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Letter |

Need of environmental data and standards for the ict sector

We are writing to you with a call to take action to limit the environmental impact of the ICT sector. The European Commission’s two key priorities for the upcoming years are Europe Fit for the Digital Age and the Green Deal. To reach both of these priorities, we must ensure the digital transition promotes and does not hamper the green tra…
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News |

What's coming up in Parliament

A look ahead to the March I plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda
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Press release |

Compulsory biometric data in ID cards a security smokescreen and a danger for privacy

The Greens/EFA group voted against this invasion of personal privacy.
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Majority voted against the free internet

The Greens/EFA group had joined the protests of millions of people and received a petition of over 5 million people against this law. The agreement adopted today will make upload filters the norm and restrict possibilities of expression due to licensing obligations that are impossible to fulfil.
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Press release |

"Link tax" and upload filters will cause huge damage to free internet

The European Parliament's Legal Affairs committee voted to largely approve the Commission's proposed directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market. The Greens/EFA group voted against, citing concerns that the proposals will restrict how internet users can participate online.
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Press release |

New regulation fails to do what it says on the tin

The European Parliament has today voted on the outcome of the geo-blocking trilogue. While the new regulation introduces some new limits, by excluding videos, music, ebooks and online gaming, the final regulation falls far short of putting an end to geo-blocking.
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Event |

Better Regulation for Copyright

The EU has set itself the goal to base all its actions on evidence and a full understanding of the impacts of legislation. Better regulation should therefore also be the principle to apply in the ongoing legislative initiatives on copyright and related policy.
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More accessible books available for blind and visually impaired people

The European Parliament has approved the final deal on the implementation of the Marrakesh treaty in the EU. The treaty makes exceptions to some copyright rules for books and other materials in accessible formats for people who are blind or visually impaired (such as audiobooks, large print, and braille).
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Press release |

MEPs back copyright exceptions on books for people who are blind or visually impaired

The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs committee has taken the next step towards ensuring access to published works for people who are blind or visually impaired.
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Press release |

European Parliament sets out plans for improved access to life-saving drugs

The European Parliament has backed a report calling for improved access to medicines. At present, many vital drugs are overpriced due to abuse of patent rules by pharmaceuticals and the imbalance in the negotiating powers of pharmaceutical companies and Member States. The report sets out a number of proposals to counter these problems.