Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 20-23 May 2013
Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included bank resolution and economic stability, renewable energy policy in Europe, a missed chance for offshore drilling rules, tax avoidance...
EP majority keeps heads in sand on major concerns with Commission mandate
The European Parliament today adopted a resolution endorsing negotiations on an EU-US free trade agreement (1). The Greens expressed regret at the resolution, which ignores major concerns with the...
Prof. Séralini invited by the Petitions Committee
On Monday, 27th May 2013, three petitions relating to GMOs are going to be discussed in the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament. For this important session, the Committee has invited Prof. Séralini, who...
Clear signal on EU renewable energy policy diluted by failure to back explicit 2030 target
The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out its opinion on EU renewable energy policy. The Greens gave a mixed response to the outcome, welcoming the backing for successful national support schemes and for a binding 2030 EU renewable energy target but regretting the...
MEPs call for meaningful EU action on tax havens and to overcome deadlock on key tax measures
The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out its demands for EU action to tackle tax evasion and avoidance ahead of tomorrow's summit of EU leaders, which is expected to address the issue. The Greens have long campaigned for tougher EU action on tax evasion and welcomed...
Issue 64 - May 2013
In this issue : EP gets a second chance to save Europe’s flagship climate policy; Cars/CO2: new targets short on ambition; Environment committee backs speed limit for new vans; Bonn: various possibilities, no concrete steps; Carbon dioxide levels reach symbolic threshold never seen in human history;...
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.
Why we need to speak up for more protection of the top of the world
The Artic melt is a wake up call, not a business opportunity. Here is a list of 7 reasons why Europe and the rest of the world should speak up for more protection of the Arctic