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Greens/EFA Roundup

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 15-19 September 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included access to life-saving medicines in Europe, EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, UN climate talks and the EU's role, the European Youth Initiative, nominations for the Sakharov Prize and the EU response to the Ebola outbreak.


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Fundamental rights and migration under Team Juncker

Green MEP Judith Sargentini on the provocative candidate choices

So, overall, are you happy with the proposal from Jean Claude Juncker? While President-elect Juncker has made positive sounds as regards the need to address the challenges of migration and fundamental rights in Europe, some of his proposals in terms of candidates raise serious questions. What is yo...


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Digital agenda, copyright and privacy under Team Juncker

Greens/EFA MEPs Jan Philipp Albrecht and Julia Reda give their initial impression

So, overall, are you happy with the proposal from Jean Claude Juncker? The overall structure proposed for this broad area of portfolios is generally positive. However, the jury remains out as to whether the candidates Juncker has assigned to the different portfolios - Věra Jourová, Günther Oet...


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Breaking out from the old pattern

A Green vision for the new EU Commission

  This time it’s different. The traditional “Europe at a crossroad” has morphed into a cliff-hanger situation. For the European Union, the next five years have become a matter of make-or-break choices. Shaken by the violent crisis of the past years, European public opini...


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TISA services trade agreement

Leaked texts underline concerns with shadowy services talks

Wikileaks yesterday leaked negotiating texts from the ongoing negotiations on an international trade in services agreement (TISA). The leaks come ahead of the seventh negotiating round, taking place in Geneva next week. The Greens have previously raised concerns about the lack of transparency in the...


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Data protection

Safe Harbour regime challenged in the light of US surveillance

The Irish High Court today, in its judgment in the case of student Max Schrems v Facebook, challenged the validity of the 2000 Safe Harbour decision, which allows transfers of personal data of EU citizens to the US, in the absence of adequate data protection standards. The Irish High Court has refer...


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ECJ ruling

Search engines must respect data protection law

The European Court of Justice today ruled that search engine operators such as Google are responsible for the personal data they process and that affected individuals are entitled to request erasure of their details from the search index. Commenting on this ruling, Jan Philipp Albrecht, justice...


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Interviews

DATA PRIVACY


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VOICE AND PARTECIPATION


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A GREENER FUTURE


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EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT


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Is this your future?

Fight for affordable housing


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