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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.

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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 ...

MFF

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...

EU Climate Policy

The little green book of backloading myths

Here are 6 myths on the European Carbon Market (and 'backloading') that have been spread by some Industries and MEPs and ...what the truth really is!

Situation in Turkey

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Hélène Flautre, Rebecca Harms, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Franziska Keller, Ulrike Lunacek, Isa...

Social dimension of the EMU

A letter from Greens/EFA Co-Presidents to Barroso and Van Rompuy

In view of the European Council on the Social Dimension of the EMU on 27-28 June, the Greens/EFA Co-Presidents sent a letter calling on Barroso and Van Rompuy to change from intergovernmental declarations and announcements to actions that truly address the social dimension of the EMU.

European action to combat youth unemployment

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Karima Delli, Malika Benarab-Atto...

Harmonized EU Arms Exports Policies in Times of Austerity?

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

The study analyzes the current trends on the international arms market and the role EU Member States play as well as the adherence to the Criteria of the EU Common Position. It also takes a closer look at the effects of austerity measures on the European defense industry and the shift towards non-European markets.

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Sow the future

Seed diversity is crucial for our food

Seed diversity is the basis of our food chain and our food security depends on it. Decreasing seed diversity impacts on the choice of the food we eat, and local fruits, vegetables and cereals could disappear from our fields and plates.

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7 reasons to protect the Arctic

Why we need to speak up for more protection of the top of the world

The Artic melt is a wake up call, not a business opportunity. Here is a list of 7 reasons why Europe and the rest of the world should speak up for more protection of the Arctic

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

Some Comments on the FANC Provisional evaluation report (January 30, 2013)

An updated study on the fissures in Belgian nuclear reactors, which have led to the shutdown of reactors at Doel and Tihange, will be presented at this press conference. The operators of these nuclear power plants are currently carrying out additional tests on the reactors and have a deadline of end of March 2013 to present the results of these tests to the Belgian nuclear authorities. This study underlines the ineffectiveness of the European nuclear stress tests and the consequences for EU nuclear policy in view of the forthcoming review of the EU nuclear safety directive.

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.