by Linda Aziz-Rohlje

Citizens and businesses will soon be able to benefit from a big boost in Europe’s digital transformation, particularly within the fields of artificial intelligence, supercomputing, cybersecurity and advanced digital skills. The Digital Europe Programme (DEP), successfully negotiated under the leadership of Renew Europe’s MEP Valter Flego, got green light in plenary.

With DEP as one of the EU flagship programmes, Europe will be ready to speed up its digital transformation and become the global leader in the digital field”, says Mr Flego.

DEP is the first Pan-European digital investment programme ever, and a major step in…

by Linda Aziz-Rohlje

With nearly a quarter of all children in the EU at risk of poverty or social exclusion, it is high time to act and to ensure that no child is left behind anymore, in any part of the European Union. MEP Dragos Pislaru represented Renew Europe in the drafting of the resolution on the Child Guarantee that got green light in plenary on Thursday.

“We have new funds, new technology and new ideas in the European Union for guaranteeing a brighter future for children. It’s about time we use them and prioritise the investment in children!”

by Roxana Lazarescu

Renew Europe firmly advocates equal access to justice for all European citizens, without discrimination. The European Union must guarantee the respect of fundamental rights and the protection of victims through independent and impartial justice systems.

Our group is deeply committed to defending the rule of law and has fought for an increase of funding for the dedicated programmes under the Multiannual Financial Framework 2021–2027. Throughout the legislative procedure, Renew Europe has supported the Rights and Values and the Justice Programmes that aim to protect the European values.

We believe that the Rights and Values programme will give…

by Jennifer Richard

Today, the European Parliament has adopted the agreement on a mandatory transparency register. This agreement, between the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission, is an important step to improve transparency within the European institutions and ethical standards and transparency, as well, for interest representatives. Five years after the proposal from the Commission, here we are and it’s a victory.

Renew Europe supports this agreement since the beginning. Indeed, the current Transparency Register only applies to the European Parliament and the Commission. It is a light regime and it is clear that…

by Linda Aziz-Rohlje

It will soon be easier for citizens who have lost their jobs to get help in finding a new job or setting up their own business. On Wednesday the European Parliament approved the revised European Globalisation Adjustment Fund for displaced workers (EGF), which will allow more European workers to receive financial support.

“ As Renew Europe rapporteur, I welcome the Plenary adoption of the report, which sends a clear message of European solidarity to all displaced workers, especially in these very difficult times. We have sought to deliver the added value that citizens expect from the EU…

by Caroline Rhawi

Women are underrepresented in science, technology, engineering and math, so-called STEM, education and careers in the EU. In a report steered through the Committee on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality by Renew Europe MEP Susana Solis Perez, we today call on the EU institutions and Member States to address this issue in their educational and labour systems.

As an engineer, I am very disappointed to see that the number of women in STEM education remains almost the same as when I was studying. …


MEP Pascal Durand (Renaissance, FR)

The European Commission has announced a legislative proposal for the revision of the non-financial reporting Directive (NFRD). It is named the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive and it will ensure that companies provide information on the sustainability of their business practices in a transparent and comparable manner. Through information on taxonomy- alignment, transition investments and sustainability risks, financial companies but also civil society groups should get the information they need to evaluate the ambition and environmental performance of financed activities.

MEP Pascal Durand, (Renaissance, France) Renew Europe rapporteur on sustainable corporate governance explains why non-financial performance is too…

by Jennifer Richard

On the 14th of April, Renew Europe through its RENEWPAC Delegation hosted a high-level conference focused on EU — Africa relations. Over 30 high-level speakers from the two continents exchanged views during this day conference on a broad set of common challenges. The President of the Republic of Seychelles Wavel Ramkalawan reminded the EU and Africa must draw the lesson learnt of which is the fact that we are all weak. Renew Europe could not more agree.

Former Foreign Affairs Minister and former EU Commissioner Louis Michel was also present during this Conference and considered the EU…

By Sandor Blaskó

MEPs Moritz Körner, Valérie Hayer & Katalin Cseh

🇪🇺 The European Parliament adopted this week a resolution initiated by our Group calling on the Commission to apply the Rule of Law conditionality mechanism in place since 1 January or otherwise face legal actions.

⚠️ This serves as a loud and clear warning: Upholding our EU values is not optional — it is in fact the obligation of the Commission as guardian of the treaties. The provisions on the mechanism are legally binding and they serve to protect EU funds from corruption — we will not accept further delays!

💶 Last year we fought tooth and…

by Jennifer Richard

Today, the European Parliament adopted a revision of the exports control regime for dual-use items. The legislation now includes cyber-surveillance technologies. Renew Europe welcomes this much-needed update, that ensures new technological developments do not fall outside of the scope of European export rules.

Renew Europe pushed for an ambitious update to take into account the human rights and security risks of cyber-surveillance technologies. “We should never allow cyber surveillance technologies to end up in the wrong hands. …

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