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...
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...
EP back-down on Schengen a blow for core EU policy
The European Parliament today adopted legislative agreements on two key files related to the EU’s Schengen border-free system, one on the reintroduction of border controls and one on the evaluation of Schengen. Commenting after the vote Greens/EFA border policy...
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
EU must tackle housing crisis
The European Parliament today adopted a report by Green MEP Karima Delli on the housing crisis in Europe. Commenting after the vote, Karima Delli said:"Parliament has today underlined the urgent need for European action to address the severe, long-term housing crisis hitting countries across the EU. The support for the report, which sets out policies...
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.