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© Thomas Mounsey
Global Warming Metaphor Thomas Mounsey
Press release |

World still not on track towards 1.5 degrees target

The 27th World Climate Conference (COP27) ended with a step forward on the dispute topic of loss and damage, but no progress on credible steps to keep the world below 1.5°C global warming. The Greens/EFA welcome the agreement on the establishment of a fund for loss and damages caused by climate change in the most vulnerable countries. How…
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European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 21-24 November 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Asylum and migration including search and rescue, Hungary and the conditionality mechanism, women on boards, biodiversity COP15, budget 2023 and the protection of rainbow families.
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Alexandra Geese
Press release |

Alexandra Geese elected as Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group

The Greens/EFA has elected Alexandra Geese MEP as Vice-President of the Group. Alexandra Geese succeeds Terry Reinkte, who was elected Co-President of the Greens/EFA Group in October together with Philippe Lamberts.
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Tractor spreading fertiliser
Press release |

Ramping up and subsidising production of fertilisers will not solve the crisis

The Commission has published their Communication on Ensuring availability and affordability of fertilisers. However, it falls short and the Greens/EFA group is especially concerned with messages given to Member States to subsidise the fertiliser industry, and indirectly subsidising the Russian gas that fuels it.
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Terry Reintke at the plenary
Press release |

The Greens/EFA call on Council to take decisive action on climate change

The Greens/EFA call for a strong signal of unity and solidarity with Ukraine and demand answers to skyrocketing energy prices ahead European Council Summit. In addition, the Council must agree on concrete binding measures to limit global warming ahead of the UN Climate Conference in Sharm El Sheik.
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Picture of EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Opinion |

Derailing the Green Deal will weaken the EU’s prosperity

Philippe Lamberts
Opinion by Philippe Lamberts
The Commission President’s own political family is pushing to derail key Green Deal files. To allow it will be a major mistake for EU competitiveness
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Picture of Terry Reintke
Press release |

Terry Reintke takes the reins as Greens/EFA President

Greens/EFA MEPs have elected Terry Reintke MEP as the new President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. “I am overwhelmed and delighted by the great trust that the Group has placed in me. Now it's time to get to work, the people of Europe expect European solutions from us." said Terry Reintke after her election.
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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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Rita Carvalho
European Parliament building in Strasbourg
Press release |

Backroom deals & rushed process wholly inadequate - quote from Heidi Hautala MEP

On the outcome of tonight's decision to appoint Mr Chiocchetti as new Secretary General of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala, comments:
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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,...