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Margrete Auken

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845327
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175327
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Brussels
European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
09G242
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg
European Parliament
Bât. Louise Weiss
T03071
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party Socialistisk Folkeparti
CountryDenmark
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Member)
Petitions (Member)
Petitions (Coordinator)
International Trade (Substitute Member)
Delegations Euro-Mediterranean (Substitute Member)
Palestine (Vice-Chair)
Web http://www.auken.dk
Social Media http://twitter.com/MargreteAuken
 

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BIOGRAPHY

-   1971 - Degree in Divinity from University of Copenhagen
-   Since May 1972: Vicar at Frederiksberg Kirke, Copenhagen
-   October 1979 - December 1990 and September 1994 - July 2004: Member of Danish Parliament
-   October 1994 - July 2004: Member of Presidency of Danish Parliament
-   1982 - 1990: Member of Nordic Council
-   1986 - 1989: Member of Presidency of Nordic Council
-   Since April 2004: Member of the Danish Nature Conservation Organisation's Board
-   1991 - 1995: Member of the Council on Animal Testing
-   1985 - 1990 and 1994 - 2004 Member of the Government's Board for Traffic Safety
-   Since July 2004:Member of European Parliament, Green Group for Danish Socialist People's Party (SF)


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The European Parliament has voted to elect Emily O'Reilly to continue in her current role as European Ombudsman, an independent role that is designed to hold EU institutions and bodies to account, as well as promoting good administration. O'Reilly won in the third round of votes. There were five candidates in the first round.

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Freedom of information is a human right that is indispensable for a functioning democracy. We all have a right to know what people in power are doing and how they are spending our money - otherwise we have no transparency, no accountability, and no way of participating in the democratic process. So to celebrate International Right to Know Day, here is a quick guide on how you can ask the EU for information.

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Single Use Plastics Directive

Quote from Margrete Auken MEP

The Directive, which was agreed between the three main EU institutions back in December, will see a ban on single-use items such as straws, cutlery and cotton buds, as well as a complete ban on plastic cups and food containers made out of expanded polystyrene.

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EU bans single use plastics in an early Christmas present for the planet

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Today's agreement to ban certain single use plastics is an early Christmas present for the planet and our future on it. With every plastic bottle that washes up on a beach and each bird that chokes to death on our plastic waste, the need to act on plastic pollution is ever more pertinent.

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European Parliament votes to ban a range of plastics in a victory for the planet

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The European Parliament has just voted to ban a whole range of plastic products which contribute to destructive and toxic pollution on land, rivers and seas.

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Vote to ban straws and other plastic products a victory for the environment

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Today, the Environment Committee of the European Parliament voted on a report that bolsters the European Commission's proposals on reducing plastic pollution and proposes bans on a wide range of environmentally harmful products.

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Time for a comprehensive strategy on plastic waste

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The Greens/EFA group has welcomed the European Commission's proposals for a directive on single use plastics, but called for stronger reduction targets and action on chemicals used in plastics.

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Reaction from Greens/EFA MEP Margrete Auken to the leak of the European Commission's draft legislative proposal on plastics.

President Macron: show leadership on tax reforms

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The Greens/EFA group has written to the French President, calling on him to show leadership on tax justice.

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In September 2016 Bayer and Monsanto announced their intention to merge. If authorised by the European Commission, this would create, in the Commission’s own words, “the world's largest integrated pesticides and seeds company”, and have devastating consequences. Join us in calling on Margrete Vestager, Commissioner for Competition, to stop this “merger from hell”!

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The European Parliament has agreed on strong recommendations to fight tax avoidance and money laundering as a response to the Panama Papers scandal! Now its time for the European Commission and EU Member States to act to make tax justice a reality!

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