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Position Paper |

The GREENS/EFA Financial Recovery Plan

Ahead of the final stage of the negotiations on the forthcoming long-term EU budget, we would like to present our proposal for an EU plan to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak from a budgetary point of view. This paper complements the Greens/EFA group’s proposal for a EU coronavirus fund.
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Hand holding grain © Bart Sadowski
Hand holding grain © Bart Sadowski
Press release |

Corona-crisis must not be an excuse for postponement

A leak today (Thursday, 16th April) has revealed that the European Commission is considering postponing the Farm-to-Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament rejects any postponement and calls for the timetable to be maintained, especially in view of the ongoing negotiations on the reform of the Com…
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Press release |

We need European solidarity now

The majority of MEPs voted against mutualisation of debts, an amendment proposed by the Greens/EFA on the resolution on the COVID-19 pandemic. Greens all over the European Union support this initiative.
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Press release |

Repeal of confinement measures must be coordinated at EU-level

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and Council President Charles Michel, presented the roadmap Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures.
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Press release |

Ministers agree on fiscal measures to combat COVID-19 crisis, now EU leaders must decide on Corona bonds

Last night, European finance ministers reached an agreement on the COVID-19 crisis to utilise the European Stability Mechanism (ESM) to finance support for the domestic financing of costs related to healthcare, cure and prevention costs for the Coronavirus. The Eurogroup meeting also agreed to the Commission's SURE proposal for unemployme…
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Opinion |

The COVID-19 crisis reveals the many fissures of the EU food system and shows us the way out

As COVID-19 hits the EU agri-food sector hard, it also reveals its main shortcomings. Far from shying away from the issues, we should use this occasion to reshape the EU food and farming system to the benefit of farmers, consumers and their shared environment, with the help of the future Farm to Fork strategy, and, hopefully a refounded C…
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Euro banknotes © Markus Spiske
Euro banknotes © Markus Spiske
Policy Paper |

The Greens/EFA’s proposal for an EU coronavirus fund

Ahead of the Eurogroup meeting on 7th of April 2020, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament unveils a proposal for an EU coronavirus fund to tackle the economic consequences of the COVID-19 outbreak. Europe is in a critical situation and we need European solidarity now more than ever.
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Press release |

Greens/EFA call for corona bonds in response to the crisis

Ahead of tomorrow's Eurogroup meeting of eurozone Finance Ministers, Greens/EFA Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in the European Parliament are calling for European solidarity and corona bonds issued by an EU fund in a new paper in response to the corona crisis
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Press release |

EUCO: Letter to the European Council on Eurobonds & ESM

Ahead of today's European Council summit, the Greens/EFA Members of the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee are calling for economic measures, based on solidarity to tackle the COVID-19 crisis, in a letter to the European leaders.   Sven Giegold MEP, financial and economic...
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Press release |

MEPs to vote on necessary emergency funding for EU regions hit by COVID-19

Tonight at 20:00, the European Parliament will vote on a series of emergency measures to financially support Member States and regions affected by the new coronavirus (COVID-19). The Greens/EFA group welcome the measures, which will see €37 billion mobilised for investment in healthcare product...