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Euro bank notes / CC0 Markus Spiske
Euro bank notes / CC0 Markus Spiske
Study |

An EP-ECB interinstitutional agreement on monetary policy

To inform the deliberations of the EP facing the ECB, this reports provides a legal and political analysis of existing accountability practices, while outlining scope for improvement, both by means of an IIA as well as through non-formal changes to ECB-EP interactions.
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Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
Wind turbines in a field/ CC0 Alex Eckermann
Study |

Accelerating the European renewable energy transition

This research study, undertaken by LUT University and commissioned by the Greens/EFA, presents a first of its kind technology-rich, multi-sectoral, multi-regional cost optimisation driven analyses of energy transition pathways for the EU and its member states.
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Letter |

Public consultation on new genetic modification techniques

Greens/EFA MEPs write to express their views on the European Commission’s plan to introduce a separate legislation for genetically modified (GM) plants produced by certain “new genomic techniques”. Greens/EFA oppose the introduction of separate legislation for products of new genetic modification (GM) techniques such as targeted mutagenes…
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Credit picture ESA
Satellite picture of Amazon rainforest
Study |

Tracking down products linked to deforestation

In this report, Kayrros, a geospatial analytics company from France, argues that satellite-based remote sensing technologies can support both operators and competent authorities in the implementation of the upcoming EU legislation on deforestation-free products. The operating costs of remote sensing technologies are expected to be managea…
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Lifting of European colours by the Eurocorps © European Union 2018 - Source : EP
Lifting of European colours by the Eurocorps © European Union 2018 - Source : EP
Position Paper |

European Security Union

The EU needs a modern, credible and effective security and defence policy, capable of responding rapidly to challenges. Now is the time to step up our ambition to realise these goals.
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Study |

Gender Impact Evaluation of the Recovery, Resilience and Transformation Plan for Spain

This study quantifies the impact of the Spanish Recovery and Resilience Facilities (RRF) funds on gender equality. This assessment indicates that the impact of the funds on gender equality will be rather moderate. The study also indicates that the “new economy”, after COVID-19, will be more skilled, digital and green.
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Solidarity rainbows during corona in leeds_Uk @dan burton
Solidarity rainbows during corona in leeds_Uk @dan burton
Study |

Gender Impact Evaluation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan for Italy

This report aims to evaluate the gender impact of the Italian Resilience and Recovery Plan (IT RRP) in view of three possible scenarios: the possibility that this facility may worsen the current gender gap in Italy; that it may restore the gender gap that existed before the pandemic; or rather that it may significantly reduce it with rea…
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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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© Picture credits: PEXELS - PHOTO BY RODNAE PRODUCTION
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.