Fair Trade

European Parliament will listen to Citizens

Mandatory hearings for Citizens' Initiatives introduced

The European Parliament decided to change its Rules of Procedure and introduce mandatory hearings for successful European Citizens’ Initiatives. The new regulation will ensure that Europe keeps its ears open towards active citizens.


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Stop climate change blog

Climate discussions - no backtracking by the EU!

Early this week, informal discussions took place in Brussels with Members of the "coalition of ambition" ahead of UN talks in Bonn. The Greens insist that Europe give concrete expression to this new alliance with least developped countries and that it continues to lead the climate debate forward...


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Greens-EFA Seminar Public Procurement

12.04.2012

The purpose of this Seminar is to discuss the Commission's proposals on the revision of the Public Procurement Directives, and on the Concessions' Directive. These EU legislation proposals are very important and politically sensitive. 8 Committees will do an Opinion (TRAN, REGI, EMPL, ITRE, JURI, IN...


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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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