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European Appeal

Unless it is completely reshaped on a series of fundamental points, the services directive will jeopardize the fulfilment of the missions of general interest and the regulatory role of public authorities at national, regional and local levels.
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European Appeal - List of signatories

First signatories (by alphabetical order): André BRIE (MEP GUE/NGL - Germany); Evelyne GEBHARDT (MEP ESP - Germany) ; Pierre JONCKHEER (MEP GREENS/EFA - Belgium) ; Heide RÜHLE (MEP GREENS/EFA - Germany) ; Anne VAN LANCKER (MEP ESP - Belgium); Members of Parliament (by alphabetical order): Claude A...
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Violation of Human Rights in the People's Republic of China with regard, in particular, to the freedom of religion

The Greens/EFA Group calls on the Chinese Government to put an end to religious repression and to ensure that it respects international standards of human rights as well as religious rights guaranteeing democracy, freedom of expression, freedom of the media and political and religious freedom in China.
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Against the Bolkestein Directive: a Green alternative

The European Commission has proposed a Directive on the free movement of services within the EU. However, it is too far reaching as it would lead to a massive lowering of social and environmental standards in Europe. Find out about the reasons and get to know the Green alternative.
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Situation in Lebanon

Deeply shocked at the car bombing which killed the Lebanese former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, the Greens/EFA Group calls on the Lebanese Government and security forces to collaborate fully and provide the UN team with all the means necessary to carry out the investigation. They call on the Council to set up a subcommittee on human right…
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The birth of Kyoto

Eight years ago the Kyoto Protocol was signed. It was the first international treaty requiring industrial countries to reduce CO2-emissions. It finally becomes law this month. This is an historic moment. But now the EU countries must prove that they can keep their promise and take immediate action!
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The European Dream – America's nightmare?

Are some Europeans creating a radical new dream? Is the EU really a new beacon of light in a troubled world, as Jeremy Rifkin suggests? Or is European culture too pessimistic, as EU-commissioner Pascal Lamy replies? Read the reports on the panel discussion with these and other exciting participants!
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Outcome of the EU-Russia Summit held in The Hague on 25 November 2004

The Greens/EFA Group regrets that the Common Space of Freedom, Security and Justice does not include a strong human rights dimension that goes beyond the fight against terrorism, illegal immigration and organised crime. It reiterates its conviction that there is no military solution to the conflict in Chechnya.
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Situation in Cuba

The Greens call for a new policy on Cuba to be put in place that resembles those towards other countries of the world and maintains the EU's objectives: respect for human rights, political pluralism and the application of democracy. They call for dialogue and cooperation to become the rule and to play a fundamental part in improving the h…
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Le Groupe des Verts/ALE estime fermement que la lutte contre le terrorisme ne peut être menée aux dépends de valeurs établies et partagées comme le respect des droits de l'homme et l'Etat de droit et demande à l'administration US de permettre une enquête impartiale et indépendante sur les allégations de torture et de mauvais traitements.…