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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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Event |

Green Tech Talk: new digital economy for workers, consumers & the environment

Join us for an inspiring exchange with key stakeholders on how Europe can pave the way  to a green digital economy that benefits workers, consumers and the environment. This discussion is taking place after the European Commission has announced a legislative initiative on the right to repair for September this year.
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Coins in a glass pot
Event |

Repowering the recovery : RRF one year on

One year after the endorsement of the first Recovery and Resilience Plan by the European Commission, it is time to give a first assessment of how this programme has delivered so far. With this event, Greens/EFA intend to hold an open and in-depth discussion on how to address shortcomings
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Policy Paper |

GREENS/EFA proposal for a new Energy Transition Facility

An accelerated energy transition is key to EU independence from Russian Energy and doubling down on the EU's climate goals as well as reaping the socio-economic benefits of secure and affordable energy.
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Press release |

European Parliament votes in favour of closing the gender pay gap

Today, the European Parliament voted in favour of the mandate for the Pay Transparency Directive. This directive is a crucial tool in the fight against the gender pay gap, currently at 13% EU-wide. The Greens/EFA Group applaud the progress for women's rights taken today, and have long pushed for action to be taken to close the gender pay …
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Study |

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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News |

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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Press release |

EU condemns unpaid internships

The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. Unfortunately the Greens/EFA Group proposed an amendment to push for an EU-wide ban on unpaid internships which failed to pass because of the votes against from EPP and Renew.
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Press release |

European Parliament vote on call for end to unpaid internships - quote from Kim van Sparrentak

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. The resolution includes a call for EU rules on internships and describes the impact that unemployment, climate change, housing insecurity and isolation have  for young people’s mental health. The Greens/EFA Group has propos…