The Progressive Caucus is a MEPs grouping coming from GUE, S&D and Greens. We increase exchanges, links and actions between progressive allies in the European Parliament and across Europe. We are sharing common values as environmentalists, democrats, feminists, internationalists, standing for solidarity against neo-liberalism and austerity.
We, the MEPs participating in the Progressive Caucus in the European Parliament, welcome the European Commission’s awareness in its proposals of the Green New Deal; however, we are calling for more to give the Planet the answer it needs.
We are asking for a radical policy paradigm shift to question the principle of growth.
We are waiting for a truly massive public investment plan to link ecological and social issues and to respect the Paris agreement.
– International trade agreements have a significant impact on climate, in addition to the Common Agricultural Policy. Proposing a Green Deal without questioning and redefining these policies is therefore inconsistent. We call for a mainstreaming of climate objectives in all European policies. Trade and investment policies should guarantee the respect of very ambitious social and environmental standards;
– Changing the way we produce and consume will also change the world of work. We must tax companies where their incomes are generated to finance a real transformative European Fund that trains workers and the unemployed in preparation for such an ecological shift and fair transitions;
– Without changing the current economic rules, we will not save the planet. We are asking a Sustainability Pact to replace the Stability and Growth Pact. The right to decent and energyefficient housing for all must be considered as a golden rule in this pact ;
– We need real legal guarantees in Europe to ensure compliance with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. For that we need to extend the mandate of the European Public Prosecutor’s Office to add environmental crimes;
The Progressive Caucus in the European Parliament:
Dimitrios PAPADIMOULIS (GUE/ NGL)
Ernest URTASUN (Greens/ EFA)
Marie ARENA (S&D)
Aurore LALUCQ (S&D)
Tilly METZ (Greens/ EFA)
Petros KOKKALIS (GUE/ NGL)
Saskia BRICMONT (Greens/ EFA)
Manon AUBRY (GUE/ NGL)
Maria NOICHL (S&D)
Rasmus ANDRESEN (Greens/ EFA)
Emmanuel MAUREL (GUE/ NGL)
Dietmar KÖSTER (S&D)
Domènec RUIZ DEVESA (S&D)
Konstantinos ARVANITIS (GUE/ NGL)
Monika VANA (Greens/ EFA)
Delara BURKHARDT (S&D)
Raphaël GLUCKSMANN (S&D)
Damien CARÊME (Greens/ EFA)
Helmut SCHOLZ (GUE/ NGL)
Benoît BITEAU (Greens/ EFA)