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Commission sends wrong signal to truck manufacturers

The European Commission has presented its proposal for a 90% reduction in CO2 emissions from new trucks placed on the market by 2040. With this proposal, the European Commission is acknowledging the fact that trucks running on fossil fuels, especially diesel, can continue to drive on European roads after 2050.
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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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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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Smoking chimney
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Clear signal to industry to reduce emissions, Member States must urgently ramp up support for vulnerable households

On Sunday, 18 December, the negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on the revision of the European carbon market (ETS) and the creation of a new EU Social Climate Fund. Emissions trading as a climate policy instrument is a central building block of the Green Deal and the Fit f…
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Debriefing of the November II Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Energy Charter Treaty, women on boards, biodiversity COP15, the rule of law and Human Rights, among others. Read more.
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20 years after the Prestige accident: analysis of maritime safety in Europe

This event will look at the environmental and economic impact & social reaction to the “Prestige” oil spill accident on the Galician coast, other cases of marine pollution in Europe and propose a European analysis.
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Heavy traffic
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Commission’s weak proposal risks decade of harm to EU health & environment

The European Commission presented its proposal for Euro 7 emission standards for motor vehicles as part of the Green Deal. The Greens/EFA Group criticises the weak proposal, which would allow further damage to public health and the environment.
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European Parliament Strasbourg
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Debriefing of the October II plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis package
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New ‘Pandemic-level’ Solidarity Fund needed in the face of pan-EU energy crisis & war

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament therefore calls on the Commission to adopt proposals for the establishment of an EU Solidarity Fund based on joint borrowing and grants to Member states on the scale of the pandemic recovery fund, addressing high energy prices and the climate emergency
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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…