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EU must put human rights at the centre of migration deals

Members of the European Parliament have adopted a report on Human rights protection and the EU external migration policy, from Greens/EFA Group MEP Tineke Strik, calling for the EU to support better human rights in migration. The vote comes after several reports of human rights violations surrounding the EU's migration deals with third co…
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EFA Group welcomes new MEP

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has welcomed Piernicola Pedicini as a new independent member. Piernicola Pedicini joined the Greens/EFA in December 2020 and has now been welcomed to the EFA component of the group. The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws togethe...
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EU Blue Card Deal reached: Step towards a fairer migration system

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission reached an agreement on the EU Blue Card Directive, setting out the conditions of entry and residence of non-EU nationals for the purposes of highly-qualified employment. The trilogues started in 2017 and with negotiations finalised, the next step is for the European Parliam…
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Commission strong on tax proposals but weak in ways to implement them

The European Commission has released its new Communication on Business Taxation for the 21st century. The Commission’s proposals aim to tackle tax avoidance with a series of legislative proposals. It also recognises the need for fair and effective taxation of capital income, both individual and corporate. Four new legislative proposals wi…
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Just Transition Fund - quote from Niklas Nienass

The agreement on the Just Transition Fund (JTF) was adopted by a large majority of MEPs, voting results have just been announced. The fund is a key building block of the Green Deal and aims to pave the way to the green and sustainable economy and providing support for renewable energy, start-ups, knowledge transfer, retraining, social inf…
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Plenary Flash 17-20 May 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate meeting the Global Covid 19 challenge: effects of waiver of the WTO TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines, treatment, equipment and manufacturing capacity in developing countries, ...
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Europe welcomes: The role of municipalities in EU's asylum system

Live Webinar: Join us to discuss experiences of local communities and challenges that should be addressed in future EU asylum policy!
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ECJ tax rulings on Amazon & ENGIE - Quote from Kira Peter-Hansen MEP

The General Court of the European Court of Justice has ruled on the appeals against the Commission's investigations into tax deals with Amazon and ENGIE. The Commission's investigations into so-called 'sweetheart deals' with Luxembourg had found that the tax arrangements with ENGIE and Luxembourg were contra to EU state aid rules. However…
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EU-Russia : Components for a strategic reset

It is time to reassess the EU relationship vis-à-vis the Russian Federation. Recent months have demonstrated that our Russia strategy needs a strategic reset.
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All eyes on the Porto Social Summit

Katrin Langensiepen
Opinion by Katrin Langensiepen
Our eyes will be on Porto, when the Social Summit gets underway. We will be watching as EU governments publicly declare how much they care about the welfare and future of all children in Europe.