Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 20 - 24 May 2013
Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include bank resolution and economic stability, renewable energy policy in Europe, a missed chance for offshore drilling rules, tax avoidance and EU...
Shameless obstructionism on banking transparency must be overcome
EU finance ministers today failed to agree on ending loopholes in the EU savings directive, under which Luxembourg and Austria are exempted from provisions on automatic information exchange, due to...
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;...
Rui Tavares explains the purpose of his report on Hungarian Constitutional reforms & core EU values
Article 2Treaty on European Union - 2009 "The Union is founded on the values of respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality, the rule of law and respect for...
Commission plans would threaten seed diversity
The European Commission today presented its food safety package, with proposals for new EU rules in a number of areas, including for seeds and plant reproductive products. The Greens expressed concern that the proposals on seeds would play into the hands of the...
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
How safe are our nuclear power plants?
After the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima energy commissioner Oettinger promised comprehensive safety tests for the EU reactor fleet. But instead we got the EU nuclear stress tests that ignored important risks like aging...