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Europe's media action plan does not live up to today's challenges

European Free Alliance (EFA) MEPs have welcomed the European Parliament's adoption of a report today on 'Europe's Media in the Digital Decade: An action plan to support recovery and transformation'. The report gives the European Parliament's view on the European Commission'...
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EU Trade policy must prioritise human rights, in Western Sahara and elsewhere

In advance of the forthcoming European Council meeting which takes place tomorrow and Friday in Brussels, MEPs have today been debating the summit's priorities with European Commission President, Ursula Von der Leyen. One of the subjects up for discussion will be EU Trade Policy. EFA Presi...
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European Parliament votes to invest in climate, biodiversity and research

Today, Members of the European Parliament have just voted in favour of greater climate protection, biodiversity and research to be part of the EU budget 2022. The Greens/EFA group have increased the budget by more than 1.64 billion, including 430 million euros for climate protection and biodiversity, 450 million increase for research and …
Daina LE LARDIC © European Union 2021 - Source : EP EP-120473A
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Time has run out - Commission & Council must act on rule of law in Poland

Members of the European Parliament have been debating the situation regarding the rule of law and the primacy of EU law in Poland, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Commission and Council to take action against the Polish government's attack…
Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
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Commission perpetuates mistakes of past, risks economic recovery & Green Deal

The European Commission will announce its new communication on the reform of the EU economic governance framework. This is the first step towards a proposal to review the Stability and Growth Pact. However, the proposed questions for the Commission’s consultation fail to address the key issues with the existing fiscal framework and appear…
Tunisia on the edge of democracy © Duncan Wal
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Tunisia deserves a bolder European response

MEPs have raised concerns about the political crisis in Tunisia. President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament, Jordi Solé MEP, called for the EU to take bolder steps to help a neighbour and partner country restore the constitutional and democratic order. Tunisia’s Preside...
poland supreme court (CC BY 2.0) David Berkowitz
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MEPs vote to take Commission to Court over rule of law

The Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament voted for the Parliament to take the European Commission to court for inaction on the Rule of Law Conditionality Mechanism. Despite numerous breaches of the rule of law endangering the proper use of EU funds, the Commission has failed to activate the mechanism. MEPs, led by the Gree…
Opinion |

EU GMO rules are under attack

Benoît Biteau Eleonora Evi Claude Gruffat Martin Häusling Tilly Metz Michèle Rivasi Thomas Waitz Sarah Wiener
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Eleonora Evi & Claude Gruffat & Martin Häusling & Tilly Metz & Michèle Rivasi & Thomas Waitz & Sarah Wiener
The European Commission is trying to weaken the EU’s regulations on genetically modified organisms (GMOs). It plans to exclude some GMOs from the regulations. Like this, agricultural corporations could market them without GMO authorisation, traceability or labelling.
European Union
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Plenary Flash 18-21 October 2021

During this plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the rule of law situation and abortion ban in Poland, the Farm to Fork strategy, the UN Climate Conference (COP26), global tax deal and Pandora Papers, the 2022 EU budget, Frontex, ...
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TECH YOUR PICK: new rules for online advertising

Join us for the second in a new series of webinars on the Digital Services Act package. This second webinar will explore why SMEs, NGOs, academics, publishers and politicians in Europe and across the Atlantic have increasingly raised concerns regarding the harms to privacy, competition and online economy created by behavioural and microta…