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Covid-19 vaccines/Intellectual property rights

President Joe Biden announced the US support for temporarily suspending intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines. The Greens/EFA requested a plenary debate with resolution for the next sitting of the European Parliament.

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European Parliament Vote on UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement Marks New Chapter

Today, Members of the European Parliament will vote on their consent on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (UK TCA) that sets out the future relationship between the EU and the UK. The agreement has been provisionally applied since the start of the year to avoid disruptions between the EU and…

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Vote on the Landing Obligation Report

The European Parliament’s Committee on Fisheries just adopted a report on the implementation of the landing obligation. Under this policy, fishers are prohibited from discarding unwanted catches, all catches need to be landed. This will help protecting marine ecosystems by reducing unnecessary…

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Greens/EFA Condemn Sanctions against MEPs by Chinese Government

Yesterday, the Chinese government listed sanctions against Greens/EFA Member Reinhard Bütikofer and fellow MEPs Raphael Glucksmann, Ilhan Kyuchyuk, Miriam Lexmann, and Michael Gahler and the Parliament's Human Rights Subcommittee, as well as Belgian Green MP Samuel Cogolati and MPs from the…

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NGOs, Scientists, and Politicians demand the Stop of Expansion Plans on the River Oder

Environmental associations and movements, scientists and parliamentarians from all over Poland and Germany have published a joint declaration to protect the River Oder from being expanded to develop inland navigation under the pretext of flood protection.

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Vaccination certificate must not lead to discrimination

Today, the European Commission presented its proposal for a "Digital Green Certificate", which will attest to whether the holder has been vaccinated against Covid-19 or tested negative, or recovered from the virus, to facilitate free movement within the EU. The Green Certificate will need to be…

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