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Windmills/ CC0 anna-jimenez-calaf
Opinion |

A new industrial revolution is coming - this time it will be green

A new industrial revolution is coming. And this time it will be green. The European Commission is expected to update the EU Industrial Strategy by the end of April 2021. Although we're still in the middle of the Covid-19 crisis, we see a chance to connect the recovery with the green transition and build a more sustainable economy and soci…
Press release |

Kosovo & Serbia Progress Reports: quote from Viola von Cramon MEP

The European Parliament will debate and vote on its position regarding the European Commission’s Progress Reports for Kosovo and Serbia. Viola von Cramon, Greens/EFA MEP and European Parliament rapporteur on Kosovo and shadow rapporteur on Serbia, comments:
Surveillance Cameras/CC0 Milosz Klinowski
Press release |

New rules make export of surveillance technology more difficult

Dual-use goods can be used for civilian and military purposes, including, for example, drones and computer technologies. The Dual-use Regulation will for the first time contain strict export controls for surveillance technology, due diligence obligations for EU governments and transparency provisions on the type of surveillance technology…
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The Time Is Now! Let's Greening the European Industry

The European Commission is expected to update the EU Industrial Strategy by the end of April 2021. Although we are still in the middle of the #Covid19​ crisis, we see a chance to connect the recovery with the green transition and build a more #sustainable​ economy and society. Transforming our industries is key to achieving that. It wi…
©vincent-ghilione
Event |

What did Canada and France do to fix their lobbying problem?

To protect the EU institutions from corruption, untransparent lobbying and the revolving door, some of the world’s strongest rules are in place. Credible transparency rules are important to preserve the trust of citizens in European political decisions. But we have to address the weaknesses in...
@Erich Westendarp
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Putting an end (at last) to glyphosate

In 18 months, the EU will have to decide whether it renews the approval for glyphosate to be sold on its market. Where are we at, with regards to the fight against this herbicide? Are Member-States going to approve its renewal, or has time come for a shift to alternatives?  Join our event to h...
European Council
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European Council Summit: quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

EU leaders will meet virtually for an EU Council Summit, to discuss among other things, the Covid-19 pandemic and vaccine roll out, and transatlantic relations with US President Joe Biden, who will join for part of the meeting. This summit is the first time EU leader sit together after China announced sanctions against several MEPs, inclu…
poland supreme court (CC BY 2.0) David Berkowitz
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Rule of Law Mechanism: quotes from Terry Reintke MEP & Daniel Freund MEP

MEPs will vote on a resolution on the EU's rule of law mechanism, which has been in place since January 1st. The mechanism is designed to hold Member States to account for breaches of the rule of law.
globe on grass ©Guillaume de Germain
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Greens/EFA condemn sanctions against MEPs by Chinese government

The Chinese government listed sanctions against Greens/EFA Member Reinhard Bütikofer and fellow MEPs Raphael Glucksmann, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Miriam Lexmann, and Michael Gahler and the Parliament's Human Rights Subcommittee, as well as Belgian Green MP Samuel Cogolati and MPs from the Netherlands and Lithuania and think tanks experts. The move…
Sunset over a crop field/ CC0 Federico Respini
Opinion |

We want a CAP that is fit for purpose!

Benoît Biteau Martin Häusling Tilly Metz
Opinion by Benoît Biteau & Martin Häusling & Tilly Metz
Much ado about nothing? That might well be the outcome of this « super trilogue » on the future CAP. We need an effective control mechanism for taxpayers' money and fair allocation of funds to support small farmers.