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MEPs vote in favour of saving nature

Members of the European Parliament just voted in favour of the Nature Restoration Law. This vote is a success for the preservation of biodiversity and for climate protection in the EU, for farmers and for food safety. It is a victory for the many environmental organisations and businesses that have been fighting for months.
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Plenary Flash 26 - 29 February

On the agenda this week: Nature Restoration Law, protection of the environment through criminal law, Alexei Navalny, data collection and sharing by short-term accommodation services, detergent Regulation, protection of journalists and human rights defenders and the Ukraine.
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Debriefing of the February I plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included EU 2040 Climate Targets, farmers' protests, GMOs, Russian interference, rule of law and media freedom in Greece, support to Ukraine, quality traineeships in the EU, Norway's seabed mining in the Arctic and the EU’s priorities for the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
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Greens/EFA call on Commission and Council to fix EU’s broken agricultural policies

Members of the European Parliament will debate Empowering farmers and rural communities. It is clear that the EU’s agricultural policies are broken. Those who work to keep this broken system alive pretend to care about farmers. The Greens/EFA have long called for a complete reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), and was the only …
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Photo by James Baltz on Unsplash
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Greens/EFA call for a new strong pesticides reduction proposal

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the withdrawal of the Sustainable use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR). The Greens/EFA call for a new strong proposal and will be pushing to see this proposal back on the agenda ahead of the elections.
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Deregulation threatens ecology and the organic sector

Members of the European Parliament will vote on new genetic engineering of plants. The agricultural industry is calling for the legislative proposal because of its alleged benefits, however, genetically modified plants are associated with a number of uncertainties and risks and could jeopardise biodiversity, our health, freedom of choice …
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Massard speaks against the threat of New Genomic Technique

MEP Massard raised farmers’ concerns, who are taking a stand against the adoption of New Genomic Techniques (NGTs), declaring it a betrayal of their aspirations for a dignified living. The fear that NGTs not only jeopardize the diversity and vitality of farming communities but also turn farmers into mere cogs in the machinery of profit-dr…
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Plenary Flash 5 - 8 February 2024

On the agenda this week: EU 2040 Climate Targets, Farmers’ Protests, Plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed, Allegations of Russian interference in the democratic processes of the European Union, and Rule of law and media freedom in Greece.
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Road to net zero

The collective extra-investment required to implement all decarbonisation measures needed to reach net zero by 2050 is estimated at €10 trillion, or an average of €360 billion per year. This study aims to contribute to ongoing debates within the EU regarding the efforts required to reach our common environmental targets
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Ecological Disaster in Galicia: EFA MEP Ana Miranda Slams Negligence and Demands Action.

EFA MEP Ana Miranda spoke up against the environmental catastrophe plaguing the coasts of Galicia, initiating an urgent and necessary debate at the European level. The disaster, triggered by the tide of pellets inundating Galician beaches, has shown the lack of an effective response from the Galician government.