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Jordi Solè: "We are facing a shocking failure of European solidarity."

EFA Group President Jordi Solè intervened today on plenary to alert the startling situation of Migrants crossing European borders and the dire situation for NGOs and activists who try to help.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 21-24 November 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: Asylum and migration including search and rescue, Hungary and the conditionality mechanism, women on boards, biodiversity COP15, budget 2023 and the protection of rainbow families.
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News |

Debriefing of the October II plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the energy crisis package
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Press release |

MEPs condemn illegal pushbacks and rejects Frontex discharge

The European Parliament rejected the granting of the 2020 discharge to the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, Frontex. The Greens/EFA group has long been calling for greater accountability and transparency of Frontex.
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News |

Plenary Flash - 17-20 October 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: COP27, rule of law and media freedom in Malta, alternative fuel infrastructure, general budget for the EU for 2023, Frontex discharge 2020, social and economic consequences of the war in Ukraine and the introduction of a windfall tax
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News |

Plenary Flash - 12-15 September 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the debate on the State of the Union, the deforestation regulation, adequate minimum wages in the EU, energy efficiency and renewable energy directives, Hungary's breach of EU law, action at EU level to ensure human treatment of migrants in Europe,...
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Press release |

Melilla massacre: “We proved it with Ukraine. If we want, we can -Diana RIBA MEP

EFA MEP Diana RIBA i GINER intervened in plenary today on the killing of 37 migrants in the Spanish border of Melilla, and on migration rights.
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Video |

We stand with Domenico Lucano - against Criminalisation of Solidarity

Domenico “Mimmo” Lucano, the former mayor of Riace, was sentenced to 13 years and 2 months in prison for “criminal conspiracy to assist illegal immigration, fraud, embezzlement and abuse of office“.
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© Picture credits: ERIK MARQUARDT
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Study |

Addressing the violation of fundamental rights at the external borders of the European Union

Violations of fundamental rights at the external borders, including pushbacks and violence committed towards third country nationals, have been well-reported and documented by journalists and NGOs. This study looks at infringement proceedings and conditionality in EU funding instruments.
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Event |

Resilience and resistance: the criminalisation of solidarity across Europe

Join us for a live event on 29 June in European Parliament on the increasing criminalisation of migration and solidarity with refugees. What are the challenges, what could be the solutions?