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© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Kira Peter Hansen
Press release |

EU reaches agreement on closing the gender pay gap

The European Parliament, the Council and the Commission have reached an agreement on a new EU directive on Pay transparency. The directive aims to ensure equal pay in the EU by highlighting the pay gap and giving employees more rights when it comes to pay. Greens/EFA strongly welcome the outcome of the trilogue negotiations.
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Photo by Chris LeBoutillier on Unsplash
Picture of heavy industry
Press release |

An important step towards green global trade

Negotiators of the European Parliament, the Council and the European Commission reached an agreement on the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM).
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Iceberg / CC0 Annie Spratt
Iceberg / CC0 Annie Spratt
Study |

Climate risks and debt sustainability

Read our study on the impact climate change has on debt sustainability. It investigates the trade-off between increasing deficit, with a faster climate change reduction, and a more conservative approach, with slower adaption to climate change.
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European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Kira Marie Peter-Hansen
Press release |

More transparency to protect our rights and our planet

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the Directive on Corporate Sustainability Reporting (CSRD). The directive will apply to large companies, and will enable the public and authorities to measure the impact of their activities on the environment, social inclusion and human rights and the fight against corruption.
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European flag / CC0 Markus Spiske
Position Paper |

Reforming EU macroeconomic governance

With the upcoming revision of the Stability and Growth Pact, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament adopted its position on an ambitious reform of the EU economic governance framework.
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Credit picture Photo European Parliament
Picture of EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen
Opinion |

Derailing the Green Deal will weaken the EU’s prosperity

Philippe Lamberts
Opinion by Philippe Lamberts
The Commission President’s own political family is pushing to derail key Green Deal files. To allow it will be a major mistake for EU competitiveness
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Press release |

EU Directive on Minimum Income is needed

The European Commission published recommendations on Minimum Income Schemes (MIS). The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the initiative of the Commission, but reiterates that we need an EU Directive on Adequate Minimum Income to ensure everyone has the financial resources to live a life in dignity.
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Press release |

European Parliament votes through minimum wage deal

The European Parliament voted in favour of the Directive on Minimum Wages in the EU. With this directive, two-thirds of Member States are expected to gradually increase their minimum wages, which will improve the standard of living for millions of people.
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Study |

Gender Impact Evaluation of the Recovery, Resilience and Transformation Plan for Spain

This study quantifies the impact of the Spanish Recovery and Resilience Facilities (RRF) funds on gender equality. This assessment indicates that the impact of the funds on gender equality will be rather moderate. The study also indicates that the “new economy”, after COVID-19, will be more skilled, digital and green.
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Solidarity rainbows during corona in leeds_Uk @dan burton
Solidarity rainbows during corona in leeds_Uk @dan burton
Study |

Gender Impact Evaluation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Italy

This report aims to evaluate the gender impact of the Italian Resilience and Recovery Plan (IT RRP) in view of three possible scenarios: the possibility that this facility may worsen the current gender gap in Italy; that it may restore the gender gap that existed before the pandemic; or rather that it may significantly reduce it with rea…