Foreign affairs

Dutch referendum

EU must find way to maintain crucial Ukraine agreement

Commenting on the outcome of the Dutch referendum on the EU-Ukraine agreement, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said:"Ukrainian citizens and civil society have bravely pushed to reform their country, to achieve stable democracy and the rule of law for their country. The EU-Ukraine Associat...


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Debate on the future of Europe

06.04.2016

Part 1 - The (dire) state of the Union

From Ukraine to Syria, in a terror-stricken context, from refugees to economic imbalances, the accumulation of the internal and external crises, is laying bare the current limits of EU integration and intergovernmental solutions. Solidarity is receding and with it the spirit of European integration. Citizens’ disconnection from the institutions has morphed into strong anti-establishment populist movements, often of the worst radical right colours. And foreign powers do not shy from fanning the flames of the internal crises, fostering further EU destabilisation.


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EU summit

Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts at the European Council

Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts will be attending the European Council on 17/18 March. Philippe will be arriving at the summit at 16.15 and will be available for interviews and questions in the press area. Ahead of the summit, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts said: "EU leader...


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Syria - Accountability key for future after truce

Press release from EFA MEP Alyn Smith (SNP)

For over a week now Syria has seen a significant reduction of violence as the partial cessation of hostilities agreed, following international pressure on both the Syrian regime and the Syrian opposition, has largely held. In today's plenary debate in the European Parliament...


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Refugee crisis/Turkey summit

EU must address human rights concerns with Turkey

Ahead of this Monday's EU-Turkey summit on the refugee crisis, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts said: "It is clear that the EU must cooperate with Turkey and President Erdogan in order to solve the refugee crisis but EU governments cannot simply abdicate their own re...


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ISDS/EU-Canada trade agreement

No to undemocratic arbitration courts for investors

The European Commission today published its final proposals on an EU-Canada free trade agreement (CETA). Concerning the controversial investor-state dispute settlement mechanism (ISDS), the relevant chapter of the European Commission’s CETA proposal mirrors the proposals on ISDS made for the draft...


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Saudi Arabia

European Parliament calls for EU arms embargo on Saudi Arabia

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution including a call for an EU-wide arms embargo against Saudi Arabia until alleged breaches of international humanitarian law in Yemen have been fully investigated. MEPs supported the inclusion of the amendment proposed by the Greens/EFA group in a re...


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TTIP action

If you're not at the table you're on menu


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Public transport

Boosting support for railways and public services in the Danube and Adriatic regions

Following a question, initiated by Green MEPs Michael Cramer and Davor Skrlec, from the European Parliament’s transport and tourism committee, European Commissioner for regional policy, Corina Crețu last week responded during the plenary session to concerns on the situation of railways and public...


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