Equal Opportunities

Steel industry

EU Commission proposals fail to plot way forward for steel industry

The European Commission today published its long-awaited action plan for the steel industry in Europe. Commenting on the proposals, Green industrial policy spokesperson Reinhard Bütikofer stated: "This action plan is a disappointment. Despite no shortage of rhetoric, there is no realistic goal...


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Social dimension of the EMU

A letter from Greens/EFA Co-Presidents to Barroso and Van Rompuy

In view of the European Council on the Social Dimension of the EMU on 27-28 June, the Greens/EFA Co-Presidents sent a letter calling on Barroso and Van Rompuy to change from intergovernmental declarations and announcements to actions that truly address the social dimension of the EMU.


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European action to combat youth unemployment

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Karima Delli, Malika Benarab-Attou, Rui Tavares, Jean Lambert, Elisabeth Schroedter, Marije Cornelissen, Ana Miranda, Franziska Keller, Margrete Auken on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group The European Parliament, –   ...


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Disabilities

EP political groups join forces to support persons with disabilities

Today, the leaders of the main political Groups in the European Parliament announced strong action to support the rights of persons with disabilities in Europe. The announcement came following a high level meeting between Joseph Daul, Chairman of the EPP Group, Hannes Swoboda, President of the S&...


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Access to care

Vulnerable groups cannot be left behind by austerity policies

The European Parliament's employment and social affairs committee today adopted an initiative report on access to care for vulnerable groups by UK Green MEP Jean Lambert. With access to care threatened by fiscal contraction across Europe, the report reveals key findings and recommendations on how to...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 22 - 26 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include EU rules on mortgages, tackling illegal fisheries, threatened cod stocks and EU quotas, Dalligate, tobacco lobbying and OLAF, tackling rising youth unemployment, EU fingerprint database and civil liberties,...


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Youth in crisis

Youth activists from across Europe act against austerity

Youth activists from across Europe act against austerity and build a different agenda with the Greens to reclaim their future in the European Parliament.


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 8 - 12 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Transparency for the extractive industry, Youth in crisis, Arctic melt: a wake-up call, not a business opportunity, Common Fisheries Policy - where should all the money go


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Get Women On Board

Campaign in favour of EU-wide boardroom quotas for women

This Green campaign supports the introduction of mandatory EU-wide quotas for the representation of women on executive boards. The voluntary approach to addressing one of the major remaining barriers to gender equality has failed and the Greens support the introduction of a binding boardroom quota through EU legislation with a view to stimulating the push towards balanced boardrooms.


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Get women on board

07.03.2013

Will the EU do what it takes?

In spite of all the lip service, women are still grossly under-represented on the boards of large European companies, with the share of women in the highest decision-making bodies of the largest publically-listed companies at a mere 14%. This is not because of a shortage of qualified women. Will the EU do what it takes to get women on board?


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Youth unemployment

EU governments' green light for European youth guarantee welcome

EU employment and social affairs ministers today adopted a European Youth Guarantee Scheme which ensures that all young people under the age of 25 in Europe are entitled to receive a good-quality offer of employment, education, apprenticeship or traineeship within a period of four months after becom...


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EU economic governance

MEPs adopt skewed report with flawed analysis on economic crisis

The European Parliament today adopted its reports on the European Semester, parliament's input into the EU's new economic governance process. The Greens expressed regret at the outcome of the vote on the Ferreira report economic policy coordination, with the report characterised by a flawed analysis...


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