The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


LIVE press conference 12 April 2016 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group

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External fisheries

Ensuring sustainable fisheries beyond EU waters

The EU must continue to control its fishing outside the Union and open the door for transparency, according to Green MEP Linnea Engström. Linnea Engström's report on external dimension of fisheries was adopted by the European Parliament on Tuesday, 12 April. While the reform of the Common Fisheri...

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Issue n° 17 January 2016

On 20th January, the European Parliament, following the initiative by Greens/EFA MEP Keith Taylor, voted to reject draft EU rules on baby food, which would have allowed baby foods to contain far higher levels of sugar than those recommended by the World Health Organisation (WHO).


For a GMO-free Europe

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GMOs represent a global threat to environment, health, biodiversity and long-term food security. European citizens have a right to a GMO-free environment and food.

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Maritime economic development must be integrated and sustainable

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

Exploitation of the so-called 'blue economy' to help jobs and growth must be both integrated and sustainable according to a report today approved by MEPs. MEPs were responding to a proposal from the European Commission which aims at exploiting Europe's seas and realising the oceans...


Food culture

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Food is essential. We need it for our lives, health and well being. Good food is political. Join us in our fight for increased public awareness, personal engagement and participative democracy in determining and improving food policies throughout Europe.

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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


LIVE - press conference 28 April 2015 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group

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Fisheries discards

EU discard ban totally undercut as new rules introduce crucial loopholes

The European Parliament today voted to adopt new implementing rules to the 'landing obligation' under the revised EU Common Fisheries Policy. The 'landing obligation' had been heralded as ending the controversial and wasteful practice of fisheries discards but the new rules adopted today will fundam...

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Illegal fishing

Korea let off hook despite ongoing concerns, as trade policy trump played

The European Commission today revised its rating of third countries it lists as failing to address illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The Commission issued a yellow card to Thailand for its fishing practices but rescinded yellow cards previously issued to South Korea and the Philippi...

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Welcome for legal clarity on discards ban

EFA Press Release from SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has welcomed a vote in the European Parliament's Fisheries Committee which will see new legislation put in place aimed at preventing discards. The elimination of fish discards formed a key part of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy which came into effect l...


Human trafficking, forced labour and land grabbing

Europe's share of responsibility

Barbara Lochbihler, foreign policy and human rights spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group, visited Thailand and Cambodia from 12 to 20 February to follow up on the group’s work on human trafficking and land grabbing. This included a short film produced by Greens/EFA staff in 2012. Land grabbing in...


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