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Picture of forest
Letter |

Call for a strong and ambitious EU Regulation on nature protection

Given the recent developments and the interventions of several stakeholders, the undersigned MEPs are reiterating their call for a strong and ambitious EU Regulation on nature restoration. They welcome the Commission’s efforts to establish legally binding obligations on EU member states, spanning the period until 2050. In their view, thes…
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Raimond Spekking (CC BY-SA 4.0)
Wheat fields in Ukraine
Letter |

Food Security in light of Russia’s war in Ukraine and Strengthening the Farm to Fork Strategy

For the Greens/EFA Group, the war in Ukraine and the associated geopolitical repercussions are a reason to strengthen our commitment to the European Farm to Fork and Biodiversity strategies, as they are crucial to the future and the sustainability and security of our food system.
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Policy Paper |

How to prevent Russian oligarchs from abusing EU structures to hide their wealth

Greens/EFA MEPs working on tax evasion and money laundering have today released a series of proposals to prevent Russian oligarchs from abusing EU structures to hide their wealth.
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Letter |

Actions for the EU energy transition following the Russian aggression

An area impacted by the Russian aggression is the energy policy of the Union, highlighting the urgent need to end the dependence on Russian energy imports. Here are six Greens/EFA calls to address the short to long-term effects of the Russian aggression on the EU energy policy, which we hope you will take into account in your upcoming Com…
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Study |

Impacts of the use of biometric and behavioural mass surveillance technologies on Human Rights and the Rule of Law

Public authorities justify the implementation and further development of biometric and behavioural technology as a need that requires no discussion, in order to fight terrorism and ensure security. This study includes a summary of the legal framework that regulates the use of such technologies, in addition to an analysis of the ways in wh…
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© Picture credits: UNSPLASH - MJ HARU
Picture of appartment buildings
Study |

My home is an asset class

In this report by Daniela Gabor and Sebastian Kohl, we explore the growing importance of institutional landlords such as Blackstone, focusing in particular on the mechanisms through which European legislation has accommodated their strategies to transform housing into asset classes. We use data to map the complex financial ecosystem behin…
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Study |

Paris aligned EU external action for a climate just world for all

The study - commissioned by the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament - shows how the European Green Deal can be mobilised to secure an EU foreign policy aligned with the Paris Agreement and capable of accelerating the transition towards a climate-just world for all.
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CC Heine Christiansen
Bee Red Flower
Policy Paper |

EU nature restoration law

The biodiversity crisis is upon us. One million species are threatened with extinction and the vast majority will be affected within the current human generation. A global target for the restoration of degraded ecosystems is envisaged to be adopted at the COP15 international conference on biodiversity in Kunming in 2022. To achieve the in…
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Study |

Digital technologies in Europe

This study highlights the resounding impact of digital technology and the IT sector on our environment. It deconstructs the notion that the digital world is light and dematerialised - “virtual”, “in the clouds” - and that it has no impact on the physical world.
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Phone Repair. Circular Economy
Letter |

MEPs send a letter to the European Commission on a European repair score

According to an EU-wide poll, 74% of Europeans surveyed want environmental labels on electronic devices, while 90% of Europeans surveyed think that durability is important when choosing a new electronic device. One main barrier to consumers willing to purchase durable and reparable products was the lack of clear and comparable information…