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EU climate policy

The Greens/EFA group in the EP launched a new study on the risks of carbon leakage in the EU, undertaken by independent research organisation Climate Strategies. The study assesses the true extent of carbon leakage, as well as policy options for addressing the problem on increasing the EU emissions reduction target and the impact of carbo…
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Euro crisis

The European parliament today postponed a crucial vote on a resolution on economic governance, the euro crisis and the EU 2020 strategy. The vote was polarised between right and left with 342 Christian-Democrats, Conservatives and Liberals voting for postponement and 270 Socialists, Greens and Europ...
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International Criminal Court

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Food quality

Commenting on today's European Parliament vote to ban on the use of meat glue (bovine and/or porcine thrombin) in food (1), Carl Schlyter, Vice-president of the Environment Committee said: "We are happy that today the parliament banned the use of meat glue (Thrombin) in food. The Parliament was...
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EU energy labeling

The European Parliament today voted to adopt a compromise proposal on revising EU rules on the labelling of energy consumption (1). Following the vote, Green MEP Satu Hassi, member of the energy committee of the European Parliament said:"The compromise on revising EU rules on energy labelling, adopt...
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Hedge funds

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Development policy

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Energy efficiency

The European Parliament today adopted the final legislative compromise on revised EU rules for the energy efficiency of buildings (1). Commenting on the outcome, Claude Turmes MEP, Greens/EFA energy spokesman said: "Today's vote on revised EU rules for the energy performance of buildings repres...
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Equal treatment

Today the European Parliament voted in favour of a compromise agreement revising EU rules on the equal treatment of self-employed men and women (1). Following the vote, Green/ICV MEP Raül Romevasaid: "Today's vote will help strengthen EU rules on the equal treatment of self-empl...
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European Asylum Support Office

The EU Parliament today approved a report (1) by Jean Lambert on the creation of a European Asylum Support Office. The UK Green MEP commented: "I am delighted that the Parliament has now given its final seal of approval for the establishment of the much needed and long awaited European Asylum S...