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ENVI Committee fails to protect citizens health by not supporting a ban on glyphosates

The European Parliament Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) failed to support a resolution calling for the complete ban of the use of glyphosates. The Greens/EFA Group, together with the S&D and the Left advocated for the resolution to call on Member States to ban the herbicide. However, part of the Renew Group …
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Clearing the road for cleaner transportation

MEPs in the Environment Committee will vote on the EU’s new CO₂ emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, including trucks and buses. A majority in favour is expected. The Greens/EFA Group have long called for more ambitious standards in order to reduce the transport industry’s contribution to global warming. The Parliament will vote on…
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Debriefing of the October II plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Hamas attacks against Israel, the Ukraine Facility, Forced Labour Regulation, the need for an EU legislative framework on intrusive spyware and the Budget 2024.
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The case for activating the rule of law conditionality regulation in respect of Poland

This study will show, the current rule of law situation in Poland does indeed warrant the immediate activation of the Conditionality Regulation
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Greens/EFA Group call on all actors to work towards a lasting peace

Today, the European Parliament held a debate in the presence of the Council and the Commission on “the despicable terrorist attacks by Hamas against Israel, Israel's right to defend itself in line with humanitarian and international law and the humanitarian situation in Gaza.” MEPs will vote on a resolution on the subject tomorrow.
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Diana Riba pays tribute to Daphne Caruana Galiza and calls for stronger protection for journalists.

EFA MEP Diana Riba i Giner intervened in plenary today to commemorate the 6th anniversary of Daphne Caruana Galiza’s murder, a Maltese journalist killed in 2017 while she was investigating corruption in the Maltese government.
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Diana Riba calls on the EU Commission to implement the PEGASUS findings.

EFA MEP Diana Riba i Giner intervened in plenary today on the debate of the need for a coordinated European response and legislative framework on intrusive spyware, based on the PEGA inquiry committee recommendations.
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MEPs to vote on Parliament position banning products made with forced labour ahead of negotiations

Today from 19:00, MEPs will vote on the regulation on banning products made with forced labour from the EU market. The International Trade (INTA) and Internal Market (IMCO) Committees will vote on the European Parliament's report ahead of negotiations between the Parliament, the Council and the European Commission.
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Greens/EFA urges Member States to ban glyphosate

The Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed (SCOPAFF) was unable to reach the qualified majority needed to approve the 10 year renewal of the use of glyphosate proposed by the Commission. The Greens/EFA Group has long advocated for a complete ban of the use of glyphosate.
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Plenary Flash 16-19 October 2023

On the agenda this week: debate on the Hamas attacks against Israel, Ukraine facility, forced labour regulation, Commission work programme 2024, EU legislative framework on intrusive spyware, budget 2024, ...