Greens / Efa Priority

Food

Good food is political. Everybody should have the opportunity to choose healthy food. The Greens consistently struggle for consumer rights and transparency in the food supply chain and invite you to join us in pushing for a GMO-free Europe.

Live animal transports across the EU are out of control

Over a billion farm animals a year are transported across the EU and to third countries, often in poor conditions that breach EU law.


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Industrial farming seen from above / CCO no one cares

New report on fraud, corruption & misuse of EU agricultural funds must be wake up call for Commission

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MEPs working on protection of the EU's budget from the Greens/EFA group have just released a new report: "Where does the EU money go?", which looks at the misuse of European agricultural funds in Central and Eastern Europe.


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New GM technology has no place in sustainable farming

New report shows that new GM technology won’t solve the problems of industrial agriculture and will undermine nature, climate protection and the European Green Deal.


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Where does the eu money go?

An analysis of the implementation of cap funds in Bulgaria, the Czech republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Romania

In recent years, we have seen mounting evidence that the European Union’s funds in Central and Eastern Europe, particularly EU agriculture subsidies, tend to end up in the hands of local oligarchs connected to the political elites or big (agro) conglomerates rather than helping the small- and medium-sized farmers. This study aims at shedding more light on the situation vis-a-vis the administration of EU AGRI funds and stimulate activities to further strengthen parts of the EU toolbox that will protect the EU budget.


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Gene Editing Myths and Reality

A guide through the smokescreen

An unprecedented drive is under way to promote new genetic modification techniques that are collectively termed gene editing. A new report looks at the claims and shows them to be at best misleading and at worst deceptive.


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Gene editing - the reality behind the hype

23.02.2021

Live Webinar - Register here!

In this online event, experts will respond to questions such as: How does gene editing work? What can it achieve? How does it compare with older-style genetic engineering technology? Who is promoting it and why? And what does it mean to maintain the EU’s regulatory framework or not?


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Offshore wind farm / CC0 Nicholas Doherty

Best practice in maritime spatial planning

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

With this study, we set out to demystify the process behind planning, developing and conservation for our seas and oceans. In the coming years, we will be increasingly familiar with the process of Maritime Spatial Planning as we look to simultaneously harness the energy of the winds and the seas and protect our marine environment from overexploitation, whilst continuing to provide healthy food and sustainable livelihoods to coastal communities and beyond.


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Shoal of fish/ CC0 Sebastian Pena Lambarri

Maritime Spatial Planning

Striking a Balance Between Ocean Conservation, Development and Supporting Communities

New study shows that effective Maritime Spatial Planning does not view the marine space through prisms of exploitation and economic development, or environmental protection alone.


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Riba - 'Europe must act to save the Ebro Delta'

Press release from EFA MEP Diana Riba

EFA MEP Diana Riba is calling for concrete action at EU level to conserve Europe's deltas, including the Ebro Delta. Significant deltas in Europe include the Danube, the Vistula, the Rhine, the Po, the Rhone and the Ebro. They are all rich in biodiversity and of high socio-economic and env...


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Putting an end (at last) to neonicotinoids

27.01.2021

A Greens/EFA Webinar - Register here!

Despite their ban, neonicotinoids are still a scourge for bees, consumers and farmers.


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Flash - Plenary session 18-22 January 2021

Greens/EFA priorities for the session

During this week plenary session, the European Parliament will debate and/or vote on Portuguese Council Presidency, vaccine strategy, new President of the US and the current situation, access to decent and affordable housing for all, EU gender strategy, TEN-T regulation, technical support instrument, more fish in the seas ...


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Greens/EFA debriefing of the plenary session

14-18 December

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Council Conclusions on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), Rule of Law and Climate Law, the presentation of the Digital Service Act (DSA), the Drinking Water Directive, transitional provisions for Agricultural Funds, the European Year of Rail 2021, a new Strategy for European SMEs, and the future relations between the EU and the UK following Brexit negotiations.


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