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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Russia, the Digital Green Certificate, the successful vote on the Rights & Values and Justice Programmes and the 2019 Discharge debates.
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EU-UK Deal: 'let's establish a positive framework for a new partnership'

With MEPs set to vote on approving the post-Brexit trade and co-operation agreement between the EU and the UK, EFA MEP Jordi Solé said that whilst the agreement has its shortcomings, overall ‘it establishes a positive framework for this new partnership’.
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Turkey Debate: Quote from Sergey Lagodinsky

The European Parliament will held a debate on the meeting between European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, Council President Charles Michel and Turkey's President Erdoğan.
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Plenary flash 26 - 29 April 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, Chinese counter sanctions on EU entities, MEPs and MPs, EU-Turkey relations, Russia - Navalny, Ukraine border and Czech Republic diplomatic conflict, Covid certificate, digital taxation, ...
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European Parliament leaders call for solidarity over Russian attack in the Czech Republic

Leaders of political groups are shocked by the recent reports of the involvement of Russian GRU intelligence services in the 2014 explosion of an arms depot in the Czech Republic. This is another attack by people affiliated to the Russian state on a sovereign territory in the European Union.
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Kosovo & Serbia Progress Reports: quote from Viola von Cramon MEP

The European Parliament will debate and vote on its position regarding the European Commission’s Progress Reports for Kosovo and Serbia. Viola von Cramon, Greens/EFA MEP and European Parliament rapporteur on Kosovo and shadow rapporteur on Serbia, comments:
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European Council Summit: quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

EU leaders will meet virtually for an EU Council Summit, to discuss among other things, the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine roll out, and transatlantic relations with US President Joe Biden, who will join for part of the meeting. This summit is the first time EU leader sit together after China announced sanctions against several MEPs, inclu…
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Greens/EFA condemn sanctions against MEPs by Chinese government

The Chinese government listed sanctions against Greens/EFA Member Reinhard Bütikofer and fellow MEPs Raphael Glucksmann, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Miriam Lexmann, and Michael Gahler and the Parliament's Human Rights Subcommittee, as well as Belgian Green MP Samuel Cogolati and MPs from the Netherlands and Lithuania and think tanks experts. The move…
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European Peace Facility

EU Foreign Affairs Ministers will decide on the establishment of a European Peace Facility. The new instrument will allow the EU (as a bloc) to export arms to third countries for the first time. The budget for financing joint civilian and military operations is to be €5 billion by 2027.
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Greens/EFA welcome targeted sanctions against Chinese officials & others

European Union Foreign Ministers have adopted targeted sanctions against Chinese officials in response to ongoing human rights abuses, internment and forced labour of more than one million Uighurs in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region and for restrictions on freedoms in Hong Kong. The updated list of sanctions now also includes individual…