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EFA in government

EFA in governmentAs of September 2007 no less than six EFA member parties found themselves in government, either alone or as part of a coalition.This represents a milestone in the development of democratic nationalism and regionalism in European politics and, as Plaid MEP Jill Evans put it "the poli...
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Global warming

The sea ice that covers the North Pole and the Artic has shrunk by 1 million square kilometres over the past year. Images released by the European Space Agency (ESA) last week revealed this worrying impact of global warming.
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European of the Year

The European Movement has awarded Monica Frassoni its 'European of the Year' award for 2007 after she received more than 50% of votes in its public poll.
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Agrofuels

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development writes in its new report that “the current push to expand the use of biofuels is creating unsustainable tensions that will disrupt markets without generating significant environmental benefits”.
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Car emissions

According to a survey by the NGO "Transport & Environment" the emission rates of new cars produced by European carmakers were down by only 0.2% last year. It is the lowest performance on record.
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UN climate negotiations

The negotiators from 158 countries reached basic agreement on rough targets to reduce the worldwide emissions of greenhouse gases. The UN climate conference concluded that industrialised countries should cut emissions by 25 to 40% of their 1990 levels by 2020.
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Strasboug Flash - September I

Highlights for the Greens/EFA group include the plenary debates on forest fires in Greece and on the fight against terrorism.
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Energy saving light bulbs

The European Commission decided yesterday not to end the import duties on energy saving light bulbs imported from China. The tariffs add up to 66% on the value of the imported bulbs! Once again the EU is not serious on energy efficiency and tackling climate change
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UN climate change workshop

Delegates of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as well as of governments, NGOs and industry meet up in Vienna to discuss how to speed up the battle against climate change. Being the last diplomatic stage before the Bali meeting in December, it is a key week in the international negotiations on climate chan…
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Electricity

A report from the European commission's joint research center (JRC) shows that in spite of the accelerating introduction of energy-saving measures, the electricity consumption in the EU continues to increase like the economic growth.