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Football Game
Event |

Race to the bottom? Biometric technology, sports events and human rights in Europe

Are sports events a gateway into normalising the use of surveillance technologies in our cities? What is the impact of biometric mass surveillance, such as high-tech facial recognition in public spaces, on your human rights? Is it even legal, and if not, how can the use of this intrusive technology be justified by governments across Europ…
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© European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament
News |

Debriefing of the January plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the election of the President of European Parliament, the Digital Services Act, Animal Transport, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of French presidency.
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@david-leveque
Parlement européen - Strasbourg FRANCE
Press release |

Greens/EFA MEP Heidi Hautala re-elected as Vice President and Marcel Kolaja elected as Quaestor

The European Parliament re-elected Heidi Hautala MEP, as Vice President of the European Parliament, and Marcel Kolaja, Pirate Party MEP and Greens/EFA member, as Quaestor.
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
Press release |

EFA Group congratulates Roberta Metsola on her election as President of Parliament

While the group are delighted on the election of a women President, it does not come with scepticism in some of her stands towards reproductive rights and migration. The EFA group is looking forward to strengthen relationships with the newly elected President, to ensure the democracy and pluralism of the chamber are respected.
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© European Union 2021 - EP
David Sassoli - President European Parliament
Press release |

EFA pays tribute to the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli

David Sassoli will be remembered as the President championing social justice, women rights and democracy. For example, during the pandemic, he opened the doors of the European Parliament buildings to the most vulnerable persons. EFA MEPs will remember him as a truly democrat, progressive and pro-European Politician.
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©hassan-anayi
European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash 17-20 January 2022

The plenary session will be marked by the commemoration for President David Sassoli. On the agenda of the plenary : election of the EP President, Digital Services Act, final vote on animal transport inquiry committee, the situation in Kazakhstan, the presentation of the programme of the French Presidency,...
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Press release |

Greens/EFA Group nominate Alice Bah Kuhnke for European Parliament President

The Greens/EFA stand for a feminist, sustainable and democratic Europe and call on all MEPs to support these principles. The climate crisis is too urgent, the threat to biodiversity, our forests and oceans too serious for us not to act now. The European Parliament must stand hand in hand with its citizens in building a sustainable and inc…
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Opinion |

Let’s listen to the people: Citizens demand stronger democracy and fundamental EU reform

Damian Boeselager Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield Daniel Freund
Opinion by Damian Boeselager & Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield & Daniel Freund
As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFE), EU citizens are being asked to help decide on the direction of the EU for the coming years. Greens/EFA MEPs explain how the project works and argue that the EU must trust its citizens by following through on their demands.
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Greens/EFA
Greens/EFA Bureau
Press release |

Greens/EFA elect Presidents & Vice Presidents of Group

At a meeting in Strasbourg, the Greens/EFA Group have elected Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts to serve as leaders of the Group until the current Parliamentary term ends in 2024. The Greens/EFA have also elected the Vice Presidents of the Group.
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Press release |

Greens/EFA call for more feminist, sustainable & democratic parliament

In the upcoming elections for the next President of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA Group will debate and assess the merits of all democratic and pro-European candidates. The Greens/EFA Group will hold a vote in the new year and will favour female, inclusive candidates who support the values of a more feminist, sustainable and dem…