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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.
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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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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
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
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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Airplane contrails
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.