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The Risks of Discrimination of Biometric Mass Surveillance

03.12.2020

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Throughout the European Union, governments are experimenting with highly intrusive systems of facial recognition and other biometric mass surveillance in public spaces. At the same time, there has been a global uproar against the usage of these technologies due to their alarming consequences for fun...


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Conflicts of interest - Commission letter on Andrej Babiš leaked

01.12.2020

Quotes from Viola von Cramon & Mikuláš Peksa

According to a leaked letter in Czech media, the European Commission has reiterated its position that the Prime Minister of Czech Republic, Andrej Babiš, is in conflict of interest between his role as PM and his business dealings.


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Syrian and Iraqi refugees arrive from Turkey to Lesbos, Greece
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Frontex hearing on illegal pushbacks

01.12.2020

Quote from Tineke Strik MEP

The evidence continues to pile up that Frontex is aware of Greek authorities engaging in 'pushbacks' of refugees in the Mediterranean Sea. Pushbacks deprive refugees of their right to asylum, puts lives at risk and are illegal under international law.


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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP

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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A home for everyone is possible

26.11.2020

Time for the EU to step up ambition on homelessness

And yet, right now, at least 700,000 people across Europe are sleeping rough or in homeless shelters, an increase of 70% in ten years and it continues to rise. It doesn’t have to be this way. With your help we can change it. Sign our petition


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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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Our demands for a European framework on minimum wages

25.11.2020

A Greens/EFA position paper

We need a European framework directive setting thresholds for decent adequate minimum wages in the Member States. In-work poverty is a big problem in Europe. If we want a social Europe, we need to make sure everyone earns a wage you can live on - a living wage.


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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 Cormand 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
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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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