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Bluefin tuna

The European Commission has reportedly agreed to give only its qualified support to a proposal by Monaco to list bluefin tuna in Annex 1 of CITES and ban the international trade of this endangered species.
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Green New Deal

Today the European Parliament Greens presented the final report of their commissioned study examining recovery plans and financial instruments for a "green modernisation of Europe". The study (1), carried out by the renowned Wuppertal Institute, focuses on climate, environment and energy aspects of ...
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Bluefin tuna

Greens/EFA MEPs Isabella Lövin (Sweden) and Raül Romeva (Spain) have written to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to request the Commission's support for a proposal to list bluefin tuna on Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
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Asylum policy

Today, the European Commission published a proposal for a "Joint EU resettlement programme" for refugees from 'third' countries. UK Green MEP Jean Lambert, a Member of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee, commented: "We welcome the EU Commission proposal in principle, ...
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Honduras - EU

Yesterday, the COLAT (Council Committee on Latin America) decided to lift the suspension of negotiations of an Association Agreement with Central American countries, including Honduras. Raül Romeva, Vice-President of the Greens/EFA Group and member of the European Parliament delegation to Central ...
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Burma

Commenting on the judgement passed against Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, extending her house arrest sentence by a further 18 months, Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms andDaniel Cohn-Bendit commented:"Greens deplore the kangaroo court judgment against Burmese pro-democracy lea...
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Uganda and LGBT

On Friday 24th July, Uganda's Ethics and Integrity Minister, Dr. Nsaba Buturo, presented the first drafts of a new anti-homosexuality bill (coupled with an anti-pornography bill), which would criminalise even the distribution of literature about homosexuality. According to the Minister, it would a...
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SWIFT bank data

Today, the Council of EU foreign ministers is set to grant the European Commission a mandate to negotiate a bank data sharing agreement with the US authorities. Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms Daniel Cohn-Bendit comment:"It is unacceptable that the EU Commission is attempting to bypass the Eu...
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Russia - human rights

The murder of Andrei Kulagin, activist for human rights organisation Spravedlivost (Justice), has been announced by authorities more than two months after his disappearance and almost two weeks after his body was found. Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European parliament and ...
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EFA Group - Committee Membership

Appointments to European Parliamentary committees have now been confirmed for members of the European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament. The EFA Group was formed in 1999 and brings together representatives of stateless nations, regions and disadvantaged minorities.EFA MEPs' commit...