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Rita Carvalho
European Parliament building in Strasbourg
Press release |

Backroom deals & rushed process wholly inadequate - quote from Heidi Hautala MEP

On the outcome of tonight's decision to appoint Mr Chiocchetti as new Secretary General of the European Parliament, Greens/EFA MEP and Vice President of the European Parliament, Heidi Hautala, comments:
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People sitting in a bus / CC0 matthew henry
Opinion |

Working but poor - How the EU could fix decent minimum wages for everyone

Mounir Satouri
Opinion by Mounir Satouri
What is the EU minimum wage directive? Read what we can do to help those most affected by the cost-of-living crisis.
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© andreas-gucklhorn
Solar panels
Press release |

Combating the energy crisis with renewables & energy savings

Members of the European Parliament will vote on the European Parliament position on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and on the Energy Efficiency Directive. The Greens/EFA Group welcomes the call to increase the mandatory share of renewable energy in transport, heating, buildings and industry.
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Event |

Energy crisis - Energy prices

All over Europe people are facing high energy bills, while winter is coming. We must take action now to make sure everybody can heat their homes, without compromising on food or other basis needs. Greens/EFA MEPs Kim van Sparrentak and Michael Bloss will discuss the latest developments in a live Q&A.
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News |

EFA Diana Riba: “Greece is the latest chapter in the spying scandal in Europe. But I fear it will not be the last.”

Diana Riba i Giner intervened in plenary to discuss the newest findings on surveillance and predator spyware systems, such as PEGASUS and Predator. Greece has been the last country to be impacted by the spying softwares. The findings show decisions by the national intelligence service to spy on Niko...
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Photo European Parliament
Picture of the hemicycle in Strasbourg
News |

Plenary Flash - 12-15 September 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: the debate on the State of the Union, the deforestation regulation, adequate minimum wages in the EU, energy efficiency and renewable energy directives, Hungary's breach of EU law, action at EU level to ensure human treatment of migrants in Europe,...
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Event |

Assessing the resilience of the French legal order to an authoritarian shock

Greens/EFA MEPs Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield and Philippe Lamberts have asked eight researchers to assess how resistant the French legal and constitutional orders would be to an authoritarian shock.
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Study |

Accelerating the European renewable energy transition

This research study, undertaken by LUT University and commissioned by the Greens/EFA, presents a first of its kind technology-rich, multi-sectoral, multi-regional cost optimisation driven analyses of energy transition pathways for the EU and its member states.
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News |

New EFA MEP Ana Miranda: A voice for Galiza

Ana Miranda takes her seat in Parliament to stand up for Galiza and the right to self-determination. She pledged to fight more than ever for social justice, feminism, and a green future in Europe.
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Press release |

Moving away from fossil fuel dependency more imperative than ever

The Greens/EFA support the package of measures announced by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, notably to skim off windfall profits from energy companies which we have been calling for from the beginning of the energy crisis. What is missing from the proposals are clear and binding measures to protect households at risk of or in e…