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Lady Justice Statue - iStock.com/MarkusBeck
Lady Justice Statue - iStock.com/MarkusBeck
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Systemic problems, systemic infringements : the case of Hungary

In this paper we analyse the independence of the Hungarian judiciary, and argue that Hungary is not a rule of law state, the judiciary does not operate according to the principles of constitutional democracy. We also show how judicial capture affects all segments of the public sphere, illustrated by the examples of academic freedom, med…
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EFA MEPs propose the creation of an action protocol against cyber espionage

EFA MEPs Diana Riba and Jordi Solé intervened this morning in the committee of inquiry on Pegasus as victims, to explain their own espionage cases.
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Mahsa Jina Amini poster
Press release |

MEPs condemn violent crackdown on protests, urge Iran respect fundamental rights

The European Parliament voted on a resolution on the repression of women's rights protesters in Iran. The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the death of Mahsa Jina Amini, and all victims of unrestrained violence of security forces. The Greens/EFA call on the Council and Commission to apply pressure to the Iranian authorities to immediately stop…
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Photo by Li-An Lim on Unsplash
Climate protest
Press release |

Greens/EFA Group call for addition & long term solutions to tackle energy, climate & social crises

A majority of the European Parliament missed the opportunity to send a strong signal on the energy price crisis. The Greens/EFA call to increase the windfall tax on fossil energy companies and extend it to other sectors did not receive a majority. We need an EU solidarity fund to tackle the energy crisis and protect small businesses and v…
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News |

Jordi Solé calls for more humanitarian aid in Pakistan

EFA MEP Jordi Solé intervened in plenary to discuss the aftermath of the floodings in Pakistan, and the alarming signs this represents for climate change.
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Legalise stealing money - Thumbnail
Legalise stealing money - Thumbnail
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Hungary: How to legalise stealing EU money

How did Viktor Orbán manage to legalise a decade of stealing EU money? Greens/EFA MEP Gwendoline Delbos-Corfield explains it in one minute.
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© European Union 2022 - Source : EP
Niklass Nienass
Press release |

Essential support for regions taking in refugees from the war in Ukraine - Quote from Niklas Nienass MEP

Today, MEPs will vote on the Flexible Assistance to Territories (FAST CARE) package of support for EU regions affected by the war in Ukraine and the COVID 19 pandemic. FAST CARE will see added flexibility for EU structural funds to be used to support regions in their efforts to assist those fleeing the war in Ukraine.
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USB-C charger
Press release |

A great victory for consumers and the environment

The European Parliament gave the final green light on the common charger. The common charger will introduce the USB-C as standard charging cable for everything from mobile phones to laptops and e-readers. This is a triumph for the environment as well as a triumph for consumers
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Photo by Ray Harrington on Unsplash
Hungarian parliament building
Press release |

Commission must not rubber stamp away the rule of law in Hungary

MEPs will debate proposals by the Commission to protect the EU budget from systemic corruption in Hungary in public procurement, under the rule of law conditionality mechanism. The Commission appears to be moving toward deeming anti-corruption proposals by the Hungarian government satisfactory enough to suggest for the Council to end the …
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Publication |

New ‘Pandemic-level’ Solidarity Fund needed in the face of pan-EU energy crisis & war

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament therefore calls on the Commission to adopt proposals for the establishment of an EU Solidarity Fund based on joint borrowing and grants to Member states on the scale of the pandemic recovery fund, addressing high energy prices and the climate emergency