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Let's limit animal transport - how you can help us to protect farm animals

Transporting animals over a long distance makes them suffer. The current EU rules allow for transporting even very young animals or journeys of several days.
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Investment in gas and nuclear power contradicts Green Deal

In the newly proposed delegated act of the catalogue of criteria for sustainable investments ("taxonomy") the Commission classifies some investments in gas and nuclear power as sustainable. The Greens/EFA reject any greenwashing of gas and nuclear power and call on MEPs to vote against the proposal.
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Opinion |

Let’s listen to the people: Citizens demand stronger democracy and fundamental EU reform

Damian Boeselager Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield Daniel Freund
Opinion by Damian Boeselager & Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield & Daniel Freund
As part of the Conference on the Future of Europe (COFE), EU citizens are being asked to help decide on the direction of the EU for the coming years. Greens/EFA MEPs explain how the project works and argue that the EU must trust its citizens by following through on their demands.
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European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
European Parliament Building Strasbourg © European Union 2017 - Source : EP
News |

Debriefing of the December plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included measures for the external border with Belarus, the Digital Markets Act, the situation at the Ukrainian border and in Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, combating gender-based violence: cyberviolence, sexual and reproductive health rights in Poland, an EU ban on the use of wild anim…
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Opinion |

Big profits should mean fair taxes

Damien Carême Claude Gruffat Kira Peter-Hansen Ernest Urtasun
Opinion by Damien Carême & Claude Gruffat & Kira Peter-Hansen & Ernest Urtasun
Greens/EFA MEPs Kira Peter-Hansen, Ernest Urtasun, Claude Gruffat, Damien Carême explain the new European minimum taxation plans and where they fall short of the changes needed to achieve tax justice.
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Press release |

Commission must act to stop Poland's attack on women's rights

The European Parliament debated the plans to undermine further fundamental rights in Poland, in particular regarding the standards of the European Convention of Human Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights. Greens/EFA call on the Commission to stop Poland’s violations of human and women's rights.
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European Commission rejects calls for EU-wide ban on the use of wild animals in circuses

The European Commission declined to introduce a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in the European Union, in response to an oral question posed by MEPs. MEPs’ concerns include the risks associated with illegal wildlife trade, public health, and security. Opponents of the use of wildlife animals in circuses state that the practice …
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European Summit and Russia

EU leaders should follow the European Parliament´s call for sanctions against strategically important economic sectors such as oil and gas companies and Russia's exclusion from the SWIFT payment system. The EU must show energy solidarity with Ukraine and end its energy dependence on Russia.
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European Year of Youth 2022

With 2022 set to be designated as European Year of Youth, the European Free Alliance (EFA) has called for a focus on youth unemployment and its impact. MEPs have given the green light to the plans which will put young people at the heart of deciding how the EU wide programme will be implemented....
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Commission’s new energy package vague & falls short of Green Deal

The European Commission presented its legislative package on European Energy Policy. Among the proposed measures are tools for the decarbonisation of the European gas market and the creation of a hydrogen market, definition of low CO2 hydrogen, the so-called low carbon gasses, a regulation to reduce methane emissions and the revision of t…