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Greens/EFA Debriefing

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the votes on climate emergency and the Climate Summit in Madrid (COP25), the new European Commission, the votes on the 2020 Budget, public country-by-country reporting, combatting gender-based violence, and an EP Mission to Malta following recent revelations around the murder of Daphne C…
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Climate emergency declaration must lead concrete actions

The EU must commit to a range of goals including: Achieving climate neutrality by 2040, a 65% reduction in emissions by 2030, and to put the environment and biodiversity at the centre of the EU's agricultural policy to halt biodiversity loss
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Calls for bolder and urgent climate action

The European Parliament today voted to declare a climate and environmental emergency in Europe. There were calls for the EU to take the necessary action in cutting greenhouse gasses in order to achieve climate neutrality. The European Parliament resolution was supported by SNP MEP Aileen McLeo...
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The EU-Mercosur Agreement: A threat to the environment and livelihoods?

The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, due to be voted by the European Parliament during this mandate, will be discussed in detail with researchers, experts and civil society. The event is open to all and will be livestreamed on the day
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Greens/EFA call on action instead of empty declarations

A Group of MEPs among which the Greens/EFA tabled an amendment for the resolution ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP25 to ask for the declaration of climate emergency on a European level. The European Parliament should not only officially declare climate emergency, but also agree on a number of concrete measures to make the declarati…
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US formally requests to withdraw from Paris Climate Agreement

Donald Trump is shirking the USA's responsibility to the world and to its own people by pulling out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
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Protection of bees against harmful pesticides

The very partial implementation of the Bee Guidance Document is the latest of many comitology 'black box' scandals. Everybody claims they love bees, but the decision making process on how to really protect them is taking place in the dark and does not aim to protect them properly, based on existing scientific evidence.
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European Parliament demands better protection for bees

The Parliament's objection is sending a strong signal to the Commission not to bow to the pressure of Member States and the agro-chemical industry. The Parliament is demanding a new text that fully implements existing scientific guidelines. Bee populations are suffering everywhere largely due to the use of pesticides, with major consequen…
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European Parliament votes to make the MFF work for the climate

Le débat et l’adoption de la résolution du Parlement européen sur le budget de l’Union européenont lieu ce jeudi 10 octobre en session plénière. Le groupe des Verts-ALE se félicite aujourd’hui d’avoir construit une majorité stable pour rendre le budget de l’UE compatible avec l’accord de Paris sur le climat.
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EIB must become climate bank & stop support for fossil fuels

Le groupe des Verts-ALE, qui plaide pour une conversion de la BEI en banque pour le climat, réclame l’arrêt du financement de projets liés aux énergies fossiles d’ici 2020. Il demande également un ajustement de toutes les activités de la BEI, en particulier de ses politiques de prêt dans les domaines de l'énergie, des transports et du cli…