Press Releases, Opinions, Publications, Events and Videos

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Press release |

EFA MEPs vote against STEP

EFA MEPs have voted against the Strategic Technologies for Europe Platform (STEP). While acknowledging the significance of technological progress, EFA MEPs have voiced concerns regarding the potential ethical and environmental impact of specific initiatives within the platform.
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Position Paper |

Greens/EFA future priorities regarding Cohesion Policy and Regional Development

This paper has been conceived at the midterm of the current election cycle 2019 - 2024. It is an initiative to gain a clear perspective on the remaining 1.5 years of the mandate, to streamline the work of the Greens/EFA group in the Committee on Regional Development (REGI), agree on our shared vision on Green Regional Policy, and create a…
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© andreas-gucklhorn
solar panels
Event |

Green and Peaceful Future in the Western Balkans

Join us on 15 November, 14h-18h, in Brussels for opportunities to exchange, discuss and network at the ‘Green & Peaceful Future in the Western Balkans - The next steps towards our shared European future’ conference.
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Pedicini speaking in the Parliement
News |

The results of Friuli Venezia-Giulia regional elections and what can we learn from them

This week we observed the developments of the election in the region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia, one of the most culturally diverse regions in Italy, where 4 official languages co-exist, and which saw the Lega right-wing alliance win by a 60.69% of the vote in front of 31.9% of the centre-left alliance of Massimo Moretuzzo.
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Faroe Islands - Thumbnail
Faroe Islands - Thumbnail
Video |

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)
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Press release |

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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Belarus Border Refugees
Event |

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
Study |

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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Event |

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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Press release |

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 ...