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Lates news and information from the European Parliament.

Euro-MPs call for 45 pct renewables by 2030 13 July 2022, 22:47 CET
The European Parliament's environment committee voted Wednesday to accelerate substantially the deployment of renewable energy, and also reductions in energy consumption, by 2030.

MEPs fail to reject gas, nuclear from EU Taxonomy guidebook 06 July 2022, 18:46 CET
Euro-MPs failed Wednesday to oppose the inclusion of nuclear and gas as environmentally sustainable economic activities, voting instead in favour of labelling them as green activities in the EU Taxonomy.

EU aims to tighten consumer safety net 16 June 2022, 22:48 CET
New rules on consumer safety, adopted Thursday by a Euro-Parliament committee, aim to ensure that products sold in the EU online or in traditional shops comply with highest safety requirements.

MEPs reject plan to greenwash gas and nuclear power 15 June 2022, 18:43 CET
The European Parliament's Joint Committee on Economic Affairs and Environment rejected Tuesday the classification of fossil gas and nuclear power as environmentally sustainable under the EU's Taxonomy.

EU, MEPs agree one-year extension for COVID Certificate 14 June 2022, 21:52 CET
Negotiating teams from the European Parliament and EU Council agreed Monday to keep the EU Digital COVID Certificate framework in place for another year, until June 2023.

Euro-MPs back zero emissions objective for cars in 2035 09 June 2022, 23:14 CET
The European Parliament gave its support Wednesday to revised CO2 emissions standards for new passenger cars and light commercial vehicles, part of the EU's 'Fit for 55 in 2030' package.

MEPs want reform of EU emissions trading system 19 May 2022, 18:01 CET
Euro-MPs called Tuesday for the EU's Emissions Trading System to be reformed and its scope enlarged, aiming to incentivise industries to reduce their emissions and invest in low-carbon technologies.

EU to clamp down on crypto assets' transfers 04 April 2022, 20:43 CET
Transfers of crypto assets would need to be traced and identified under new rules to prevent their use in money laundering and terrorist financing, a European Parliament committee voted Thursday.

EU reaches draft agreement on funding of European political parties 23 March 2022, 22:27 CET
EU ministers reached a provisional political agreement Tuesday on a recast of the regulation on the statute and funding of European political parties and European political foundations.

EU Parliament endorses more sustainable batteries 12 March 2022, 17:06 CET
The EU Parliament overwhelmingly adopted a report Thursday to make batteries more sustainable, from the sourcing of materials and durable and reparable design to improved consumer information.

Prove you are with us, Ukraine's Zelensky tells EU Parliament 01 March 2022, 17:56 CET
The EU Parliament at an extraordinary plenary session Tuesday voiced unwavering support for Ukraine against Russian aggression as it heard its President Volodymyr Zelensky's appeal via live videolink.

MEPs look to strengthen new EU rules for batteries 11 February 2022, 16:59 CET
MEPs in committee called Thursday for stronger sustainability, performance and labelling requirements for batteries, as well as more stringent targets for waste collection and recycling efficiency.

Euro-MPs set out position on illegal content online 25 January 2022, 23:18 CET
The European Parliament agreed a draft set of measures to tackle illegal online content Thursday, with the aim of ensuring platforms are held accountable for their algorithms and improve content moderation.

European Parliament elects Roberta Metsola as new president 19 January 2022, 00:32 CET
Christian Democrat MEP Roberta Metsola of Malta won election to a two and a half year term as the European Parliament's new president Tuesday, following the death last week of David Sassoli.

Reinforcing democracy and integrity of elections in Europe 29 November 2021, 12:33 CET
Building on experience gained in the 2019 European parliamentary elections and delivering on the priorities announced in the European Democracy Action Plan and the 2020 EU Citizenship Report, the European Commission presented on 25 November a number of initiatives to reinforce democracy and integrity of elections.

MEPs give final go-ahead for EU farm reform 25 November 2021, 21:46 CET
The European Parliament gave the final green light Tuesday to reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy, with the reformed version aiming to be greener, fairer, more flexible and more transparent.

No EU money for gov'ts who undermine EU values, say MEPs 23 October 2021, 23:23 CET
EU money should be withheld from governments who 'flagrantly' undermine EU values, the European Parliament said Thursday, as MEPs condemned Poland for undermining the primacy of EU law.

Euro-Parliament's Sakharov Prize goes to Alexei Navalny 21 October 2021, 18:45 CET
The European Parliament on Wednesday awarded Russian opposition politician and anti-corruption activist Alexei Navalny the European Parliament’s 2021 Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought.

MEPs confirm deal on climate neutrality by 2050 25 June 2021, 18:08 CET
The European Parliament endorsed the EU's new Climate Law Thursday, raising the EU’s 2030 emissions reductions target from 40% to at least 55%, 57% with the contribution from new carbon sinks.

EU Parliament votes to approve EU-UK trade deal 30 April 2021, 00:13 CET
The European Parliament voted by a large majority late Tuesday to give its formal approval to the agreement setting the rules for the future relationship between the EU and the United Kingdom.

Euro-Parliament declares EU an 'LGBTIQ Freedom Zone' 11 March 2021, 22:00 CET
Responding to increased discrimination and attacks on the LGBTIQ community and backsliding on gay and lesbian rights in Poland and Hungary, MEPs on Thursday declared the EU an 'LGBTIQ Freedom Zone'.

MEPs call for end to "take-make-dispose" economy 27 January 2021, 17:16 CET
MEPs in committee called for an end to Europe's current "take-make-dispose" economy Wednesday, with binding targets for recycled content and an EU policy on sustainable non-energy-related products.

UK to remain part of Euro-Parliament communication programmes 19 January 2021, 23:49 CET
The European Parliament reaffirmed Tuesday its will to continue to engage with young generations of British citizens as well as EU 27 citizens resident in the UK.

Euroscola 19 January 2021, 23:40 CET
The European Parliament set up the Euroscola project in 1990, thus allowing hundreds of thousands of high-school students to participate in a simulation exercise of the work of MEPs.

MEPs approve 'rule of law conditionality' for access to EU funds 16 December 2020, 18:25 CET
EU states failing to uphold the EU's common values risk losing access to EU funds, following MEPs' approval Wednesday of a regulation to protect EU funds from being misused by governments who bend the rule of law.