Greens/EFA call for global solidarity - G7/EU-US summit - Plenary debate

Ska Keller MEP, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, comments the plenary debate in the European Parliament on the G7 summit in Cornwall (11-13 of June) and the EU-US summit (Brussels, 15 of June).

“We demand for strengthening the international Covid-19 initiative Covax and make the vaccines against Covid-19 a public good for the benefit of all. We need full support of ramping up global vaccine production and transfer of technology and know-how to where it is most needed. Urgent action is needed to stop dramatic biodiversity loss and protect ourselves against the next pandemic.
“We are at a crossroads in the fight against climate change. It is the European Commission's turn to come up with a climate package that fits the needs of fundamental change in climate action, saves the Green Deal and makes the EU a credible international partner. Ahead of COP26, it is now the time to team up with global leaders and to become a real climate champion in saving the climate, making climate action socially just and creating jobs for the future.”

Last week, the G7 finance ministers agreed on a global minimum corporate tax rate of at least 15%. The agreement is supposed to form the basis of a worldwide deal. The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament urges for G7 a clear commitment to a minimum effective tax rate of 21% and backs the proposal of US President Joe Biden. G7 leaders will also discuss climate action and a global response to the Covid-19 crisis, climate action will also be on the EU-US Summit agenda.

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