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© European Union 2019 - Source : EP
European Parliament Brussels © European Union 2019 - Source : EP
Letter |

Greens/EFA Group propose transparency and integrity measures

The recent events and revelations exposing the weaknesses of our Institution to corruption, bribery and foreign interference need to be addressed through specific and ambitious measures. Transparency and public oversight are imperative for a functioning democracy strongly anchored in the rule of law and we need to act now. Greens/EFA addr…
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© Picture credits: Michael Held
Small scale fisheries
Study |

Income diversification opportunities and access to EU funding for small-scale fishers in the EU

The small-scale fisheries (SSF) sector accounts for about 63% of the vessels in the EU commercial fleet, representing a key driver for the development of the blue economy of coastal communities. Despite its relevance for coastal communities, there is a lack of data on SSF which hampers an understanding of the real trends and socio-economi…
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Tenerife blue chaffinch Fringilla teydea / Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble / Flickr CC BY 2.0
Tenerife blue chaffinch Fringilla teydea / Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble / Flickr CC BY 2.0
Policy Paper |

Greens/EFA demands for COP15 of the Convention for Biological Diversity (CBD)

The COP15 in Montreal from 7 to 19 December must deliver a New Deal For Nature. Read our demands for the UN's Convention for Biological Diversity here.
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Iceberg / CC0 Annie Spratt
Iceberg / CC0 Annie Spratt
Study |

Climate risks and debt sustainability

Read our study on the impact climate change has on debt sustainability. It investigates the trade-off between increasing deficit, with a faster climate change reduction, and a more conservative approach, with slower adaption to climate change.
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Traffic light sign underwater CCO kelly-sikkema
Traffic light sign underwater CCO kelly-sikkema
Policy Paper |

Greens/EFA demands for COP27

  These are the Greens/EFA’s demands for the COP27 in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt:   The EU must step up its climate action to limit Global warming to 1,5 degrees, in accordance with the Paris Agreement; must update its nationally Determined Contributions by COP27 so ...
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©Rebecca Cruz (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
Pay your fair share
Policy Paper |

The Roadmap Towards a Green Tax Fix

We know there can be tax justice in the EU. But for this, we need the EU to be brave. An EU that we can be proud of is an EU that does not surrender to the powers of billionaires and multinationals. It is one that ensures that the people and the planet are at the core of all its decisions, not profit.
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Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash
European flag / CC0 Markus Spiske
Position Paper |

Reforming EU macroeconomic governance

With the upcoming revision of the Stability and Growth Pact, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament adopted its position on an ambitious reform of the EU economic governance framework.
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Policy Paper |

Extraordinary profits mean extraordinary taxes

As Greens/EFA, we have been asking for an ambitious and coordinated approach to ensure the fair redistribution of the extraordinary profits of large corporations across Europe and we are now seeing the first steps of our demands come to life, but we cannot stop. A windfall tax strategy that applies to all sectors is not just needed, it is…
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©annie-spratt
trees©annie-spratt
Study |

Ecological Forestry In Europe

This report advances principles for such an ecosystem-based forest management. It outlines how these principles can be put into practice, including examples of forests that have transformed to this model. Finally, the report discusses how EU policies can support the transition.
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Lady Justice Statue - iStock.com/MarkusBeck
Lady Justice Statue - iStock.com/MarkusBeck
Study |

Systemic problems, systemic infringements : the case of Hungary

In this paper we analyse the independence of the Hungarian judiciary, and argue that Hungary is not a rule of law state, the judiciary does not operate according to the principles of constitutional democracy. We also show how judicial capture affects all segments of the public sphere, illustrated by the examples of academic freedom, med…