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MEP sceptical about Schengen data sharing

Civil Liberties Committee Member Tatjana Zdanoka says that she remains unconvinced that a revised Schengen Information System will properly deal with concerns about data protection and personal privacy.This is a shared database that allows law enforcement authorities across the EU's Schengen Area to...
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Economic Policy Coordination

Commenting on the communication on 'Reinforcing economic policy coordination' presented today by Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn, Greens/EFA group president Rebecca Harms said:"We welcome the proposals to coordinate national budgets at EU level in order to end the damaging escal...
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EU Financial Supervision

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Euro rescue package

Following the announcement of the euro rescue package, Sven Giegold, Greens/EFA coordinator in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee, said:"At last what has long been overdue has finally happened: European solidarity to ensure access to capital markets for Eurozone members. The ECB and central...
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Euro crisis

Commenting on results of the summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Eurozone and with regard to tomorrow's meeting of the EU finance ministers, Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA group today said:"The decision to rapidly establish a crisis mechanism to ...
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UK elections

Last night, Green MEP Caroline Lucas became the first Green to be elected to the British Parliament in Westminster. Commenting on this historic win, Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Co-Presidents of the Greens/EFA in the European Parliament said : "We congratulate Caroline Lucas on her har...
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Electric mobility

With regards to the joint resolution of the European Parliament about electric vehicles, Michael Cramer, spokesman on transport for the Green group in the European Parliament, states:"Today, the Greens/EFA together with all groups of the European Parliament finalised an answer to the Commission's co...
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Crisis of the Eurozone

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Delors' energy community

Former Commission President Jacques Delors, together with EU energy commissioner Günther Oettinger and EP president Jerzy Buzek, today presented proposals for a European Energy Community at a press conference in the European Parliament (1). Commenting on the proposals, Rebecca Harms, President of t...
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SWIFT

Commenting on today's EU Parliament resolution on the new negotiation mandate on providing SWIFT bank data to the US authorities, Green MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht said: "Once again, the European Parliament has emphasised the relevance of a high level of data protection for transatlantic security ...