Consumers

The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

10.03.2015

Video of the press conference 10 March 2015

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Services trade agreement (TISA)

Publishing mandate overdue but fails to address transparency concerns

The EU negotiating mandate for the negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) was today published by the council of EU foreign ministers, two years after negotiations began (1). Commenting on the mandate, Green trade spokesperson and vice-president Ska Keller said: "While the belat...


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Trade secrets can harm

your health, your environment, your career

The European Parliament is now discussing a draft proposal to establish a EU directive on trade secrets. A proper balance needs to be found to avoid abusive claims of improper use of trade secrets and overbroad protection.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 9-12 February 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included processed meat and origin labelling; access to medicines in the EU; CIA abuses and the role of EU governments; combatting child abduction globally; Ukraine, Russia and the EU's role; EU counter-terrorism policy and fundamental rights; Lux Leaks and tax evasion: EP investigation; detention of Saudi blogger Raif Badawi.


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Join the Food Revolution Newsletter

Issue n°9 February 2015

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Vote on mandatory country of origin labelling of processed meat: Greens hope the European Commission will finally address the issue  End of Milk quota: The Greens call for a more balanced approach to prevent crisis.  'TTIP and Food What's ...


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Food safety

Meat in processed food must have origin labelled according to EU Parliament

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution urging the European Commission to finally propose new legislation to ensure mandatory origin labelling for meat in processed foods, like frozen lasagnes or pies. Commenting after the vote UK Green MEP Keith Taylor, who co-drafted the resolution, sai...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

10.02.2015

Video from press conference Strasbourg 10 February 2015

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Mandatory origin labelling of processed meat

Greens/EFA call the Commission to legislate for more transparency and better consumer information

90% of EU consumers want to know where their meat comes from. So, as Greens, our main argument for labelling the country of origin of meat, both processed and unprocessed, is to meet consumers' demands and enable them to make informed choices


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Service trade agreement (TISA)

Health services at risk under controversial service liberalisation treaty

A leaked document from the ongoing negotiations on the Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) has made clear that health services could come under the scope of the agreement, in spite of assurances by the European Commission to the contrary (1). Commenting on the revelation, Green trade spokesperson S...


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End of milk quota

The Greens call for a more balanced approach to prevent crisis

On 27th January, the Agriculture Committee of the European Parliament discussed the end of milk quota in the EU. As the end of the milk quota system draws nearer, the dairy industry claims that ˮmilk will remain the white gold for the next decade“. However, the expected growth in exports to China...


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GMO (In)digest

Issue 16 of the GMO Campaign Newsletter

Renationalisation proposal, GMO-free regions 2015 conference, situation in Spain and Czech Republic as well as in USA, China and Mexican are the items of our newsletter n°16


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