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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 5-8 October 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included, car pollution rules in Europe after the Volkswagen scandal; air pollution and industrial emissions rules; Hollande and Merkel; Turkey's worrying escalation; Syria; EU payment service rules; Corporate tax avoidance, rulings and the EU response; Data, privacy rights and the Facebook ruling; EU railway rules.


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Green demands for the COP 21

United Nations Climate Conference in Paris

From 2000 to 2010, global greenhouse gas emissions were the highest in human history. The UNFCCC climate summit in Paris will be a rare and crucial opportunity for the world to move forward and speed up the ongoing transformation to a zero carbon future


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Car pollution scandal

EU Commission must stop being passive and deliver a coherent EU response

The Greens/EFA group has written to the European Commission setting out necessary action to be taken in response to the scandal regarding the compliance of Volkswagen and other manufacturers with EU law on pollutant emissions from cars (1). The group took the initiative following a European Parliame...


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Railway policy

Technical harmonisation can save millions

EU transport ministers today agreed their position on the 4th Railway Package, setting out rules governing the rail sector in Europe. This paves the way for negotiations with the European Parliament to finalising the legislation. Commenting on the Council agreement, Green transport spokesperson Kari...


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Emission measurements in the automotive sector

Plenary speech by Rebecca Harms


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How the car lobby works

Volkswagen

In the midst of the car emissions scandal, this video explains how the car lobby works to influence legislation.


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Car pollution rules

EU must fix testing loopholes to stop carmakers gaming the system

The European Parliament's environment committee will tomorrow vote on a draft law, updating the EU's Euro 5/6 regulation limiting pollution from road vehicles. The vote takes place amidst revelations that the US Environmental Protection Agency is fining German car manufacturer Volkswagen for...


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Climate change policy

EU must up ambition to have credibility in UN climate summit in Paris

EU environment ministers are expected to agree on the EU's negotiating position for the forthcoming UN climate summit in Paris (COP21) at their council meeting tomorrow. Commenting ahead of the council, Green climate change spokesperson Yannick Jadot said: "It is disheartening to hear that EU g...


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European Mobility Week

16.09.2015

Launch Event

Launch event of the European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September 2015


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Energy Union

Insufficient proposals on ETS and energy market design, good step forward on energy labelling

The European Commission today presented key components as part of its proposals for an EU energy union. The proposals cover the emissions trading system, electricity markets and energy labelling. Commenting on these proposals, Claude Turmes, Greens/EFA MEP and member of the Industry, research and en...


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Emissions trading

More measures needed to put EU carbon market back on track

The European Parliament today voted to establish a 'market stability reserve' (MSR), which will slowly start to address the oversupply of emissions allowances in the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS). However, with further reforms of the ETS as a whole due to be put forward this month, more structur...


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Revitalising European Night Train and EC-IC services

01.07.2015

A Greens/EFA conference

European night trains are getting more and more abandoned. The Greens in the European Parliament want to stop this development and think about ways how to revitalize the European Night Train and EC-IC services.


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