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Press release |

European Parliament fails to vote down the Taxonomy

Members of the European Parliament voted on the objection to the European Commission's delegated act on the Taxonomy Regulation. 278 members voted in favour of the objection and 328 voted against, meaning the absolute majority required for a rejection was not reached, and the delegated act was adopted. The governments of Austria and Luxem…
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News |

Plenary Flash - 4-7 July 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Not our Taxonomy, the Digital Services Act, the Digital Markets Act, the state of abortion rights, Alice Bah Kuhnke's report on intersectionality, minimum tax, windfall tax, Viola von Cramon's report on Kosovo, and sustainable aviation.
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Press release |

MEPs reject classification of nuclear power and gas as sustainable

A cross-party alliance voted down the European Commission's proposal to label gas and nuclear energy as sustainable. The vote took place in both the Environment (ENVI) and the Economic and Monetary Affairs committees (ECON). The resolution voted on today is expected to be voted on during the July plenary. The Greens/EFA Group calls on all…
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Press release |

Fit For 55: European Parliament rejects severely weakened Emission Trading System

MEPs from the Greens/EFA Group along with a progressive majority have successfully voted down a considerably weakened position on the EU Emissions Trading System, following efforts of the EPP Group and industry lobbies. The ETS file will now go back to the Environment Committee.
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Press release |

MEPs vote to end combustion engine by 2035

The automotive sector can, and should be one of the fastest sectors to decarbonise. The solutions are there and manufacturers are already racing to invest. The industry needs certainty. The European Parliament has shown clear support for the car industry to go fully electric by 2035.
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 6-9 June 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the Fit for 55 package, Question Time with the Commission on reducing the use of pesticides and strengthening consumer protection, Council and Commission statements on the rule of law and the potential approval of the Polish national Recovery Plan (RRF), Council and Commission statements on global th…
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Opinion |

Stop the greenwashing - Why this EU Taxonomy is not green at all

Leading up to plenary vote in July we will be covering different angles as to why the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament will not accept this greenwashing, this EU Taxonomy.
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Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
Opinion |

The Fit for 55 package - updates

The Fit for 55 package to become climate neutral by 2050 will be voted on this June plenary. Follow here for green updates and reactions.
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European Council
European Council
Press release |

EUCO: Agreement reached on EU partial oil embargo

The agreement to ban 90 percent of Russian oil from entering the European Union and to finally put the sixth sanctions package into force is welcome. To continue maximum pressure on Russia, the EU’s unity is key. European unity cannot come at the expense of the rule of law though. The EU must not give away its values for unity.
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Policy Paper |

GREENS/EFA proposal for a new Energy Transition Facility

An accelerated energy transition is key to EU independence from Russian Energy and doubling down on the EU's climate goals as well as reaping the socio-economic benefits of secure and affordable energy.