Today, @EP_SingleMarket votes and exchanges on the resolution on the #right2repair.
But what do we ask from @EU_Commission to be included in their right to repair initiative? A #thread Image
Repairing broken & damaged products means saving money, energy and resources, which is more needed than ever for a resilient single market. Enabling consumers to quit the throwaway society drives the shift to a circular economy. The EU must deliver on the right to repair!
End-users and independent repairers need access to spare parts and manuals at a reasonable time and cost. Digitization demands software updates to be available for a minimum period of time, while making sure they never lead to a diminished performance!
Consumers must be able to choose longer lasting, repairable products. A #repairscore should give all info in a reliable, clear and easy to understand way, and repair over replacement of broken products must become the norm. Legal guarantees need to be adapted accordingly.
Finally, we need to incentivize businesses & manufacturers to be innovative to profit from the Green transition: Strengthening their responsibility in the liability regime, planned obsolescence as unfair commercial practice and a legislative proposal on green public procurement!

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With the EU introducing bans and trade restrictions for iron & steel from Russia, it begs the question: what are we doing about the massive imports of wood which are financing the war? 🪵

A thread on why I demand an EU ban of all timber & wood imports from Russia & Belarus👇 Image
1/6 In 2021, the EU imported a staggering US$3.28 billion 💰in wood and wooden furniture from Russia = that’s about a quarter of Russia’s wood exports worldwide! And Russia is using the money it makes from this to help finance the aggression against Ukraine.
2/6 Already now, much of our wood-related imports from Russia are linked to illegal deforestation ❗️🌳🔥 The fact that the proceeds are being used to finance this horrible conflict make it even more urgent that we put a stop to this.
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Huge success! The Parliament just voted on the battery regulation, and we got everything we wanted in it! A 🧵👇
Spoiler: this is great news for the planet, for workers & communities, for consumers... and for our energy independence. We all need some positivity, so here you are: Image
First, why do they matter? Building-size industrial batteries store wind or solar electricity, and enable its distribution to the grid. E-vehicles are part of the solution to decarbonising transport. And, we all have phones, laptops and (tens of) other devices with batteries. 2/8
Currently, 90% of batteries are imported to EU. Imported or produced here, all these batteries require raw materials. Most of these raw materials are, or will be, mined. This situation creates vulnerabilities and often leads to major human rights and environmental destruction.3/8
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The @europeancommission just announced it will work on a proposal for an EU ban on products made with #forcedlabour. This is a historic announcement - how did we get here? A thread 👇(1/9)
Over a decade ago, the @EUparliament called for such a ban. It never went anywhere. As the #BizHumanRights discipline continued to develop, the focus was on creating obligations for companies to conduct due diligence to guarantee #humanrights and environmental protection (2/9).
Last year, when the EP negotiated the due diligence law in INTA, I tabled an amendment calling for an import ban on products linked to severe human rights violations like forced labour.This would be complementary to the law, to block such products coming to the single market(3/9)
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