Migration

Russia - arms exports

Cancellation of Mistral deal long overdue

Commenting on the decision by the French president to temporarily suspend the delivery of two aircraft carriers to Russia, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "This decision was long overdue. The Greens have been calling for a halt to all arms exports to Russia for months. EU member sta...


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EU summit

Mixed picture on top jobs and foreign policy

Commenting on the EU summit’s decisions on the EU top jobs and discussions on the Ukraine crisis, the Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated: “Greens/EFA congratulate Federica Mogherini and Donald Tusk on their nominations to the top EU posts. Donald Tusk’s electio...


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EU Foreign Affairs Council

EU has to find effective strategies to tackle dangerous trouble spots in its neighbourhood

Outlining their expectations for the informal meeting of EU Foreign Affairs chiefs in Milan, the Greens/EFA spokespersons for foreign affairs, Barbara Lochbihler and Tamás Meszerics, said: "EU foreign affairs ministers have to urgently develop effective and common strategies for a series of da...


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Kosovo - SITF/Williamson report

EU Commission and governments must set up Court as soon as possible

Clint Williamson, Lead Prosecutor for the EU Special Investigative Task Force (SITF) under the authority of the EU Mission in Kosovo (EULEX), today published the results of three years of investigations into suspected crimes against humanity and allegations of organ-trafficking by individual members...


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Greens/EFA Roundup

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 14-17 July 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included the vote on the EU Commission presidency as well as the debates on TTIP EU-US negotiations- EU, Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role, EU maternity leave rules and youth unemployment in Europe. Another EU priority for the Greens is the Special European Council and the repartition of EU top jobs


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Situation in Ukraine

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Ulrike Lunacek, Tamás Meszerics, Heidi Hautala, Benedek Jávor, Bas Eickhout, Ernest Maragall on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Ukraine, with regard, in particular, to its resolutions of 27 February ...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14-17 July 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include the vote on the EU Commission presidency as well as the debates on TTIP EU-US negotiations- EU, Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role, EU maternity leave rules and youth unemployment in Europe. Another EU priority for the Greens is the Special European Council and the repartition of EU top jobs


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EC Presidency

09.07.2014

Hearing of Mr Juncker at the Greens/EFA Group meeting

The Greens/EFA group will give Mr Juncker the opportunity for a hearing and will base their decision on if and how his priorities match with the Group's vision for the European Commission over the coming 5 years


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Breaking out from the old pattern

A Green vision for the new EU Commission

  This time it’s different. The traditional “Europe at a crossroad” has morphed into a cliff-hanger situation. For the European Union, the next five years have become a matter of make-or-break choices. Shaken by the violent crisis of the past years, European public opini...


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25 actions the next President of the EU Commission should commit to

  1. Strengthening democracy, changing political practice   1.1 Claim back the Commission’s autonomy from the influence of the European Council. This starts with the process leading to the election of the next POTEC and his programme. In addition, the EP’s role in init...


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Greens/EFA Roundup

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 1-3 July 2014

Table of contents New Greens/EFA group meets in StrasbourgUlrike Lunacek elected European Parliament Vice-PresidentVoices from UkrainePlenary speeches by our Co-Presidents Outside the Plenary Open hearing for European Commission President nomineeEU waste and resource policyCommission agrees with ...


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Voices from Ukraine

02.07.2014

From Eastern Regions and Maidan Square to European Parliament

Six months after the crackdown against democratic pro-EU demonstrations in Ukraine, Greens/EFA organise a public hearing with Ukrainian representatives in order to debate about the situation


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