Fair Trade

Air passenger rights

Softening EU rules on not an option

The European Commission today presented a communication outlining plans to review EU rules on air passenger rights. Commenting on the plans, Green transport spokesperson Keith Taylor (MEP, UK), who was draftsman for the European Parliament on air passenger rights, said: "There is a clear need t...


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GMO-free labelling of food products

06.03.2013

a way to increase GMO-free supplies for animal feed?

The conference will look at whether voluntary GMO-free labelling of food products can contribute to increase GMO-free supplies for animal feed, and under which conditions. Food products that contain GMOs must be labelled in the EU. But this obligation has not been imposed on animal products from animals that have been fed with GMOs.


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Horsemeat scandal

EU response must be comprehensive and include fundamental reform of agri-food system

Ahead of today's council of EU agriculture ministers, who will discuss the ongoing horsemeat scandal, Green MEPs have set out their demands for EU-level action (1). The scandal has highlighted deficiencies with the procedures for verifying food quality, as well as shortcomings in EU legislation, n...


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Horsemeat scandal and the necessary EU response

25.02.2013

Recorded livestream of Greens/EFA press-conference

With: Rebbeca Harms (Germany - co-president of the Greens/EFA group), Bart Staes (Belgium) and Carl Schlyter (Sweden - vice-chair of the EP committee on environment, public health and food safety) Coming ahead of the forthcoming EU Council of Agriculture Minsters (Monday-Tuesday, 25-26 February), the Greens are hosting a press conference to outline a more comprehensive EU response to the ongoing horsemeat scandal. The discovery of meat from horses and pigs in processed food marketed as beef products, has raised serious questions about the European food supply system. In addition to immediate questions about applicable rules and responsibility for controls and ensuring compliance, there are wider questions both in terms of legislation and the agriculture and food system in Europe.


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 February - 1 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the horsemeat scandal and EU meat labelling rules, airline emissions and the EU emissions trading scheme, banking rules, capital requirements and remuneration, border control technology and civil liberties


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Horsemeat scandal

Carl Schlyter


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EU-Regeln für Dienstleistungskonzessionen gefährden kommunale Daseinsvorsorge

Besonders Wasser und Sozialdienstleistungen in Gefahr

EU-Regeln für Dienstleistungskonzessionen gefährden kommunale Daseinsvorsorge Besonders Wasser und Sozialdienstleistungen in Gefahr


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Horsemeat scandal

EU must take immediate action on food quality and labelling, and investigate fraud concerns

In response to the deepening and widening scandal surrounding the discovery of horse DNA in processed meat products in a number of EU member states, the Greens/EFA group is calling on the European Commission and relevant regulatory agencies to take action. The group is pushing for an emergency heari...


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