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Thomas Waitz

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European Parliament
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Party Die Grünen
CountryAustria
Greens / EFA Group Member
Committees Foreign Affairs (Member)
Petitions (Member)
Agriculture and Rural Development (Substitute Member)
Security and Defence (Substitute Member)
Delegations EU-Montenegro (Member)
Relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo (Substitute Member)
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Relevant Articles

View over the City of Skopje
©Robert Bahn
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Member States to debate start of accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia next Tuesday

Quote from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP & Tineke Strik MEP

Opening accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania is crucial to rebuild EU credibility in the Western Balkans and to ensure countries in the region maintain and strengthen trust in our common European future. The EU must demonstrate its ability to move forward particularly in this time of crisis.

mostar bridge
xiquinhosilva(CC BY 2.0)

Back to the future? How the EU can regain relevance in the Western Balkans?

10.04.2019

A GREENS/EFA Conference

At the beginning of the current legislative term the Commission communicated that there will be a 5-year enlargement stop. This led to a loss of credibility of the EU's most powerful incentive for the region's transformation. Since then we witnessed more autocracy and foreign influences in the Western Balkan region. Behind this background the conference aims to assess also latest developments and ask "How the EU can regain relevance in the Western Balkans?"

CAP: Fund farms, not factories

07.03.2019

The event will shed light on the CAP, its interrelations with the treaties of the EU, and how we can tackle the issue of factory farming. It is organised in three different panels: the first one on the implications of factory farming, and how the lack of a legal definition is hindering the design of a CAP that works in accordance with other EU policies and goals; the second panel focuses on the CAP reform, and the way it interacts with the treaties. The third one will be a roundtable discussion and as a conclusion a round of questions and answers from the audience.

fighters
@jacob-valerio
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MEPs and activists are blocking the runway of the F-16 airbase to request the withdrawal of US nuclear bombs

Four members of the European Parliament: Michèle Rivasi (France), Tilly Metz (Luxembourg), Molly Scott Cato (United Kingdom) and Thomas Waitz (Austria) and a group of activists of “Agir pour la Paix” entered a Belgian air base  Kleine Brogel. They came in holding banners “Nuclear free zone for Europe” and symbolically blocked runway of the F-16 airbase to request the withdrawal of US nuclear bombs on European soil.

Bee Red Flower
CC Heine Christiansen
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Austrian government using Orban's playbook

Civil society space

The Austrian government wants to exclude environmental organisations from environmental impact assessments. The amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act will be put to the vote tomorrow (Thursday, 25 October) in the Austrian National Council.

Glyphosate
Chafer Machinery (CC BY 2.0)
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Greens Complementary Hearing on Pesticides

05.09.2018

Independent fact check

Everything you always wanted to know about the effects of pesticides on human health and the environment

Austrian Presidency
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Is this the Europe we want?

As Austria takes over EU Presidency, we want to remind Sebastian Kurz and his government that they now have the task to bring governments of the EU together and finding compromises. It's time for him to stop stirring up fear and division in the EU!

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New GMOs are not progress, but yet another tool of industrial farming

Our food system needs real innovation

Very soon, the EU Court of Justice (ECJ) will publish its ruling concerning the legal statute of a group of biotech. After the ruling, tense negotiations will set the future of the current European GMO regulation. As always, citizens and lawmakers will face the full force of the industry lobbies. Whatever happens these new GMOs will not bring any progress to our food and farming system: innovation is somewhere else.

Pesticides
@Erich Westendarp
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European Commission looking for savings in the wrong places

Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy

The Greens/EFA group has expressed strong concerns with the European Commission’s planned reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy, due to be published on Friday (1 June). The European Parliament today backed an own-initiative report on the reforms, which are expected to see CAP spending on rural development cut by 25 percent. The Greens/EFA Group wants to see a more targeted approach, promoting rural development and small farms and investing money in transitioning to sustainable agriculture.

Plastic attack
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Tired of all the useless plastic in your shopping bags?

Take action and sign our petition calling on supermarkets to cut down on single-use plastic!