Heidi Hautala

Function EP Vice-President, Member
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845518
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175518
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Brussels
European Parliament
Bât. Altiero Spinelli
09G130
60, rue Wiertz / Wiertzstraat 60
B-1047 Bruxelles/Brussel

Strasbourg
European Parliament
Bât. Louise Weiss
T12085
1, avenue du Président Robert Schuman
CS 91024
F-67070 Strasbourg Cedex

Party Vihreät - De Gröna
CountryFinland
Greens / EFA Group EP Vice-President, Member
Committees International Trade (Member)
Legal Affairs (Substitute Member)
Human Rights (Member)
International Trade (Coordinator)
Delegations Russia (Substitute Member)
Southeast Asia, ASEAN (Member)
Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia (Substitute Member)
Euronest (Member)
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Relevant Articles

The fight against corruption and how to win it

Defeating the disease

New estimates released this year have shown the staggering amount of money that is lost due to corruption in the EU: between 179 and 990 billion euros, every single year. To play with a metaphor, corruption is like a contagious disease, a virus that spreads quickly, infecting people in ways that are not always visible, and ravishing our public services in its wake. The virus was created by humans, but we don’t need doctors to eradicate it, just a lot of hard work - or better said, a lot of teamwork! We need your support for these campaigns and we are happy to lend you ours as well – just get in touch, and let’s get to work.

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Diverting funding towards military capacity building would be a backwards step and incompatible with EU law

Civilian conflict prevention

The European Parliament will today debate the outcome of trilogues on the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP). The Greens/EFA group has consistently argued against the reform of the regulation which aims at introducing a military capacity building program to the EU's only instrument for civilian conflict prevention.

Development policy being militarised through the back door

Legal Affairs committee approves dubious interpretation of EU Treaties

"It is deeply concerning that development policy risks being militarised through the back door. The view supported by the majority of the Legal Affairs committee is quite at odds with the arguments put forward by the Parliament’s own legal services," says Heidi Hautala.

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Legal note on establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace

Dissenting note for legal basis from Ms Heidi Hautala

There is no doubt about the interplay of development and security, or the importance of capacity building and cooperation with the security sector actors, in particular in fragile and conflict-affected third countries. However, the choice of legal basis must be based on Treaty provisions and the true centre of gravity of proposed actions, not on the political expediency.

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Parliament supports measures to stop social and environmental dumping

International Trade

"We want open trade, but we do not want trade that undermines social or environmental standards," says Greens/EFA MEP Heidi Hautala.

Money Laundering
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Letter to European Commission on money laundering allegations in Malta

The European Commission must to look into these serious allegations and open an infringement procedure against Malta if deemed necessary.

Conservatives duck out of tax transparency reforms

Country by country reporting

Reforms to oblige big companies to reveal financial information in every country they operate would defend citizens’ interests and answer calls for the EU to do more against tax avoidance. The proposal is now at risk, after changes supported by the conservative and liberal groups in the European Parliament.

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Glyphosate

Greens/EFA MEPs go to ECJ over access to studies

A group of Greens/EFA MEPs has filed a case with the European Court of Justice demanding public access to the studies used by the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in assessing the safety of glyphosate.

Glyphosate
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Greens/EFA go to court over lack of transparency on glyphosate

It was over a year ago when our MEPs Bart Staes, Benedek Jávor, Heidi Hautala and Michèle Rivasi first sent the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) an official access to documents request, trying to access the studies on which EFSA based its assessment that glyphosate is not carcinogenic.

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ECJ ruling will change the way future deals are made

EU-Singapore trade deal

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement is a matter of mixed competence, requiring the ratification of Member States to come into force. The ruling will have major implications for future EU trade deals, says Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Heidi Hautala.

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Revised legislation will improve long-term performance

Shareholder Rights Directive

The European Parliament has given its approval to the revised directive on shareholders' rights. This will strengthen both the long-term commitment of shareholders in listed companies and the link between directors' pay and long-term performance.

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EU must act to counter Trump's recklessness

She Decides conference

On Thursday 2 March, Brussels will play host to the She Decides conference. The conference has been organised in response to the decision of the Trump administration to implement the extended version of the so-called Global Gag Rule, which prevents international NGOs from receiving US aid for sexual health and family planning services, including access to abortions. The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is backing calls for EU member states to pledge additional funding for international aid to counter the global gag rule.