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Where does the eu money go?

In recent years, we have seen mounting evidence that the European Union’s funds in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly EU agriculture subsidies, tend to end up in the hands of local oligarchs connected to the political elites or big (agro) conglomerates rather than helping the small- and medium-sized farmers. This study aims at shedd…
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Gene Editing Myths and Reality

An unprecedented drive is under way to promote new genetic modification techniques that are collectively termed gene editing. A new report looks at the claims and shows them to be at best misleading and at worst deceptive.
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The European Pillar of Social Rights: the tool for a just climate transition?

Experts from civil society will discuss and put key questions to Greens/EFA MEPs Mounir Satouri and Kim van Sparrentak.
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Opinion |

E-WASTE IS JUST LIKE LOVE

Have you ever heard about premature obsolescence? Negligent – and sometimes intentional – design practices that reduce the lifetime of products. We want a common EU market that favours products that last. Good for your pockets, good for consumers, and good for the planet!
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included: the EU’s Vaccination Strategy, the Economic Recovery and Resilience Facility, the de-facto abortion ban in Poland, the Circular Economy Action Plan, the report on ayslum border procedures, the situation in Yemen, and the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets.
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Ostrovets Nuclear Power Plant

The European Parliament will debate and vote on the "Safety of the nuclear power plant in Ostrovets, Belarus," which borders Lithuania. EU experts are visiting the power plant project in Belarus this week.
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Asylum border procedures

Members of the European Parliament have approved the report by Greens/EFA rapporteur, Erik Marquardt, on: "Implementation of Article 43 of the Asylum Procedures Directive". The report calls for respect for human rights at the EU's external borders.
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Greens/EFA call for global & equitable access to vaccines & European containment strategy

MEPs will debate the European Vaccination Strategy with Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are calling for global and equitable access to vaccines, among other measures. Read more.
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Recovery Fund essential to ecological transition

Members of the European Parliament will vote on the outcome of the negotiations into the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF), designed to help EU Member States through the economic fallout from the pandemic. The Greens/EFA group welcome the allocation of at least 37% of the total national envelopes to biodiversity and climate, as well …
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Poland: De facto abortion ban

Members of the European Parliament are debating the de facto ban on abortion in Poland, as called for by the Greens/EFA group. The Greens/EFA group supports the Women's Strike protests and call on the Commission and Council to act in defence of the rule of law in Poland.