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Video |

Ban unpaid internships: If you work, you get paid.

This year has to be the year that we end unpaid internships and traineeships in Europe. These last years we have seen young people miss out on key events that were to shape their lives. What they need now as they enter the labour market is to be taken seriously. Yet employers continue to minimise their worth by making them work for free.
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Race to the bottom? Biometric technology, sports events and human rights in Europe

Are sports events a gateway into normalising the use of surveillance technologies in our cities? What is the impact of biometric mass surveillance, such as high-tech facial recognition in public spaces, on your human rights? Is it even legal, and if not, how can the use of this intrusive technology be justified by governments across Europ…
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Opinion |

‘Sportswashing’ – Why the Beijing Winter Olympics pose a threat to human rights

Patrick Breyer Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Opinion by Patrick Breyer & Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Are mass-scale sports events being used to normalise the use of surveillance technologies in our cities? Biometric mass surveillance, like high-tech facial recognition, is on the rise - but what is the cost to our human rights?
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Press release |

Commission proposal to label gas & nuclear as sustainable tantamount to greenwashing

The European Commission published its final draft of the Delegated Act to the EU Taxonomy Regulation, which seeks to list gas and nuclear projects as potential sustainable investments. The Delegated Act is supposed to classify which financial investments may be labelled as sustainable. The Greens/EFA Group strongly objects to the inclusio…
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Study |

Impacts of the use of biometric and behavioural mass surveillance technologies on Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Public authorities justify the implementation and further development of biometric and behavioural technology as a need that requires no discussion, in order to fight terrorism and ensure security. This study includes a summary of the legal framework that regulates the use of such technologies, in addition to an analysis of the ways in wh…
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Opinion |

European businesses have concerns about the EU-Mercosur deal: new YouGov poll shows

Anna Cavazzini Yannick Jadot
Opinion by Anna Cavazzini & Yannick Jadot
A new YouGov poll, published today, has captured the opinion of business leaders on the EU-Mercosur Trade deal.
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Study |

My home is an asset class

In this report by Daniela Gabor and Sebastian Kohl, we explore the growing importance of institutional landlords such as Blackstone, focusing in particular on the mechanisms through which European legislation has accommodated their strategies to transform housing into asset classes. We use data to map the complex financial ecosystem behin…
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Press release |

Large investors playing monopoly with Europe’s homes

New data published by the Greens/EFA Group reveals the amount of housing being bought up and controlled as investment assets by large firms across Europe. The study 'My home is an asset class: The Financialization of Housing in Europe' shows how investors, facilitated under the capital markets union, are rapidly buying up significant amou…
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Opinion |

Who (really) owns your city? How corporate landlords are using homes to make money

Ernest Urtasun Kim Van Sparrentak
Opinion by Ernest Urtasun & Kim Van Sparrentak
Greens/EFA MEPs, Kim van Sparrentak and Ernest Urtasun, throw open the doors on Europe’s housing crisis and find out who’s really in control of our homes.
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Video |

Access to migration and integration funding for cities

Watch the recording of our webinar co-organised by the Municipal Integration and Development Initiative (MIDI) and the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament