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Gender equality and the just transition

​​​​​​​There cannot be a just and successful transition forgetting women. If we want the green transition to be just, we need to ensure gender equality in practice. Join our event to see what leading voices on the ground and in industry have to say about making sure that we achieve equality at all levels.
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Debriefing of the July plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the rule of law and fundamental rights in Hungary and Poland, the presentation of the programme of activities of the Slovenian Presidency, the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030, the establishment of Antarctic Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) (...)
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The EU Commission has to cut funding to Hungary: the legal case

Today, we are calling for the European Commission to trigger the new Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2092 with respect to Hungary. Specifically, we are calling on the Commission to issue a written notification to the government of Hungary pursuant to Article 6 (1) of the Regulation, the first step in a process tha…
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Slovenian Presidency must be constructive partner on climate, recovery & rule of law

The European Parliament is debating the start of the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council, which began on July 1st. Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has launched a 'war on the media' targeting national and international journalists, launched personal attacks against judges, and blocked the appointment of the country's candidat…
European Union
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Slovenian EU Presidency – ‘the last thing the EU needs is more division on fundamental values’

As Slovenia takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU for the next six months, EFA President Jordi Solé MEP said that ‘the last thing the EU needs is more division on fundamental values’. Slovenia holds the EU Presidency for the second half of 2021 and MEPs in Strasbou...
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Online Event: For a Green recovery!

It has been almost a year since the European Council agreed on the Next Generation EU, a €750 billion recovery effort to help the EU tackle the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We see this event as an opportunity to share the Green proposals and practices to make the best use of the great potential of the RRF for the recovery and t…
European Union
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Plenary Flash 05-09 July 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Hungary and Poland, the programme of the Slovenian Presidency, the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030, asylum and migration, The 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, the repression of the opposition in Turkey, .…
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Cross-Party Letter on Hungarian Recovery Plan

A cross-party group of MEPs working on the situation in Hungary have sent a letter to the Commission on concerns around the Hungarian government’s Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP). The letter, which was initiated by the Greens/EFA Group, calls on the Commission to reject the draft RRP and ensure that an updated plan is in line with the…
European Council
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European Council Summit – Quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

Ahead of today's European Council Summit of heads of state and government, Greens/EFA Group President Philippe Lamberts MEP, comments: "The EU is based on fundamental rights, dignity, equality, the rule of law, human rights and respect for minorities. But these principles are being tramp...
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EFA welcomes pardons for Catalan leaders, but recalls that the political conflict is not over

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has welcomed the announcement by the Spanish government of pardons for Catalan leaders imprisoned for their role in organising a peaceful and democratic referendum on self-determination in 2017. EFA Group President Jordi Solé...