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ECJ judgment

EU data retention directive has been scrapped

Commenting on the judgment of the European Court of Justice in the case brought against the EU Data Retention Directive, Jan Philipp Albrecht, justice and home affairs spokesperson for the Greens/EFA group, stated: "The blanket, unjustified collection and retention of telecommunications data i...


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Dessine-moi l'Europe

05.04.2014

Roundtables, films and concert

The European project, as a postwar peace and reconciliation project, is no longer able to inspire citizens. "Technocracy", "distant", "a Europe made by elites for elites". The divorce is evident. This crisis is therefore a huge challenging for the European Union and means it must reinvent the European project and redefine its hopes and ambitions.


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Brussels plenary session 2-3 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary session included Car engine noise; EU nuclear safety rules; Europe's Magnitsky law; Emissions from aviation; Net neutrality; Clinical trials for medicines; outside the Plenary: Putin's Russia: USSR reloaded?; Bee Week 2014


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Electronic communications

MEPs see sense and vote to uphold net neutrality

The European Parliament today voted on proposed EU legislation on electronic communications (the Single Digital Market package).  The Greens/EFA group welcomed the outcome of the vote, which redressed some concerning provisions for the principle of net neutrality. After the vote, Greens/EFA e-c...


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Greens/EFA 4th Document Freedom Day in the European Parliament: Open Standards in the field of Encryption

26.03.2014

Encryption, Free Software and Open Standards in the European Parliament.


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Electronic communications

EP vote would threaten principle of net neutrality

The European Parliament's industry committee today voted on proposed EU legislation on electronic communications (the Single Digital Market package).  The Greens/EFA group expressed concern about the vote, notably its implications for net neutrality. After the vote, Greens/EFA e-communications ...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 10-13 March 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included the Plastic bags and the environment; Remembering Fukushima; EU seed legislation; EU financial supervision; Money laundering; Genetic resources and benefit sharing; Data protection; NSA surveillance and fundamental rights; Phasing out super greenhouse F-gases; Shale gas, fracking and environmental impact; Nanomaterials and EU labelling; EU-IMF Troika Inquiry; Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role; TTIP Beware: EU-US Trade Agreement


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NSA scandal - EP inquiry

Clear message to US and EU governments on mass surveillance but Snowden left in the lurch

<xml> </xml> The final report of the European Parliament's inquiry into the mass surveillance revelations by Edward Snowden was today adopted. Commenting after the vote, Green justice and home affairs spokesperson Jan Philipp Albrecht stated: "The European Parliament has t...


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EU data protection rules

EP set to vote to strengthen data protection for EU citizens, ball now in EU governments' court

Ahead of tomorrow's vote by the European Parliament on legislation revising core EU rules on data protection, Green MEP and European Parliament draftsperson/rapporteur on the data protection regulation Jan Philipp Albrecht stated: "The European Parliament is set to confirm its intention to stre...


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Protection for Snowden

MEPs to vote on Green call to grant whistle blower protection

Edward Snowden has shown the world that our privacy is breached intentionally, repeatedly and brutally by the NSA. He is now a wanted man, for the crime of exposing the truth. The European Parliament as a whole will vote on the 12th of March on the report by the Civil Liberties committee into th...


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Europe on the Far Right

04.03.2014

Developments and Strategies against

Right-wing radicalism is increasingly on the rise in all EU Member States. Who are they? Why do they claim to be the supposed voice of an underrepresented majority? What are their strategies to gain access to the political centre? What can we do in response?


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 24-27 February 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included the European Parliament’s inquiry into the Troika’s response to the economic crisis; the testimony from Edward Snowden; CO2 emissions from cars; aid for the most deprived; railway safety and EU rules; privacy concerns with eCall vehicle tracking; EU-Switzerland relations; youth unemployment and the youth guarantee; tobacco and public health; use of armed drones; EU judicial cooperation and basic rights; Indonesian rainforests and climate change; Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role; extreme weather and climate change.


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