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Press release |

Greens/EFA call for adoption of the platform workers directive

MEPs will debate the need to overcome the Council deadlock on the platform workers directive. It is estimated that at least 4 million people working through digital labour platforms are misclassified as self-employed instead of employees, allowing platforms to evade labour, tax and social security legislation that apply to employees.
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Green jobs

By greening our economies, we can provide high-quality green jobs to fight unemployment and at the same time combat climate change and environmental degradation. This brochure looks at Europe’s opportunities for creating green jobs and the efforts of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament to boost green employment.
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The Beyond Growth 2023 Conference

The Beyond Growth 2023 Conference is a multi-stakeholder event aiming to co-create policies for sustainable prosperity in Europe. The organisers aim to redefine societal goals across the board, in order to move away from the harmful focus on the sole economic growth as the basis of our development model. Visit the website to rewatch the …
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Aerial view crowd of people green jobs / iStock
Opinion |

Green jobs are the future: Why protecting the planet and fighting for worker’s rights go hand in hand

Sara Matthieu Kira Peter-Hansen Mounir Satouri Kim Van Sparrentak
Opinion by Sara Matthieu & Kira Peter-Hansen & Mounir Satouri & Kim Van Sparrentak
Green jobs will save the planet and our health! This Labour Day, hear from four Green MEPs fighting for worker's rights, equal pay and more.
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Position Paper |

A transition that works for all the people

A transition to ecological sustainability must go hand in hand with social justice. Our paper fleshes out how the ecological transition can be used to bring about social and economic justice and explains in detail which areas need change and what needs to be done. Read our position paper and executive summary here.
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Press release |

Minimum incomes key to a decent life for all

The European Parliament will vote on the resolution on an adequate minimum income. The resolution follows the recommendations published by the Commission, setting out a minimum income above the poverty line. The Greens/EFA group have long called for a directive on this matter.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 13-16 March 2023

On the agenda for the plenary session: energy performance of buildings (EPBD), land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF), adequate minimum income, EU guidelines on Human rights defenders, Iran debate, deaths at sea - a common EU response, ...
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Kira Peter Hansen
Press release |

EU reaches agreement on closing the gender pay gap

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached an agreement on a new EU directive on Pay transparency. The directive aims to ensure equal pay in the EU by highlighting the pay gap and giving employees more rights when it comes to pay. Greens/EFA strongly welcome the outcome of the trilogue negotiations.
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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.