the role of European Chief Prosecutor and is exactly why we should stand by her nomination for the role


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Compulsory biometric data in ID cards a security smokescreen and a danger for privacy

04.04.2019

ID cards

The Greens/EFA group voted against this invasion of personal privacy.


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Parliament vote on mobility risks creating second class workers

04.04.2019

Mobility Package

The majority of Members of the European Parliament, have voted in favour of exemptions for a range of transport journeys from the Posting of Workers Directive.


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