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09.07.2013

A Greens/EFA workshop in the European Parliament

Simultaneous interpretation is provided in EN - FRRoom available from 9:00 to 18:00 PROGRAMME Welcome to a low key dialogue between Eben, Eva, Julien, Sandrine, Jonas, Christian and Markus where they give their perspectives on how one can deal more responsibly with "The Cloud" and the prob...


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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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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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US & UK surveillance of EU citizens

Jan Philipp Albrecht

Negotiations on free trade agreement with USA should be put on hold the US. We refuse to accept that consumer and data protection could be sacrificed for the sake of the TTIP. The US must accept common data protection standards in the proposed Framework Agreement with the EU.


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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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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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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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US 'PRISM' surveillance scandal

Third countries and IT/social media companies must comply with European data protection laws

Commenting on the exchange of views today in the European Parliament's civil liberties committee with Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding, Jan Philipp Albrecht, European Parliament rapporteur/draftsperson for the new EU data protection regulation, stated:"People don't want the police and secret...


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Respect my Privacy

12.06.2013

Data Protection in the EU

With the revision of EU rules on data protection currently reaching a crucial phase, and new revelations about covert data mining by US authorities emerging amid ongoing negotiations on an EU-US agreement, the Greens will launch a campaign on data protection.


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Facebook terms and conditions unfair and not valid in Europe

Press release from Mark Demesmaeker MEP

A reply from the European Commission to a question submitted by an N-VA Member of the European Parliament shows that a lot of terms and conditions Facebook imposes on its European users are not valid in the European Union. MEP Mark Demesmaeker said: "Even more so, some of the conditions are ou...


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