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Access to information: Five Greens/EFA MEPs launch legal action on vaccine contract transparency

Greens/EFA MEPs Margrete Auken, Kim van Sparrentak, Tilly Metz, Jutta Paulus, and Michele Rivasi submitted an application to the European Court of Justice against the European Commission, requesting access to key information on the Commission’s contracts with pharmaceutical companies on the purchase agreements of COVID-19 vaccines. This c…
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Plenary Flash - 4 - 7 April 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: EU protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, Council and Commission statements on the 6th IPCC report, vote on pay transparency, ongoing hearings under Article 7(1) TEU regarding Poland and Hungary, the situation of women in Afghanistan, the right to repair, TEN-E rules…
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Green Health Talks

With the global pandemic pushing health care to the top of the agenda for the past two years, it is time to draw up our conclusions. Join our MEPs Tilly Metz, Michèle Rivasi and Margrete Auken for the first edition of the #GreenHealthTalks on "The EU in the pandemic".
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Plenary Flash 4-7 October 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the role of development policy in response to biodiversity loss in developing countries, EU solutions to the rise of energy prices, artificial intelligence in criminal law and biometric surveillance, state of play of RRF recovery plans, EU-US relations, European health prepar…
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Press release |

WHO recommends tighter limits on air pollutants - EU must catch up

The World Health Organisation's guidelines send a clear signal for clean air and our health. The recommendations are a call for the European Commission to do more for air quality in the EU. People in the EU have a right to clean air.
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Ending Modern Day Slavery: Towards an EU Import Ban on Forced Labour

Around 25 million people are estimated to be in forced labour around the world. The products they make often land in the European market, and so we unwillingly consume and contribute to this exploitation. But this should not be the case! The European Parliament has called several times for a new EU ...
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Tech your pick: Beating the giants with interoperability

The Digital Services Act package is Europe’s ambitious plan to revise the rules for how online services, such as social media networks, should be regulated. In a new series of webinars, renowned international experts will share their insights on Europe’s digital future.
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Press release |

Better tackle unsafe products sold online

The Commission has presented its proposal to revise the Product Safety Directive. The Commission wants to ensure that products on the EU internal market meet the high requirements of EU-wide safety standards. Safety deficiencies are regularly found in gadgets containing toxic chemicals, technical devices such as smoke detectors and medic…
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Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash
Water tap - Photo by Luis Tosta on Unsplash
Press release |

Clean water for the whole EU

EU-wide clean drinking water is a great success for the initiative from civil society. We owe it to the efforts of civil society that our drinking water will be cleaner in the future. For the first time, limit values for endocrine disruptors and stricter values for lead will make tap water cleaner. All of Europe will see the roll out of p…
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Position Paper |

Affordable and Accessible Medicines for All

We need to alter the current innovation model for pharmaceuticals if we want to ensure accessible and affordable medicines for all. Ensuring access to all medicines for patients in need is a core human rights obligation, linked with the principles of equality, non-discrimination and transparency.