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Opinion |

CAP 2020

Confused about the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and everything that's going on around it? Check this article and get a green perspective.
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harvest_soybeans_plantation
Opinion |

Stop the import of GM crops destroying nature

Eleonora Evi Tilly Metz
Opinion by Eleonora Evi & Tilly Metz
MEPs Tilly Metz and Eleonora Evi argue that the EU must no longer be complicit in the destruction of primary forests, expansion of monocultures and use of toxic chemicals banned in the EU through the continued import of GM crops.
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Rapeseed field
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Find me if you can – Detecting gene-edited plants in the EU food chain

EU governments are worried that GM plants engineered with so-called “gene editing” cannot be distinguished from similar, non-GM plants and therefore cannot be regulated. Based on such “practical questions”, they asked the Commission to assess, by April 2021, whether these ...
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Jigsaw and money
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Long-term budget stronger on climate, biodiversity & rule of law

Negotiators for the European Parliament, Council and Commission agreed on a text for the EU's seven year budget, the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-2027. The Parliament succeeded in gaining an additional €16 billion in top-ups for EU programmes such as EU4health, Horizon, Erasmus and Rights and Values, on top of the €1,074…
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VDL CAP Green Deal
VDL CAP Green Deal
News |

Update: Von Der Leyen promises to fix the CAP despite her refusal to withdraw it

On Friday October 24, Bas Eickhout, together with more than 40 other Members of the European Parliament - supported by over 3000 citizens - sent a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen asking her to withdraw the CAP proposal, since it no longer aligns with the Commission's priorities on climate and biodiversity. Last week w…
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©hassan-anayi
European Parliament Strasbourg
News |

A Greens/EFA take on the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), Digital Services Act, Artificial Intelligence, deforestation, gender equality in EU’s foreign and security policy, the state of the Energy Union, the Energy Charter Treaty, serious security threats through the sale of EU passports and visas and the T…
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Cows / CC0 Stijn Te Strake
Cows / CC0 Stijn Te Strake
Opinion |

It’s (already) time to save the Green Deal

Benoît Biteau Claude Gruffat
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Claude Gruffat
The farming population is in freefall, with Europe having lost 50% of its farmers in 20 years. Consumers are demanding healthier food produced as close to home as possible.
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People sitting at a table with laptops/ CC0 Headway
Opinion |

Put rights and freedoms at the centre of the upcoming Digital Services Act

Patrick Breyer Alexandra Geese Marcel Kolaja
Opinion by Patrick Breyer & Alexandra Geese & Marcel Kolaja
The farming population is in freefall, with Europe having lost 50% of its farmers in 20 years. Consumers are demanding healthier food produced as close to home as possible.
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farmland©matt-benson
Press release |

MEPs must vote for a CAP that works for people & planet

The Greens/EFA group call for the European Commission to revisit its current CAP proposal to include the Biodiversity Strategy and the Farm to Fork Strategy
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Photo Hemicycle Brussels
News |

Plenary Flash October II 2020

During this week plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and vote on the Common Agricultural Policy, Digital Services Act, Artificial Intelligence, Gender Equality in EU’s foreign and security policy, State of the Energy Union, ...