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Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 10 - 14 December 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include the EU budget 2012-2013, the controversial EU-Latin American free trade agreement, wrongheaded EU patent system, airport noise and working conditions, Financial transaction tax, animal transport and welfare, addressing fundamental rights in the EU, EU summit and the continuing crisis, EU-Russia agreement, Human rights and EU policy, Israeli settlements and opposing the Belo Monte dam in the Amazon.


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

20.11.2012

Live stream 20th November 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit present the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Airports and noise

MEPs ground plans to liberalise airport services but fail to address citizens' concerns on noise

The European Parliament's transport committee today voted on EU legislation dealing with airports, including noise and ground-handling. The Greens welcomed the vote to reject the proposed liberalisation of ground-handling services. However, the group regrets the priority given to expanding airport c...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 5-9 November 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the EU position at UN climate talks, protecting endangered cod in the Baltic, limiting airport noise pollution, the car industry and CO2 emissions, the future EU budget 2014-20, the Greek crisis - Green solutions, and the food crisis and the role of agroecology


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

23.10.2012

Recorded live stream 23rd October 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 58 - October 2012


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Airport noise

26.09.2012

Greens/EFA experts meeting

The expert hearing will deal with most of the aspects of airport noise including the health effects, noise pricing, regulation and measures to enhance noise reduction


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 10-14 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included illegal CIA activities, energy saving, limiting pollution from shipping, tackling corporate tax avoidance, Russia and the rule of law, sustainable fisheries and consumption, democratic rollback in Romania...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

11.09.2012

Recorded stream 11 September 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Air pollution/Sulphur emissions

EP signs-off on new rules to limit sulphur emissions from ships, boosting health and environment

The European Parliament today adopted new revised EU legislation aimed at reducing sulphur pollution from ships (1). The final legislative agreement will introduce stricter limits on sulphur emissions from ships for Sulphur Emission Control Areas by 2015 and for all EU seas by 2020. Speaking after t...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 10 - 14 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for next week's Strasbourg Plenary include illegal CIA activities, energy saving, limiting pollution from shipping, tackling corporate tax avoidance, Russia and the rule of law, sustainable fisheries and consumption, democratic rollback in Romania...


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Odyssey of the "MSC Flaminia"

Commission and EMSA come up short in ghost ship saga

The saga of the stricken vessel MSC Flaminia has once again thrown up glaring deficiencies in maritime crisis management and response. The German container ship with 150 containers of chemicals classified as 'dangerous goods' caught fire mid-Atlantic on 14th July 2012 resulting in the death of one ...


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