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Position papers include all papers formally adopted by our Group and thus representing our official position on major issues. Policy papers gather all briefings, brochures, statements from working groups or other Group bodies which have not been submitted to a vote but reflect a more technical position on specific topics. Studies are reports commissioned to experts and are accompanied most of the time with our political recommendations. For information and transparency purposes, we also publish here all Group letters sent to the other institutions or representatives

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Policy Paper |

Greens/EFA demands for COP26

  These are the Greens/EFA’s demands for the COP26 in Glasgow:   We have to keep the 1.5 pathway within reach. Most countries’ emissions are still rising – this trend needs to be reversed. All countries and all sectors must urgently raise their ambi...
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Solar panels on a roof - picture credit Bill Mead on Unsplash
Study |

The socio-economic impacts of renewable energy in EU regions

The Climate Law and its strengthened 2030 greenhouse gas reduction target requires a substantial acceleration of RES deployment in the EU in the next years. Ensuring socio-economic benefits for local communities will be key to the social and political acceptability of this rapid energy transition. ...
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Study |

Biometric and behavioural mass surveillance in EU Member states

The aim of this report is to establish a problematised overview of what we know about what is currently being done in Europe when it comes to remote biometric identification (RBI), and to assess in which cases we could potentially fall into forms of biometric mass surveillance.
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Policy Paper |

Frequently Asked Questions on EU arms exports

Arms are not like any other export goods. Their export needs to be regulated carefully. Currently, export decisions for arms produced in the EU are made at national level. This document created with support of SaferGlobe will provide answers to your questions
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Study |

The future of online advertising

Our digital world today is recording and tracking user’s every move, creating detailed profiles of users to show them relevant adverts targeted at their interests. It has not always been this way in the online world. This report explores concerns surrounding the practice of tracking-based advertising today and examines in detail the most …
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Study |

Nature as an asset class: the new EU financial market on biodiversity destruction

This report by Frédéric Hache aims to explain the concept of ‘natural capital’ as a new framing of nature in which it is considered as a list of services benefiting humans. It also explains what biodiversity offset markets are, how they were developed and how they could look in the European context. Finally, it explores alternatives to th…
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Letter |

OECD minimum corporate tax rate negotiations

Ahead of the Plenary meeting of the OECD Inclusive Framework where countries are expected to agree on a final tax deal to impose a minimum effective tax rate on the largest multinationals, the Greens/EFA Group urges the countries around the table to not bend to the pressure of tax havens and raise the bar of the final agreement. A strong…
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Letter |

An ecological approach to connectivity

Ahead of the publication of the Path to the Digital Decade Policy Programme, Greens/EFA want to raise the Commission's attention on the importance for the digital transition to promote the green transition. It is essential that the European Commission adopt measures that will include an ecological approach to connectivity, make an efficie…
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Letter |

A New and European Bauhaus to Face the Climate Crisis

The Commission's NEB initiative can give a pivotal contribution to the fight against the climate emergency, but only if it follows guiding principles such as sustainability, transdisciplinarity and inclusivity and if it is genuinely European. As Greens/EFA MEPs we give the Commission indications of tangible goals to achieve in order to do…
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State of the Union debate
Letter |

Fit for 55 in light of IPCC report

The Greens/EFA Group has written to the Commission President and Vice-President Frans Timmermans calling for a massive step up in the pace of concrete climate action.