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Greens/EFA call for investigation into and consequences for Russian interference

At the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, Members of the European Parliament will debate the revelations about alleged Russian payments to, among others, German AfD MP Petr Bystron.
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MEPs vote for cleaner trucks & buses on our roads

Today, MEPs have just voted through the outcome of negotiations on new CO2 standards for trucks, trailers, coaches and buses. Heavy-duty vehicles are responsible for more than 25% of GHG emissions from road transport in the EU and for over 6% of total EU GHG emissions. By 2040, the revised EU standards will cut emissions from trucks, coac…
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Phase out of ECT
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EU’s withdrawal from Energy Charter Treaty is a victory against fossil companies

The Committee on Industry, Research and Energy and the Committee on International Trade voted in favour of the EU's withdrawal from the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). The exit from the Energy Charter Treaty is drawing closer. It is good news for climate protection, as well as for the switch to renewable energies and the growth of jobs in th…
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Methane Gas Regulation
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MEPs set to approve agreement on reducing methane emissions in energy sector

Tomorrow, Members of the European Parliament will vote on the agreement on the EU Methane Regulation. With this regulation, the EU will for the first time adopt binding measures to reduce methane emissions. Methane is the main component of natural gas and is also released during oil and coal production. There are already cost-effective te…
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Politicians, parties, polls: Online Disinformation and Information Manipulation Targeting Elections in Germany, Spain and Slovakia

Disinformation has emerged as a significant threat during democratic processes and in particular elections. This study examines instances of disinformation during the 2021 German federal election, the 2023 Spanish general election, and the 2023 Slovak parliamentary election using novel fact-checking datasets comprising 150 different elect…
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EU leaders must stand firm on support for Ukraine & candidate countries

During the European Council summit, EU leaders will focus on Ukraine, enlargement and agriculture policy. "We need to better coordinate our efforts to supply Ukraine with the tools and resources it needs to win this war." said Philippe Lamberts. On agriculture policy, "the European Commission's hastily proposed revision of the CAP defies …
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Debriefing of the March 2024 Plenary Session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, the Artificial Intelligence Act, the European Media Freedom Act, Vehicle Emissions Standards, Green Claims Directive, European Cross-border Associations and animal welfare.
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Member States save, but significantly weaken the Due Diligence Directive at last minute

The EU Member States finally reached an agreement on the Corporate Sustainability Due Diligence Directive. The price of the agreement was a significant dilution of the level of ambition of the legislation. The scope of the directive will be limited to companies with over one thousand employees instead of five hundred. High-risks sectors w…
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The European Parliament approves a European Media Freedom Act

Strasbourg, 13th March 2024 - Today marks a historic milestone in the European Parliament as the European Media Freedom Act receives approval by a large majority, signalling a crucial step forward in the protection of democracy within the European Union.
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MEPs vote to protect associations and civil society in Europe

"A vibrant and lively civil society is a cornerstone for our democracy. In voting for this report, a broad majority of MEPs show they share this objective with the Greens/EFA Group. For years, profit oriented interest representations can be established but only today we elevate civil society to the European level", said Sergey Lagodinsky,…