Development

Accounting transparency

EP vote for tougher EU rules would reduce scope for unethical corporations and tax avoidance

Crucial new draft EU legislation on accounting and transparency for large companies moved a step closer to reality after a vote in the economic and monetary affairs committee yesterday evening. One of the key aspects of the legislation is proposals on mandatory reporting for companies on their finan...


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Fair Politics

Isabella Lövin is “Fair Politician of the Year”

Isabella Lövin (Greens/EFA, Sweden) today was announced winner of the “Fair Politician of the Year” award in the European parliament. She received the award for her work with making the EU fisheries policy more fair to developing countries.


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Shale Gas

EP Committees fight back

As a report in the Environment committee on the environmental impacts of shale gas makes it way through the European Parliament, two other committees, Development and Legal Affairs, voted on their own opinions on the report today. In both cases, Green MEPs drafted the opinions and negotiated them th...


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Rio+20 Press Conference

13.06.2012

UN sustainable development summit and the EU position

The landmark Rio+20 UN sustainable development summit will take place in Rio de Janeiro from 20-22 June. Ahead of the summit, Green MEP Sandrine Bélier hosted a press conference outlining the key issues at stake and what the role of the EU should be in the process. Global environmental governance and promoting the global green economy are key themes.


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Aid for North Africa

Outdated EBRD should be scrapped and other tools used to support Arab Spring countries

The European Parliament today voted on legislative proposals aimed at changing the mandate of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) with a view to extending its area of operation beyond Central and Eastern Europe and enabling it to give funding to North African countries. The G...


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50 reasons to reject ACTA

Greens/EFA campaign

With the European Parliament set to decide on the fate of the controversial ACTA anti-counterfeiting agreement, Green MEPs set out the reasons why they believe the parliament should vote to withhold its consent and reject the agreement. With your help we have put together 50 reasons to reject ACTA. See the video and join the anti-ACTA mobilisation on 9 June.


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50 reasons to reject ACTA

The reasons the matter to you

The vote of the European Parliament will be decisive for the future of ACTA. It has already been rejected by the Development, Civil Liberties, Legal Affairs, and Industry committees in the European Parliament, but the big votes are still to take place in the lead Trade committee and with the final P...


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Democratic follow-up in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to the Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union, on the electoral process in the Democratic Republic of the Congo of 9 December 2011 (A 507/1/11 REV 1), –   having regard to ...


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Sudan/South Sudan

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to its previous resolutions on Sudan, –   having regard to the UN Security Council Resolution 2046 (2012) of 2 May 2012 on Sudan and Southern Sudan, –   having regard to the EU High Representative for Forei...


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Stop climate change blog

Climate discussions - no backtracking by the EU!

Early this week, informal discussions took place in Brussels with Members of the "coalition of ambition" ahead of UN talks in Bonn. The Greens insist that Europe give concrete expression to this new alliance with least developped countries and that it continues to lead the climate debate forward...


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