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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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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…
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the effects of waiver of the WTO TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines, treatment, equipment and manufacturing capacity in developing countries, the conflict of interest of the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic, Human rights protection and the EU external migration policy, (...)
European Council
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#EUCO 24/25 May - Climate, Covid-19

Ahead of the EU summit on 24-25 May, Greens/EFA call on heads of state and government to join the historic initiative by US President Joe Biden and over 100 countries for a temporary lifting of patent rights for coronavirus vaccines. On climate, EU governments should see climate action as an opportunity to strategically position themselve…
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Vaccination certificate must not lead to discrimination

The European Commission presented its proposal for a "Digital Green Certificate", which will attest to whether the holder has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested negative, or recovered from the virus, to facilitate free movement within the EU. The Green Certificate will need to be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council …
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Greens/EFA call for global & equitable access to vaccines & European containment strategy

MEPs will debate the European Vaccination Strategy with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are calling for global and equitable access to vaccines, among other measures. Read more.
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Flash - Plenary session 8-12 February 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on COVID vaccines, new circular economy action plan, recovery and resilience facility, report on border procedures, Ostrovets nuclear power plant, combating human trafficking, ghost flights in Europe, de facto abortion ban in Poland,...
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Riba - 'Europe must act to save the Ebro Delta'

EFA MEP Diana Riba is calling for concrete action at EU level to conserve Europe's deltas, including the Ebro Delta. Significant deltas in Europe include the Danube, the Vistula, the Rhine, the Po, the Rhone and the Ebro. They are all rich in biodiversity and of high socio-economic and env...