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Marcel Kolaja, member of the Czech Pirate Party and Greens/EFA shadow in lead Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection, comments on the results of the final round of negotiations between the European Parliament, the EU Commission and the Council of the European Union on the Digital Markets Act.
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Letter to Commission President von der Leyen on the approval of Poland's RRP

As attached documents clearly indicate, the many and deep shortcomings of the current draft laws, which fail to adress the ECJ demands as well as the latest actions carried out by the Government of the Republic of Poland since the war started in Ukraine all point to a fundamental lack of goodwill which in our view does not warrant an appr…
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MEPs vote for pay transparency in ambitious, inclusive & far reaching Directive to support equal pay

The Committee on Employment and Social Affairs and the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality voted in favour of the European Parliament's position on the Pay Transparency Directive. The aim of the directive is to establish EU-wide minimum standards on pay transparency measures to enable workers to assert their right to equal pay…
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Greens/EFA and Ministers welcome Historic EU Directive proposal to stop gender-based violence

We welcome the proposal as a unique opportunity to pave the way to a feminist Europe by committing the Member States to take ambitious and binding actions towards ending gender-based violence in Europe.
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European Parliament votes to set up Pegasus inquiry committee into surveillance spying & espionage scandal

The European Parliament has voted to set up an inquiry committee to investigate the use of surveillance spyware against citizens, activists and journalists. This follows revelations from an international consortium of journalists that many governments, including from EU Member States, have been using the NSO group’s Pegasus spyware again…
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Tuesday 2nd October. Protesters in Mexico march against Government plans to liberalise the country's labour laws
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EFA MEP Diana Riba speaks out for Mexican activists and Journalists.

Diana Riba MEP intervened today in plenary to raise awareness of the alarming situation for journalists and civil society organisations.
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Press release |

Role of Russian money in the EU shows urgent need to regulate & phase out golden visa & passport schemes

MEPs will vote to call for a phase out of the sale of European passports and regulation of golden visas. Golden passport and visa schemes are citizenship and residence by investment programmes that have been used by several Member States over the last few years, including Malta, Cyprus, Bulgaria, Greece and Portugal.
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EU must use momentum of new Directive to combat all forms of gender based violence

The European Commission is expected to present its proposal for a Gender Based Violence Directive. This proposal will mark a huge step forward in the efforts to eradicate gender based violence. The Greens/EFA have long called for the Commission to put forward a directive that puts an end to all forms of gender based violence.
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Plenary Flash 7 - 10 March 2022

On the agenda of the plenary : the EU's role in a changing world and the security situation of Europe following the Russian aggression and invasion on Ukraine, the deterioration of the situation of refugees as a consequence of the Russian aggression against Ukraine, the report on foreign interference in all democratic processes in the Eur…
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MEP François Alfonsi appeals for vital support on minority language

EFA MEP François Alfonsi, the co-chair of the minority intergroup, held a press conference supporting the demands from cultural and linguistic minorities to the Conference on the Future of Europe. Loránt Vincze (EPP), co-chair of the minority intergroup with MEP Alfonsi, also spoke at the press conference in Strasbourg.