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Reducing the true cost of cotton T-shirts

Clothes are a basic human necessity but also a popular form of individual expression. However, the garment industry is also associated with negative impacts on people and the planet. Through this report, the Greens/EFA want to raise awareness, impose high environmental standards, and improve labour conditions in the value chains of the ga…
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slow fashion is the new black image
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An EU fashion revolution? Why we need to make the fast fashion industry go circular

Alice Bah Kuhnke Anna Cavazzini
Opinion by Alice Bah Kuhnke & Anna Cavazzini
Fast fashion exploits cheap labour and our natural resources. Read here what we can do to make the fashion industry part of the circular economy.
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© Rauf Guliyev
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The EFA Group announces the departure of MEP Tatjana Ždanoka.

EFA MEPs are advocates for peace, dialogue, democracy and human rights. We believe that nothing can justify a military invasion violating human rights and international law. In consequence EFA MEPs strongly condemn Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. For this reason, Tatjana Ždanoka has left our group today.
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The Greens/EFA Group announces that MEP Tatjana ŽDANOKA has left the group

European Parliament President Roberta Metsola announced during the opening of the plenary session in Strasbourg that Tatjana Ždanoka MEP will leave the Greens/EFA Group.
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Forest fires
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New IPCC climate report: EU can & must accelerate climate action

The IPCC panel presented the third part of its Sixth Assessment Report, focusing on whether and how we can still prevent dangerous climate change and giving recommendations on mitigation measures. The scientists analyse the progress made worldwide and outline technological and social solutions.
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European Union
Hemicycle European Parliament Strasbourg
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Plenary Flash - 4 - 7 April 2022

On the agenda for the plenary session: EU protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, Council and Commission statements on the 6th IPCC report, vote on pay transparency, ongoing hearings under Article 7(1) TEU regarding Poland and Hungary, the situation of women in Afghanistan, the right to repair, TEN-E rules…
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Russian Oligarchs: What we don’t know about what the rich own

Since the war in Ukraine started, countries have confiscated millions in Russian oligarchs’ assets. But this is just the tip of the iceberg compared to the millions of euros that they own offshore and that have been crucial in sustaining Putin's regime for decades.
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EU-China Summit: Quote from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

On the EU-China Summit, Reinhard Bütikofer MEP, Chair of the European Parliament's China Delegation, comments: "The EU-China summit is overshadowed by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. China's pro-Russian stance is unmistakable. Contrary to the expectation of the revisionist...
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MEPs vote to improve anti-money laundering standards for crypto-asset transfers

MEPs from the Economic and Monetary Affairs, and Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committees have just voted to extend and improve the current rules regarding the personally identifiable information of conventional transfers to crypto-assets. This regulation is part of the new Anti-Money laundering package, and aligned with the i…
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Jorge Mendivar
Women in El Salvador
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EFA MEP Diana Riba leads the Gender-Based Violence Report

Greens/EFA MEP Diana Riba has been appointed the shadow rapporteur of the GBV report and will have play a key role in the upcoming negotiations.  Riba i Giner has always been a vocal defender of gender equality and has been campaigning for years so the European Parliament would create a report on violence against women like the one curre…