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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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Situation in Belarus

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA call on the Council, the Commission and the EU High Representative to review EU policy towards Belarus; underline that the orientation of the ENP and national assistance for Belarus should be redirected in order to ensure the isolation of the regime and at the same time the appropriate enhanced support for the civil society

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Situation of Christians in the context of freedom of religion

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Greens/EFA strongly condemn all kinds of discrimination and intolerance based on religion and belief and acts of violence against all religious communities and reiterate their support for all initiatives aimed at promoting dialogue and mutual respect between religious and other communities

Violation of freedom of expression and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation in Lithuania

Joint motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –    having regard to international instruments guaranteei...

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A different vision for Europe

Green priorities for the Hungarian EU presidency

At the outset of the Hungarian presidency of the European Union, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament together with their Green partner in Hungary, LMP (Lehet Más a Politika -Politics can be different) present their contribution on the Priorities of the Hungarian Presidency.

Exchange of views with the President of the European Council

Mr. Van Rompuy visited the Greens/EFA Group

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament met with European Council President Herman Van Rompuy on Tuesday 11 January to discuss his role as President thus far. Group Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit introduced Mr. Van Rompuy and chaired a lively discussion between him and a packed audience of Greens/EFA members and staff.

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Situation in Haiti a year after the earthquake - humanitarian aid and reconstruction

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Greens/EFA stress the need for immediate action to rebuild the capacities of the Haitian state in terms of democracy and good governance, which are essential for national reconstruction. They also call on the Commission and the Member States to integrate local food production and secure food supplies into the reconstruction efforts in Haiti, via the development of rural infrastructures and aid to small farmers

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Who should have the right to fish?

A policy paper from the Greens in the European Parliament

Marine resources are a public good, not a private resource. The right to exploit those resources, therefore, should be allocated according to criteria that ensure that fishing contributes as far as possible to the public interest. Greens think that the right to fish should be based on environmental and social criteria.

Who's who

Leaflet about Greens/EFA Members and staff

European voters responded by making the Greens/EFA group a big winner of the 2009 European elections...

CAP reform 2013 - Green growth or Green deal?

Position Paper of the Greens/EFA Group

Greens want a common agricultural and rural policy which enhances the engagement of citizens for environmental protection, animal welfare and fair trade; which recognises the right of farmers and rural workers to gain a decent income for producing healthy food and environmental stewardship they provide to society

The UNFCCC talks in Cancún

Green key demands

The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change meets in Cancún from 29 November -10 December 2010 with a view to making concrete progress towards reaching an international post 2012 climate agreement. This document is a summary of Green demands for Cancún meeting in the key political areas.

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A comprehensive emergency response to the Eurozone Crisis

Greens/EFA Group discussion paper

The Greek episode of the Eurozone crisis in the first half of 2010 created awareness and a sense of urgency on the need to establish more robust economic governance for the EU. Beyond the current emergency, a long term approach requires a comprehensive reform and enhancement of the whole EU economic governance in order to tackle structural causes of the current crisis.

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Economic governance in the EU

a new framework for macroeconomic sustainability

A Greens/EFA Group discussion paper

Extended lifetime of German nuclear reactors

Written question to the Commission

Situation of the Roma people in Europe

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Greens/EFA urge the French authorities to immediately suspend all expulsions of Roma and underline that these measures are in violation of EU Treaties and law, since they amount to a discrimination on the basis of race and ethnicity and of Directive 2004/38/EC on the free movement of citizens and of their families in the EU.

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Implementation of the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI)

Green/EFA Group position paper

The European Citizens' Initiative is one of the innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. The ECI is the very first step towards a more participatory model of democracy in Europe and will for the first time give people the possibility to raise issues and to bring them on the agenda of their political institutions.

Environmental risk assessment of genetically modified plants

Testbiotech opinion on EFSA’s draft guidance

Risk assessment on GM crops is a controversy subject in the European Union. EFSA is now about to publish its guidelines for a new procedure for GMO risk assessment, the so-called «step-by-step procedure». Greens/EFA MEPs Bélier and Bové have commissioned a study on this new procedure by an independent institute.

Israeli military operation against the humanitarian flotilla and the Gaza blockade

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA condemn the military operation against the humanitarian ship convoy and urge Israel to immediately, comprehensively and permanently end the siege on Gaza while reaffirming there is an urgent need for a comprehensive reshaping of EU policy towards the Middle East.

EU position in relation to the G20 Toronto Summit (26 and 27 June 2010)

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Rebecca Harmson behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliamen...

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No way out of the crisis without European economic governance

Input paper from Dany Cohn Bendit, Philippe Lamberts, Pascal Canfin and Sven Giegold

After several months of vacillation, European leaders and the European Central Bank (ECB) finally re...

Europe 2020 - new European strategy for jobs and growth

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

In their motion for a resolution, the Greens/EFA list five pillars on which an enhanced EU economic governance and integration must be based. They call for the full recognition and promotion of the social economy as an alternative economic model, linking economic activities with the realisation of social, health, employment and housing policy goals, responding to needs at a local level and the aim of employment creation.