Fair Trade

Brussels Agenda

Weekly Preview of the Greens/EFA Group - 10th -13th April 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week include...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly Preview of the Greens/EFA Group - 26-30 March 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week include the democratic scale back in Hungary, the next step in the fight against ACTA, protecting passenger data, repression in Belarus, strenghtening air passenger rights and marking Document Freedom Day


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Save the fish

You'll save the fishermen

We must rebuild fish stocks so that we can eat fish in the future, have healthy ocean ecosystems and sustainable jobs for fishermen. Today, three out of four fish stocks in the EU are overfished and 60 percent of the fish we eat comes from imports. The EU is reforming its fisheries policy and there is one thing we have to do: Save the fish!


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly Preview of the Greens/EFA Group - 19-23 March 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week include a common EU corporate tax base, new proposals for dealing with shadow banking and our iniative for the EP to participate in a worldwide reading of Liu Xiaobo's writings.


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Climate Change, Technology Transfer and Intellectual Property

Green Position Paper

Although technological innovation is only part of the overall solution to climate change, it is an essential aspect of it. The current situation requires overcoming the dilemma between the need for widespread and rapid diffusion of knowledge and climate technologies to developing countries; and the need for incentives for technology developments and innovations.


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Technology transfer

Flexibility needed as well as innovation

Everybody is quick when it comes to asking for more technology transfer to developing countries. The parliament has stated several times in different resolutions the need to foster technology transfer. Obviously, developing countries need better access to climate friendly technology if we want to...


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Kazakhstan

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, –   having regard to its previous resolutions on Kazakhstan with regard, in particular, to the one of 17 September 2009, –   having regard to its resolution on a EU Strategy for Central Asia of 15 December 2011, –  &nbs...


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly Preview of the Greens/EFA Group - 5-9 March 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week include improving enforcement of EU environment law, fixing the ETS and EU climate policy, the consequences of the Fukushima nuclear disaster one year on, how to stop land grabbing, and the current state of democracy in Hungary.


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly Preview of the Greens/EFA Group - 27 February - 2 March 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week include introducing tougher energy efficiency rules, reducing mobile phone roaming chanrges, improving air passenger rights, women and climate change and Serbia's move towards EU menbership.


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EU-India Summit

Free Trade Agreement - Bad deal for India?

On 10th February the next EU-India summit will take place in New Delhi. The Commission is pushing for the rapid conclusion of negotiations over the controversial EU-India Free Trade Agreement. But what would further "liberalisation" mean for India and its poorest people?


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Gates Foundation

Bill Gates fails to address concerns on Foundation's investments

Bill Gates addressed the Development committee of the European Parliament last week and received a warm welcome from the MEPs present. The questions that followed his address were light and easy with one exception: Green MEP Catherine Grèze challenged Mr. Gates on the funding of his foundation, a...


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