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Showdown EU Taxonomy – Will the EU Parliament stop the greenwashing of nuclear power & fossil gas?

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Recording: follows soon Dear friends, The decision day is here: Next Tuesday (14/6), the European Parliament's Environment and Economics Committees will vote on whether nuclear power and natural gas should be given an eco-label, just as renewables - as Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants. International investor organisations, EU member states, environmental associations and […]

Urgent webinar “Final decision on EU taxonomy! Will the EU Parliament classify gas & nuclear as sustainable?” – TODAY, 4/7, 8pm

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Register here now! Dear friends, The time has come. This Wednesday, the EU Parliament will take its final vote on the EU Commission's proposal to classify gas and nuclear power as sustainable. The Economic and Environmental Committee of the EU Parliament had already clearly rejected this three weeks ago. Now, the all-important vote in the […]

Webinar “Food, Climate & Biodiversity crises – What role can novel GMOs play in future agriculture?” – Thu, 7/7, 8pm CEST

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Recording here: Dear friends, There could be a revolution in EU agricultural policy. The EU Commission is setting a new course for the Union’s genetic engineering law: certain novel techniques of new genetic engineering such as CRISPR could be exempted from regulation by the genetic engineering law in the future, and, thus, become more commonplace […]

Fascism 2.0? – How the far-right is grabbing power in Italy & what it means for Europe

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Recording below / Slides: Hermanin | Lindberg | Orlowski Dear friends, On Sunday, 25.09.2022, Italy will elect a new parliament. All polls point to a majority for the right-wing camp, led by Giorgia Meloni, the leader of the neo-fascist party "Fratelli d'Italia". This would mean that after the election in Sweden, another far-right government would […]

Europe Calling Webinar: “SOS Amazônia – o papel das eleições brasileiras e da UE no Desmatamento na Amazônia”

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Gravação de vídeo: Caros amigos, caras pessoas interessadas! No domingo passado, 2 de Outubro, o Brasil realizou eleições. O actual presidente de direita Jair Bolsonaro e os seus aliados fizeram melhor do que o esperado a nível federal e estadual. Antes da segunda volta das eleições para a presidência em 30.10.2022, o candidato, o ex-presidente […]

Europe Calling “ECT: Reform or Exit? – What next for the climate-damaging Energy Charter Treaty?” – Wed, 2 Nov, 8pm

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Recording below | Download Slides here: Christina Eckes & Fabian Flues Dear friends, There is probably no other international treaty that hinders the energy transition as much as the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). With it, fossil fuel companies have a sharp sword to protect their climate-damaging investments - against democratic decisions by citizens, parliaments and […]

Live from Prague: The Czech EU Presidency and the new European order

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Register here! Dear friends, Since July, the Czech Republic holds the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. Well into the second half of its six month term dominated by the Russian war of aggression and the energy crisis, we are sending live from the Czech capital Prague in cooperation with the German […]

Europe Calling Live from the UN Climate Conference in Egypt “Disaster or glimmer of hope – What will the #COP27 achieve?”

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Recording: Dear friends, The 27th UN Climate Change Conference currently underway in Egypt is overshadowed by Putin's war of aggression in Ukraine, the European energy crisis and the global comeback of coal, oil and gas. Is the climate conference threatening to be a disaster or is there still hope in these gloomy times? The global […]

Crime scene Ecocide – From misdemeanour to capital crime against humans and the environment?

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Recording here: Dear friends, Is ecocide gaining momentum as a criminal offence for the mass damage and destruction of ecosystems worldwide? A large window of opportunity An outstanding opportunity is currently open available in the European Union: for the member states and the EU parliament, the revision of the EU Environmental Criminal Law Directive means […]

Europe Calling “Europe’s Industry Revolution?” with EU Commission Vice-President & Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager

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RECORDING HERE: Dear friends, Europe's green industry needs to be strengthened - the climate crisis makes the sustainable transformation of our economy more urgent than ever and the global race for "net-zero" technologies is in full swing. In response to the US Inflation Reduction Act and to remain competitive, the EU Commission therefore presented the […]

Europe Calling Webinaire français-allemand : “Nucléaire : Nein danke ! Oui merci?”

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Enregistrement / Transparents d'Anke Herold à télécharger Chers amis, chers intéressés, Depuis ce samedi, l'énergie nucléaire en Allemagne appartient à l'histoire et le pays est en route vers un avenir 100% renouvelable. La fermeture des trois dernières centrales nucléaires marque un grand succès pour la société civile et les initiatives citoyennes qui se sont battues […]

Europe Calling “Elections in Greece – What’s at stake for Greece and Europe?”

