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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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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).

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Ongoing Assessment of National Recovery and Resilience Plans by the Commission

We take the Parliament’s duty to scrutinise the Commission’s implementation of the Regulation very seriously. Together with our colleagues in the parliamentary RRF scrutiny group, we have invested substantial time and effort into reviewing individual national plans, aggregating stakeholder views and…

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#EUCO 24 May - Belarus

Heads of state and government at their summit meeting today (Monday, May 24) decided on targeted sanctions following the forced landing of a passenger plane and arrest of regime critic Roman Protasevich and his partner Sofia Sapega by Belarusian security authorities. The Greens/EFA group in the…

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#EUCO 24/25 May - Climate, Covid-19

Commenting on the summit of EU heads of state and government on Monday and Tuesday (May 24-25), Ska Keller, Chair of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, said:

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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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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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