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Greens/EFA meet EU Commissioner Moscovici

17.03.2015

MEETING CANCELLED - Postponed to a later date

European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, Pierre Moscovici, will take part in a public meeting with the Greens/EFA group in a questions-and-answers format with MEPs.


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Trade secrets can harm

your health, your environment, your career

The European Parliament is now discussing a draft proposal to establish a EU directive on trade secrets. A proper balance needs to be found to avoid abusive claims of improper use of trade secrets and overbroad protection.


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Save Maternity Leave

Directive on gender equality and women's rights cannot be scrapped

The Directive on pregnant workers and workers who have recently given birth, also known as the Maternity Leave Directive, was first adopted by the European Parliament by a large majority in October 2010. 4 years later, the passage of this Directive remains blocked in the European Council by opposi...


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Environmental Outlook

Environmental alarm bell must be heard by Juncker Commission

The European Environment Agency today released its five-yearly assessment of the state and outlook of the environment in Europe (1). Commenting on the outlook, Green environment policy spokesperson Benedek Javor said: “The EEA has today sounded a clear alarm bell about the state of the environme...


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Greece/Eurogroup

EU must now move to find solution to make debt sustainable and give Greece a perspective

Commenting after today's phone conference of Eurozone finance ministers, which endorsed the list of reforms proposed by the Greek government in the context of its request for extended financial assistance, Greens/EFA co-presidents Philippe Lamberts and Rebecca Harms said: "After the theatrics o...


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Let’s use our money wisely! Let’s divest!

Climate campaign blog

Despite that some constructive proposals have been put forward at the new round of climate negotiations that is currently taking place in Geneva, Switzerland, a growing number of citizens are getting tired of these never ending talks. This is the reason why some citizens and businessmen have decided to take the lead themselves and are now calling for divestment.


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Greece/EU summit

Solution must be found to make debt sustainable and give Greece a perspective

Ahead of today's meeting of Eurozone finance ministers and tomorrow's summit of EU leaders, at which the economic situation in Greece will be in focus, the Greens/EFA group has outlined its proposals for solutions for Greece. Commenting on the situation and the Green proposals, Greens/EFA co-preside...


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Green proposals and policy options for the way forward in Greece

Greens/EFA position paper

A key benchmark for assessing how and whether a sustainable debt trajectory can be reached is the amount that according to the conditions of the programme the Greek public sector needs to devote to servicing the debt burden on a yearly basis. It has also to be noted that most of the current debt is...


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Youth employment

Commission proposal a boost for youth employment scheme roll-out

The European Commission today proposed making additional funds available for the pre-financing of the European Youth Guarantee Scheme (1) through reallocation under the European Social Fund. Welcoming the proposal, Green employment and youth spokesperson Terry Reintke said: "This proposal will...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 12-15 January 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included the Charlie Hebdo attack and freedom of expression; EU GMO authorisations and the Trojan horse of the opt-out; migration; borders and more Mediterranean tragedies; Ukraine, Russia and the EU's role; the EU Commission's work plans and 'better regulation’; Turkey, freedom of expression and the EU's role; recent atrocities by Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria; TTIP, trade policy and controversial investor-state settlement schemes; EU investment plan; tax evasion - EU Parliament inquiry committee gains cross-political support.


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A Green Energy Union

An investment agenda to create jobs in Europe, contribute to halting climate change and restore EU geopolitical capital

A Green Energy Union means a common energy policy in the EU based on renewables and energy efficiency, enabling us to democratically address the most important challenges of our time.


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EU investment plan

Repackaging EU funds already foreseen for investment fails to convince

The European Commission today presented a legislative proposal for delivering the EU investment plan outlined by Commission president Juncker. Commenting on the proposal, Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts stated: "While we are glad the Commission is looking to move swiftly forward with ...


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