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Our achievements in the European Parliament 2014-2019

Greens/EFA successes

The Greens/EFA are a driving force in European politics. Our Group makes a difference in the European Parliament. Discover the overview of our achievements during the legislative period.

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The future of cohesion policy

Greens/EFA position paper

The Greens/EFA are in favour of a strong and targeted Cohesion Policy. The main objective of Cohesion Policy is strengthening economic, social and territorial cohesion by reducing regional disparities, improving the well-being of and providing equal opportunities to all citizens regardless of their place of residence.

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The Green New Deal

Working Group Activity Report 2010

More than a policy for greening, a programme for living. The Green New Deal is more than just another «eco-friendly» policy - it’s a plan for a complete rethink of priorities, from the way we live and work to what we value most. Therefore the Green New Deal proposes a comprehensive, economic, social and environmental revolution, from infrastructure and sustainable industrial policies to investment in peoples’ wellbeing and redistribution of wealth

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Nuclear safety in Europe following the nuclear accident in Japan

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group urges Member States and EU neighbouring countries to abandon their commitment to the high-risk technology of nuclear power and, for those which already use nuclear power, to start a progressive phase-out now. They call for implementation plans and vigorous measures to move towards a renewable energy based economy. They also ask to repeal the Euratom Treaty.

EFA Principles for the future of Cohesion Policy

EFA position paper

A ten-principle position paper of the EFA Group issued as follow-up of the EFA conference "Sharing experience : Our Nations and Regions in Cohesion Policy"

A Pact for Sustainable Prosperity

The Green alternative for European economic governance

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The European Citizens’ Initiative

How does it work?

The European Citizens’ Initiative is now put into practice. The European Parliament and the Council approved the rules for the world’s first transnational participatory instrument. EU citizens can use it from 2012 onwards for directly getting involved in EU politics.

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Women's rights

Country briefings

The Greens/EFA have decided to implement a tool for their colleagues and for the citizens: country briefings about women's rights. The aim of this action is to encourage the Members of the European Parliament taking part in the inter-parliamentary meetings to put women's rights on their agenda.

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Southern Neighbourhood, and Libya in particular

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to the Geneva Convention of 28 July 1951...

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Essay contest 'Women and climate change'

Call for papers deadline 1 June

At first glance, it might seem unintuitive to link climate change and gender issues. However, climate change and climate impacts are not gender neutral. Gender equality is a critical component of responses to climate change at all levels. That's why the Greens/EFA launch an essay contest on this crucial issue

Study on Rare Earths and Their Recycling

An independent study by the Öko-Institut

During recent years technological innovations resulted in manifold applications using rare earths which lead to a steep increase in their demand. A relevant share of the increasing demand is caused by so-called “green technologies”. The action in the fields of recycling should be started now without further delay as it will take a minimum of five to ten years for the first large-size implementation to take place. The research for substitution options and efficiency should also be reinforced as soon as possible

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Situation in Egypt

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA call for the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak and consider that this act would pave the way and facilitate the transition process that should lead to the formation of an interim government involving all democratic forces and civil society actors with a view to guaranteeing urgent, concrete and decisive measures such as political, institutional and constitutional reforms

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Media law in Hungary

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to Articles 2, 6 and 7 of the Treaty on...

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Rising food prices

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –    having regard to warnings of FAO on 3 February 2...

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Europe 2020

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to the Commission’s communication ‘E...

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Rule of law in Russia

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

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

The Vision Scenario for the European Union

2011 Update for the EU27

EU leaders are set to discuss Europe's energy future at the 'energy summit' (4 February). Ahead of the summit, the Greens/EFA group launched the 'Vision Scenario', an independent study by Öko-Institut, setting out a detailed energy scenario for Europe up to 2050.

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Vision Scenario - executive summary

Executive summary of the Vision Scenario, an independent study by Öko-Institut (commissioned by the Greens/EFA group), setting out a detailed energy scenario for Europe up to 2050.

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Situation in Tunisia

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA welcome and strongly support the democratic transition process in Tunisia and emphasise the importance of creating the conditions necessary for holding free and transparent legislative and presidential elections, with international observers present and within a reasonable time span that allows for the creation of a genuine democratic space in accordance with international standards