Greens / Efa Priority

TTIP

TTIP is not about trade but about trading our democracy. It is designed by corporations for corporations. Decisions are made out of sight - behind closed doors. Greens/EFA are continuing to expose what lies beneath these secretive talks.

Deal puts interests of big business first

CETA

"This is a defeat for the EU and for the prospect of regulating globalization," Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot said.


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Conclusion of the EU-Canada CETA

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

The EU-Canada agreement 'CETA' is different from TTIP, but its contents are just as concerning. In their motion for resolution, the Greens/EFA explain the reasons why they are opposed to the conclusion of this trade deal.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 21-24 November 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: Occupational retirement provision; EU-Turkey relations; Conflict minerals trialogue; Council/Commission Statements on outcome of COP22; EU Parliament refuses to refer CETA to the ECJ; Commission considers Code of Conduct changes; Emissions of certain atmospheric pollutants; Renewing the approval of the active substance bentazone; Sign language and professional sign language interpreters; Umbrella deal on EU-US data protection; Dieselgate hearing with French Minister, Ségolène Royal; EU accession to the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 24-27 October 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: Breaches of democracy, rule of law, fundamental rights; Commission Work Programme; Corporate Tax package; Democracy and press freedom Hungary; Key debate on conclusions of European Council; Debate on situation of journalists in Turkey; EU budget 2017; 2016 Sakharov Prize winner; CETA trade deal on hold (Thursday)


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How a fair EU agri-food policy can help create jobs in rural areas

A blog from our food campaign

How effective is European support for farming and agriculture? Well, the numbers speak for themselves: rural economies are in bad shape. Between 2005 and 2010, 2.5 million farms were lost in the EU, with the average farm size increasing. Between 2000 and 2012, European agriculture lost 4.8 millio...


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Work Programme

Commission proposals fall short of what is needed

The European Parliament will today debate the Commission’s Work Programme for 2017.Speaking ahead of the debate, the co-president of the Greens/EFA group Philippe Lamberts said:"While the Commission is focusing on many of the right things, the measures proposed fall far short of what is ...


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The Citizens' CETA Summit

It's time to have your say ! Come to the transatlantic gathering of local & public representatives on the occasion of the official EU-Canada Summit, Brussels


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CETA

Heads of State and Government must stop CETA

EU Trade Ministers today decided to postpone the decision to approve the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. Heads of state and government will now discuss how to proceed with the controversial trade agreement at the Council meeting on Thursday and Friday (20...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 3-6 October 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: transparency; GMO cultivation faces objection vote; Commission hearing on macro-economic conditionality for Portugal & Spain; Legal Aid Directive will ensure minimum standards; Making sure trade policy protects human rights; European Public Prosecutor's office and Eurojust; Ratification of the Paris agreement (COP 21); 18th birthday Interrail pass for Europeans; Look ahead to European Council meeting; The need for a European reindustrialisation policy; Women’s rights in Poland; Thailand, the case of Andy Hall; Enforcement of EU law not sufficiently transparent; Syria; Food Contact Materials.


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CETA/TTIP

Trade Ministers must not wave through unjust trade agreements

 EU trade ministers and Commissioner Malmström will meet tomorrow and Friday (22-23 September) to discuss free trade agreements with Canada (CETA) and the US (TTIP).Deputy Chairman of the Committee on International Trade and Green trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot stated:“EU Ministers appear ...


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Glyphosate is back on the EP agenda with a clear message from citizens to stand against the use of the substance

On Thursday 8th September, the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament examined three petitions opposing the use of the systemic herbicide glyphosate.


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Apple state aid case

record €13 billion fee and lessons for tax justice

30 August 2016 will be an important day in EU-US relations. While France's Secretary of State for Trade announced that France will ask to stop the TTIP negotiations, Commissioner Vestager announced that Ireland gave illegal tax benefits - worth up to €13 billion - to Apple, one of the most emblematic US multinationals.


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