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Having an ethical and transparent behaviour is not just a posture

Janina Lukas, Head of Ethics & Social Impact at Bayer AG

“Health for all, Hunger for none” – Guided by our vision we promote inclusive growth and a responsible use of resources to help people and planet thrive. The respect for human and labour rights is an essential element of our sustainability activities.   Contributing to sustainable development is more than a promise but a core […]


Corporate due diligence and corporate accountability

Parliament paves the way for a new EU law by Lara Wolters, MEP

Companies must no longer cause harm to people and planet with impunity Due diligence requires companies to identify, address and remedy their impact on human rights and the environment throughout their value chain Rules should apply to companies operating in EU internal market, including those from outside the EU Sanctions for non-compliance and legal support […]


Global Europe – NDICI: €79.5 billion

This instrument will support the EU's external action,Josep Borrell, Jutta Urpilainen et Olivér Várhelyi

The European Commission welcomes the endorsement by the European Parliament and the Council this week of the political agreement on the Neighbourhood, Development and International Cooperation Instrument (NDICI) – ‘Global Europe’ for the next MFF period (2021-2027). This instrument will support the EU’s external action with an overall budget of €79.5 billion in current prices. […]


EU humanitarian action: new perspectives

Statements by Josep Borrell and Janez Lenarčič, & questions-answers

High Representative/Vice President, Josep Borrell Fontelles, said: “Today, the average humanitarian crisis lasts more than 9 years, some even longer. Many risk being ‘forgotten’ such as Yemen or Syria. But the EU does not forget. Humanitarian aid is one of the most tangible examples of the EU’s external action and proof of our solidarity. Respect for International […]


Single European Sky

Adina VALEAN, Commissioner for Transport

Today, the European Commission is proposing an upgrade of the Single European Sky regulatory framework which comes on the heels of the European Green Deal. The objective is to modernise the management of European airspace and to establish more sustainable and efficient flightpaths. This can reduce up to 10% of air transport emissions. The proposal […]


EU Budget 2021 approved

For next year’s budget, MEPs obtained better support for key EU programmes that create jobs, tackle the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and boost climate action.

I’m pleased that we reached a swift agreement in the interest of European citizens in these challenging times. With the top-ups for some of the future-looking programmes agreed in the multi-annual framework just weeks ago, we obtained budget increases for other programmes with proven European added value. These extra investments in, for example, the trans-European […]


EU regions get additional 47.5 billion EUR to tackle local effects of COVID-19

MEPs approved extra aid for EU regions to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and its social and health care consequences.

Parliament has approved REACT-EU, a 47.5 billion EUR package to help mitigate the immediate effects of the COVID-19 crisis across EU regions. The initiative was adopted by 654 votes in favour, 23 against and 17 abstentions. The aid will be made available through the EU Structural Funds, with 37.5 billion EUR assigned for 2021 and […]


LIFE: Deal reached to invest €5.4 billion in climate and environmental projects

A provisional deal on the EU programme for Environment and Climate Action (LIFE) to boost EU action in 2021-2027 was agreed with member states.

The rapporteur Nils Torvalds (Renew Europe, FI) said: When we look at what has been achieved by LIFE so far, it is clear that a bigger budget can help us achieve even more in the future. Although I would have preferred an even bigger budget for LIFE, I am very pleased that we have reached a new […]


EU farm policy 2021-2022: MEPs approve transitional rules and €8bn recovery aid

MEPs approved provisions to ensure a smooth transition from the current EU farm policy to the future one and €8 billion in aid for food producers and rural areas.

The new EU law we have approved today is of utmost importance for our farmers as it provides legal certainty and financial aid to help the crisis-stricken food sector recover over the next two years. It is a solid bridge towards future rules, which gives farmers and national administrations sufficient time to prepare for the […]


Renew Europe calls for full transparency on vaccine approvals, requests urgent plenary debate on EU’s vaccination strategy

The European Medicines Agency's (EMA) approval of a second Covid vaccine, Moderna

This is another step forward in tackling the pandemic. Renew Europe has strongly defended the reinforcement of the EMA’s role in this, which is vital to combine trust in the science, speed in application and solidarity across all EU member states. President of Renew Europe, Dacian Ciolos, said: The approval of a second vaccine is good news […]