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New Data Protection Rules approach first vote

On Monday, 21st October, the Civil Rights, Justice and Home Affairs committee of the European Parliament will have its first vote on new EU wide data protection rules. Although we are still some months away from a final vote, this will give an important signal before negotiations with Member Sta...


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Suspension of the SWIFT agreement as a result of NSA surveillance

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Jan Philipp Albrecht on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to Article 16 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), – having regard to Article 87 TFEU, – having regard to Article 225 TFEU, – having regard to Article 226 ...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 7-11 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included EU food rules, tobacco rules and lobbying, shale gas and environmental assessment, flight times and safety, Syrian refugee crisis, right-wing extremism on the rise, EU borders and migrant protection, CIA human rights abuses in Europe, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, Roma discrimination, Sakharov Prize


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14 - 18 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Boardroom quotas for women, European Parliament - ending the multi-seat operation, Rules governing EU funds, Cloud computing: an opportunity for Europe? Product safety for consumers, EU car emissions rules in the balance, World Food Day – Green campaign launch


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 2 - 6 September 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include committee debates on PRISM/NSA snooping scandal and EU implications, water protected as basic public service, Commission communicaiton on shadow banking and a Greens/EFA conference on shale gas


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Earth Connections and Small Networks

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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