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Making the EU foreign policy a feminist one

Practicing what we preach

The principle of gender equality is a core value of the EU, and as such, it should be integrated into all EU policies, both internal and external. For years, a gender perspective has been absent from foreign and security policymaking, hindering an effective EU response to global challenges.

Breaking out from the old pattern

A Green vision for the new EU Commission

  This time it’s different. The traditional “Europe at a crossroad” has mo...

25 actions the next President of the EU Commission should commit to

  1. Strengthening democracy, changing political practice   1.1 Claim back the Co...

Unity in diversity - EFA
Unity in diversity - EFA

Looking back

Hhighlights of the past five years for the European Free Alliance Group of MEPs

As the 2014 European election approaches, we look back at some of highlights of the past five years for the European Free Alliance Group of MEPs.

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Taste the change

The Greens' cookbook

In this cookbook, Greens/EFA MEPs share local/personal recipes from throughout Europe: from south to north and from east to west.Eating local – even home-grown and organic – food that you cook yourself is safer and feels good. Be the change you want to see on your plate.

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Your Guide to EU Funding

More EU money than ever before is earmarked for sustainable projects and the implementation of these projects requires close involvement of civil society including on local and regional level. This Guide to EU Funding shall help accessing EU funds. Accessing those Funds has often been problematic because of complex procedures and rules, so the knowledge from European level shall be easily made available to local and regional level actors, in particular Green local and regional councillors, stakeholders and partners.

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Green Jobs

Successes and opportunities for Europe

By greening our economies, we can provide high-quality green jobs to fight unemployment and at the same time combat climate change and environmental decline. The EU can only benefit from such efforts. There is strong evidence to suggest that the green transition will have a positive impact on employment, reflecting the fact that sustainable economic activities like saving energy or farming organically are more labour-intensive than the activities they replace.

Greening the streets  © Udo Weber
© Udo Weber
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A Green Review

7th legislature of the European Parliament (2009-2014)

During this five-year term, Greens/EFA have been the driving force to promote crisis resilience through social justice, to secure our climate and energy future, to fight for a healthy environment, to defend human rights, social, democratic and digital rights, to promote global solidarity and security and to celebrate cultural diversity in the EU.

Erasmus +

Frequently Asked Questions

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Concentration of market power in the EU seed market

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

Is the EU seed market really as diversified as the European Commission wants lawmakers and the general public to believe? Or is this market in fact transforming rapidly from a seed sector with a large number of competing small firms and farmers into an oligopoly, increasingly dominated by a small number of transnational agro-chemical-seed firms? This study shows that the EU market – in reality a number of smaller Member State (MS) markets - is undergoing a concentration process, with some MS becoming much more concentrated than others.

Environmental policy in the European Semester: assessing progress to date

A report prepared by the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament

This Greens/EFA study draws a critical analysis of environmental policy in the current European Semester and discusses avenues for greening the EU semester process.

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EU systemic banks capture huge amount of implicit subsidies

A Greens/EFA study

According to the study, the best estimate of subsidies amounts to 233.9 billion euro. The study shows that that without these implicit subsidies the large banking institutions in the EU would be making substantial losses. Furthermore, it compares the orders of magnitude of implicit subsidies with the upcoming capital charges and levies that will be imposed on financial institutions and concludes that current policy proposals will only have a marginal effect and will not fundamentally eliminate the distortions created by these implicit subsidies.

All you need to know on the Seed Production and Marketing regulation

A Greens/EFA briefing note

All you need to know on the Seed Production and Marketing regulation (Regulation on Plant Reproducti...

Using the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership to Limit Fossil Fuel Subsidies

A study conducted by the Harrison Institute for Public Law for the Greens/EFA Group

Fossil fuel subsidies contribute to climate change by encouraging production and consumption of carbon-intensive energy sources. The negotiations between the United States and the European Union on the Trans- Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) present an important opportunity to negotiate both enforceable limits on fossil fuel subsidies and protections for renewable energy programs.

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An insight in the parliamentary work

Reports from our Green delegations

Here you can discover what the Green MEPs from the various Group delegations did and achieve along the legislative period

Outcome of the Vilnius summit and the future of the Eastern Partnership, in particular as regards Ukraine

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Werner Schulz, Tarja Cronberg, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Indrek Tarand on behal...

Preparations for the European Council meeting (19-20 December 2013)

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Sven Giegold, Daniel Cohn-Bendit on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parli...

Central African Republic

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf...

Organ harvesting in the People's Republic of China

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Helga Trüpel, Barbara Lochbihler, Werner Schulz, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Bart Staes, Raül R...

Sri Lanka

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Jean Lambert, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Barbara Lochbihler on behalf of t...


Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Jean Lambert, Barbara Lochbihler, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of t...