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Western Balkans

The European Commission is tomorrow expected to announce plans for a new Western Balkans visa regime that will include Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia, but exclude Bosnia-Herzegovina. Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, commented:"The Commission's pl...
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Bike Action - 1st Strasbourg Parliament Session

For their arrival in Strasbourg and for the first parliamentary session, Green MEPs will be going to the European Parliament by bike.
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G8-Gipfel

G8 leaders have agreed to a vague declaration on climate change at this week's summit (8-10 July) in Italy. Commenting on the outcome, Greens/EFA Co-President Rebecca Harms said:"Despite all the bluster, the outcome of this G8 summit falls short of expectations for progressing the UN climate talks. ...
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China - Xinjiang

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Welsh wins its place at the European Commission

Plaid MEP Jill Evans has welcomed the news that Welsh speakers will be able to correspond with the European Commission in the Welsh language, starting from this week.This follows a long campaign by Ms Evans to improve the status of the Welsh language at European level.The move will be made official ...
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New EFA Group in the European Parliament

When: Tuesday 7 July 2009 at 14h30Where: European Parliament Press Briefing Room PHS 0A50  MEPs from the newly re-constituted European Free Alliance Group, which forms a common parliamentary group with the Greens, will give a press conference to present the new group and explain priorities for ...
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G8 summit

Leaders from the world's major economies are set to meet on the fringes of this week's G8 summit (8-10 July) to discuss ongoing efforts to reach a international agreement on climate change. In advance of the meeting, Greens/EFA Co-President Rebecca Harms commented: "There had been much expectat...
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Swedish EU Presidency - Commission President

The Greens/EFA Group has welcome the Swedish EU Presidency's announcement that there will be no European Parliament vote in July on a second mandate for Barroso as EU Commission President.
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Swedish EU Presidency

Greens have warned the incoming Swedish Presidency that there is no European Parliament majority in favour of an early vote on Barroso's proposed second manadate as Commission President. Greens/EFA Co-Presidents have also demanded greater ambition in the EU strategy leading up to climate talks in Copenhagen.
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Lisbon Treaty

The Greens/EFA Group have welcomed the German Constitutional Court's judgment dismissing constitutional objections to the Lisbon Treaty.