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What Would You Do In A World Without Violence?

We are asking for EU legislation on Gender Based Violence. When we asked you: What you would do in a world without violence? Almost every second answer was: “Go for a walk after sunset.” “Walk alone at night, not fearing for my life.” “Walking at night with no fear.” “I’d never be scared to walk alone at night.” “I’d have more c…
Child holding a balloon during a climate march/ CC0 Mika Baumeister
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The case for a European Climate Change Council

Why we need a European Climate Change Council to ensure the European Climate Law works.
© Photo European Parliament
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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism, Corporate due diligence, the Equal Treatment in Employment report, the LGBTI Freedom Zone, the Polish, Hungarian and Slovenian governments’ attempts to silence free media and the new Fisheries Control Regulation.
©igor-ovsyannykov
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Regions must play key role in Europe's recovery

Catalan MEP Jordi Solé has called on the European Commission to ensure that regional and local governments are at the heart of Europe’s plans for economic recovery following the Covid-19 crisis. The EU is putting together a Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) of some 672.5 billion...
© Stefano Corso
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Government attempts to silence free media in Poland, Hungary & Slovenia

The European Parliament will debate Government attempts to silence free media in Poland, Hungary and Slovenia. In Hungary, almost all press outlets are controlled by groups or individuals close to the ruling Fidesz party; in Poland, the government has replaced key figures in the public broadcaster and is making it harder for independent o…
PD
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Businesses must be held accountable for human rights & environmental abuses

The European Parliament will vote on an ambitious legislative initiative on corporate responsibility and accountability. The Commission is expected to propose a binding due diligence law for all companies operating in the European market by June. In its report, the EP is calling for binding rules for companies that will have to identify a…
© Aaron Kohr
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Free pass to pollute holds future of industry & planet hostage

The European Parliament has voted in favour of a new Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism. For the Greens/EFA group, the introduction of a fair carbon border adjustment mechanism should not only honour our climate commitments but also to help to rebuild a secure and innovative European industrial base that generates new jobs. The revenues f…
Opinion |

State of emergency at the French-Italian border

The European border and coast guard agency (FRONTEX) has allegedly assisted and took part in pushbacks of asylum seekers into the sea, which is contrary to the international law and to the Geneva Convention. While we obtained the implementation of an inquiry into the agency’s actions at the EU’s external borders, we do not forget that EU …
Sasha Popovic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
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EFA reaction to waiving immunity of Catalan MEPs

"Ultimately, Catalonia’s future will be determined by the people of Catalonia" - Solé The EFA Group in the European Parliament has responded to the outcome of a vote in the European Parliament to lift the parliamentary immunity of three Catalan MEPs involved in Catalonia...
European Union
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Conference on the Future of Europe

The Presidents of the European Commission, Council and Parliament, will sign a joint declaration kicking off the process for the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Conference will be the first opportunity at comprehensive reform of the EU in more than a decade. It will include randomly selected citizens' assemblies as a key component…