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Youth campaign

Youth unemployment keeps rising. Governments say they’re in favour of saving young people. But while they pay lip service to the need for action, austerity measures increase youth unemployment and destroy decent jobs while attacking employment rights. Help us reclaim our future by joining the Greens/EFA’s youth campaign.


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Youth Unemployment

The European Parliament fails to meet needs of young people

  The European Parliament's employment and social affairs committee today voted on a report on youth unemployment. The Greens/EFA group considers this report to be weak and regrets that at this critical moment the European Parliament has failed to put forward decisive and innovative demands ...


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Music copyright

EP tightens up accountability and transparency within collecting societies

The European Parliament's legal affairs committee today unanimously adopted a report on collective management of copyright. This draft legislation, part of the Digital Agenda for Europe and the Europe 2020 Strategy, aims to tighten up transparency and accountability within collecting societies and f...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 1-5 July 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include export credit agencies, EU budget 2014-2020, Hungary, reforming the EU's anti-fraud body, reforming the structure of the banking sector, regulating investment funds (UCITS), implementing the Financial Transaction Tax, emissions Trading System, US and UK government surveillance of EU citizens, election of the EU Ombudsman, access to care for vulnerable groups, arms exports, the crisis in Syria, closure of Greek public television ERT


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NSA surveillance

European Parliament votes to investigate the NSA spying scandal

The European Parliament today voted by a large majority to adopt a resolution on the USA's NSA and other EU Member States' surveillance programs. This resolution calls for an inquiry by the European Parliament's civil liberties committee. The Greens/EFA group regrets however that there was no majori...


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Surveillance and espionage

The EP must stand up for strong data protection

Commenting on the Prism and Tempora surveillance programs and the spying attacks by the US National Security Agency (NSA), Jan Philipp Albrecht, European Parliament rapporteur/draftsperson for the new EU data protection regulation and the EU-US Framework Agreement on data protection, stated: &quo...


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ERT

02.07.2013

Greek public television back from black

The Greens/EFA Group organises a hearing about the situation of the public television sector in times of crisis and about possible ways of reforming the ERT in Greece


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 1-5 July 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include - Export credit agencies, EU budget 2014-2020, Hungary, Reforming the EU's anti-fraud body, Reforming the structure of the banking sector, Regulating investment funds (UCITS), Implementing the Financial Transaction Tax, Emissions Trading System: stopping the rot, US and UK government surveillance of EU citizens, Election of the EU Ombudsman, Access to care for vulnerable groups, Arms exports, Crisis in Syria, ERT: Greek public television back from the brink


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Treaty for the blind and visually impaired

Big success in Marrakesh

Over the last two weeks, World Intellectual Property Organization delegates have been meeting at a diplomatic conference to conclude a treaty to facilitate access to published works by visually impaired people. After years of discussion, an agreement has finally been reached. Commenting on the ag...


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Give Youth a Chance!

Employment Instrument must be for all youth

This week's European Council (27-28 June 2013) will focus amongst other issues on initiatives to enhance youth employment. Member States are to discuss the Youth Employment Initiative (YEI), a new funding instrument with a budget of €6 billion, within the European Social Fund to support regions, w...


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Greens/EFA delegation to Lisbon

21.06.2013

Live debates Friday 21 June 2013

The Greens/EFA hold a one-day conference in Lisbon to take stock of 30 years of European integration and discuss the Ulysses project, which aims, from a southern point of view, to show possible ways out of the crisis and sketch the outline of what Europe could look like in the future.


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