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European Parliament needs to send strong message to Member States that abortion rights are human rights

The European Parliament will debate a report on Sexual and reproductive health and rights in the EU, in the frame of women's health. The adoption of this report shows the European Parliament is fully committed to protect and promote SRHR. The report also denounces that some Member States still have highly restrictive laws prohibiting abor…
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EFA welcomes pardons for Catalan leaders, but recalls that the political conflict is not over

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has welcomed the announcement by the Spanish government of pardons for Catalan leaders imprisoned for their role in organising a peaceful and democratic referendum on self-determination in 2017. EFA Group President Jordi Solé...
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Catalonia: Greens/EFA welcomes “pardons” as a first step towards a political solution

The Spanish Government has announced pardons for the nine Catalan political leaders for their participation in the Catalan referendum in 2017. The Greens/EFA welcome this decision that comes after a disproportionate judicial sentence and almost four years of unfair imprisonment.
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Rule of Law: Article 7 discussions shows urgent need for action

EU Ministers discussed the Article 7 procedures for failings on the rule of law against the governments of Hungary and Poland in the General Affairs Council. The Greens/EFA Group are calling for the Council to come out with recommendations for both Hungary and Poland on how to improve the situation around the rule of law. Last week the Hu…
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Why we need to oppose the EU-Mercosur trade deal to protect sustainable agriculture in Europe

Anna Cavazzini Yannick Jadot
Opinion by Anna Cavazzini & Yannick Jadot
The EU’s proposed trade deal with Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay offers no assurances that imported products will comply with our environmental or food safety standards.
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Is making the EU a champion of green ships a utopia

Gathered around experts, we invite you to discuss the solution to reduce maritime transport impacts on the sea by developing a European green ship industry. In the post-covid context, The EU underlined the necessity to enhance resilience, sovereignty and to re-industrialised Europe. We believe th...
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The Future of Europe: building the change we need

It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity for us to put forward game-changing policy and actively shape our political future. The Greens/EFA Group are kickstarting the democratic process by organising an event with the voices that matter the most: yours.
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Conference on the Future of Europe: A moment for change?

Press briefing - Recent spats over foreign policy, rule of law, climate and migration show the urgent need for reform of how the EU operates. But, will the long-awaited Conference deliver change and be a success?
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Say it loud, say it clear, refugees are welcome here!

Barcelona was shaken by mass public demonstrations in loud support of refugees and asylum seekers. Júlia Trias, from the Barcelona Councillor's Office for Citizens’ Rights, writes about how the city is developing cutting edge projects to assist those who fall through the gaps.
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CoFoE – Historic opportunity to ensure the EU fully reflects Europe’s diversity

The EU is about much more than 27 member states. It is a mosaic of peoples and cultures willing to share the present and construct a common, better future. Europe needs to adapt so that it can properly reflect citizens’ legitimate demands for democratic change within member states.