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© Picture credits: ERIK MARQUARDT
Refugees walking in a field
Study |

Addressing the violation of fundamental rights at the external borders of the European Union

Violations of fundamental rights at the external borders, including pushbacks and violence committed towards third country nationals, have been well-reported and documented by journalists and NGOs. This study looks at infringement proceedings and conditionality in EU funding instruments.
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Solidarity
Study |

Resilience and Resistance - a case study

Acting in solidarity with migrants and refugees in the EU has been difficult for years. Our study found that between January 2021 and March 2022, no less than 89 people have been criminalised for helping migrants and refugees. The EU must take immediate action to fight against the crackdown on solidarity and prevent the criminalisation of…
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Picture credit : Victor Moriyama
Aerial view of burnt Cerrado
Study |

Proposed EU regulation on deforestation and forest degradation

Our case study on EU soy and beef imports from South America shows that this narrow focus on protecting FAO “forests” could increase pressure on other precious ecosystems. As proposed, the legislation would leave three quarters of the Cerrado (79 million hectares) and a third of the Gran Chaco (32 million hectares) unprotected.
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People standing under solar panels/science-in-hd
People standing under solar panels/science-in-hd
Policy Paper |

GREENS/EFA proposal for a new Energy Transition Facility

An accelerated energy transition is key to EU independence from Russian Energy and doubling down on the EU's climate goals as well as reaping the socio-economic benefits of secure and affordable energy.
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Letter |

Greens/EFA MEPs write to EU Commission on minimum tax

On 19 May, the European Parliament passed its opinion on the directive on minimum effective taxation by a large majority. Greens/EFA can no longer accept that the implementation of the internationally agreed OECD pillar 2 is watered down and delayed in the Union because of individual Member States who put their narrow interests before th…
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© European Union 2019 - Source : EP
European Parliament Brussels © European Union 2019 - Source : EP
Letter |

Greens/EFA co-Presidents call on the Parliament to ban access of Russian state-affiliated lobbyists

"Ending Russian influence in Europe starts at home, which is why we kindly urge the Parliament to immediately revoke the accreditation of Russian state-affiliated entities - like Gazprom, Rusatom, Lukoil & others - to the Parliament.” said Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts in a letter addressed to EP President Roberta Metsola.
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Policy Paper |

Review of the 15-point action plan

The Greens consider that an overhauled trade policy with a review of the TSD chapters at its core should combine rather than juxtapose the goal of optimizing market opportunities with scaling up sustainability practices across the board in conformity with the Sustainable Development Goals.
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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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Study |

Reducing the true cost of cotton T-shirts

Clothes are a basic human necessity but also a popular form of individual expression. However, the garment industry is also associated with negative impacts on people and the planet. Through this report, the Greens/EFA want to raise awareness, impose high environmental standards, and improve labour conditions in the value chains of the ga…
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Letter |

Letter to Commission President von der Leyen on the approval of Poland's RRP

As attached documents clearly indicate, the many and deep shortcomings of the current draft laws, which fail to adress the ECJ demands as well as the latest actions carried out by the Government of the Republic of Poland since the war started in Ukraine all point to a fundamental lack of goodwill which in our view does not warrant an appr…