Border and migration policy

Mediterranean Taskforce shows lessons not learned from Lampedusa

The European Commission today presented proposals on the new EU 'Mediterranean Taskforce', which was established in response to the latest refugee disaster off the coast of Lampedusa. Commenting on the proposals, Green migration policy spokesperson Ska Keller said: "This Taskforce shows the Co...

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Saving migrants lives at sea

Greens continue to push for concrete provisions under EU rules

The European Border Surveillance system (EUROSUR) becomes operational today. The system was finalised earlier this year, just ahead of the latest major tragic losses of life of migrants in the Mediterranean, off the coast of Lampedusa. While the system also includes provisions to ensure authorities ...


Vilnius Summit

Ukraine needs a European perspective

The Eastern Partnership summit concluding today in Vilnius will not lead to the signing of an EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, as had been originally expected. Commenting on this, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated: "The responsibility for the failure to sign an EU-Ukraine agreement ...

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The green corner

Rebecca Harms


EU-Morocco fisheries agreement/Western Sahara

EP fisheries committee backs controversial agreement in spite of concerns

The European Parliament's fisheries committee today voted in favour of a new EU-Morocco fisheries agreement. The Greens criticised the vote and the agreement, which would again give the EU the right to fish in Western Saharan waters despite the fact the government of Morocco has no right to trade th...

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Tunisia at the crossroads


Debate with members of the Constituent Assembly and representatives of the civil society

Greens/EFA Co-President Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Greens/EFA MEP Hélène Flautre organise a debate on Tunisia with the Members of the Constituent Assembly and representatives of the civil society


Qatar - situation of migrant workers

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Jean Lambert, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA  Group The European Parliament, - having regard to its resolution of 24 March 2011 on European Union relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council - having regard to the EU-GCC Joint...



Further delay on Tymoshenko weighs heavy on EU-Ukraine accord decision

The Ukrainian parliament today postponed a decision on the medical treatment of imprisoned opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko, while five additional opposition politicians in Ukraine were also charged. Commenting on these developments, and their implications for the EU's Eastern Partnership Summit i...

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 21-25 October 2013

        Table of contents     EU data protection rules Towards a UN climate change deal Sexual and reproductive health and rights Medical implants and consumer safety Ship recycling: reducing the risk Sustainable fisheries at risk Mig...


Lampedusa tragedy/EU Council

EU leaders must end platitudes and deliver coherent border and asylum policy

Commenting following a debate in the European Parliament on this week's European Council, and in advance of a vote later today on a European Parliament resolution on the tragedies in Lampedusa, Greens/EFA co-president Dany Cohn-Bendit said: "The Lampedusa tragedies have again underlined how EU ...

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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


Video press briefing Tuesday 22 October 2013

The Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group

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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 21-25 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include EU data protection rules, UN climate change deal, sexual and reproductive health and rights, medical implants and consumer safety, ship recycling, sustainable fisheries, EU economic governance, migrant protection after Lampedusa, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, detention of activists in Russia

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