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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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Picture credit : Ari Beser - ICAN
Cover picture of the Treaty on the proliferation of nuclear weapons
Study |

A fresh breeze for nuclear disarmament in Europe?

With this study, we look to open up and renew the debate in the European Union on nuclear disarmament, at a time when the EU struggles to find its voice. The authors - Dr Erästö, Dr Meier, Dr Kütt and Maren Vieluf - succeed in opening new paths to explore for the EU to play a meaningful role in nuclear disarmament.
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Study |

Why should we make EU public procurement more transparent?

The aim of this study is to describe and analyse benefits and costs of increased transparency, interoperability, and machine-readability of public procurement data in the European Union. A special focus is given to the subsequent usage of machine learning algorithms in investigating fraud and corruption in public procurement.
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Letter |

Letter to President von der Leyen on Poland's recovery plan

Greens/EFA MEPs sent a letter to Commission President Ursula von der Leyen on Poland's Recovery Plan.
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Windmills during daytime / CC0 karsten-wurth
Windmills during daytime / CC0 karsten-wurth
Study |

Break out of the silo

As the results of the impact assessment evaluation of the Farm to Fork strategy conducted by the European Commission are under way, this study aims at providing a sound knowledge base of scientific evidence on the current socio-economic, health and environmental impacts of the current EU agricultural models.
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Cargo ship leaving Port Chalmers, New Zealand / CC0 Nareeta Martin
Study |

Seeking Progress Towards Climate-Supportive Trade

Greening the EU trade policy is an absolute requirement to achieve the emission reduction targets the EU has given itself. Trade agreements shape the economic relation between countries for decades to come, decades during which both the EU and NZ economy will have to be profoundly transformed. We cannot afford business as usual.
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Study |

The EU Commission has to cut funding to Hungary: the legal case

Today, we are calling for the European Commission to trigger the new Rule of Law Conditionality Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2020/2092 with respect to Hungary. Specifically, we are calling on the Commission to issue a written notification to the government of Hungary pursuant to Article 6 (1) of the Regulation, the first step in a process tha…
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Letter |

Alternatives to short-haul flights in the European Union

Considering that within the EU, a significant amount of short-haul flights are cross-border, that their environmental impact is significant, and that in many instances there are sustainable alternatives, we believe the Commission should take action to inform consumers, and help and motivate them in making more sustainable choices.
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EU flags in front of Commission building
Letter |

Greens/EFA letter to Ms Von der Leyen and Mr Timmermans on Fit for 2030 package

For the Greens/EFA, the launch of the “Fit for 2030 Package” will be a make or break moment for the implementation of the European Green Deal. It is now time to turn objectives and strategies into binding legislation, to honour our climate and energy commitments, to live up to the European Green Deal’s oath to ‘do no harm’ and to ensure a…
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Policy Paper |

Green European Space Policy

For us, the role of earth observation in the space sector is important because measuring and fighting climate change is the key task for humanity in the upcoming decades. We want to make sure that access to and the exploration of space - whether through astronautical activities or astronomical observations - does not just remain the privi…
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Policy Paper |

Bold social ambition must drive the recovery

The pandemic has laid bare, and in many cases worsened, deep rifts in our societies. As we emerge from this difficult and painful period, we should take a moment to reflect on what kind of future we want to create. Coming out of this crisis cannot mean a return to business as usual: We need ambition and solidarity to tackle social injusti…