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François Alfonsi stands for Osman Kavala and the people of Kurdistan

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, a long-time defender of Kurdistan and of minorities’ rights across the world, intervented in Plenary in solidarity with Osman Kavala and all victims of Erdoğan.
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Generalised Scheme of Preferences: Reform of EU tariff preferences regulation needed in the fight for sustainable development

Today, the Committee on International Trade has adopted a mandate for trilogue negotiations on the reform of the EU’s Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP). The GSP provides significant tariff reductions to developing countries’ exports to the EU, and is a major opportunity to improve the lives and livelihoods of over 2 billion people. …
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EFA MEPs spied with Pegasus

Greens/EFA members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by PEGASUS, a University of Toronto report showed at least 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, lawyers, and journalists were victims of cyber espionage using Pegasus and Candiru spyware. The surveillance also affected their staff, families and relatives.
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The humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan should not be forgotten

Today, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the Situation in Afghanistan, in particular the situation of women’s rights. The situation has increasingly worsened since the Taliban takeover last year, with close to 25 million people currently in need of humanitarian aid and repression against women and girls has t…
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Jordi Solé cautious about EU-China relations.

EFA Group President Jordi Solé intervened in the plenary to raise the importance of an approach that does not disregard China's relationship with Russia and their human rights violations.
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Reducing the true cost of cotton T-shirts

Clothes are a basic human necessity but also a popular form of individual expression. However, the garment industry is also associated with negative impacts on people and the planet. Through this report, the Greens/EFA want to raise awareness, impose high environmental standards, and improve labour conditions in the value chains of the ga…
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Greens/EFA and Ministers welcome Historic EU Directive proposal to stop gender-based violence

We welcome the proposal as a unique opportunity to pave the way to a feminist Europe by committing the Member States to take ambitious and binding actions towards ending gender-based violence in Europe.
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EFA MEP Diana Riba speaks out for Mexican activists and Journalists.

Diana Riba MEP intervened today in plenary to raise awareness of the alarming situation for journalists and civil society organisations.
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Plenary Flash 7 - 10 March 2022

On the agenda of the plenary : the EU's role in a changing world and the security situation of Europe following the Russian aggression and invasion on Ukraine, the deterioration of the situation of refugees as a consequence of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the report on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the Eur…
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Jordi Solé calls for more EU action in the face of Human Rights violations

EFA Group President Jordi Sole intervened on plenary to call for the approval of the two reports Mr Sole was shadowing. The reports from the sub-committee on Human Rights (DROI) discuss the position of the European Parliament and the lack of action previously taken in the fight against corruption and breaches of Human Rights.