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Copyright treaty for visually impaired

Tomorrow, Tuesday June 8th, an EU Council working group coordinated by DG Internal Market and the Spanish Presidency will decide the EU position concerning the proposal for a Treaty for the visually impaired (sponsored by Brazil, Mexico, Ecuador and Paraguay) that shall be considered at the World In...
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Anniversary of the Tiananmen Square Massacre

4th of June is the 21st anniversary of the brutal repression of the students and workers who occupied Tiananmen Square. What happened that night was a massacre about which very little has been revealed since. All of this information is still a state secret, something intolerable on the eve of important trade agreements between China and t…
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Electrical and electronic equipment

The Environment Committee today sent a clear signal about the dangers of hazardous chemicals used in electrical and electronic equipment during a vote on the recast of the RoHS (1) Directive. Greens/EFA rapporteur Jill Evans commented after the vote: "I am glad that, despite heavy pressure from...
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EU climate aid

New revelations that EU member states will fall short of their pledges on climate aid for developing countries have dogged the opening day of the first full UNFCCC negotiating session this year (1), which is taking place in Bonn. Commenting on the revelations, Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout said: &quo...
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Intellectual property rights

The Greens/EFA today voted against the controversial "Gallo report" (1) on copyright enforcement in the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament, with a view to eventually legalising non-commercial file sharing. A right wing-liberal majority adopted the report with 15 votes to 9, with some...
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MEPs condemn aid convoy attack by Israel

MEPs Jill Evans and Frieda Brepoels from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament are urging the European Union to hold Israel to account for attacking an aid convoy sailing in international waters.The attack by the Israeli Defence force killed at least ten people in the ships car...
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Israeli attack on Gaza Peace Flotilla

The Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament, Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit today sent a letter to Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Vice-President of the EU Commission, which follows: Dear Ms Ashton, Following several deaths as a result of an Isr...
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EU Russia Summit

On the first day of the EU Russia Summit in Rostov-on-Don Green MEPs demonstrated for freedom of assembly in Russia at events in Brussels and in St. Petersburg.Heidi Hautala, chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Human Rights in the European Parliament, participated in the events in St. Petersburg in su...
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Gaza Humanitarian Aid Flotilla

Greens/EFA strongly condemn the deadly attack of Israeli commandos on the humanitarian aid convoy in the Mediterranean.This attack is a serious infringement of the principles of international humanitarian law. Greens/EFA call upon the European Union and the international community to apply pressure for the lifting of the current blockade …
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Climate change

The European Commission today presented a communication making the case for increasing the EU greenhouse gas target to a 30% reduction by 2020. For the Greens/EFA, this communication makes a welcome and timely contribution to the debate on strengthening the EU's emissions reduction target.