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Press release |

Jordi Solé calls for treaty changes

Today EFA Group President and COFOE member Jordi Solé urged the Parliament to dignify and honour the legacy of the conference on the Future of Europe.
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Press release |

Fit For 55: European Parliament rejects severely weakened Emission Trading System

MEPs from the Greens/EFA Group along with a progressive majority have successfully voted down a considerably weakened position on the EU Emissions Trading System, following efforts of the EPP Group and industry lobbies. The ETS file will now go back to the Environment Committee.
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Picture credit : Victor Moriyama
Aerial view of burnt Cerrado
Study |

Proposed EU regulation on deforestation and forest degradation

Our case study on EU soy and beef imports from South America shows that this narrow focus on protecting FAO “forests” could increase pressure on other precious ecosystems. As proposed, the legislation would leave three quarters of the Cerrado (79 million hectares) and a third of the Gran Chaco (32 million hectares) unprotected.
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Press release |

MEPs vote to end combustion engine by 2035

The automotive sector can, and should be one of the fastest sectors to decarbonise. The solutions are there and manufacturers are already racing to invest. The industry needs certainty. The European Parliament has shown clear support for the car industry to go fully electric by 2035.
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Press release |

European Parliament strengthens Commission's proposal on LULUCF

Members of the European Parliament have adopted the Land Use, Land Use Change and Forestry (LULUCF). The way we use land must be sustainable for both the climate and nature. Climate resilience in land use is key to building a carbon-neutral economy and achieving carbon negativity, to manage the climate crisis.
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Press release |

Abortion rights: Women’s lives at stake warns Diana Riba

Diana Riba i Giner warned about the global attack on abortion rights, highlighting that the US is far from being the only country facing threats and challenges when it comes to legislating abortions.
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Photo by Jacek Dylag on Unsplash
People crossing the street
Press release |

EU deal on minimum wage big step forward for workers’ rights

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Commission and Council reached an agreement on rules for minimum wages in the EU. The result of the trilogue negotiations is a big step forward to combat in-work poverty, the gender pay gap and wage inequality for workers all across the EU and the Greens/EFA Group welcome the results. Minimum wag…
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Press release |

Agreement on a common charger reached

This agreement seals the deal: In two years consumers in the EU will finally be able to charge all their mobile phones, tablets and digital cameras with the same USB-C charging cable. This will save resources, protect the environment and support consumers.
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©maria-teneva
Picture of a façade with banner Refugees welcome
Event |

European Parlamentarians with Mimmo Lucano Against Criminalization of Solidarity

Too many citizens and local authorities - like the the former mayor of Riace (Italy) - are facing prosecution and sentences for acting in solidarity with those seeking refuge in the EU. Three MEPs from progressive groups will travel to Riace beginning of June to show their support and speak out in an event organised with Mimmo Lucano.
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Opinion |

How the EU Digital Services Act can help fight disinformation online

Patrick Breyer
Opinion by Patrick Breyer
Disinformation is a powerful weapon in Russia’s war against Ukraine. Patrick Breyer MEP explains how the EU’s Digital Services Act plays an important role in the fight against disinformation.