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Best practice in maritime spatial planning

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

With this study, we set out to demystify the process behind planning, developing and conservation for our seas and oceans. In the coming years, we will be increasingly familiar with the process of Maritime Spatial Planning as we look to simultaneously harness the energy of the winds and the seas and protect our marine environment from overexploitation, whilst continuing to provide healthy food and sustainable livelihoods to coastal communities and beyond.

Migratory flows in the Mediterranean Sea, with particular attention to the tragic events near Lampedusa

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Hélène Flautre, Franziska Keller, Jean Lambert, Judith Sargentini, J...

Suspension of the SWIFT agreement as a result of NSA surveillance

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Jan Philipp Albrecht on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – havi...


Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Tarja Cronberg, Barbara Lochbihler, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA ...

Clashes in Sudan and subsequent media censorship

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/E...

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IPCC report

Change policies, not the climate!

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC) will release its report on the latest scientific research on climate on Monday 30th September. The summary for policy makers is currently being finalised by the different government representatives in Stockholm and will be presented this morning at 10 am. For the Greens, leaders from Europe and beyond know enough now and cannot continue to ignore the overwhelming body of scientific evidence....

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Europe on the far right

Right- wing extremists and right-wing populists in the European Parliament // Available in FR | HU | NL | DE | EL

In the wake of the success of charismatic right-wing populists such as Marine le Pen in France and Geert Wilders in the netherlands, there is once again a heightened awareness of how extreme right-wing parties in europe are gaining popularity amongst voters. Their influence on governments and hence on the key issues of european politics is growing.

Rethink EU transport infrastructure

Stop unsustainable XXL projects and focus on European added-value

WHAT ARE THE TEN-T? The Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) are a project of the European Unio...

Reducing transport noise


Let the cities decide!

Road safety, quality of life and climate protection

Speeding is the number one reason for accidents on European roads. A default speed limit of 30 km/h ...


What can we do? What can EU legislation do?

WHAT ARE THE DIFFICULTIES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED? Lorries make up only 3% of registered vehicles....

Situation in Egypt

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Ulrike Lunacek, Malika Benarab-Attou, Franziska Kat...

Situation in Syria

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Ulrike Lunacek, Malika Benarab-Attou, Iñaki Irazabalbeitia Fernández, Rebecca Harms, Barbara Lochb...

Human rights situation in Bahrain

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Margrete Auken, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA&nbs...

Central African Republic

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

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

Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Isabelle Durant, Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Bart Staes, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Jean Lambe...

Pressure exerted by Russia on Eastern Partnership countries

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to the third Summit of the Eastern Partn...

A Frack-tivists Introduction to EU legislation

There is currently no overall EU framework for the extraction of unconventional fossil fuels (UFF), ...

World Nuclear Industry Status Report 2013

Key findings of the 2013 edition include:a record drop of nuclear electricity generation in the world in 2012 ++ Rapid aging of nuclear power plants: almost half of the world fleet has operated for at least 30 years ++ In 2012, for the first time, China, Germany, India and Japan generated more power from renewables than from nuclear plants ++ Water management at the Fukushima site is critical, with an estimated 400,000 tons in precarious storage, containing many times more radioactivity than was released to the air in the weeks after 11 March 2011.

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Multiannual Financial Framework agreement

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

on the Review of the Irish Presidency, including the MFF agreement tabled by Rebecca Harms, Daniel ...


Greens/EFA position paper on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020

Why we voted against the MFF and what a Greens/EFA EU Budget would look like. After months of negot...