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Greens/EFA welcome windfall tax & call for an embargo on Russian fossil fuels

The Greens/EFA Group welcomes today's EU Energy Ministers agreement on a windfall tax for excess profits from energy companies. The Greens/EFA Group call for a fair distribution of revenues from the windfall tax, an embargo on fossil fuels and uranium imports from Russia, a common EU-wide energy purchasing platform, support for households…
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Credit picture European Parliament
Projection on hemicycle State of the Union
Press release |

Support Ukraine with courage, tackle energy crisis with decisiveness

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the European Union address. In the annual address, she presented emergency measures in response to the energy crisis as well as expressed continued support for Ukraine.
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Low waters of the Rhine river in summer 2022 / CC0 Bernd Dittrich
Low waters of the Rhine river in summer 2022 / CC0 Bernd Dittrich
Opinion |

Droughts are a threat to peace in Europe

Benoît Biteau
Opinion by Benoît Biteau
This summer we have again witnessed droughts and floods caused by climate change. But why do droughts lead to conflict? And what can the EU do about it?
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Photo European Parliament
Picture of the hemicycle in Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 12-15 September 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the debate on the State of the Union, the deforestation regulation, adequate minimum wages in the EU, energy efficiency and renewable energy directives, Hungary's breach of EU law, action at EU level to ensure human treatment of migrants in Europe,...
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split screen with fossil fuel factory and windmills
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European Parliament fails to vote down the Taxonomy

Members of the European Parliament voted on the objection to the European Commission's delegated act on the Taxonomy Regulation. The absolute majority required for a rejection was not reached, and the delegated act was adopted. The governments of Austria and Luxembourg have announced that they will challenge the decision of the Commission…
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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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MEPs reject classification of nuclear power and gas as sustainable

A cross-party alliance voted down the European Commission's proposal to label gas and nuclear energy as sustainable. The vote took place in both the Environment (ENVI) and the Economic and Monetary Affairs committees (ECON). The resolution voted on today is expected to be voted on during the July plenary. The Greens/EFA Group calls on all…
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European Union
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News |

Plenary Flash - 6-9 June 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the Fit for 55 package, Question Time with the Commission on reducing the use of pesticides and strengthening consumer protection, Council and Commission statements on the rule of law and the potential approval of the Polish national Recovery Plan (RRF), Council and Commission statements on global th…
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©kilian-karger
Nuclear warning sign
Opinion |

Stop the greenwashing - Why this EU Taxonomy is not green at all

Leading up to plenary vote in July we will be covering different angles as to why the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament will not accept this greenwashing, this EU Taxonomy.
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European Council
European Council
Press release |

EUCO: Agreement reached on EU partial oil embargo

The agreement to ban 90 percent of Russian oil from entering the European Union and to finally put the sixth sanctions package into force is welcome. To continue maximum pressure on Russia, the EU’s unity is key. European unity cannot come at the expense of the rule of law though. The EU must not give away its values for unity.