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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.

Demonstration on working time directive

On the eve of the vote of the Cercas report on the organisation of working time, Greens/EFA Members ...


Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group strongly appeals to the international community to ensure the rapid provision of substantial humanitarian aid to the people of Zimbabwe and salls on the future government of national unity to set up a neutral and independent peace and reconciliation commission with a view to promoting a national healing process that will review the crimes against humanity, torture, rape and other crimes committed in internal conflicts.

Attacks on human rights defenders in Russia and the trial on the assassination of Anna Politkovskaya

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group expresses its firm condemnation of the attacks on human rights defenders in Russia, including lawyers who are representing citizens' rights, and calls on the Russian authorities at all levels protect and guarantee their physical integrity; Takes the view that the respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law should be an integral part of the new comprehensive partnership and cooperation agreement.

Agenda 1-5 December 2008

Greens/EFA Group highlights

Highlights for 1-5 December include the Dalai Lama's address to plenary, climate package trialogue negotiations, a new study on nuclear energy in France and Greens' initatives and conferences on arms controls and combating gender stereotypes and human trafficking.


Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group condemns the stoning and execution of Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow, a 13 year old girl and calls on the Somali government to bring to justice those accused of raping her by due process. The Group calls on the international community to establish a commission of enquiry into this and other human rights abuses committed in Somalia.

Case of the al-Kurd family

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group condemns the eviction of the al-Kurd family and the recent destruction of houses of Palestinian families by the Israeli authorities in several areas of East Jerusalem; recalls that these operations are inhuman and are illegal under international law; calls the Israeli authorities to immediately put an end to settlement activities as well as to illegal evictions and house destructions in East Jerusalem.

Death penalty in Nigeria

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group calls on the Federal Government of Nigeria and State Governments in Nigeria to abolish the death penalty and, pending abolition, to declare an immediate moratorium on all executions as provided by UN General Assembly resolution 62/149 and commute without delay all death sentences to terms of imprisonment.

Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 16 - November 2008

The EU's climate package of legislation moved a step closer to reality after key votes in the European Parliament but opposition in the Council also intensified. Also in this issue, the latest climate news from around the world.


Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group strongly appeals to the military government of Burma to immediately release all political prisoners and to put an end to the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi; It denounces the arbitrary charges behind the arrests of many dissidents and the harsh conditions of detention of political prisoners including widespread use of torture and hard labour.

Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo)

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA Group expresses its deep concern at the recent fighting which causes an immense suffering of civilian population including rape, indiscriminate killings, looting and illicit mining activities; Calls upon all parties to uphold their commitments to protect the civilian population and respect for human rights as outlined in the Goma peace agreement and the Nairobi Communiqué.

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European Council

Cohn-Bendit calls for new economic and environment basis to tackle financial crisis

All the current crises are linked: social, financial and environmental. Greens copresident Daniel Cohn-Bendit has called for a New Green Deal to tackle the situation and transparency of financial transfers to tax havens.

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European Council of 15-16 October 2008 - Economic and financial situation

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens/EFA group takes the view that we need a 'New Deal' to relaunch the real economy and that enhancing the transparency of non-regulated markets is one of the key problems to address if new systemic financial crises are to be avoided.

EU emissions

EU15 makes some progress towards Kyoto emissions targets

The EU15 (the 15 'old' EU member states) is making progress towards its greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitment under the Kyoto Protocol. However, a new report from the European Environment Agency shows significant use of external offsets will be necessary to ultimately meet the overall target.

Food security and GMOs

Report from the 3rd panel of the conference

Regarding the world food crisis GMOs will create more problems than offering solutionsAgainst the ba...

State of affairs: EU Commission Energy/Climate package

Report from the 2nd panel of the conference

The second session focused on the EU's climate and energy package of legislation. Coming just three ...

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EU policy: human rights or economic cynicism ?

Report from the 1st panel of the conference

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, co-president of the Greens Group in the European Parliament, opened the debate d...

International climate talks

Danish Climate Minister gives upbeat assessment of UNFCCC talks to EP climate committee

Danish climate minister Connie Hedegaard outlined the state of play in the international climate negotiations to the EP Climate Change committee. Despite slow progress, she gave an upbeat assessment but stressed the importance of a timely EU agreement on a strong Climate Package.

Situation in Belarus

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The Greens stress that serious concerns remain with regard to fundamental rights of freedom of assembly and expression, and access by voters to a plurality of views; Point out that, while the EU has welcomed the recent release of several democratic opposition activists and nurtured hopes for an improvement in organisation of arrangements for elections, persistent failure to organise free and fair elections will be a further set-back for Belarus.

Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 15 - September 2008

Its crunch time for the climate package of EU legislation with key votes in the European Parliament, deals being negotiated in the Council and intense lobbying from industry. This issue looks at this progress, as well as summing-up other climate news.

Written declaration on the use of open source software

by Jean Louis Cottigny, Pierre Pribetich, Michel Rocard, Bronis?aw Geremek and Daniel Cohn-Bendit

WRITTEN DECLARATION 0046/2008pursuant to Rule 116 of the Rules of ProcedureLapse date: 25.9.2008The ...