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Violence against women

On the occasion of the 10th UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the EU Parliament will today debate (and on Thursday vote) on a resolution on the issue. Raül Romeva, Greens/EFA Vice-President and member of the EP women's rights and gender equality committee, sta...
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EU financial market supervision

Greens have criticised the Swedish presidency's proposal on the new EU financial market supervisory structure.
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Climate change

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution that sets out its stance on the EU strategy going into international climate talks in Copenhagen. Key points include a call for €30 billion climate financing per year from the EU to developing countries and reference to scientists' recommendations for the EU to achieve 40% emissions reduc…
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Stockholm Programme

The European Parliament today voted on the multi-annual and far-reaching Stockholm Programme, which covers justice, constitutional, legal and home affairs. UK Green MEP Jean Lambert commented:"I welcome some of the positive aspects of the Parliament's vote today on the Stockholm Programme, particula...
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New EU President must address 'Europe's missing link'

Wales MEP and President of the EFA Parliamentary Group Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru) has called on the newly appointed President of the European Council to recognise the role nations like Wales, Scotland, Catalonia, Corsica and Flanders have to play in the European Union.The MEP was speaking in...
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Local action critical in tackling climate change

MEPs from Wales, Scotland, Catalonia, Flanders, Corsica and Latvia have joined forces to emphasise the crucial role that historic nations and regions have to play in tackling climate change.The European Parliament in Strasbourg has this week been debating and voting on the EU's priorities for the Co...
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EU should use Lisbon Treaty to support language rights

Latvian MEP and Member of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee Tatjana Zdanoka has called on the European Commission to use changes under the Lisbon Treaty in order to protect the rights of linguistic minorities. The MEP suggested that the Commission should 'name and shame' EU me...
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EU telecoms legislation

The European Parliament has today approved a compromise agreement on telecoms legislation that its negotiators reached with the EU Council. The major sticking point had been on the protection of internet users' rights in the face of severe and fast-track copyright enforcement measures that are envisaged in some EU Member States.
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EU budget 2010

Commenting on yesterday's conciliation meeting on the EU budget, German Green MEP Helga Trüpel, member of the European Parliament budget committee, said:"The Greens welcome the compromise reached on the EU 2010 budget. Thanks to a one third contribution by the European parliament and two thirds co...
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EU summit

The Greens/EFA Group Co-Presidents react to EU leaders' decision to nominate Belgian PM Herman van Rompuy as the first EU Council President and Commissioner Catherine Ashton as EU high representative for foreign and security policy.