MEPs ask Hungarian government to change course and fully respect European values
The European Parliament's civil liberties committee today adopted a report by Green MEP Rui Tavares (Portugal) on the situation of fundamental rights in Hungary. The committee approved over 40...
Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 16 - 21 JuneMay 2013
Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Ship scrappage, worker protection and the environment, EU fisheries reform to be confirmed, Eel stocks under threat, Dalligate, Olafgate and the role of...
Veil of secrecy undermines democratic due process
EU trade ministers last night agreed on a mandate for the European Commission to conduct negotiations with the USA on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), with negotiations set to begin in July. Commenting on the decision and the negotiations, Green...
Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 10-14 June 2013
Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included asylum seekers, EU's housing crisis, rules on infant and baby food, Schengen, accounting transparency for extractive industries, illegal fishing, EU budget and the future framework, problematic EU passenger data...
Data Protection in the EU
With the revision of EU rules on data protection currently reaching a crucial phase, and new revelations about covert data mining by US authorities emerging amid ongoing negotiations on an EU-US agreement, the Greens will launch a campaign on data protection.
Conference Tuesday 11 June 16:30-18:00
Greens/EFA MEPs host a conference with guest speakers from Turkey, including representatives from the Taksim platform, to debate about the events in Istanbul and the situation in Turkey
Registry of contacts between Greens/EFA and the tobacco industry
The Greens/EFA Group respects the provisions of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control with regard to contacts with the tobacco industry. Greens/EFA interactions with the industry are listed here.
Seed diversity is crucial for our food
Seed diversity is the basis of our food chain and our food security depends on it. Decreasing seed diversity impacts on the choice of the food we eat, and local fruits, vegetables and cereals could disappear from our fields and plates.