25 successes of green politics in the EU Parliament 2019-2024

Zur gesamten und ausführlichen Übersicht. Und hier nun eine Zusammenfassung:

  1. European Green DealWe have introduced the first EU climate law, set up a European Climate Council and increased the share of renewable energy to 45% by 2030. We have also introduced a social climate fund to support poorer households.
  2. Energy efficiencyNew EU directive on energy efficiency, which sets the target for energy savings at over eleven percent by 2030.
  3. Phasing out combustion engines by 2035 and building a network of charging stations for e-cars.
  4. EU rail networkModernization and interconnection of the EU rail network through the regulation for trans-European transport networks (TEN-T).
  5. EU budget and nature policyAt least 30% of the EU budget is earmarked for climate investments, plus a biodiversity quota in the budget.
  6. Regional promotionGreen and feminist design of European regional funding, with at least 30% of the ERDF regional fund for climate protection.
  7. EU electricity market reform: Measures for a more sustainable and fairer energy market, including enabling energy sharing and banning electricity cuts.
  8. Protection of water birds and marine protectionBan on lead ammunition in wetlands to reduce the poisoning of waterfowl. Initiation of a stronger EU marine protection policy, which led to global agreements for the protection of biodiversity and the high seas.
  9. Supply chainsguidelineIntroduction of laws for sustainable supply chains and a ban on the import of products associated with forced and child labor throughout Europe.
  10. Right to repairEnforcement of a law that obliges manufacturers to repair defective products and gives independent workshops access to spare parts and instructions.
  11. Standard charging cableFrom summer 2024, a standardized USB-C charging cable for cell phones, laptops and cameras will be introduced in the EU, saving resources and making everyday life easier.
  12. Telephone chargesEnforce the abolition of hidden telephone costs within the EU by 2029 to avoid cost traps when making calls.
  13. Battery ordinanceNew regulations to ensure that batteries are replaceable and include stricter recycling requirements for e-car batteries.
  14. Digital Services Act (DSA)Creating a framework to regulate large digital platforms that restricts surveillance and ensures freedom of expression.
  15. AI regulationIntroduction of the world's first comprehensive legal framework for artificial intelligence, which sets ethical and environmental standards.
  16. Chips ActPromotion of semiconductor production in Europe with a focus on environmentally friendly manufacturing and the circular economy.
  17. Critical Raw Materials Act (CRMA)Ensuring that the mining of critical raw materials in Europe takes place in accordance with high environmental and social standards.
  18. Money Laundering ActIntroduction of a comprehensive EU law against money laundering and establishment of an anti-money laundering authority to monitor financial companies.
  19. China policyInfluencing EU-China policy, including a commitment to Uyghur rights and support for the democracy movement in Hong Kong and a response to the New Silk Road.
  20. Ukraine FacilityEnsuring long-term support for Ukraine from the EU, with a focus on compliance with environmental standards and transparency in financial assistance.
  21. Visa-free travel for KosovarsAchieving visa-free entry for citizens of Kosovo into the Schengen area from 2024, which promotes the European integration of the Western Balkans.
  22. Clear edge against OrbanFreezing of EU funds for Hungary due to corruption and violations of the rule of law, with disbursement linked to the restoration of democratic functions.
  23. Istanbul ConventionEU accession to the Istanbul Convention, which implements comprehensive measures to prevent and combat violence against women and domestic violence.
  24. Frontex surveillanceStrengthen fundamental rights monitoring at Frontex, including the establishment of a permanent monitoring group in the European Parliament to oversee the border protection agency.
  25. Minimum Wage DirectiveIntroduction of an EU-wide minimum wage directive that ensures fair wages and obliges countries with low collective bargaining coverage to draw up action plans.