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Diana Riba tackling hate speech and disinformation

EFA MEP Riba highlighted the alarming prevalence of hate speech and disinformation on online platforms, calling attention to the urgent need to enforce regulatory measures. The speech emphasized the critical role that social platforms play in disseminating information, with 39% of young people relying on these platforms for their news.
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Photo by James Baltz on Unsplash
Photo by James Baltz on Unsplash
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Greens/EFA call for a new strong pesticides reduction proposal

Commission President Ursula von der Leyen announced the withdrawal of the Sustainable use of Pesticides Regulation (SUR). The Greens/EFA call for a new strong proposal and will be pushing to see this proposal back on the agenda ahead of the elections.
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Deregulation threatens ecology and the organic sector

Members of the European Parliament will vote on new genetic engineering of plants. The agricultural industry is calling for the legislative proposal because of its alleged benefits, however, genetically modified plants are associated with a number of uncertainties and risks and could jeopardise biodiversity, our health, freedom of choice …
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EU 2040 climate target: Green/EFA push for phasing out all fossil fuels to make the EU climate neutral by 2040

The Commission presented their proposed 2040 climate target for the EU. It includes a 90 percent reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by the year 2040. The Greens/EFA Group is calling for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions reduction by the year 2040. The Commission is expected to present draft legislation at a later stage.
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Massard speaks against the threat of New Genomic Technique

MEP Massard raised farmers’ concerns, who are taking a stand against the adoption of New Genomic Techniques (NGTs), declaring it a betrayal of their aspirations for a dignified living. The fear that NGTs not only jeopardize the diversity and vitality of farming communities but also turn farmers into mere cogs in the machinery of profit-dr…
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Catalonia's Water Crisis: A sobering call for Climate action

EFA President Jordi Solé intervened in plenary today on the dire situation Catalonia is. With water reserves plummeting to a precarious 16% in internal basins, emergency conditions have been imposed on 6 million inhabitants, marking a critical juncture in the battle against water scarcity in what is the biggest drought in history.
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Closing the investment gap for Europe to lead the Just Transition

The panel discussion will take the measure of the investments needed in order to reach net-zero in 2050 and how to fund them to achieve a socially-just transition
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Plenary Flash 5 - 8 February 2024

On the agenda this week: EU 2040 Climate Targets, Farmers’ Protests, Plants obtained by certain new genomic techniques and their food and feed, Allegations of Russian interference in the democratic processes of the European Union, and Rule of law and media freedom in Greece.
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Greens/EFA welcome agreement on 50 billion aid package for Ukraine and call for revoking Viktor Orbán's voting rights

EU leaders have just got their act together and understood that Orbán only reacts to pressure. The good news is that the financial aid Ukraine so urgently needs will finally be paid out, and the country will be able to continue its fight against Russian aggression.
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Greek MEP Petros Kokkalis joins Greens/EFA Group from The Left

Greens/EFA Group wholeheartedly welcomed MEP Petros Kokkalis to the Group. He is the new Greens/EFA Group MEP in Greece. “Today, together with the Greens/EFA Group, we have the opportunity to play our part for a greener, safer Europe. We owe it to our youth and to the future of Greece to take bold action and build a more sustainable world…