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Marine protection and fishing

Biodiversity Summit COP15: Agreement on More Biodiversity Protection

In December 2022, more than 190 countries adopted the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework at a global biodiversity summit (COP 15). This is a landmark agreement that will steer the global action on biodiversity until 2030. While it is historic that countries were able to make an agreement in the…

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Marine protection and fishing

On a mission in Croatia: Action for more Marine and Nature Protection

From September 19 to 22, I visited Croatia to get an idea of the marine protected areas in a Mediterranean country and to see to what extent the EU decisions regarding marine protection are implemented on the ground. I met with NGOs to talk about the challenges but also successes in marine and…

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Announcement: Presidency of Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

We have little over a year left until the next European elections campaign is going to kick off. However, for me it is clear that after three great terms, I will not run again at the next European Elections. I want to make sure that the new person in charge, preparing this group for the times ahead,…

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Support Ukraine with courage, tackle energy crisis with decisiveness

Today, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen gave her State of the European Union address. In the annual address, she presented emergency measures in response to the energy crisis as well as expressed continued support for Ukraine.

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Europe

Moving away from Fossil Fuel dependency more imperative than ever

Energy crisis proposals - Commenting on the proposals presented today by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen ahead of the meeting of EU Energy Ministers on Friday (9 September) Ska Keller MEP, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, says:

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Greens/EFA welcomes proposal to make Catalan a working language for the European Parliament

Last week, an agreement was reached between the Spanish and Catalan governments that the Spanish government will request the European Parliament to adopt Catalan as a working language for the plenary sessions of the European Parliament. This agreement is a result of the “dialogue and negotiation…

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