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Greens/EFA letter to Ms Von der Leyen and Mr Timmermans on Fit for 2030 package

For the Greens/EFA, the launch of the “Fit for 2030 Package” will be a make or break moment for the implementation of the European Green Deal. It is now time to turn objectives and strategies into binding legislation, to honour our climate and energy commitments, to live up to the European Green Deal’s oath to ‘do no harm’ and to ensure a…
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Opinion |

Our groceries shouldn’t cost the earth: How EU consumption causes the destruction of the rainforest

Marie Toussaint
Opinion by Marie Toussaint
A new EU law to stop Europe's complicity in global deforestation is in the pipeline. Time is running out. We need a strong law that effectively bans products linked to the destruction of forests and other ecosystems. The rainforest can’t wait any longer, writes Marie Toussaint MEP.
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How do we shape and grow a green tech sector?

Digital and new technologies could be the key for the European Union to become climate neutral by 2050. Now, it’s Europe’s job to make sure that the green and digital transformation go hand-in-hand and do not work against each other.  The European Commission has pledged to push f...
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Opinion |

Reinforce rights, not racism!

Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Opinion by Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield
Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield MEP in conversation with Laurence Meyer, from the Digital Freedom Fund, about the dangers of the increasing use of biometric mass surveillance - both within the EU and outside it, as well as the impact it can have on the lives of people who are already being discriminated against.
Photo by Gozha Net on Unsplash
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CAP: Agreement falls far short of Green Deal goals

Negotiations were concluded on the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) for the years 2023 to 2027. The agreement by representatives of the European Parliament, Council and Commission falls far short of the promises of the Green Deal to use less pesticides, protect the environment, climate and biodiversity and to promote organic farming. The …
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European Climate Law: Not enough to meet Paris climate targets

MEPs will vote on the first ever European Climate Law. The main tenet of the European Climate Law is the target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. This calculation, however, includes carbon sinks such as forests and wetlands. If these natural CO2 reservoirs are deducted, the climate target shrinks to only 52.8%. The climat…
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Slovenian PM blockage of European Public Prosecutor must end – quotes from Saskia Bricmont & Daniel Freund

On the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, MEPs will debate the nominations for the European Public Prosecutor's Office (EPPO) in Slovenia. The debate follows attempts by Prime Minister Janša to block the Slovenian candidates for Deputy Prosecutor to the EPPO's office from moving forward.
European Council
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European Council Summit – Quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

Ahead of today's European Council Summit of heads of state and government, Greens/EFA Group President Philippe Lamberts MEP, comments: "The EU is based on fundamental rights, dignity, equality, the rule of law, human rights and respect for minorities. But these principles are being tramp...
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No fossil fuels or nuclear power in the Public Sector Loan Facility of the Just Transition Fund

Today, the European Parliament will debate and then vote on the agreement on the Public Sector Loan Facility of the Just Transition Mechanism. The scheme is a building block of the Just Transition Fund. Through EU grants of around €1.5 billion, in combination with loans from the European Investment Bank of €10 billion, the Public Sector L…
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The new European Climate Law breaks the EU’s Paris Agreement promises

Michael Bloss
Opinion by Michael Bloss
The compromise climate target in the EU Climate Law will not meet the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement. We can’t endorse a climate law that breaks all our climate promises, writes Micha Bloss MEP, Greens/EFA negotiator on the European Climate Law.