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Greens/EFA Debriefing

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included: Austrian presidency of the EU, debate on the Future of Europe with the Polish Prime Minister, declaration of Italy's Interior Minister on Sinti and Roma, reform of the electoral law of the European Union, transport workers need dignified work conditions, digital copyright, Eu…
Rolf van Melis | CC
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Transport committee told to try again after MEPs reject mobility package

The fight for the rights of lorry and bus drivers is still alive, after the European Parliament rejected a set of legislative proposals on driving and rest times, posting of workers, and cabotage.
car emissions © Mike Schmidt
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Toll systems must reflect environmental costs

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism committee has today backed proposals to reform EU-wide car tolls. The report includes a number of demands of the Greens/EFA group.
Rolf van Melis | CC
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Commission needs to get serious on CO2 from trucks

The European Commission has today presented its third mobility package, intended to reduce CO2 emissions and improve road safety.
© Youry Bilak
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A fair transition away from coal

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is determined to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all actors so we can find the best possible path out of coal, while supporting the regions and miners effectively.
© Guillaume Delebarre
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A fair transition away from coal

Europe was built on coal. We all owe a great deal to the people who went down the coal mines each morning. Coal may have run its course, but that energy and skill is needed now more than ever. People from the mining regions have to be at the heart of this transition.
© Udo Weber
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Phasing out away from coal - reinventing European regions

The EU can and should play a role in facilitating transformational change away from coal mining and in particular in mitigating social and economic hardship that may occur in the course of these transitions.
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Tax/CO2 €10bn tax gap reveals the flaws in vehicle taxes

A new report from the Greens/EFA group shows that the growing gap between real life CO2 emissions from cars and in lab tests has contributed to a major tax gap on cars. The study calculates for the first time the theoretical loss in revenue for 11 EU member states amounting to more than €10 billion in 2016. Between 2010 to 2016 the loss w…
Marek Pawluczuk
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Coal Regions in Transition

"In order to talk about financing in the coal transition, I’d like to remind that to achieve a real, just and efficient phase out of coal, we need much more ingredients than money"
©fre-sonneveld
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Internal electricity market must deliver for citizens and the climate

The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has adopted a series of legislative reports on the internal electricity market. The Greens/EFA group welcomes the parliament’s position on limiting public support for coal, which is much stronger than the Council's, but questions the insufficient measures for fighting energ…