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Deaths at sea preventable but predictable until EU changes course

Members of the European Parliament will debate the recent, tragic loss of life in the Mediterranean Sea. The Greens/EFA Group called for today’s debate to draw attention to the lack of sea rescue missions, and safe passage for refugees, which is contributing to the high loss of life at the EU’s borders.
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Sergey Lagodinsky
Young lady with loudspeaker in a demonstration
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Defending and Protecting Civic Space

Civic space is the cornerstone of every vibrant democracy, allowing citizens to organise and meaningfully engage in shaping their societies. In recent years, civic space in the EU and other countries in the world has become increasingly threatened. Against this background, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament brings together re…
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Daniel Freund speaking at the plenary
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MEPs vote for Ethics body, call on Commission not to drag its feet

Members of the European Parliament have voted for an independent EU Ethics Body to tackle issues of integrity, transparency and accountability across the EU institutions. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Commission to come out with proposals for a strong and effective independent EU Ethics Body without delay.
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Jordi Solé calls for urgent reform in Tunisia

EFA Group President Jordi Solé intervened in plenary to alert about the dire democratic situation Tunisia finds itself in.
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Terry Reintke at the plenary
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Special Committee on Foreign Interference must have the tools & teeth to tackle corruption

Members of the European Parliament voted on the mandate for an updated special Committee on Foreign Interference, in the wake of ‘Qatargate’. The Greens/EFA group successfully called for a comprehensive final report with concrete recommendations for action on reforms, transparency and accountability, and a broad mandate to investigate for…
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Plenary Flash - 13-16 February 2023

On the agenda for the plenary session: Green Deal Industrial Plan, adequate minimum income, preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence, an updated mandate for the special committee on foreign interference, an independent EU ethics body, CO2 emissions for cars and vans, and developing an EU cycling strategy.
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Ana Miranda stands in solidarity with Brazil.

EFA MEP Ana Miranda intervened in plenary session to send her support to President Lula Da Silva and the people of Brazil following the recent attacks in Brasilia.
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Greens/EFA Group congratulate new Vice President but demand zero tolerance strategy to stamp out corruption

In the wake of the suspension of the former Vice President Eva Kaili (S&D), who was caught up in allegations of corruption at the heart of the ‘Qatargate’ scandal, MEPs voted to elect Marc Angel MEP (S&D) as Vice President of the Parliament. The Greens/EFA Group had selected Gwendoline Delbos-Corflied MEP to run for Vice President.
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Plenary Flash - 16-19 January 2023

On the agenda for the plenary session: Election of a new Vice-President of the Parliament, the terrorist threat posed by far-right extremist networks, the storming of the Brazilian democratic institutions, executions of protesters in Iran, Uber lobbying practices in the EU, food price inflation debate, and Waste Shipment Regulation.
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Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield is running for the European Parliament Vice-President seat for Greens/EFA

The Greens/EFA group has selected Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield to run as their candidate for the position of Vice-President of the European Parliament. Delbos-Corfield has a long history of advocating for anti-corruption and rule of law measures, more recently as European Parliament Rapporteur for the situation in Hungary.