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Rethinking mobility means prioritising rail and active travel

The European Commission presented its legislative package on sustainable and intelligent mobility. This package includes a revision of the Trans-European Transport Network, a proposal on Intelligent Transport Systems, an Urban Mobility Framework, and an action plan to promote long-distance rail passenger transport in the European Union, i…
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Taxonomy: Greens/EFA warn against greenwashing

The European Commission formally adopted the first delegated act on the list of criteria for sustainable investment, "Taxonomy". Greens/EFA call on the Commission not to let investments in gas and nuclear power pass as sustainable. Greenwashing and the Green Deal do not go together.
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Plenary Flash 22-26 November 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the Common Agricultural Policy, the EU budget for 2022, the outcome of COP26, a European strategy for critical raw materials, ...
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Photo by Mike Benna on Unsplash
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Commission list of Project of Common Interest will further lock EU into fossil energy

The European Commission has published the 5th list of Project of Common Interest (PCI)  on cross border energy infrastructures. While COP26 is in full swing, the European Commission is proposing to develop and eventually fund fossil gas projects. The Greens/EFA group calls for the rejection of this list and for alternative projects that …
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Alternatives to gas projects on the 5th PCI are possible

In the middle of COP26, here is a Green/EFA proposal to replace fossil gas projects with projects to achieve a 100% renewable based energy system. Alternative projects aligned with EU climate targets are available!
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Parliament endorses call for systemic change as well as deadlines for ending harmful subsidies

With a large majority, the Parliament adopted its negotiating position with Council on the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030 (the ‘8th EAP’). The report, led by Greens/EFA rapporteur Grace O’Sullivan, strengthens the Commission’s proposal significantly. Strong emphasis is placed on the need for a just transition, inclu…
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Alternatives to short-haul flights in the European Union

Considering that within the EU, a significant amount of short-haul flights are cross-border, that their environmental impact is significant, and that in many instances there are sustainable alternatives, we believe the Commission should take action to inform consumers, and help and motivate them in making more sustainable choices.
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Is making the EU a champion of green ships a utopia

Gathered around experts, we invite you to discuss the solution to reduce maritime transport impacts on the sea by developing a European green ship industry. In the post-covid context, The EU underlined the necessity to enhance resilience, sovereignty and to re-industrialised Europe. We believe th...
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Plenary flash 26 - 29 April 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Chinese counter sanctions on EU entities, MEPs and MPs, EU-Turkey relations, Russia - Navalny, Ukraine border and Czech Republic diplomatic conflict, Covid certificate, digital taxation, ...
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Photo European Parliament - Architecte : Association des architectes du CIC : Vanden Bossche sprl, C.R.V. s.a., CDG sprl, Studiegroep D. Bontinck
Hemicycle Brussels
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Flash - Plenary session 8-12 February 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on COVID vaccines, new circular economy action plan, recovery and resilience facility, report on border procedures, Ostrovets nuclear power plant, combating human trafficking, ghost flights in Europe, de facto abortion ban in Poland,...