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State of the European Union: Greens/EFA call for faster action on climate protection

Today the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivered the annual State of the European Union address to the European Parliament. Ska Keller MEP, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, comments:

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Europe

Greens/EFA call for increased action and ambition on climate

Today, the Fit for 55 climate package was debated in the European Parliament against the background of the IPCC climate report and this summer's flood and heat disasters. The measures presented in July’s climate package must be implemented sooner than targeted by the Commission.

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Europe

Climate Package Offers Lift-off for Climate Protection

The European Commission has presented its climate package on Delivering the European Green Deal. This first of its kind package of climate legislation is the roadmap for the EU to reach its climate target of at least 52.8% emissions reduction and 2.2% removed by carbon sinks by 2030, climate…

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Slovenian Presidency must be constructive partner on climate, recovery & rule of law

Today, the European Parliament is debating the start of the Slovenian Presidency of the European Council, which began on July 1st. Slovenian Prime Minister Janez Janša has launched a 'war on the media' targeting national and international journalists, launched personal attacks against judges, and…

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Catalonia: Greens/EFA welcomes "pardons" as a first step towards a political solution

The Spanish Government has announced pardons for the nine Catalan political leaders for their participation in the Catalan referendum in 2017. The Greens/EFA welcome this decision that comes after a disproportionate judicial sentence and almost four years of unfair imprisonment.

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Marine protection and fishing

We need ambitious protection targets to save our oceans

Our oceans make life on this planet possible - they produce over half the oxygen we breathe, and play a crucial role in absorbing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, acting as a buffer against climate change. They assist in regulating our weather patterns, and they are a source of food, income, and…

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