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Recording below / Slides here Dear friends, On Sunday, May 21, Greece goes to polls to elect a new national parliament. According to polls, it will be a race between the governing, conservative Nea Demokratia and left-wing opposition party Syriza, with smaller parties likely able to tip the balance. The outcome is uncertain. After the […]

Europe Calling “Anti-Climate Lobby – How fossil interests torpedo climate action & what we can do about it”

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Recording / Download slides: Joeres / King / Deckwirth Dear friends, The numbers are clear: in Brussels there are ten times more lobbyists for fossil fuel companies and lobby groups than organised advocates for the protection of the environment, nature and climate. Financially, too, the fossil fuel lobby is outnumbers environmentalists & climate protectors 10 […]

Europe Calling “Artificial Intelligence & Democracy: Which way is Europe going?” – Tuesday 20 June 2023, 20:00 pm CEST

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Recording: Dear friends,­ Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly advancing. Safeguarding fundamental rights and establishing a framework for its further development is crucial. The EU is taking up the challenge and is working on the world’s first comprehensive regulation of AI. Is it leading us in the right direction? Is regulating potential risks sufficiently, or which […]

“Climate Fatigue: How to turn powerlessness into change?” – A webinar by “Power to the People”

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“Anxiety, desperation, denial, action … people react differently to the ever-growing odds of climate catastrophe. For decades, movements have debated strategies mobilizing those emotions politically: turning fatigue into activism and direct actions. Groups like Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil and Letzte Generation have shown both the potential and limitations within the current climate activism toolkit. […]

« Fatigue climatique : comment dépasser le sentiment d’impuissance ? » – Un webinaire de « Power to the People »

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« Anxiété, désespoir, déni… nous réagissons tous différemment aux risques toujours croissants de catastrophe climatique. Depuis des décennies, différents mouvements ont débattu de stratégies mobilisant politiquement ces émotions, transformant ainsi la fatigue en activisme et en actions directes. Des groupes comme Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil et Dernière Génération ont montré à la fois le […]

“Eco-ansia: come trasformare il senso d’impotenza in cambiamento?” – Un webinar di “Power to the People”

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Ansia, disperazione, negazione… le persone reagiscono in modo diverso allo scenario sempre più certo della catastrofe climatica. Per decenni, i movimenti sociali hanno discusso quali strategie potessero mobilitare politicamente quelle emozioni, trasformando l’eco-ansia in attivismo. Gruppi come Extinction Rebellion, Just Stop Oil e Letzte Generation hanno mostrato sia il potenziale siai limiti degli attuali strumenti […]

Europe Calling “The EU of the Future – Part 1: The Franco-German Expert Report on EU Reform”

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Recording: Dear friends, Last year, the Conference on the Future of the European Union presented its recommendations for the future of the EU. It was preceded by an unprecedented participatory process: randomly drawn citizens from all EU countries, together with representatives of associations and EU institutions, discussed for a year in various constellations and finally […]

Europe Calling “Urgent webinar: The situation in Nagorno-Karabakh”

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Register right here! Dear friends, The situation in the South Caucasus is a cause of great concern. Following the invasion of Nagorno-Karabakh by Azerbaijani troops, the Armenian population there is facing flight or expulsion. Many observers fear that Azerbaijan will now also attack Armenian territory in order to create a connecting corridor to Turkey. The […]

Europe Calling “A New Constitution for Europe”

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Recording: Dear friends! The European Union could soon be writing a new constitution. Why? Because the discussion about the reform of the EU is getting more and more traction: Next week (25 Oct), the Constitutional Affairs Committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament will vote on whether the EU Parliament should start the process for amendments […]

Europe Calling “Democracy knows no borders – A European Right to Associate”

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Recording here: Dear friends! Single Market, Banking Union and Freedom of Movement. There are uniform European rules for many central areas of our daily life. But for the organisation of people in associations, there are 24 different sets of rules. A cross-border association in which people from different member states can get involved without having […]

Europe Calling “Breaking the Right-Wing-Wave: Lessons learned from Poland and Spain”

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Recording: Dear friends! In Poland, a pro-democracy and pro-European opposition won the election and promised to make the European stars shine again. In Spain, too, the much-vaunted shift to the right failed to materialise this summer. The experiences of both countries nourish the hope that the progressive parties will gain new momentum for the European […]

Europe Calling “A Just Green Deal? – Where does the EU stand in the socially just transition to a climate-neutral future?”

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Recording: Dear friends! With the Green Deal, the European Union has taken important steps towards climate neutrality in the last four years. With the Climate Act, emissions trading, nature restoration and many other measures, a lot is happening. This is good for the climate. But people in Europe with low and middle incomes in particular […]

Online-Roundtable “Towards a Peoples’ Assembly for Europe? – The Democratic Odyssey in Conversation with EU Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica”

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Dear friends, Something really big is happening: In September, the “Democratic Odyssey” was launched in Athens as a crowdsourced, decentralised and collaborative campaign developing a concept and strategy to institutionalise a permanent peoples’ assembly and participatory eco-system in the European Union. That could change European democracy at its core. The “Odyssey” is led by Florence […]