Clean Transport

Climate and energy policy under Team Juncker

Green MEP Claude Turmes gives a gloomy initial assessment

So, overall, are you happy with the proposal from Jean Claude Juncker? I am not particularly happy with the proposal from Jean-Claude Juncker. The structure he has proposed for the new Commission appears to be based on promoting an outdated approach of economic growth at the cost of the environmen...


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Ukraine-Russia

Putin must take responsibility for pro-Russian fighters - EU needs energy security strategy

Commenting on the results of the talks between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, Rebecca Harms, Greens/EFA co-President in the European Parliament, voiced her disappointment and called on the EU to develop a strategy for energy security: "It is hard...


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Ukraine - Russia

The EU must not accept Russia’s politically-motivated decision to cut gas supplies to Ukraine

Commenting in the context of the decision of Russian gas energy giant Gazprom’s decision to cut its supplies of gas to Ukraine, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms, stated: “The EU should not just stand by while Russia refuses to supply gas to Ukraine for political reasons. “The Russian nego...


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Energy security

Repackaging old, stuttering energy mix no recipe for securing energy supply

Commenting on the proposals by EU energy commissioner Oettinger on energy security, presented today, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: “The crisis in Ukraine has again underlined the need to develop a European strategy to secure our energy supply and reduce our damaging dependence on fo...


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Energy security

European energy fossils look to the past for energy union

A conference on a European energy security strategy is being hosted today by EU commission president Barroso and energy commissioner Oettinger. At the conference, Polish prime minister Tusk is expected to outline his proposals for a European energy union. Commenting ahead of the conference, Greens/E...


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Energy Union

Greens call for EU energy policy to be based on efficiency and renewables

The current situation in Ukraine demonstrates once again the EU’s dependence on fossil fuel imports to feed its economies. As with the situation five years ago, the EU has been taken hostage by its biggest supplier, as Russia plays its joker card named "fuels". With this as background, P...


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Frack Democracy

A documentary by Lech Kowalski

Shale gas is no longer a 'what if' in Europe. Exploration is underway in several European countries. This film portrays the realities on the ground and tells the story of extreme energy extraction in Europe from the people who stand to lose the most.


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Lost in Transportation

Rail passenger rights


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Lost in Transportation

Air passenger rights


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 14-17 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; Dany Cohn-Bendit's departing speech; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; EU rules on posted workers; waste shipments and the EU's responsibility.


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Airport noise

New EU rules aimed to boost flights from airports rather than addressing citizens' concerns

The European Parliament today confirmed a legislative agreement revising EU rules dealing with airport noise (second reading). The Greens hit out at the final legislation, which is aimed at boosting capacity at airports and could undermine moves to introduce noise abatement measures at airports (lik...


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