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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

VOD press conference 13 September 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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Turkey debate

Use all opportunities for dialogue

Following today's debate on the latest developments in Turkey with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, co-president of the Greens/EFA Group Rebecca Harms said: "The EU needs to push for an end to the persecution of journalists, lawyers ...


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EU - Turkey: The answer is more democracy

Greens/EFA MEP Ernest Maragall has spoken out to condemn the military coup in Turkey as well as aspects of the Turkish government's response to it, during a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg with EU Foreign Policy chief Federica Mogherini. Mr Maragall, a member of the European Parliam...


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A Green Debate on Integration and Active Inclusion

Rethinking Integration of Third Country Nationals in Europe

REGISTRATION CLOSED Programme 09:30 - 10:00  Registration and coffee 10:00 - 10:15 Welcome and Introduction Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament PANEL I: SETTING THE SCENE: MAINSTREAMING INTEGRATION IN THE EU POLICY FRAMEWORK ON MIGRATION Chair: Josep...


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Rule of law in Turkey

Greens express outrage as political advisor is targeted by Turkish police

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has responded strongly to the news that the home of a former member of their staff has been searched by Turkish police, and a warrant issued for his arrest. The home of Ali Yurttagül, a former political advisor to the Greens/EFA group in the European ...


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TTIP - Beware what lies beneath

Video with international sign language and subtitles


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Attempted coup in Turkey

Further polarisation must end

Commenting on the attempted coup d’état in Turkey, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated: “We are shocked by the events in Turkey. Although the background to the coup remains unknown, a military coup is clearly incompatible with democratic objectives. We extend our deepest condolences t...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 4-8 July 2016

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included: Energy labels and a common sense A-G system; Human trafficking and EU external relations; UK referendum aftermath; Diverting development aid to military purposes; Revising money laundering rules and tackling tax avoidance; Controversial EU-Canada trade deal ratification; EU border and coast guard and fundamental rights; Whistleblower protection: EU rules badly needed; Tax evasion: conclusion of Lux Leaks investigation.


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EU development aid

Diverting development aid to military projects would be scandalous

The European Commission today presented a controversial proposal to transfer EU development aid, earmarked for peace and poverty reduction, towards military projects in third countries in Africa (1). The Greens hit out at the ‘Capacity Building in support of Security and Development proposal, with...


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EU-Canada trade agreement

Commission backtracking on ratification process welcome but problems with CETA remain

The European Commission today set out a proposal as to how the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA) should be ratified. Responding to the proposal, Green trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot stated: "We welcome that the Commission has backtracked from its initial plan and is proposing a proper and d...


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EU anti-terrorism rules

Missed opportunity as MEPs vote for false solutions

The EU’s justice and home affairs committee today voted on draft EU anti-terrorism laws. The Greens expressed disappointment with the outcome, in particular the adoption of counter-productive provisions to criminalise traveling for criminal purposes. Speaking after the vote, Green home affairs spo...


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Searching for a new narrative

Ways out of radicalisation

A number of experts and policymakers will discuss how democratic societies should deal with radicalisation.


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