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Investment in Gas and Nuclear Power contradicts Green Deal

In the newly proposed delegated act of the catalogue of criteria for sustainable investments ("taxonomy") the Commission classifies some investments in gas and nuclear power as sustainable. The Taxonomy Regulation will set standards for sustainable financial products and is the benchmark for green…

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Ska Keller speaking in Plenary.
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Vote of the Animal Transport Inquiry Committee

On December 2nd, the Parliamentary Committee on the Protection of Animals during Transport voted on its final report. It points out massive failures of the European Commission to enforce animal welfare directives and immense suffering of the transported animals.

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Ska Keller speaking in the European Parliament.
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Greens/EFA call for more feminist, sustainable and democratic Parliament

In the upcoming elections for the next President of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA Group will debate and assess the merits of all democratic and pro-European candidates. The Greens/EFA Group will hold a vote in the new year and will favour female, inclusive candidates who support the values…

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Leaders of political groups address a letter to Commission President on the Polish Recovery Plan

We demand that the Commission, as guardian of the Treaties, refrains from approving the Polish recovery plan until all conditions under the Recovery and Resilience Regulation are met.

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Rule of law: EU Parliament sues Commission before the European Court of Justice

The European Parliament today, as called for by the Greens/EFA Group, proceeded with legal action against the European Commission for failing to uphold European law, under Article 265 of the treaties.

 

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Ska Keller at the speaker's desk of the European Parliament in Strasbourg. She is gesturing with her hands.
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EU Governments miss chance to take concrete action against attacks on Rule of Law and postpone response to rising energy prices

Commenting on the ongoing EU summit and debate on the rule of law situation in Poland and the primacy of EU law, as well as rising energy prices, Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, said:

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Time has run out - Commission & Council must act on Rule of Law in Poland

Members of the European Parliament have been debating the situation regarding the rule of law and the primacy of EU law in Poland, with Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and Commission President Ursula von der Leyen. The Greens/EFA Group are calling on the Commission and Council to take…

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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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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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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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