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Faroe Islands - Thumbnail
Faroe Islands - Thumbnail
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Faroe Islands, a self governing nation.

The Faroe Islands are an archipelago of 18 islands, with 52 thousand inhabitants, considered an independent nation inside Denmark, with their culture, language and the power to sign their own international treaties. We want a EU that recognises and accepts minorities and stateless nations.
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European Council (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
European Council
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Member States should support clear & credible path to EU accession for Ukraine, Moldova & Western Balkans

European Union heads of state and government will meet at the European Council Summit in Brussels to discuss among other things Ukraine’s prospective candidacy for EU membership. The Greens/EFA Group strongly believes that Ukraine, Moldova and the Western Balkans should be given a credible and clear path to membership.
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© Kancelaria Premiera (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Belarus Border Refugees
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Live Q&A on EU external borders: Human lives instrumentalised in a geopolitical conflict

MEP Tineke Strik recently visited the Poland and Lithuanian border with Belarus, and MEP Damian Boeselager recently visited Athens and Samos. In a live, together, they will reflect on their missions, explain the current crises at the EU external border and discuss their priorities of how the EU can improve the situation on the ground.
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Photo by Bill Mead on Unsplash
Solar panels on a roof - picture credit Bill Mead on Unsplash
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The socio-economic impacts of renewable energy in EU regions

The Climate Law and its strengthened 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target requires a substantial acceleration of RES deployment in the EU in the next years. Ensuring socio-economic benefits for local communities will be key to the social and political acceptability of this rapid energy transition. ...
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Gender equality and the just transition

​​​​​​​There cannot be a just and successful transition forgetting women. If we want the green transition to be just, we need to ensure gender equality in practice. Join our event to see what leading voices on the ground and in industry have to say about making sure that we achieve equality at all levels.
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Decentralise Covid Recovery and Resilience plans, say MEPs

EFA MEPs are calling for regions and sub-state governments to play a much stronger role in the preparation and roll-out of the EU's multi-billion Euro funding to drive economic recovery in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. They argue that decentralisation, both in terms of decision making ...
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Regions must play key role in Europe's recovery

Catalan MEP Jordi Solé has called on the European Commission to ensure that regional and local governments are at the heart of Europe’s plans for economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis. The EU is putting together a Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of some 672.5 billion...
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EFA MEPs welcome self-determination caucus

EFA MEPs have welcomed the establishment of a self-determination caucus within the European Parliament. This new initiative brings together MEPs from different political groups in support of the right to self-determination for the peoples and communities of the EU's stateless nations and nati...
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No community left behind / La population au coeur de la transition

Join Greens/EFA MEPs Mounir Satouri, Henrike Hahn and Green Mayor of Loos-en-Gohelle, Jean-Francois Caron to discuss how to safeguard social and economic justice in the transition, the infrastructure and initiatives that will put people at the centre, and how to support green investment in local industry and start-ups.
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EU Funding for Cities

Cities will have to face crucial challenges soon. #ClimateChange and #COVID19 revolutionized the socio-economic development model we were familiar with. A radical change is needed, and cities need to take the lead.