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Sunset over a crop field/ CC0 Federico Respini
Opinion |

We want a CAP that is fit for purpose!

Benoît Biteau Martin Häusling Tilly Metz
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Martin Häusling & Tilly Metz
Much ado about nothing? That might well be the outcome of this « super trilogue » on the future CAP. We need an effective control mechanism for taxpayers' money and fair allocation of funds to support small farmers.
Press release |

European Peace Facility

EU Foreign Affairs Ministers will decide on the establishment of a European Peace Facility. The new instrument will allow the EU (as a bloc) to export arms to third countries for the first time. The budget for financing joint civilian and military operations is to be €5 billion by 2027.
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Greens/EFA welcome targeted sanctions against Chinese officials & others

European Union Foreign Ministers have adopted targeted sanctions against Chinese officials in response to ongoing human rights abuses, internment and forced labour of more than one million Uighurs in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region and for restrictions on freedoms in Hong Kong. The updated list of sanctions now also includes individual…
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Webinar: Why Europe needs a directive on gender-based violence

Gender-based violence (GBV) is one of the most systematic and widespread human rights violations in the world, claiming thousands of lives every year. Join MEPs Alice Bah Kuhnke and Terry Reintke for a discussion on the need for action
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EU Environment Council and climate law

EU Environment Ministers will discuss the on-going negotiations around the European Climate Law. Trilogue negotiations with the European Parliament and Council are stalling, the Council has so far rejected an independent scientific climate council, as demanded by the European Parliament, and is blocking progress on the 2030 emissions targ…
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Vaccination certificate must not lead to discrimination

The European Commission presented its proposal for a "Digital Green Certificate", which will attest to whether the holder has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested negative, or recovered from the virus, to facilitate free movement within the EU. The Green Certificate will need to be adopted by the European Parliament and the Council …
Wind turbines on hill ridge/ CC0 Nuno Marques
Opinion |

Rebuild greener, rebuild fairer, rebuild stronger

Ville Niinistö
Opinion by Ville Niinistö
2020 was a challenging year for all of us. The unprecedented crisis of the COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on societies and economies across the globe. Recovery must go hand in hand with our common goal to tackle the climate emergency.
Video |

What Would You Do In A World Without Violence?

We are asking for EU legislation on Gender Based Violence. When we asked you: What you would do in a world without violence? Almost every second answer was: “Go for a walk after sunset.” “Walk alone at night, not fearing for my life.” “Walking at night with no fear.” “I’d never be scared to walk alone at night.” “I’d have more c…
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
Opinion |

The case for a European Climate Change Council

Why we need a European Climate Change Council to ensure the European Climate Law works.
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Corporate due diligence, the Equal Treatment in Employment report, the LGBTI Freedom Zone, the Polish, Hungarian and Slovenian governments’ attempts to silence free media and the new Fisheries Control Regulation.