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Co-Presidents' session briefing

23.10.2012

Recorded live stream 23rd October 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Sakharov Prize 2012

Greens/EFA support two Iranian candidates - a film maker and a Human Rights advocate

The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought was set up in 1988 and is awarded each year by the European Parliament. The prize is awarded for a particular achievement in one of the following fields: defence of human rights and fundamental freedoms, particularly the right to free expression;safegua...


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Co-Presidents' session briefing

11.09.2012

Recorded stream 11 September 2012

During the Strasbourg Plenary session briefing, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Daniel Cohn-Bendit presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Russia and the rule of law

Shocking Pussy Riot sentence the tip of the iceberg

Green MEP Werner Schulz spoke out this evening in the European Parliament against the political use of justice in Russia and a series of laws adopted by an illegitimate Duma that allow such abuses. Shocking as it is, the recent sentencing of three members of the Punk band "Pussy Riot" to t...


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Support for languages in education

EFA Press Release from MEPs François Alfonsi and Ana Miranda

MEPs François Alfonsi and Ana Miranda have welcomed a report adopted today by the European Parliament which emphasises the importance of multilingualism in education in Europe. The report on Education, Training and Europe 2020 sets out priority areas for co-operation in education and training acros...


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Call for a progressive agenda on creation and innovation

Send us your input

This year has seen many important victories over the perpetual increasing of "intellectual property"rights and their enforcement. We do not allege to have a one-stop solution. That is why we are launching this call. We are looking for concrete proposals.


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ACTA Diary

R.I.P.

July 4th, 2012 - 13:00 - ACTA is defeated. This vote represents a victory for the citizens who mobilised and forced their MEPs to listen. Green MEPs celebrated this by holding up posters in the Hemicycle saying "Hello Democracy, Goodbye ACTA".


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 2-6 July 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included promoting rail through better EU rules, animal welfare and EU action, sealing ACTA's fate, the subversion of Schengen, the Syrian crisis and the EU response, illegal fishing and international flagging rules,...


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Hello Democracy, Goodbye ACTA

"Trade" Agreement defeated after long campaign by Greens

After many years of campaigning by the Greens, the ACTA agreement was finally rejected by the European Parliament. It is a victory for the Citizens of Europe who contacted their MEPs, signed the petitions and marched in the streets. The Greens/EFA group will continue keep a close eye on developments, keep citizens informed and fight for internet freedom and digital rights.


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ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement

ACTA consigned to history; EU must now start honest debate on IPR protection

The European Parliament today voted to refuse its consent to the ratification of the ACTA anti-counterfeiting trade agreement by the European Union (1). The vote to reject ACTA effectively ends the prospect of the EU acceding to the treaty. The Greens/EFA group, which has been active on ACTA since t...


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Jill acts on ACTA

Press release from Plaid MEP Jill Evans

Today's rejection of the controversial ACTA anti-counterfeiting treaty by the European Parliament has been welcomed by Plaid MEP Jill Evans, who voted against the agreement. There are widespread civil liberties concerns related to the proposed treaty and fears that it will do more harm than good in ...


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AU REVOIR ACTA!

Press release from SNP MEP Alyn Smith

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) hailed a landslide vote in the European Parliament to reject the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The Parliament voted to refuse its consent to ACTA with a huge 478 against, 39 in favour. Alyn said: "I am delighted we have said goodbye to ACTA...


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