The Rana Plaza disaster happened 10 years ago on 24 April 2013 in Bangladesh, killing over 1000 textile workers. The European Parliament remembered the victims and discussed a Commission proposal aiming to make EU big corporations accountable for their suppliers on environmental and workers' issues. Conservative MEPs were divided during the debate.
On 14 June, the European Parliament passed a draft law to regulate artificial intelligence that must now be further discussed with the EU Council and the Commission. However, the AI Act expected to be announced by the EU at the end of 2023 provides insufficient answers to the essential questions raised by this new technology.
How many more crises will it take for the EU to finally draw the right conclusions? This year’s State of the Union address should have been European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s apology to European citizens.
The European Parliament votes down the controvese Emissions Trading System (ETS). It was rejected by a clear majority, with the Green and Socialist MEPs rejecting the proposal because the amendments of the conservative groups weakened it too much in their opinion, while the right-wing groups considered it too ambitious.
The aim of this study is to examine the far-right in the EP from 2019 until today (September 2022) from different angles and to provide answers to the questions regarding what happened after the 2019 elections, how the European far-right is organised in the EP and what the connecting factors and dividing lines between the far-right parties are.
The Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation, partner organisation of transform! europe, presents its new anthology "The Crisis and Future of Democracy" and kindly invites you to a panel discussion with the authors of the volume and Marisa Matias, MEP, exhibition and evening reception.