Greens/EFA Proposals to end fraud in farm subsidies

On the occasion of the International Day Against Corruption, the Greens/EFA Group is publishing a series of recommendations on how to end the abuse of EU farm subsidies. Farm subsidies make up the biggest portion of EU spending and are an indispensable measure to protect European farmers, ensure food sovereignty, and promote healthy and sustainable food production in Europe. However, the lack of controls on the way EU funding is disbursed by European governments means that in some cases, unscrupulous politicians and people in positions of power are able to abuse the EU funding system for their own personal gain.

Greens/EFA Round-up 23-26 November 2009

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg

Greens/EFA priorities for the session included the Stockholm Programme, the preparation for the Copenhagen climate summit, the EU enlargement strategy, the reports on Europol, the vote on the conciliation agreement on telecoms legislation, the resolution on elimination of violence against women, the report on the European Year of Volunteering (2011) and the resolution on China and the rights of minorities.

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Greens/EFA Group agenda priorities and events 16-20 November 2009

Greens/European Free Alliance priorities and events for next week include the Special summit of EU leaders due to decide on EU top posts, the trialogue on energy efficiency and the EU-Russia Summit. In this context, Greens/EFA organise the screening of the documentary 'Letter to Anna' which pays tribute to Anna Politkovskaya and the struggle for democracy and human rights in Russia.

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Greens/EFA Group agenda priorities and events 9-12 November 2009

Greens/European Free Alliance priorities and events for next week include the ICCAT meeting on bluefin tuna in Brazil, the EU Parliament mini plenary session and a joint committee vote on the Stockholm programme.

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Greens/EFA priorities and events 2-6 November 2009

EU agenda priorities and planned events for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. Energy efficiency labelling, internet users' rights, emissions trading and bluefin tuna are among the top topics.

Greens/EFA round-up 19-22 October 2009

Debriefing of the plenary session in Strasbourg

Priorities for the Greens included the Council and Commission statements on climate change and developing countries as well as the vote on resolution on freedom of information in Europe and in Italy and on Guinea. The draft EU budget 2010 and the decision on the 2009 Sakharov Prize laureate were also plenary highlights.

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e-fa Strasbourg Round-Up October 2009

News bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group

The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a joint European parliam...

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Strasbourg Flash October 2009

Greens/EFA priorities for 19-22 October 2009

Priorities for the Greens include the Council and Commission statements on climate change and developing countries as well as on the preparation of EU summit 29-30 October. The vote on resolution on freedom of information in Europe and in Italy is also an highlight. Greens/EFA also organise a debate on Guinea and a film screening about Silvio Berlusconi's media empire 'Videocracy'.

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Greens/EFA priorities and events for 12-18 October

Greens/EFA agenda priorities Wednesday 14 October: The European Commission will publish progress reports on the accession of Turkey and Western Balkan countries. The Greens will also examine the Commission's proposal to ...

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Greens/EFA priorities and events 5-9 October 2009

Greens/EFA priorities from rhe EU agenda and events including a press conference on press freedom in Italy.

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E-fa Strasbourg Round-Up September 2009

News bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group

This week in Strasbourg: 14 - 17 SeptemberThe European Parliament has been meeting in Strasbourg this week. Issues on the agenda have included the re-appointment of José Manuel Barroso as EU Commission President, milk p...

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Strasbourg Flash September 2009

Greens/EFA priorities for 14-17 September 2009

The highlight of next week's European Parliament plenary week is the scheduled vote on Barroso's second term on Wednesday, 16 September. On Monday, however, the Greens will call for a vote on the agenda to postpone this decision to after the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.

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A campaign for European Food Culture

Food is essential. We need it for our lives, health and well being.Good food is political. And as such we need a good food policy that includes the right of the poor to feed themselves; that reflects the sustainability...

Brussels attacks

Our thoughts are with all those affected by the senseless attacks in Brussels. We must defend our values, whilst confronting this terrorism