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Greens/EFA call for increased action and ambition on climate

The Fit for 55 climate package was debated in the European Parliament against the background of the IPCC climate report and this summer's flood and heat disasters. The measures presented in July’s climate package must be implemented sooner than targeted by the Commission.
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A New and European Bauhaus to Face the Climate Crisis

The Commission's NEB initiative can give a pivotal contribution to the fight against the climate emergency, but only if it follows guiding principles such as sustainability, transdisciplinarity and inclusivity and if it is genuinely European. As Greens/EFA MEPs we give the Commission indications of tangible goals to achieve in order to do…
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Afghanistan: EU has a responsibility to support refugees & resettlement

Members of the European Parliament debate the situation in Afghanistan and will vote on a resolution on Thursday. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the European Union to ensure the protection of those fleeing Afghanistan through evacuation, the issuance of humanitarian visas and an increase in humanitarian aid.
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EU must stand in solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

The European Parliament has debated the situation in Afghanistan, discussing what the European Union’s response should be following the Taliban takeover. MEPs discussed the EU’s humanitarian response and the need for a strong EU role in helping resettle refugees. EFA Group Presiden...
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Plenary Flash 13-16 September 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the situation in Afghanistan, the annual state of the European Union, gender-based violence, media freedom and further deterioration of the Rule of law in Poland, Fit for 55 package, LGBTIQ rights in the EU,...
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Fit for 55 in light of IPCC report

The Greens/EFA Group has written to the Commission President and Vice-President Frans Timmermans calling for a massive step up in the pace of concrete climate action.
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Press release |

Regret over closure of Valencia port petition

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament has expressed regret that the Parliament's Petitions Committee has decided to close a petition concerning expansion of the port of Valencia. As such the committee will not look into the complaint of a private citizen on the pro...
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Event |

How do we shape and grow green data centres and digital infrastructures?

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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Publication |

A fresh breeze for nuclear disarmament in Europe?

With this study, we look to open up and renew the debate in the European Union on nuclear disarmament, at a time when the EU struggles to find its voice. The authors - Dr Erästö, Dr Meier, Dr Kütt and Maren Vieluf - succeed in opening new paths to explore for the EU to play a meaningful role in nuclear disarmament.
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Afghanistan: Greens/EFA call for continuation of evacuations, humanitarian visas & aid

Last night, US troops left Afghanistan. Today, EU Interior Ministers will meet to discuss the situation in the country. Greens/EFA call on EU Interior Ministers to advocate for further evacuations, humanitarian visas and humanitarian aid. EU governments must live up to their responsibility and continue evacuations and not abandon people i…