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Sixty years. What next?

60th anniversary of the Rome treaty

The Greens/EFA in the European Parliament together with the European Green Party express their vision on the future of Europe in a paper issued on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the signature of the Rome treaty

Earth Hour 2013

Raising awareness about the importance of energy saving

The initiative 'Earth Hour' launched by the NGO WWF attracts a growing number of participants each year. This year, the European Parliament will once again commit to turn off all its lights on Saturday 23rd March from 20.30 to 21.30 to raise awareness about the importance of energy saving.

The EU ETS

The Green Guide

What's the ETS?, What's wrong with it? What do you mean by carbon fat cats? "backloading"? How much do you know about the EU carbon market? Find out everything you need to know about it in this very nice Green Guide to the EU ETS!

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A day in Fukushima - A week in Japan

Notes from a journey

Accompanied by two Japanese anti-nuclear activists, her policy adviser Silke Malorny and the former ...

Time has come for a fairer CAP

A document by José Bové

Subsidies should be distributed more fairly among the 27 member states and between farmers within each state. One of the main ways in which this could be is by limiting the amount of aid that a farmer can receive. Such a proposal would allow for a far more equitable distribution of public funds to support family farms and small and medium-­‐sized operations.

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For a GMO-free Europe

GMOs represent a global threat to environment, health, biodiversity and long-term food security. European citizens have a right to a GMO-free environment and food.

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30 years of genetically engineered plants

20 years of commercial cultivation in the United States: a critical assessment

The first genetically engineered plants were created 30 years ago. Commercial growing in the USA beg...

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Flawed Reactor Pressure Vessels in Belgian Nuclear Plants Doel-3 and Tihange-2

A report commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

In August 2012 the Belgian Federal Agency for Nuclear Control (FANC) informed the public about the finding of thousands of flaws in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Doel 3. Similar flaws in the reactor pressure vessel of the nuclear power plant Tihange 2 were revealed in September 2012.

Recent casualties in textile factory fires, notably in Bangladesh

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Greens/EFA call on foreign companies operating in Bangladesh and Pakistan to favour commercial relations with manufacturers that operate in compliance with the basic ILO Conventions and the laws of the two countries

Call for a progressive agenda on creation and innovation

Second phase of consultation

Send us your input and contribute to the building of a progressive agenda! After the rejection of ACTA, Greens/EFA want to protect the users of the Internet and their fundamental rights, but also have the ambition to tackle issues related to the way society is organized. Creation and innovation depend on how knowledge and information are managed, while they can considerably benefit from the Internet and the new technologies. Their blooming can also play a key role in making society a better place!

The true costs of automobility

Study about the external costs of car use in EU-27

Car use creates benefits for the users. Naturally there are also costs for car mobility: obvious costs but also less obvious ones, such as costs arising from noise and pollution. The study commissioned by the Greens/EFA estimates the magnitude of these hidden costs of car mobility and the ways in which these costs are currently being financed.

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Conflict in the Gaza Strip

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to its previous resolutions on the Midd...

Climate change conference in Doha

Greens/EFA group demands for the COP 18 in Qatar

The Greens/EFA regrets the lack of progress by the EU on both mitigation and ensuring the continuity of climate finance, and fears this could have serious implications for the credibility of the EU but also the overall UN efforts to tackle climate change.

Towards the end of oil

A Greens/EFA study

The European Union faces one of its greatest ever challenges: preparing for a post-oil society Oil enabled Europe to become one of the richest economies on the planet. Our continent is the world's second largest consumer of oil, yet its oil production has halved since 1999. Today it only meets 13% of its needs, and soon the European Union will be importing all the oil it consumes. Taking a broader view, since the 1980s the world has been consuming more oil than it has found. This Greens/EFA study aims to provide the reader with a picture of the oil situation, including the consequences of various developments and the vulnerabilities affecting the European Union and its population as a result of diminishing oil reserves and higher oil prices.

For a progressive agenda for innovation and creation

Results of Greens/EFA call and second phase of consultation

Send your input by filling the form [Important preliminary note:the views expressed in this docum...

Pensions

Green/EFA position paper

Greens/EFA argue for a life-course approach to pension policy. A life-course approach takes into account the whole career along a life-course, it takes into account career interruptions and changes. A life-course approach is flexible enough to adapt to individuals and if it is well-managed it can provide for financial sustainability of public pension systems. It directs the debate from a fixed retirement age to the core issues of adequacy and solidarity.

What type of Europe do we want?

Greens/EFA paper on MFF negotiations

EU leaders meet on 22-23 November to discuss the European Union's long-term budget. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament wants to defend citizen's interests and promote a better Europe and a reformed European budget, preparing Europe for a future of limited resources and an increased need for solidarity

Islands of resilience

Research report by International Modern Media Institute

Locale is rapidly becoming one of the most important competitive differentiators in the provision of...

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Reform of the European Agricultural Policy

Now or never!

The new CAP must be fair, green, young, democratic, healthy and easy, - or it will not be. European farmers and citizens are rediscovering the value of food and the values of solidarity. This requires organising sustainable farm and food networks and citizens’ initiatives. CAP reform is NOW - or never.

South-Africa - massacre of striking miners

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to Rule 122 of its Rules of Procedure, ...

Persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma-Myanmar

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

The European Parliament, -having regard to its previous resolutions on Burma/Myanmar, in particular ...