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Israel-Gaza

UN Human Rights Council will today defer a vote on the Goldstone Gaza report until March 2010. The vote on the UN resolution concerning the report was mainly blocked by the US, with the silent support of the EU. The report of the Goldstone fact-finding Mission on the Gaza Conflict concluded that bot...
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Natura 2000 - Biodiversity

A study presented to the European Parliament petitions committee highlights how EU Member States are often reticent to protect habitats and biodiversity according to their obligations under EU law. National reports include cases from Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
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Guinea-Conakry

The Greens/EFA Group have succeeded in winning a majority in the EP fisheries committee to reject a fisheries agreement with Guinea, in the wake of the bruital suppression of protests in Conakry. This will block first year payments of over € 1 million to the military régime.
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No EU cash for dictator

SNP MEP and Party President Ian Hudghton has welcomed a vote by the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee to hold up the payment of more than £400,000 a year to the military dictatorship in Guinea.  The Fisheries Committee had been due to approve the payment this week as part of ...
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Urban Mobility Action Plan

The European Commission has published its long-awaited Urban Mobility Action Plan. Greens/EFA MEP Michael Cramer has criticised the lack of concrete measures to increase road safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities.
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EP delegations

The last of the Greens/EFA Group's European Parliament delegation presidencies was confirmed today. Greens/EFA Group members now hold the following posts: President of the EP delegation for relations with Turkey: Hélène Flautre (France)President of the EP delegation for relations with Iran: Ba...
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Working time

Today, the European Parliament's employment and social affairs committee narrowly voted in favour of a European Commission proposal to exclude self-employed drivers from working time rules in the road transport sector. The Greens are however calling for a single set of health and safety rules for professional drivers.
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Gaza conflict

Richard Goldstone, head of the UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict, presents his report to the UN Human Rights Council today. The report sets out clear evidence that both Israel and Hamas committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law and that neither side has taken...
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Telecoms package

Greens/EFA MEPs Christian Engström and Philippe Lamberts comment on the upcoming final stage 'conciliation' of telecoms legislation, ahead of the first meeting of the European Parliament delegation to this process.
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SNP success on 'EID Relief Fund' and farm prices EU budget boost

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) hailed a vote in the Parliament's Agriculture Committee on the EU budget, which saw his amendment to create a €125,000,000 "EID Relief" fund for farmers coping with the costs of implementing EID backed by the Committee. A further Smith amendment to...