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Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy falls short of the ambitions of the Green Deal

Today, the Commission has put forward a new proposal for a regulation on a EU green bond standard together with a communication on the Renewed Sustainable Finance Strategy. The Renewed Strategy builds on the Action Plan 2018 on Sustainable Finance and covers several areas, from continuing the work on Taxonomy, to climate and sustainabilit…
Event |

Online Event: For a Green recovery!

It has been almost a year since the European Council agreed on the Next Generation EU, a €750 billion recovery effort to help the EU tackle the crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. We see this event as an opportunity to share the Green proposals and practices to make the best use of the great potential of the RRF for the recovery and t…
Opinion |

Italy needs a green recovery

Ignazio Corrao Rosa D’Amato Eleonora Evi Piernicola Pedicini
Opinion by Ignazio Corrao & Rosa D’Amato & Eleonora Evi & Piernicola Pedicini
Despite some good last-minute changes, the Italian Recovery and Resilience Plan greenlit by the European Commission still seems unable to face the challenges ahead of Italy after COVID-19, write Greens/EFA Italian MEPs, Rosa D’Amato, Ignazio Corrao, Eleonora Evi and Piernicola Pedicini. We need a path that leads towards a more sustainable…
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LuxLetters show Luxembourg tried to bypass exchange of information implemented after LuxLeaks - quote from Sven Giegold MEP

New revelations from an international investigation reveals secret tax practices in Luxembourg that could be in breach of EU tax transparency rules. The "LuxLetters" show the existence of a system of 'information letters' between the authorities in Luxembourg and multinational companies designed to gather information on permissible tax pr…
European Union
News |

Plenary Flash 05-09 July 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the Rule of Law and Fundamental Rights in Hungary and Poland, the programme of the Slovenian Presidency, the General Union Environment Action Programme to 2030, asylum and migration, The 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, the repression of the opposition in Turkey, .…
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Tech your pick: Beating the giants with interoperability

The Digital Services Act package is Europe’s ambitious plan to revise the rules for how online services, such as social media networks, should be regulated. In a new series of webinars, renowned international experts will share their insights on Europe’s digital future.
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French Council of State rules against government for inaction on climate

The French Council of State has just rule against the French government for climate inaction in a landmark legal case, initiated by Greens/EFA MEP Damien Carême.
Opinion |

Short haul flights are a luxury the planet can’t afford

Ciarán Cuffe
Opinion by Ciarán Cuffe
Aviation is exempt from paying fuel tax and receives massive benefits in public funding, despite being the most polluting form of transport. It’s the fastest-growing source of greenhouse gases, in large part caused by unnecessary short-haul flights. It’s time to stop aviation’s preferential treatment and invest in sustainable travel, writ…
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Better tackle unsafe products sold online

The Commission has presented its proposal to revise the Product Safety Directive. The Commission wants to ensure that products on the EU internal market meet the high requirements of EU-wide safety standards. Safety deficiencies are regularly found in gadgets containing toxic chemicals, technical devices such as smoke detectors and medic…
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Commission announces plan to end the cage age - quotes from Francisco Guerreiro MEP & Eleonora Evi MEP

The European Commission has announced a legislative proposal by 2023 to end the cage age, of intensive caged farming. The Commission's proposal is in response to the European Citizens' initiative "End the Cage Age," which attracted more than 1.4 million signatories from 18 different member states, and is supported by the Greens/EFA Group.