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European Union
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Plenary Flash - 6-9 June 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the Fit for 55 package, Question Time with the Commission on reducing the use of pesticides and strengthening consumer protection, Council and Commission statements on the rule of law and the potential approval of the Polish national Recovery Plan (RRF), Council and Commission statements on global th…
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Covid-19 vaccine/ CC0 Hakan Nural
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Share to prepare : how to vaccinate the world

After 2 years into the pandemic, we still face the urgent need to facilitate global access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and prepare for future pandemics. This webinar will go into the key questions that are now on the table: is the current TRIPS waiver proposal an effective response to the challenge of scaling-up access to COVID …
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Access to information: Five Greens/EFA MEPs launch legal action on vaccine contract transparency

Greens/EFA MEPs Margrete Auken, Kim van Sparrentak, Tilly Metz, Jutta Paulus, and Michele Rivasi submitted an application to the European Court of Justice against the European Commission, requesting access to key information on the Commission’s contracts with pharmaceutical companies on the purchase agreements of COVID-19 vaccines. This c…
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Plenary Flash - 4 - 7 April 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: EU protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, Council and Commission statements on the 6th IPCC report, vote on pay transparency, ongoing hearings under Article 7(1) TEU regarding Poland and Hungary, the situation of women in Afghanistan, the right to repair, TEN-E rules…
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Goliath

The dramatic thriller Goliath tells the story of farmers fighting against toxic pesticides and a big multinational company. Join us in the European Parliament for a screening, together with the film crew and MEPs Benoit Biteau (Greens/EFA), Eric Andrieu (S&D).
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Green Health Talks

With the global pandemic pushing health care to the top of the agenda for the past two years, it is time to draw up our conclusions. Join our MEPs Tilly Metz, Michèle Rivasi and Margrete Auken for the first edition of the #GreenHealthTalks on "The EU in the pandemic".
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Plenary Flash 4-7 October 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the role of development policy in response to biodiversity loss in developing countries, EU solutions to the rise of energy prices, artificial intelligence in criminal law and biometric surveillance, state of play of RRF recovery plans, EU-US relations, European health prepar…
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WHO recommends tighter limits on air pollutants - EU must catch up

The World Health Organisation's guidelines send a clear signal for clean air and our health. The recommendations are a call for the European Commission to do more for air quality in the EU. People in the EU have a right to clean air.
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©joachim-pressl
Danube River
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Let it flow - Remove barriers, restore river ecosystems

Our rivers are in a bad state. According to the latest EEA's State of the Water (https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/state-of-water), only 44% are in a good or high ecological state. Apart from chemical pollution (airborne or from waste water) or through nutrient deposition (from agriculture)...
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Better tackle unsafe products sold online

The Commission has presented its proposal to revise the Product Safety Directive. The Commission wants to ensure that products on the EU internal market meet the high requirements of EU-wide safety standards. Safety deficiencies are regularly found in gadgets containing toxic chemicals, technical devices such as smoke detectors and medic…