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European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Kira Marie Peter-Hansen
Press release |

More transparency to protect our rights and our planet

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSRD). The directive will apply to large companies, and will enable the public and authorities to measure the impact of their activities on the environment, social inclusion and human rights and the fight against corruption.
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Press release |

EU Directive on Minimum Income is needed

The European Commission published recommendations on Minimum Income Schemes (MIS). The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the initiative of the Commission, but reiterates that we need an EU Directive on Adequate Minimum Income to ensure everyone has the financial resources to live a life in dignity.
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Press release |

European Parliament votes through minimum wage deal

The European Parliament voted in favour of the Directive on Minimum Wages in the EU. With this directive, two-thirds of Member States are expected to gradually increase their minimum wages, which will improve the standard of living for millions of people.
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Study |

Gender Impact Evaluation of the Recovery, Resilience and Transformation Plan for Spain

This study quantifies the impact of the Spanish Recovery and Resilience Facilities (RRF) funds on gender equality. This assessment indicates that the impact of the funds on gender equality will be rather moderate. The study also indicates that the “new economy”, after COVID-19, will be more skilled, digital and green.
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Solidarity rainbows during corona in leeds_Uk @dan burton
Solidarity rainbows during corona in leeds_Uk @dan burton
Study |

Gender Impact Evaluation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Italy

This report aims to evaluate the gender impact of the Italian Resilience and Recovery Plan (IT RRP) in view of three possible scenarios: the possibility that this facility may worsen the current gender gap in Italy; that it may restore the gender gap that existed before the pandemic; or rather that it may significantly reduce it with rea…
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Press release |

European Parliament votes in favour of closing the gender pay gap

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the mandate for the Pay Transparency Directive. This directive is a crucial tool in the fight against the gender pay gap, currently at 13% EU-wide. The Greens/EFA Group applaud the progress for women's rights taken today, and have long pushed for action to be taken to close the gender pay …
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Study |

Reducing the true cost of cotton T-shirts

Clothes are a basic human necessity but also a popular form of individual expression. However, the garment industry is also associated with negative impacts on people and the planet. Through this report, the Greens/EFA want to raise awareness, impose high environmental standards, and improve labour conditions in the value chains of the ga…
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 4 - 7 April 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: EU protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, Council and Commission statements on the 6th IPCC report, vote on pay transparency, ongoing hearings under Article 7(1) TEU regarding Poland and Hungary, the situation of women in Afghanistan, the right to repair, TEN-E rules…
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Press release |

EU condemns unpaid internships

The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. Unfortunately the Greens/EFA Group proposed an amendment to push for an EU-wide ban on unpaid internships which failed to pass because of the votes against from EPP and Renew.
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Press release |

European Parliament vote on call for end to unpaid internships - quote from Kim van Sparrentak

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. The resolution includes a call for EU rules on internships and describes the impact that unemployment, climate change, housing insecurity and isolation have  for young people’s mental health. The Greens/EFA Group has propos…