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Parliamentary unity in negotiations on long-term budget paid-off

16.12.2020

MFF

Members of the European Parliament are voting on a resolution on the outcome of last week's European Council summit on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027 (MFF), the InterInstitutional Agreement, the EU Recovery Instrument and the Rule of Law Regulation.


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CC0 Andrew Keymaster - Protesters face riot police in Belarus

Sakharov Prize - Belarussian democratic opposition

16.12.2020

Quote from Heidi Hautala MEP

Today (Wednesday 16 December), the European Parliament formally awards the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought to the Belarusian opposition.


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People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway
People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway

Commission proposal first step to end Wild West of Internet giants

15.12.2020

Digital Services Act

We welcome the European Commission's move to end the Wild West style Internet giants and to make online platforms accountable for how they spread content and when they remove content from users.


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LGBTI strategy photo action
LGBTI strategy photo action

Hungarian Parliament adopts constitutional amendments against LGBTI community

15.12.2020

Quote from Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield MEP

The Hungarian Parliament has adopted, Tuesday 15 December, new legislation with constitutional amendments that will further remove the rights of LGBTI citizens in the country.


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EFA MEPs welcome Minority Safepack initiative

15.12.2020

Press release from the EFA MEPs

The European Free Alliance (EFA) in the European Parliament has welcomed the opportunity to debate the Minority Safepack initiative during this week's plenary session. EFA MEPs congratulated the initiative's organisers for gaining over a million signatures across the EU for their citizens...


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A bad day for human rights abusers

15.12.2020

An opinion by MEP Heidi Hautala

The European Parliament has for several years called for a new tool to sanction human rights abusers worldwide. Finally on 7 December the EU Council adopted this regime which will allow the EU to impose travel bans and asset freezes on the grounds of trafficking, arbitrary arrests, slavery, as well as the more serious crimes...


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Water tap - Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash
Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash

Clean water for the whole EU

15.12.2020

Drinking Water Directive

EU-wide clean drinking water is a great success for the initiative from civil society. We owe it to the efforts of civil society that our drinking water will be cleaner in the future. For the first time, limit values for endocrine disruptors and stricter values for lead will make tap water cleaner. All of Europe will see the roll out of public drinking water dispensers.


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Social media icons on phone screen / CC0 dole777

Fighting for your rights online

14.12.2020

Did you know that the EU's internet rules haven't changed in 20 years? The reform of the rules through the "Digital Services Package” has the potential to be either a threat to fundamental rights or a major improvement.


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Plenary Flash 14-18 December 2020

11.12.2020

Greens/EFA priorities for the session

During this week plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on digital services act, the conclusions of the European Council meeting, water legislation, new strategy for European SMEs, European Year of Rail, Council configuration on Gender Equality, ...


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Artwork painting of colourful hands on a wall/ CC0 Tim Mossholder
Artwork painting of colourful hands on a wall/ CC0 Tim Mossholder

No place for fossil fuels in the Just Transition Fund

11.12.2020

EU agreement

The Just Transition Fund is the first instrument of the European Green Deal. Thanks to the Greens/EFA, co-legislators agreed to remove funding for natural gas projects from the final text entirely.


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Negotiations on a European Climate Law crucial

11.12.2020

EUCO

The Greens/EFA group welcomes the agreement of European Union leaders to raise their climate target to at least 55% net emissions reduction by 2030, but significantly more effort is needed to reach the Paris climate goals. The Greens/EFA group strongly criticise the overnight push to promote gas as a transitional technology. Now it comes down to the negotiations on European climate legislation. Saturday, December 12 marks the fifth anniversary of the Paris climate agreement.


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European Council
European Council

Agreement on the rule of law a good base for action

10.12.2020

EU Summit

Statement by Ska Keller MEP, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, on the agreement reached at today's (Thursday 10 December) summit of EU leaders on a binding rule of law mechanism.


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