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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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Green Tech Talk: new digital economy for workers, consumers & the environment

Join us for an inspiring exchange with key stakeholders on how Europe can pave the way  to a green digital economy that benefits workers, consumers and the environment. This discussion is taking place after the European Commission has announced a legislative initiative on the right to repair for September this year.
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Opinion |

How the EU Digital Services Act can help fight disinformation online

Patrick Breyer
Opinion by Patrick Breyer
Disinformation is a powerful weapon in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Patrick Breyer MEP explains how the EU’s Digital Services Act plays an important role in the fight against disinformation.
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Public surveillance cameras
Event |

Stop Biometric Surveillance - Time for an EU ban on biometric mass surveillance in public spaces

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament invites you to an open event at MEET Digital Culture Center in Milan to discuss the urgent need to ban biometric mass surveillance in the EU.
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 2-5 May 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the impact of the war against Ukraine on women, the use of the Pegasus Software by EU Member States against individuals including MEPs and the violation of fundamental rights, the final report by Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age/AIDA, 2020 discharge reports, electoral law…
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The digital person
Event |

The future of online advertising: innovative practices on the rise

Join our webinar on 19 April to discuss the future of online advertising. We'll discuss solutions to problems with the advertising market and surveillance-based advertising with our MEPs and guest speakers from leading tech companies.
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Press release |

Greens/EFA demand immediate investigation and a halt to the use of surveillance spyware

The latest Pegasus revelations exposed how Greens/EFA Group members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by the NSO Group’s surveillance spyware technology. Today (from 15:45), the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware will start its work.
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Press release |

Great success for users

Marcel Kolaja, member of the Czech Pirate Party and Greens/EFA shadow in lead Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, comments on the results of the final round of negotiations between the European Parliament, the EU Commission and the Council of the European Union on the Digital Markets Act.
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Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
Photo by Christopher Burns on Unsplash
Press release |

European Parliament votes on constitution for the internet

The European Parliament voted to determine its position on the Digital Services Act (DSA), after which the trilogue negotiations with the European Commission and Council will begin. The Greens/EFA have long campaigned for a fairer internet with less power in the hands of tech giants. The DSA is the EU’s answer to the fact that a few large…
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GreensEFA Group
Collage image future
Opinion |

The Digital Services Act is coming. What will it mean for you?

Alexandra Geese
Opinion by Alexandra Geese
The European Parliament has voted on a new law for online services, known as the Digital Services Act. Alexandra Geese MEP talks us through some of the problems of the digital age and what the Greens/EFA are doing to protect our fundamental rights.