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Press release |

Access to information: Five Greens/EFA MEPs launch legal action on vaccine contract transparency

Greens/EFA MEPs Margrete Auken, Kim van Sparrentak, Tilly Metz, Jutta Paulus, and Michele Rivasi submitted an application to the European Court of Justice against the European Commission, requesting access to key information on the Commission’s contracts with pharmaceutical companies on the purchase agreements of COVID-19 vaccines. This c…
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Press release |

Digital Services Act final trilogue

The negotiations on the Digital Services Act are entering the final round. The final trilogue is scheduled for today (Friday, 22 April).
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Policy Paper |

Inflation: the high price to pay for Europe’s dependence on fossil fuels

In the run-up to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, rising prices in the euro area were catalyzing a great amount of political attention. Inflation peaked to 5.1% in January and 5.9% in February, putting the European Central Bank (ECB) under the spotlight. Hawkish voices in the political arena, despite being the minority, got progressively loud…
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The digital person
Event |

The future of online advertising: innovative practices on the rise

Join our webinar on 19 April to discuss the future of online advertising. We'll discuss solutions to problems with the advertising market and surveillance-based advertising with our MEPs and guest speakers from leading tech companies.
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Press release |

Greens/EFA demand immediate investigation and a halt to the use of surveillance spyware

The latest Pegasus revelations exposed how Greens/EFA Group members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by the NSO Group’s surveillance spyware technology. Today (from 15:45), the European Parliament's Committee of Inquiry to investigate the use of the Pegasus and equivalent surveillance spyware will start its work.
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Press release |

EFA MEPs spied with Pegasus

Greens/EFA members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by PEGASUS, a University of Toronto report showed at least 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, lawyers, and journalists were victims of cyber espionage using Pegasus and Candiru spyware. The surveillance also affected their staff, families and relatives.
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News |

Debriefing of the April plenary session

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included Council and Commission statements on the IPCC report and on EU Protection of children and young people fleeing the war against Ukraine, conclusions of the European Council meeting of 24-25 March 2022, including the latest developments of the war against Ukraine and the EU sanctions again…
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Picture of Budapest - Hungary
Event |

The Hungarian vote and its implications for Europe

The outcome of the elections in Hungary on 3 April resulted in the current Prime Minister, Viktor Orbán, staying in office for another term. Join us live to discuss the outcome of these elections and the implications for the rest of Europe.
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Press release |

The humanitarian and human rights crisis in Afghanistan should not be forgotten

Today, Members of the European Parliament will vote on a resolution on the Situation in Afghanistan, in particular the situation of women’s rights. The situation has increasingly worsened since the Taliban takeover last year, with close to 25 million people currently in need of humanitarian aid and repression against women and girls has t…
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Opinion |

Only yes means yes! A new EU law on gender-based violence brings us closer to a feminist Europe

Terry Reintke
Opinion by Terry Reintke
This is a defining moment for equality in Europe. For the first time ever, there is a draft EU law to combat gender-based violence (GBV).