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Race to the bottom? Biometric technology, sports events and human rights in Europe

Are sports events a gateway into normalising the use of surveillance technologies in our cities? What is the impact of biometric mass surveillance, such as high-tech facial recognition in public spaces, on your human rights? Is it even legal, and if not, how can the use of this intrusive technology be justified by governments across Europ…
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Greens/EFA call for more feminist, sustainable & democratic parliament

In the upcoming elections for the next President of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA Group will debate and assess the merits of all democratic and pro-European candidates. The Greens/EFA Group will hold a vote in the new year and will favour female, inclusive candidates who support the values of a more feminist, sustainable and dem…
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Surveillance camera
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Facial recognition in European cities: What you should know about biometric mass surveillance

Saskia Bricmont
Opinion by Saskia Bricmont
As an effort to promote privacy and human rights in the EU, we at Greens/EFA got together with a team of international experts to understand where biometric mass surveillance is put to use all over Europe. Find out what we learned, and why must take action to ban the use of these technologies now - before it is too late.
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EU Ethics Body essential to build trust in EU institutions

The European Parliament will vote on the report "Strengthening transparency and integrity in the EU institutions by setting up an independent EU ethics body," from Greens/EFA MEP Daniel Freund. The report calls for the establishment of a single independent ethics body that would help tackle and prevent conflicts of interest, revolving doo…
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The EU Commission has to cut funding to Hungary: the legal case

Today, we are calling for the European Commission to trigger the new Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2092 with respect to Hungary. Specifically, we are calling on the Commission to issue a written notification to the government of Hungary pursuant to Article 6 (1) of the Regulation, the first step in a process tha…
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Pro european Movement
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The Future of Europe: building the change we need

It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us to put forward game-changing policy and actively shape our political future. The Greens/EFA Group are kickstarting the democratic process by organising an event with the voices that matter the most: yours.
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The EU Ethics Body

This is why you need to join our campaign for politics free from conflicts of interest: In the EU, we have ethical standards that ahead of national and regional rules in the Member States.
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European Parliament Strasbourg
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included: presentation of the Portuguese Presidency, EU global Strategy for COVID-19 vaccination, Inauguration of the new President of the United States and the current political situation, report on decent and affordable housing, the EU Strategy for Gender Equality, debate on the situation in th…
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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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An EU ethics body

The European Union’s ethical framework governing the conduct of its staff and members appears more comprehensive than in most Member States. Yet, over the past years, multiple cases of unethical behaviour in the EU institutions have revealed significant systemic shortcomings, notably in the framework’s current implementation.