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Greens/EFA call on Council to abide by agreement and adopt the Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence Directive

The Coreper is expected to vote on the trilogue outcome of the Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence Directive negotiations. Several Member States, have signalled that they will not support the agreement. The Greens/EFA call on the Council to stand by its agreement and give the green light to the Due Diligence Directive.
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MEPs approve the negotiation position on the Critical Raw Materials Act

Today, Members of the European Parliament approved the Parliament's negotiations mandate for the Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA). The Greens/EFA Group pushed for a 45 percent recycling target and for mitigating the demand for critical raw materials.
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Women working in textile factory
Women working in textile factory
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The effectiveness of human rights clauses in EU trade agreements

Despite the increased visibility of human rights considerations in EU trade agreements by virtue of ‘essential elements clauses’ and concomitant suspension clauses, the enforceability of such provisions has remained modest. This report contributes to the debate about the role and effectiveness of such clauses in EU trade agreements.
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EU Parliament votes in favour of ending surveillance spyware.

The European Parliament has today approved the recommendations to the Member States and the Commission included in the findings report of the Committee of Inquiry into Pegasus(PEGA) and other cyber espionage systems.
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Jordi Solé speaks out against the new Migration pack.

EFA Group President, Jordi Solé intervened in plenary to explain his concerns regarding the new European Migration Pack and the worrying policies presented.
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Parliament reiterates support for the protection and rights of minorities

The European Parliament has adopted the report on the implementation of the Europeans Citizens' Initiative (ECI), which includes proposals to further support the organizers ECIs and to increase the visibility of this unique participatory instrument.
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Word-leading binding rules take shape

The European Parliament has adopted its report on the Corporate Sustainability and Due Diligence Directive (CSDDD). The Greens/EFA group have long advocated for mandatory rules requiring companies to identify and remedy risks to human rights arising from the activities throughout their value chain. We welcome this new step forward.
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Parliament leaders write to Commission over draconian draft laws on teachers & whistleblowing

The leaders of the main political groups in the European Parliament, on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group have co-signed a call to the Commission on the Hungarian government's law targeting teachers, and the whistleblower law, which could be used against the LGBTIQ community.
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European Parliament votes for the protection of minorities

The European Parliament has just adopted a report on the institutional relations between the EU and the Council of Europe that pushes for more rights and protection for national minorities within Europe.
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Afghanistan, where the world failed humanity

Since the Taliban takeover in 2021, Afghan people are living through an absolute nightmare. Women and girls are facing particularly difficult conditions under Taliban rule. During this conference, policymakers, Afghans, and civil society actors will focus on the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, in particular for women and girls.