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The EU Ethics Body

This is why you need to join our campaign for politics free from conflicts of interest: In the EU, we have ethical standards that ahead of national and regional rules in the Member States.
European Parliament building Brussels © European Union 2019 - Source : EP
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Russia, the Digital Green Certificate, the successful vote on the Rights & Values and Justice Programmes and the 2019 Discharge debates.
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EU Budget: Lack of transparency around agricultural spending & conflicts of interest damage confidence in EU decision making

This week, MEPs are voting on 52 separate 'discharge reports' on the various EU institutions and agencies for 2019. The Discharge procedure is a chance to examine EU spending and verify whether the EU budget has been used efficiently and legally. The votes on the Discharge reports come days after the Commission released its long awaited a…
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The Gender Budgeting report of the European Parliament

Gender Budgeting (GB) aims at evaluating the impact of an Institution’s budget on men and women, with a gender mainstreaming approach applied to every field of intervention. This kind of analysis, implemented so far by 41% of OECD countries, is, since 2003, part of the EU commitment to achieve Gender Equality by recommending the Member St…
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Our vision of the Conference on the Future of Europe

After months of negotiations, an agreement was eventually found between the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council to start the Conference on the Future of Europe. We welcome this long-waited outcome and are now putting all our efforts in making the Conference a successful democratic process that delivers change and …
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Kosovo & Serbia Progress Reports: quote from Viola von Cramon MEP

The European Parliament will debate and vote on its position regarding the European Commission’s Progress Reports for Kosovo and Serbia. Viola von Cramon, Greens/EFA MEP and European Parliament rapporteur on Kosovo and shadow rapporteur on Serbia, comments:
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What did Canada and France do to fix their lobbying problem?

To protect the EU institutions from corruption, untransparent lobbying and the revolving door, some of the world’s strongest rules are in place. Credible transparency rules are important to preserve the trust of citizens in European political decisions. But we have to address the weaknesses in...
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Regions must play key role in Europe's recovery

Catalan MEP Jordi Solé has called on the European Commission to ensure that regional and local governments are at the heart of Europe’s plans for economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis. The EU is putting together a Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of some 672.5 billion...
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Where does the eu money go?

In recent years, we have seen mounting evidence that the European Union’s funds in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly EU agriculture subsidies, tend to end up in the hands of local oligarchs connected to the political elites or big (agro) conglomerates rather than helping the small- and medium-sized farmers. This study aims at shedd…
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included: presentation of the Portuguese Presidency, EU global Strategy for COVID-19 vaccination, Inauguration of the new President of the United States and the current political situation, report on decent and affordable housing, the EU Strategy for Gender Equality, debate on the situation in th…