Claude Turmes

Function Member
Phone Brussels+32-2-2845246
Phone Strasbourg+33-3-88175246

European Parliament
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European Parliament
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Party Déi Gréng
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Industry, Research and Energy (Member)
Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (Substitute Member)
Industry, Research and Energy (Coordinator)
Delegations India (Member)
United States (Substitute Member)
Social Media


  • Sports Studies at the Univeristy of Louvain la Neuve, Belgium
  • 80ies: Beginning of politival activism at Friends of the Earth Luxembourg (notably on climate change, energy and WTO)
  • Yoga Teacher
  • since 1999 member of the Greens/EFA Group of the European Parliament
  • since 2002 vice-president of the Green Group
  • coordinator on energy issues for the Green Group
  • member of Commitees: Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE), Environment, Public Health and Food safety (ENVI) and Employment and Social Affairs (EMPL)
  • Rapporteur of the second directive on the liberalisation of the energy market (together with MEP Bernhard Rapkay)
  • Co-Initiator of the platform "Energy Intelligent Europe"
  • Author of the own-inititiave report on the share of Renewable energy in Europe


Relevant Articles

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Paris Agreement now enshrined in EU law

Energy Governance

A final text on a European framework law on climate and energy (energy governance) was adopted in trilogue on Tuesday, 19 June. This Regulation is the transposition at European level of the Paris Agreement resulting from COP21.

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Europe is taking a step in the right direction

Energy efficiency directive

The Greens/EFA group has welcomed the increase in energy efficiency targets in the EU, but warned that they still fall short of delivering on the Paris climate agreement.

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Modest success on targets but key decisions pushed back to 2023

Renewable Energy

The European Parliament, Commission and Council came to agreement on the revision to the Renewables Directive late last night.

Road Transport
Rolf van Melis | CC
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Commission needs to get serious on CO2 from trucks

Mobility Package

The European Commission has today presented its third mobility package, intended to reduce CO2 emissions and improve road safety.

More democracy
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Democratic decisions cannot be taken in the dark

Reforming “Comitology”

Last year, the renewal of the license to sell glyphosate, the herbicide, in the EU left the wider public frustrated and angry. The Greens/EFA are pushing for more transparency, more democracy and fewer dangerous products on the EU market - to achieve this we have to change the flawed decision-making process that in the EU jargon is called “comitology”.

car © Mike Schmidt
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New rules will ensure greater transparency in car industry


Pascal Durand comments on the new type approval rules.

President Macron: show leadership on tax reforms

Tax Justice

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

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A fair transition away from coal


The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is determined to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all actors so we can find the best possible path out of coal, while supporting the regions and miners effectively.

Light my fire
Michal Osmenda
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Special treatment for Nord Stream II must end

Internal market for natural gas

Claude Turmes welcomes proposals to end special treatment for projects like Nord Stream II

The Vision Scenario for the European Union

2017 Update for the EU-28

The Vision Scenario represents a pathway which consistently combines short- and medium-term objectives with long-term objectives. Furthermore it is in line with an EU greenhouse gas emission budget that is consistent with a 2°C limit on the increase in global temperature. It is the first comprehensive scenario analysis for the European Union that addresses both the (top-down) perspective of a 2°C-compatible CO2 emission budget and how the related emission trajectories could be achieved from a bottom- up perspective.

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Internal electricity market must deliver for citizens and the climate

Internal electricity market

The European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee has adopted a series of legislative reports on the internal electricity market. The Greens/EFA group welcomes the parliament’s position on limiting public support for coal, which is much stronger than the Council's, but questions the insufficient measures for fighting energy poverty.

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EU plans financial injection for bloated arms industry

Defence industry

The Greens/EFA Group has voted against plans that would see the European Union provide financial support to the European defence industry in developing weapons and other arms.