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Press release |

EU Commission proposals must kick-start agricultural reform

Today (20 May), the European Commission has just released its "Farm to Fork" and Biodiversity strategies. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament applaud the fact that the Commission has not caved into calls to delay these strategies, and is moving forward to help tackle the loss of species and seems to be pursuing a more sustaina…
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Press release |

Franco-German proposal good base for recovery, but more needed to ensure success

The French and German governments proposed an initiative for a recovery plan for the consequences of the Corona crisis includes recovery bonds and grants for the EU countries that were hard hit by the crisis, as proposed by the European Parliament last week. However, with a planned volume of €500 billion, the plan falls short of the €2 tr…
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Event |

Quelle Europe voulez-vous retrouver après cette crise #Covid19

Nous discutons avec nos eurodéputés Tilly Metz et Benoît Biteau de quelle agriculture et PAC (politique agricole commune) nous avons besoin pour nous nourrir et préserver la planète.
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News |

A Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary week

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Recovery and Transformation Plan & Multiannual Financial Framework, Discharge 2018 procedure, emergency legislation in Hungary and its impact on the rule of law and fundamental rights, transitional CAP mandate vote and a debate on COVID-19 vaccines.
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Hand holding grain © Bart Sadowski
Hand holding grain © Bart Sadowski
Press release |

Common Agricultural Policy transitional regulation mandate

Today, the majority of MEPs voted in favour of the negotiating mandate for the transitional regulation of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and to postpone a more sustainable agricultural policy for another two years.
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News |

Plenary Flash

During this week plenary session, the Parliament will debate and vote on the Recovery Plan & Multiannual Financial Framework. Discover the other major topics on the agenda and the Greens/EFA priority issues
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Policy Paper |

The fisheries sector and the Coronavirus pandemic

The crisis linked to the Coronavirus epidemic has had a major impact on the European fisheries sector. It has been marked by containment measures that have prevented some fishers from carrying out their activity, but even more by a crisis in demand. Greens/EFA MEPs are defending measures which must ensure both the good state of the marine…
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Hand holding grain © Bart Sadowski
Hand holding grain © Bart Sadowski
Press release |

Corona-crisis must not be an excuse for postponement

A leak today (Thursday, 16th April) has revealed that the European Commission is considering postponing the Farm-to-Fork and Biodiversity Strategies. The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament rejects any postponement and calls for the timetable to be maintained, especially in view of the ongoing negotiations on the reform of the Com…
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Opinion |

The COVID-19 crisis reveals the many fissures of the EU food system and shows us the way out

As COVID-19 hits the EU agri-food sector hard, it also reveals its main shortcomings. Far from shying away from the issues, we should use this occasion to reshape the EU food and farming system to the benefit of farmers, consumers and their shared environment, with the help of the future Farm to Fork strategy, and, hopefully a refounded C…
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg ©Cquim
European Parliament Building Strasbourg ©Cquim
News |

A Greens/EFA take on the plenary week

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the future EU/UK relationship, conclusion of the EU - Vietnam Free Trade Agreement, objection to the energy projects ‘PCI List’, humanitarian situation of refugees at EU external borders, automated decision-making processes, the illegal trade in companion animals in the EU, and the Gende…