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Greens/EFA demand immediate investigation and a halt to the use of surveillance spyware

The latest Pegasus revelations exposed how Greens/EFA Group members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by the NSO Group’s surveillance spyware technology. Today (from 15:45), the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware will start its work.
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EFA MEPs spied with Pegasus

Greens/EFA members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by PEGASUS, a University of Toronto report showed at least 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, lawyers, and journalists were victims of cyber espionage using Pegasus and Candiru spyware. The surveillance also affected their staff, families and relatives.
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The humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan should not be forgotten

Today, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the Situation in Afghanistan, in particular the situation of women’s rights. The situation has increasingly worsened since the Taliban takeover last year, with close to 25 million people currently in need of humanitarian aid and repression against women and girls has t…
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"We are not only losing lives, but also futures" - MEP Diana Riba i Giner

EFA MEP Diana Riba intervened in plenary session to raise the issues children and young people fleeing Ukraine are facing as more than four million people have fled Ukraine at the moment, and 90% of those refugees are women and children.
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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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EFA MEP Diana Riba speaks up for women and girls in Afghanistan

EFA MEP Diana Riba raised the challenges and threats women and girls faced in Afghanistan just for their gender. She talked about the majority of the females in the country that have been forced to quit dreams, education, jobs and more.
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Jordi Solé cautious about EU-China relations.

EFA Group President Jordi Solé intervened in the plenary to raise the importance of an approach that does not disregard China's relationship with Russia and their human rights violations.
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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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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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EFA MEP Diana Riba leads the Gender-Based Violence Report

Greens/EFA MEP Diana Riba has been appointed the shadow rapporteur of the GBV report and will have play a key role in the upcoming negotiations.  Riba i Giner has always been a vocal defender of gender equality and has been campaigning for years so the European Parliament would create a report on violence against women like the one curre…