Europe

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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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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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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EUCO/Corona

Ahead of the virtual European Council summit, tomorrow and Friday, Ska Keller MEP, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, calls for a global response to the Corona crisis, in particular the temporary lifting of intellectual property rights to allow global production and…

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Enhanced European coordination on lowering Corona cases urgently needed

To diminish the number of COVID-19 cases in Europe and to keep it low, we need a common European long-term vision instead of purely national strategies.

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EU and US must work together as close friends

Today, Members of the European Parliament will debate the inauguration of new United States President Joe Biden and the political situation in the US from 08:30.

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[Translate to English:] Ska Keller hält eine Rede im EU-Parlament. Hinter ihr größtenteils leere Sitze.
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Greens/EFA welcome that deal has been reached but insist on time for parliamentary scrutiny

Today, a deal has been reached between negotiators from the European Union and United Kingdom on a future relationship, to follow the end of the Brexit transition period, which concludes at the end of this year. The deal will still need to be approved by the European Council and the European…

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State of the EU: EU must act on refugees, climate and rule of law

Today, the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, is debating the 'State of the European Union' withe Members of the European Parliament. The…

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Merkel must seize opportunity to put Green Deal at heart of recovery

Ska Keller MEP, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, comments:
 
"The German Presidency of the Council comes at a challenging time. …

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Green Deal and climate protection must be engine for jobs & recovery

Ahead of the start of the German Presidency of the European Council tomorrow, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament are calling for the Green Deal…

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Recovery Plan: European Commission Seizes the Momentum of the Franco-German Initiative

Today (Wednesday, 27th May), the European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen presented the new Recovery Plan under the umbrella of the Multiannual…

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