Security

The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

LIVE press conference 15 December 2015 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Kosovo

EU-Kosovo agreement gets go-ahead from MEPs

The European Parliament's foreign affairs committee today voted to approve the EU-Kosovo Stabilisation and Association Agreement. Welcoming the vote, Green MEP and EP vice-president Ulrike Lunacek, who is the parliament's rapporteur/draftsperson on Kosovo stated: "MEPs have today given their cl...


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20th anniversary of the Dayton Peace Agreement

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Igor Šoltes, Terry Reintke, Davor Škrlec, Ulrike Lunacek, Monika Vana, Ernest Urtasun, Bodil Valero, Reinhard Bütikofer on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –  having regard to the Dayton Peace Agreement, its general framework and the twelve a...


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Situation in Burundi

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Maria Heubuch, Heidi Hautala, Bodil Valero, Judith Sargentini on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, –  having regard to the revised Cotonou Agreement, –  having regard to the Arusha Peace and Reconciliation Agreement for Burundi of ...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 23-27 November 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included EU cohesion policy and marginalised communities; EP tax investigation; Energy Union: stuttering European energy transition; European cooperation and defending democratic freedoms following the Paris attacks; Diesel gate, car pollution rules and the EU response; Greens/EFA events around the COP21 climate talks.


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Terrorist attacks in Paris

Plenary speech by Philippe Lamberts


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

LIVE press conference 24 November 2015 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Paris attacks

European response must focus on cooperation and not scaling back freedoms

The European Commission today outlined some proposals aimed at guiding Friday's meeting of EU justice and home affairs ministers in response to the tragic terrorist attacks in Paris. Ahead of the extraordinary council meeting, Green home affairs spokesperson Judith Sargentini said: "It is sti...


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Arms exports

MEPs call for stronger controls, and measures to prevent arms getting to violent regimes and terrorists

The European Parliament's foreign affairs committee yesterday evening adopted a report setting out its assessment of how EU rules on arms exports are being implemented. Commenting after the vote, Green MEP Bodil Valero, who is the European Parliament's rapporteur/draftsperson for the report, said: ...


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Welcome for EU guidelines on Israel settlements in Palestine

Press release from EFA MEP Alyn Smith (SNP)

Alyn Smith MEP, Scottish member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, welcomed today (Wednesday) the release of the EU guidelines on the import of produce from illegal Israeli settlements in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, but said they should be improved and extended to...


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EU-Turkey

Decision to withhold report critical on Turkey's progress regretted

The European Commission today presented its annual progress report on Turkey's EU accession process in the European Parliament's foreign affairs committee today. Commenting on the report, Green foreign policy spokesperson and Turkey expert Bodil Valero said: "Today's report confirms the backsli...


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