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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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Russian Oligarchs: What we don’t know about what the rich own

Since the war in Ukraine started, countries have confiscated millions in Russian oligarchs’ assets. But this is just the tip of the iceberg compared to the millions of euros that they own offshore and that have been crucial in sustaining Putin's regime for decades.
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EU-China Summit: Quote from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

On the EU-China Summit, Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's China Delegation, comments: "The EU-China summit is overshadowed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. China's pro-Russian stance is unmistakable. Contrary to the expectation of the revisionist...
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EU Heads of State and Government Summit 24-25 March and Plenary Debate

The Greens/EFA stand by Ukraine, this war is Putin's war. The Greens/EFA welcome the EU’s unity in response to Putin's war of aggression. The consequences of the energy dependence of many EU states on Russia show once again that energy policy is security policy. We call on the EU heads of state and government to make energy policy part of…
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EFA MEP François Alfonsi demands European action to control ISIS prisons in North-East Syria

François Alfonsi, EFA MEP and co-chair of the Kurdish Friendship Group wrote a letter to Josep Borell, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, explaining the increasingly dangerous situation in North-East Syria, and alerted of the repercussions it could have in Europe.
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Greens/EFA welcome EU unity in response to Russian war of aggression

The European Parliament are debating the role of the European Union and the changing security situation with Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas, following Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. The debate follows discussion on the situation of refugees in the wake of the Kremlin's invasion, that took place the day before.
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European Parliament to propose legal framework for sanctions on foreign interference

The INGE report refers to evidence from several EU countries, as well as the 2016 US election and the Brexit referendum, on how global anti-democratic actors such as Russia and China continue to use nefarious tactics to undermine democracy and the rule of law.
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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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Greens/EFA welcome agreement on special measures for refugees fleeing Ukraine

Ministers in the Justice and Home Affairs Council have agreed, for the first time, to trigger the ‘Temporary Protection Directive’ to support people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on EU Member States and the Commission to ensure that all people fleeing the war are able to find sanctuary in the E…
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Actions for the EU energy transition following the Russian aggression

An area impacted by the Russian aggression is the energy policy of the Union, highlighting the urgent need to end the dependence on Russian energy imports. Here are six Greens/EFA calls to address the short to long-term effects of the Russian aggression on the EU energy policy, which we hope you will take into account in your upcoming Com…