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Photo by Mathurin NAPOLY / matnapo via Unsplash
Photo by Mathurin NAPOLY / matnapo via Unsplash
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MEPs vote for EU-wide rules to protect journalists, environmental & human rights defenders from abusive legal attacks

MEPs voted on the outcome of trilogue negotiations on the Strategic Lawsuits Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) Directive. SLAPPs are a particular form of harassment increasingly used against journalists, environmental and human rights defenders, and whistleblowers. The Greens/EFA Group have long fought for an end to the use of SLAPPs,…
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
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Debriefing of the February I plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included EU 2040 Climate Targets, farmers' protests, GMOs, Russian interference, rule of law and media freedom in Greece, support to Ukraine, quality traineeships in the EU, Norway's seabed mining in the Arctic and the EU’s priorities for the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
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MEPs calls for hate speech and hate crimes to be criminalised across the EU

Today, Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of adding hate crimes and hate speech to the list of EU crimes. The EU list of crimes in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union consists of offences that are considered particularly serious and have a cross-border element. The Parliament calls on the Council to add ser…
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All EU leaders must take bold and brave stance to face down rise of fascism

MEPs will debate how to fight the resurgence of neo-fascism in Europe. The Greens/EFA group condemns in the strongest terms the rise of neo-fascist and right wing-extremist movements in the EU and elsewhere.
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Plenary Flash 15-18 January 2024

On the agenda this week: Hungary: Frozen Funds, Israel/Gaza Conflict, Fiscal Rules & Economic Governance, Support needed for the protection and restoration of marine ecosystems to support sustainable fisheries, Plastic pellets and the impact on micro plastic pollution in the maritime and coastal habitats, F-Gases and Ozone Depleting Subst…
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Photo by Gabriel Miklós on Unsplash
Photo by Gabriel Miklós on Unsplash
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Rule of law & EU policy must not be blackmailed by Orbán

The leaders of the main democratic political groups in the European Parliament are sending a letter to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, ahead of the Commission’s expected decision to proceed with payments under Cohesion Policy to Hungary. The Commission is scheduled to agree to release funding despite detail…
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Picture of Budapest - Hungary © Jaap Hart
Picture of Budapest - Hungary
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5 years and counting

Safeguarding the rule of law situation in Hungary has been a long-term battle for the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament. This conference aims to take stock of what has been achieved since the 2012 Tavares report on fundamental rights in Hungary, but also, ensure that both the European Commission and the Council of the EU work in a coo…
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Libyan cost guards and migrants
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Study launch "Beyond Borders, Beyond Boundaries"

The impact on migrants, asylum seekers and refugees is devastating. Tunisian and Libyan authorities - which are the main beneficiaries of the funding programs - carry out human rights violations within the framework of border management activities funded by the EU-supported programs, especially in the context of sea interceptions.
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Plenary Flash 20-23 November 2023

On the agenda this week: Israel-Gaza conflict, COP28 resolution, pesticides, New Zealand Trade Agreement, Hungary, CO2 standards for trucks, trailers, coaches and buses, ...
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Greens/EFA secure encryption and effective child protection in CSA Regulation

MEPs agreed to completely overhaul the European Commission’s initial proposal, which intended indiscriminate mass surveillance of EU citizens’ private electronic communication, aka “Chat Control”. The Greens/EFA were able to achieve fundamental improvements in key areas, such as better child protection with only targeted and suspicion-bas…