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European Parlamentarians with Mimmo Lucano Against Criminalization of Solidarity

Too many citizens and local authorities - like the the former mayor of Riace (Italy) - are facing prosecution and sentences for acting in solidarity with those seeking refuge in the EU. Four MEPs from progressive groups will travel to Riace beginning of June to show their support and speak out in an event organised with Mimmo Lucano.
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Greens/EFA Group welcome new defence plan

The Commission has just released its plan to close the defence investment gaps, in light of the Russian aggression in Ukraine.
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Women fleeing Ukraine must get access to SRHR including abortions

Today, Members of the European Parliament are expected to show strong support for women impacted by the war in Ukraine. In recent weeks, there have been a growing number of unofficial reports from survivors and intelligence reports about rape, sexual harassment, and torture being increasingly used by the Russian army as a weapon of war ag…
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Russia's war against Ukraine: Greens/EFA applaud Commission's proposed oil embargo

During a debate in the European Parliament, Ursula von der Leyen proposed to impose an oil embargo against Russia. Greens/EFA have been urging for such an embargo as an essential step in countering Russia’s war of aggression. At the same time, an energy embargo must be accompanied by social measures to balance out the impact of rising en…
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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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Plenary Flash - 2-5 May 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the impact of the war against Ukraine on women, the use of the Pegasus Software by EU Member States against individuals including MEPs and the violation of fundamental rights, the final report by Special Committee on Artificial Intelligence in a Digital Age/AIDA, 2020 discharge reports, electoral law…
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Event |

The Hungarian vote and its implications for Europe

The outcome of the elections in Hungary on 3 April resulted in the current Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, staying in office for another term. Join us live to discuss the outcome of these elections and the implications for the rest of Europe.
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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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Greens/EFA call for embargo on all imports of Russian fossil fuels

Members of the European Parliament are debating the massacres and atrocities being carried out by Russia in Ukraine and the European Union's sanctions against Russia. The Greens/EFA Group calls for the consistent implementation of all sanctions, a monitoring role of the European Commission and the application of the directive against mone…
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PRESS CONFERENCE: Greens/EFA MEPs Reintke and Von Cramon together with Ukrainian MPs

Press conference on the war in Ukraine with Greens/EFA Vice-President Terry Reintke, MEP Viola von Cramon and Ukrainian MPs Maria Mezentseva, Lesia Vasylenko, Yelyzaveta Yasko and Yevheniia Kravchuk.