Development

Citizens' energy for a good climate

15.11.2013

A participatory debate about Poland and its future

At the next COP19, all eyes will be on Poland. Not only will the country have the chance to lead the UN climate negotiations and play a key role on the international stage, it will also have an opportunity to weight in the debate about the future of the European Union itself. For this reason, the Greens/EFA group would like organise a debate with both the Polish citizens and activists from around the world. Our aim is to give everybody an opportunity to express their views about the Polish, European and global choices about the future.


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The Amazon up for grabs?

Public Conference and debate on the Belo Monte dam and its alternatives

CONFERENCE PRESENTATION Belo Monte is a controversial mega-dam complex on the "big bend" of the Xingu river, a tributary of the Amazon. Like other mega-projects, it is claimed that such large scale development will improve living conditions for local people, in line with the  Brazi...


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Untouchables: stop discriminations based on castes!

Vote on the caste-based discrimination resolution by the DEVE Committee

The European Parliament adopted on Thursday 10 October a resolution on caste-based discrimination. Having regards to the resolution of 2007 on the human rights situation of the Dalits in India and the one of 2012 on caste discrimination in India, this is the third resolution dedicated to this subjec...


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Central African Republic

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - Having regard to the 2008 Libreville Comprehensive peace Agreement between the government of the Central African Republic and sever...


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Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Isabelle Durant, Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Bart Staes, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Jean Lambert on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Ri...


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Fair Politician of the Year 2013

Judith Sargentini awarded for making EU policy more fair towards developing countries

Green MEP Judith Sargentini was today awarded the title of Fair Politician of year 2012 – 2013. The prize is for the MEP who puts the most effort into making EU policies more fair towards developing countries Sargentini was awared the title for her focus on multiple topics mostly in relation ...


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Illegal fisheries

EU blacklist must be expanded after EP all clear

The European Parliament today approved a new rapid procedure for listing countries not cooperating in the fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU). This clears the way for the Commission to add additional countries to the current list (1) and to publish the list of vessels inv...


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EU Development Aid

MEPs call for strong and effective development and humanitarian aid funding in the EU budget

In a cross-party declaration, Members of the European Parliament have called on Member States to protect the development and humanitarian aid budgets in the next multi-annual financial framework of the EU (MFF). In comparison to the proposal of the Commission, the Ministers plan to cut the budgets...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 20-23 May 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included bank resolution and economic stability, renewable energy policy in Europe, a missed chance for offshore drilling rules, tax avoidance and EU action, supervising European banks, the EU Commission and Dalligate, concerns with EU-US trade deal, defending EU standards in trade agreements, EU rules on ports, the cultural sector and the EU-US trade deal


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Syrian refugees

How Europe is "helping"

Europe must accept more Syrian refugees. Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey each offer shelter to more than half a million Syrian refugees. In contrast, all 28 EU member states together have so far accepted only about 8000 refugees.


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World Social Forum 2013 Blog

Another world is possible

Another world is possible - Malika Benarab-Attou "Thousands of people of all nationalities, are gathering in Tunis at the World Social Forum, sharing the same aspirations, the same common desire - that another world is possible. More and more people believe and say that the world today does ...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 - 28 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include aviation and the emissions trading scheme, ship recycling and EU rules, EU climate and energy policy to 2030, the World Social Forum, Document freedom day, prisoners as the key to the Basque peace process


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