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ECJ ruling shows urgent need for Commission to launch rule of law action

The European Court of Justice has just rejected a complaint brought against the Rule of Law Conditionality regulation by the Polish and Hungarian governments. The rejection by the court reaffirms that the mechanism is in line with EU law and shows the urgent need for the Commission to finally activate the tool.
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Greens/EFA call for an end to Russian aggression against Ukraine

The European Parliament debated the European Union's relations with Russia and the Russian threat to Ukraine's statehood. In relation to this debate, the leaders of the main political groups in the European Parliament issued a joint statement which expresses full solidarity to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, calls for imm…
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Jordi Solé calls for more EU action in the face of Human Rights violations

EFA Group President Jordi Sole intervened on plenary to call for the approval of the two reports Mr Sole was shadowing. The reports from the sub-committee on Human Rights (DROI) discuss the position of the European Parliament and the lack of action previously taken in the fight against corruption and breaches of Human Rights.
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EU condemns unpaid internships

The European Parliament has passed a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. Unfortunately the Greens/EFA Group proposed an amendment to push for an EU-wide ban on unpaid internships which failed to pass because of the votes against from EPP and Renew.
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European Parliament vote on call for end to unpaid internships - quote from Kim van Sparrentak

The European Parliament will vote on a resolution on Empowering Youth: post-pandemic employment and social recovery. The resolution includes a call for EU rules on internships and describes the impact that unemployment, climate change, housing insecurity and isolation have  for young people’s mental health. The Greens/EFA Group has propos…
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Data surveillance
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Pegasus: Greens/EFA call for inquiry committee

The Pegasus scandal reveals nothing less than the illegal and abusive use of cyber-surveillance weapons against our fellow citizens. This is why we are calling for an inquiry committee to expose the extent of these illegal hacking practices. Starting with establishing which European countries use Pegasus or similar spyware.
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Oil platform
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Greens/EFA, NGOs and associations file a legal appeal against Italian oil company ENI’s harmful business plan

A group of Italian environmental organisations, movements and groups, supported by the Greens/EFA group and Europa Verde, submitted a legal appeal to the National Contact Point of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) denouncing the inadequacy of the industrial plan of the Italian oil company ENI with respect t…
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Plenary Flash 14-17 February 2022

On the agenda of the plenary : European security and Russia's military threat against Ukraine, empowering European youth, safeguards for cross-border associations and non-profit organisations, the rule of law and ECJ ruling,...
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Greens/EFA MEP Eickhout warns: Greenwashing gas ad nuclear power in the taxonomy is a huge mistake!

Our Greens/EFA MEP Bas Eickhout lays down the arguments against the taxonomy proposal: Greenwashing gas and nuclear power is a huge mistake with major consequences for our climate.
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Green Health Talks

With the global pandemic pushing health care to the top of the agenda for the past two years, it is time to draw up our conclusions. Join our MEPs Tilly Metz, Michèle Rivasi and Margrete Auken for the first edition of the #GreenHealthTalks on "The EU in the pandemic".