Greens/EFA Study Days


1-2 October 2013

Greens/EFA hold a two-day internal meeting to exchange views and debate on strategies.


Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 23 - 27 September 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include the final trialogue on the EU agriculture policy reform, the committee votes on easier access to EU funds for crisis countries, risky medical devices and EU funding for research and innovation to 2020. Greens/EFA co-presidents will also travel to Greece and meet with key stakeholders and decision-makers.


State Aid Guidelines

New study makes proposals to square guidelines with Europe 2020 strategy

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The Need for Transformation in Policy and Science

This panel is the policy panel of the conference "Agroecology for Sustainable Food Systems in Europe: A Transformative Agenda" REGISTER FOR THE EVENT PROGRAMME 10:00 Registration 11:00 OpeningMEP : Philippe LAMBERTS Angelika Hilbeck, Chairperson of ENSSERResearch needs and visions for in...

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EFA Visit to the Basque Country


The EFA Group in the European Parliament is visiting the Basque Country with a focus on economic innovation, and how small nations and regions can be innovators in stimulating economic growth.


Car CO2 emissions

Missed opportunity to back ambitious targets and better consumer information

The European parliament and European Council, meeting yesterday in trialogue, came to an agreement on a legislative proposal on CO2 emissions limits for vehicles for 2020. The proposal fixes the steps necessary to implement a fleet average for car CO2 emissions of 95g of CO2 per km by 2020. The legi...

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EU Climate Policy

The little green book of backloading myths

Here are 6 myths on the European Carbon Market (and 'backloading') that have been spread by some Industries and MEPs and ...what the truth really is!


Horizon 2020

Timid agreement on the future of European research policy

After six months of laborious negotiations, the European parliament and Council today reached agreement on Horizon 2020, the EU's Framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2014-2020. While the package deal has some good elements and allows for the preparation of the 2014 calls, ...

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Accounting transparency rules

Light shed on extractive industry; reporting rules must swiftly be extended to other sectors

The European Parliament today adopted a final agreement on crucial new EU legislation on accounting and transparency. The Greens hailed the new legislation, which will ensure much greater transparency for extractive industries. However, the group stressed the need to swift action to implement the de...

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Steel industry

EU Commission proposals fail to plot way forward for steel industry

The European Commission today published its long-awaited action plan for the steel industry in Europe. Commenting on the proposals, Green industrial policy spokesperson Reinhard Bütikofer stated: "This action plan is a disappointment. Despite no shortage of rhetoric, there is no realistic goal...

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Europe's Reindustrialisation


Learning from our Competitors?

CONFERENCE DOCUMENTATION WATCH THE RECORDED VIDEO STREAM PRESENTATIONS Dong-Sung Cho - Korea's Industrialization - Application of the SER-M ModelYukihiro Kawaguchi - Europe's Reindustrialization - Views from JapanStatement Peter Biesenbach Bosch   PROGRAMME 10:00Welcome and introductory r...