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Parliament votes to take Commission to court over inaction on breaches of the rule of law

The European Parliament has voted on a resolution paving the way to bring the European Commission to the European Court of Justice for inaction over the rule of law, as called for by the Greens/EFA Group. The EU's Rule of Law Mechanism, which has been in place since January the 1st this year, has yet to be triggered by the Commission over…
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G7/EU-US Summit: Greens/EFA call for global solidarity - Quotes from Philippe Lamberts & Ska Keller

On this morning's plenary debates in the European Parliament on the upcoming G7 meeting in Cornwall (11 to 13 June) and the EU-US-Summit (Brussels, 15 June), from 09:00-11:50, Philippe Lamberts MEP, and Ska Keller MEP, Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, comments.
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Decentralise Covid Recovery and Resilience plans, say MEPs

EFA MEPs are calling for regions and sub-state governments to play a much stronger role in the preparation and roll-out of the EU's multi-billion Euro funding to drive economic recovery in the aftermath of the Covid pandemic. They argue that decentralisation, both in terms of decision making ...
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Parliament vote on Andrej Babiš shows conflict of interest threat to EU decision making

Today, MEPs will vote on the conflict of interest of the Czech Prime Minister, Andrej Babiš. The vote, which was called for by the Greens/EFA Group, calls for action from both the Commission and Council on the on-going conflict of interest surrounding the Czech Prime Minister and his Agrofert group of companies. The Commission recently re…
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Vote on EU COVID Certificate that will bring back freedom of movement

With this certificate travellers will be able to show an app or paper at EU borders or to transport companies to show that they have been vaccinated or have recently tested negative or recently recovered from Covid-19. The certificate should not form the basis for new travel restrictions, but should make free movement of people across Eur…
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Animal Transport

The Greens-EFA have long called for investigation into the implementation of animal welfare rules in transport, and in 2020, the European Parliament finally created a Committee of Inquiry on the protection of animals during transport. The Greens-EFA group stands for a better protection of animals, and therefore adopts the following positi…
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Greens/EFA call for binding legislation to protect nature

The European Parliament will debate the Environment Committee report on the EU’s Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. The report calls for a legally binding EU Biodiversity Law. A number of amendments have been tabled that threaten to weaken the report. The Greens/EFA call on all members of the Parliament to vote down these amendments, and to …
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G7 Finance Ministers Meeting - quote from Sven Giegold MEP

The G7 finance ministers will meet in London to discuss a potential landmark agreement on tax cooperation for a minimum effective corporate tax rate. US President Joe Biden had proposed a rate of 21%. Previously, European leaders had discussed a rate of around only 10-12%.
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PLENARY FLASH 07-10 JUNE 2021

During the plenary session, the European Parliament will debate the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Digital COVID Certificate, the Recovery and Resiliance Fund, the repression in Belarus and many more...
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A discussion about men, masculinities and gender equality

What is the role of men in achieving equality and in eradicating gender-based violence in the EU? Join us for a discussion with outspoken feminist men, members of the European Parliament and experts from civil society organisations.