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Opinion |

Europe – Don’t fall into the (gas) trap!

Ciarán Cuffe Jutta Paulus Marie Toussaint
Opinion by Ciarán Cuffe & Jutta Paulus & Marie Toussaint
European institutions are discussing the future of Europe’s energy. Current rules pre-date the Paris Agreement and the Green Deal, making it impossible to achieve carbon neutrality objectives by 2050. This revision will decide how fossil fuels are financed and consequently, the place given to renewable energy in Europe.
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Live Webinar: Housing is for all

From Budapest to Barcelona, Greens in local and national government have been working to find long-term solutions to the growing homelessness crisis, often drawing inspiration from pioneering policies from around the world, such as housing first, and calling for a shift in understanding and response...
Opinion |

From Afghan war refugee to refugee rights campaigner

Escaping war-torn Afghanistan, Syed saw little humanity during his dangerous journey to Italy. But then, the kindness of a pizza chef and an Italian teacher inspired him to stay, complete his University degree and fight for refugee rights.
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Hungary: Government must scrap law targeting LGBTIQ community

The Hungarian Parliament has just voted through new rules that would ban teaching of LGBTIQ education and literature, advertisements and other materials, deemed by the government to be promoting LGBTIQ rights, under the guise of "protecting children". The ruling Fidesz party proposals echo similar legislation in Russia, aimed at singling …
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the successful votes on the EU Biodiversity Strategy, the adoption of the EU Digital COVID Certificates, the result to temporarily waiver the TRIPS agreement on Covid-19 vaccines and the vote to take the Commission to court for their lack of action in cases of rule of law violations by m…
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Green European Space Policy

For us, the role of earth observation in the space sector is important because measuring and fighting climate change is the key task for humanity in the upcoming decades. We want to make sure that access to and the exploration of space - whether through astronautical activities or astronomical observations - does not just remain the privi…
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Bold social ambition must drive the recovery

The pandemic has laid bare, and in many cases worsened, deep rifts in our societies. As we emerge from this difficult and painful period, we should take a moment to reflect on what kind of future we want to create. Coming out of this crisis cannot mean a return to business as usual: We need ambition and solidarity to tackle social injusti…
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The EU must protect its forests, not destroy them

Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg Martin Häusling Ville Niinistö Marie Toussaint
Opinion by Anna Deparnay-Grunenberg & Martin Häusling & Ville Niinistö & Marie Toussaint
As the European Union is grappling to respond to the twin crises of climate and biodiversity breakdown, one thing has become clear: we need healthy forests to protect and restore nature and the global climate.
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MEPs call for lifting of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines

MEPs have adopted a Green amendment expressing clear support for a temporary lifting of intellectual property rights on Covid-19 vaccines and other related medical products. The resolution on Meeting the Global Covid-19 challenge also calls for increased production and manufacturing capacity in developing countries.
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National Recovery Plans must work towards aims of Green Deal

The European Parliament is voting on the European Parliament’s Scrutiny on the ongoing assessment by the Commission and the Council of the national recovery and resilience plans, as requested by the Greens/EFA Group. The recovery plans are part of the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) for recovery following the Coronavirus pandemic. …