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Political Groups Press Release: European Parliament calls for an end to endocrine disrupters – Quote from Bas Eickhout MEP

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Press Release: Read our newly launched Climate Emergency Manifesto

GUE/NGL, the left group in the European Parliament, is launching its Climate Emergency Manifesto.

Press Release: European Parliament fails to remove ExxonMobil lobby badges

Yesterday, (Tuesday, 16 April) the European Parliament administration denied the Greens/EFA request to remove the Parliamentary access badges of ExxonMobil lobbyists, after they refused to attend a hearing on climate denial. The Parliament had previously removed the access badges of Monsanto following a Greens/EFA complaint on the same grounds. The Parliament administration refuted the Greens/EFA request on a technicality.

Press Release: 10 priority measures to save the climate – Greta Thunberg in the European Parliament

Today, Greta Thunberg, the Swedish climate activist, will address the Environmental Committee of the European Parliament from 14:00 to 15:00. As an answer to the requests of the climate movement, the Greens/EFA group presents today 10 priority measures to save the climate including measures how to finance the transition.

Political Group Press Release: EU-China summit – Quote from MEP Reinhard Bütikofer

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Press Release: MEPs back one hour limit to remove online terrorist content

Internet platforms which host terrorist content would have one hour to remove it under new EU-wide legislation backed by MEPs today. Fines of up to four per-cent of turnover could be imposed on repeat offenders who fail to remove terrorist posts under proposals being led through the European Parliament by ECR MEP Daniel Dalton.

Press Release: Climate and social justice belong together

During the Future of Europe debate with the Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven in the European Parliament this afternoon, Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA group called upon the Prime Minister to defend climate and social justice in the European Union.

Report: Competing for the rich – Tax exemptions and special schemes for the rich

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Press Release: New Greens/EFA report on the tax race to attract the wealthiest

On the third anniversary of the Panama Papers (Wednesday April 3rd) the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is launching a new study “Competing for the rich: Tax exemptions and special schemes for the rich”, revealing how governments in the European Union compete to attract the super-rich through tax breaks and other preferential treatment.

Study: EU-Mercosur trade deal risks fuelling tax dodging

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Press Release: EU funds should not be spent on fossil fuels

Today, the European Parliament has just voted to block spending from the European Regional Development Fund (EDRF) and the Cohesion Fund to be spent on fossil fuels. These funds have a direct influence on the lives of citizens, especially those living in less developed regions: stabile quality employment, new infrastructure, and improved quality of life. The ERDF and Cohesion Fund should be the green face of Europe, delivering a better quality of life to citizens and ensuring a suitable and environmentally friendly future.

Press Release: Brexit – ‘Leave a light on for Scotland’

SNP Member of the European parliament Alyn Smith has, to warm applause, urged the European Union to “leave a light on” for Scotland to find our way back to the EU if we are removed against our democratic will.

Press release: S&Ds – Final EU tax report voted: How to stop losing €825.000.000.000 a year to tax evasion

“Following leadership from the Socialists and Democrats, the most ambitious report from the European Parliament so far on how to tackle tax evasion, tax avoidance and money laundering has been voted today. Tax justice in Europe comes one-step nearer to stopping €825 billion of tax evasion – which represents a loss of €1.600 on the shoulders of each EU citizen. In addition, the EU is losing €160 to €190 billion due to tax avoidance each year.”

ALDE Group Position Paper on the Future of Economic and Monetary Union

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