Migration

G7 summit

More coherent diplomacy needed vis-a-vis Russia

Commenting in the context of the G7 summit in Brussels, Greens/EFA president Rebecca Harms said: "While the G7 leaders are meeting in Brussels, the situation in eastern Ukraine continues to escalate. The G7 cannot stand idly by and accept this deterioration, with its inevitable humanitarian con...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 14-17 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; Dany Cohn-Bendit's departing speech; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; EU rules on posted workers; waste shipments and the EU's responsibility.


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Rescuing refugees at sea

New FRONTEX rules an improvement but concerns remain as regards treatment of refugees

The European Parliament today voted to confirm new EU legislation governing sea missions by FRONTEX, the EU's border management agency. The Greens acknowledged some improvements in the new rules but expressed concern that it will still fail to offer full protection to refugees. After the vote, Green...


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14-18 April 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include reports on politicisation of EP administration posts and Martin Schulz; monster trucks, pollution and safety; EU airport noise rules; transparency and the lobby register; banking resolution and taxpayers' exposure; regulating investment markets and products; plastic bags; saving migrants' lives at sea; honey, GMOs and EU labelling; scrapping EU data retention rules; Ukrainian crisis and Europe’s role; saste shipments and the EU's responsibility


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Electoral Fraud in Turkey

Press Release from Aralar MEP Inaki Irazabalbeitia

Basque MEP Inaki Irazabalbeitia held a press conference today in the European Parliament to raise concerns of alleged electoral fraud in the recent municipal elections in Turkey. He was joined for the press conference by Eyyup Doru of the Kurdish Peace and Democracy Party or BDP. Mr Irazabalbeitia ...


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Putin's Russia

01.04.2014

Soviet Union reloaded?

This event will be livestreamed Watch the Livestream The Russian constitution declares the Russian Federation to be a democratic and social state under the rule-of-law. It guarantees human rights, the right to life, democracy, the separation of powers, individual liberty rights and diversity of po...


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EU summit

Welcome cooperation against Russia but missed opportunity for EU energy policy

Commenting on the outcome of today's EU summit, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "A new sense of unity has been evident at this summit, which has helped Ukraine. EU heads of state and government have today sent a strong European signal to Ukrainian citizens and the transitional gover...


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Ukraine-Russia

Sanctions the correct response to Russia's actions in the Crimea

Commenting on the outcome of today's Council of EU foreign ministers in response to the referendum held yesterday in the Crimea, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated:"Today's decision by foreign ministers is welcome. Sanctions are the correct response to Russia's actions in the Crimea. ...


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Ukraine

EU member states must end arms exports to Russia

The Greens have called for an end to the supply of arms and military technology to Russia by EU member states in the context of the Russian intervention in the Crimea. Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated: "The crisis in Ukraine shows that the export of arms and military technology can ...


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Ukraine

Russian escalation must be met with unified response

Commenting on the latest situation in Ukraine and the decision by the Russian Duma to clear the way for a military intervention, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "The dramatic escalation by Russia represents a breach of international law, the likes of which has not been seen in Europ...


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Ukrainian crisis

Escalation in Crimea must be avoided

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the situation in Ukraine. Commenting on this and the latest developments in Ukraine, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "The European Parliament has today warned against an escalation of violence in Ukraine. European leaders must im...


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Rebecca Harms in Kiev

EU must support reforms in Ukraine

Commenting on the current events in Ukraine, Rebecca Harms, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European parliament, stated: “Recent events in Ukraine have demonstrated the strength of Ukraine’s civil rights movement and shown how strong the wish is for a new, democratic beginning and justi...


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