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TiSA international services agreement

Leak reveals major interference in European regulation

Yesterday, Wikileaks released 17 secret texts of the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) negotiations (1), including annexes covering a wide range of issues and sectors but also a document on member states exceptions from the liberalisation requirement. The leak came on the same day as ministers dis...


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Issue n°12 May 2015

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Commission’s cynical moves to ease way for GMOs in Europe Organic: driving force towards paradigm change for our broken food system School Fruit and Milk Schemes: natural food wins over agro-industrial plans FOOD FOR THOUGHT Report exp...


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Thalidomide survivors in Brussels - crucial time for campaign

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

Plaid MEP Jill Evans is campaigning alongside thalidomide survivors in their fight for recognition and compensation. Thalidomide survivors from Wales and other European countries were in Brussels on Wednesday 27 May to highlight their campaign for the German federal government to properly compensate...


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Organic food and farming

Driving force towards paradigm change for our broken food system

The promotion of organic food and farming has been one of the European Greens’ core values since entering the European Parliament in 1984.


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'Better Regulation' is a euphemism and will undermine democracy

Press Release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall

Catalan MEP and member of the Greens/EFA group Ernest Maragall has described the European Commission's new 'Better Regulation' agenda launched this week as a threat to democracy. The European Commission is presenting its 'Better Regulation' agenda as a way of avoiding unnecessary regulation and mak...


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OECD backs minimum pricing

EFA press release from SNP MEP Alyn Smith

SNP and EFA Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith welcomed a major report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) which backed minimum pricing and called for further efforts to tackle alcohol abuse. The report emphasised that while Minimum Unit Pricing had the p...


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Dalli v Commission

European Court of Justice judgment does not address flawed OLAF inquiry

Commenting on today's ruling by the European Court of Justice on the case brought by former European Commissioner John Dalli against the European Commission, Greens/EFA MEP Bart Staes, member of the Budgetary control committee, said:  "We regret that Dalli lost this case against the Europ...


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GMO-Free Europe

06.05.2015

Future Opportunities and Challenges

This conference gathers participants from political circles, economists, scientists and civil society from all over Europe, as well as guests from America, Asia and Africa will discuss the chances of a future agriculture without genetically modified plants and animals


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Regulatory Cooperation In TTIP

What does it mean for the future of our food and democracy?

Report from the discussion with Sharon Treat on US legislators' perspectives on the ongoing TTIP negotiations on regulatory cooperation for food policies  On 14th April as we approached the  Global Action Day on TTIP, MEPs from across the political spectrum welcomed Sharon Treat[i],...


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Issue n°11 April 2015

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY End of Milk Quota: Greens support small producers and call for a crisis management scheme TTIP: a major concern for the future of our food and democracy FOOD FOR THOUGHT Eating from the Farm - A report by Friends of the Earth Europe on the social, enviro...


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EP committee draws clear red lines for TTIP concerning food and health

With an overwhelming majority (59-8-2) the Committee on the Environment, Public Health and Food Safety (ENVI) gave red light to the TTIP opinion report of Green rapporteur. Green draftsperson, MEP Bart Staes, who is very pleased with the result of the vote in ENVI: "It would have been unthinkable for the ENVI committee not to reach a majority vote on a critical report on TTIP."


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The Bee2Bees Project

Open Data for Healthy Bees

Bees play a crucial role as pollinators: a third of our foods depend on them. But bees are in crisis: numbers of domesticated honeybees as well as wild bees are in steep decline due to increased mortality in bee colonies.


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