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Portability of supplementary pension rights

Jean Lambert, on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group. – Madam President, I would also like to thank the rapporteur for her work. Getting us to this vote has not been easy, as we have heard, because we have been forced to respond to changing and sometimes intransigent positions from the Council.My group ...
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Conference report

A Greens/EFA conference on "Transport & Climate Change" was held on the 14th July in the European Parliament. Important presentations highlighting the problems and solutions to tackling growing emissions in the transport sector were delivered to a large audience, which was followed by fruitful d...
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DOCUMENTS

This section contains a short conference report as well as presentations. It will be regularly updated with the latest documents available
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Energy markets

Yesterday evening the ITRE committee voted on the Vidal-Quadras report on the prospects for the internal gas and electricity market. The committee adopted a firm position on full ownership unbundling with a strengthening of the role of the energy regulators.
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Documents

Conference reportConference proceedings"Desertification in Europe" by Luca Montanarella"Desertification and Thematic Strategy on Soil Protection" by Claudia Olazabal "UNCCD: the Promotion of Sustainable Development" by Manour N'Diaye"Conférence sur la désertification: cas de la Mauritanie" by Moh...
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Report of the conference

Opening the conference Marie-Anne Isler-Beguin, MEP, highlighted the fact that 2006 was the International Year of Deserts and Desertification but little was done to promote the issues. Therefore, she welcomed participants to this conference noting that desertification was the poor relation internati...
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Ban the bulb

The Greens' written declaration for an immediate ban on the sale of incandescent light bulbs in the EU, got eventually 193 signatures from the MEPs. It is less than the 393 necessary for the adoption by the European Parliament. Clearly non-green MEPs like to speak about climate change but fail to act concretely!
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Outcome G8 summit

The G8 deal is clearly not enough to prevent dangerous climate change as it was only agreed to "consider seriously the decisions made by the European Union, Canada and Japan which include at least a halving of global emissions by 2050". But the G8 agreed that the process should take place within the U.N. framework, starting in Bali in Dec…
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G8 summit

Two days before the start of a G8 summit which will be very much focused on climate change, China unveiled its first national plan on climate change. It stresses that China won't sacrifice economic ambitions to international demands to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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G8 summit in Germany

From 6 to 8 June 2007 Germany is hosting the Group of Eight (G8) summit. One of the key topic to be addressed by the leaders of the 8 richest countries is climate change. Germany tries to get an agreement on firm targets for cutting greenhouse gas emissions.