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Weekly Preview of the Greens/EFA Group - 6-10 February 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week include the Commission report on macro-economic imbalances in EU member states, the Commission proposals on posted workers and on the right to strike in the European Union. Two Greens/EFA hearings on the fiscal compact and on patents on plants and animals are also worth mentioning

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Food claims

MEPs take stand and vote to reject misleading claims on food

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to reject (1) a proposal from the EU Commission to allow misleading nutritional claims on food products. The Greens welcomed the rejection of the proposals, which would allow producers to claim reduced percentages of potentially unhealthy c...

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session Strasbourg 12-15 December 2011

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week in Strasbourg included the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, ITER nuclear fusion and EU funds, single EU work permit, criminal proceedings and the right to information, the Euro crisis, banning environment-damaging phosphates and many others

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Fruit juices

New EU rules will help prevent consumers being misled on fruit drinks

The European Parliament today voted to revise EU legislation on fruit juices. The Greens gave a cautious welcome to the legislative agreement.  Speaking after the vote, Green consumer affairs spokesperson Carl Schlyter said: "These new rules will help prevent consumers being misled on fru...

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Human rights and the EU-India Free Trade agreement


A joint conference

Ska Keller co-hosts this conference on the negative effects of the EU-India Free trade agreement and what the Commission and Parliament can do have a positive influence.

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Free Trade Agreements

EU-India and Human Rights

Free Trade Agreements always have serious consequences for domestic European policy and economy. As negotiations continue on the EU India FTA, Greens are particularly concerned about its effects on an emerging economy with huge pockets of poverty.

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CAP reform

CAP reform gutted by agro-industry lobby and its proxies

The European Commission today presented its legislative proposals on the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The Greens regret that the proposals have been severely watered-down to meet the demands of change-resistant member states and the agro-industry lobby. Commenting on the proposals,...

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ACTA and access to medicines

A study by Sean Flynn and Bijan Madhani, commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament commissioned this analysis of potential impacts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on access to medicines in developing countries.” On the whole, ACTA negotiators created an agreement that shifts international “hard law” rule...

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e-fa: News Round-Up September 2011

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

Key issues over the past few weeks included: Oriol elected party leader Plaid Conference Developments in the Basque peace process Welcome for transaction tax announcement SNP disappointment at fish quota proposals Call for ban on eggs from caged hens Strong backing for Palestinian statehood Eu...


Stop Climate Change Blog

RIO+ 20 : for a green, equitable and just future

In June next year all eyes will be on the UN sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark 20 years since the original Rio Earth Summit. Unfortunately, many of the goals agreed in 1992 still remain elusive. It is now time to put an end to the 'business-as-usual’ approach - which will only further increase the burden of financial and ecological debt - and ensure that a new approach triumphs

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EU-Moroccan Fisheries Agreement

4 reasons to Vote 'Yes' in Strasbourg Thursday 29 September 2011 !

The European Parliament will have a historic vote to refer the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement to the European Court of Justice. Read why the agreement is wrong and the vote is important...

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