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Crowd of people Europe flag / CC0 Nico Roicke
Crowd of people Europe flag / CC0 Nico Roicke
Opinion |

Let’s listen to the people: Citizens demand stronger democracy and fundamental EU reform

Damian Boeselager Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield Daniel Freund
Opinion by Damian Boeselager & Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield & Daniel Freund
As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFE), EU citizens are being asked to help decide on the direction of the EU for the coming years. Greens/EFA MEPs explain how the project works and argue that the EU must trust its citizens by following through on their demands.
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Press release |

EFA calls for more EU leadership against common challenges

EFA President in the European Parliament Jordi Solé has called on the EU to step up its solidarity and face today’s major challenges with the same ‘leadership and determination’ shown during the pandemic. MEPs were responding to the annual State of the Union address by Eu...
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European flags © Xavier Häpe
EU-Flags
Press release |

Jordi Solé: #SOTEU - 'Europe must stand by its citizens'

EU has a duty to act when democracy and self-determination is threatened within its borders Speaking in today's State of the Union debate in the European Parliament with European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament Jordi Solé...
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
Press release |

European Parliament stands up for the rule of law and future generations

"The Council's vision for the MFF does not match the scope of the challenges before us. The reductions in grants over loans does not go far enough to support the long term needs of the recovery. Countries that have chosen frugality over solidarity do so at the expense of European unity. It is now up to the European Parliament to stand up …
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European Union
German Chancellor Merkel
Press release |

Green Deal and climate protection must be engine for jobs & recovery

Ahead of the start of the German Presidency of the European Council tomorrow, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are calling for the Green Deal and climate protection to be the engine for job creation and recovery and for the launch of a rule of law initiative.
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Jigsaw and money © alexsl
Jigsaw and money
Press release |

The proposal of Charles Michel fails to meet the challenges of the 21st century

Charles Michel presented the draft position of European Council on the EU budget (Multi-annual Financial Framework, MFF). The EU governments are expected to adopt their position at the summit meeting at the end of next week.
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

A look on the plenary week

A look ahead to the plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda
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© Alexander Briel
European flag 530x390
Press release |

Conference on the Future of Europe

MEPs have voted with a large majority on a resolution launching the 'Conference on the Future of Europe', which will lead to a reform process aimed at improving the democracy and citizen participation in the European project.
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Press release |

Brexit deal reached

In our view, any deal should be put to the vote of the British people, who should have the final say as to whether they accept it and leave on a negotiated basis or ultimately choose to stay. Needless to say, in such a referendum, all British components of the Greens/EFA group will staunchly campaign for the latter option
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Press release |

UK House of Commons votes against no-deal Brexit

The House of Commons has clearly indicated its determination to avoid no-deal Brexit for a second time and this must be respected by the UK government, regardless of who is in Number 10 Downing Street.