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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Azerbaijan elections

EP election observation mission a sham

The European Parliament's foreign affairs committee yesterday discussed the findings and conclusions of the EP's election observation mission of the recent presidential elections in Azerbaijan. The Greens/EFA group is seriously critical of the official report of the mission. Commenting on the situat...


Migratory flows in the Mediterranean Sea, with particular attention to the tragic events near Lampedusa

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Hélène Flautre, Franziska Keller, Jean Lambert, Judith Sargentini, Jean-Jacob Bicep, Rebecca Harms on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, – having...



Tymoshenko release would smooth way for association agreement

The presidents of the political groups in the European Parliament today discussed the situation in Ukraine following the report of the EP delegation of Pat Cox and Alexander Kwasniewski to Ukraine. The report comes just weeks ahead of a summit in Vilnius at which the association agreement between th...

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 7-11 October 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included EU food rules, tobacco rules and lobbying, shale gas and environmental assessment, flight times and safety, Syrian refugee crisis, right-wing extremism on the rise, EU borders and migrant protection, CIA human rights abuses in Europe, secret data surveillance and SWIFT, Roma discrimination, Sakharov Prize


European border surveillance (EUROSUR)

Sad irony as MEPs approve new border system without effective provisions on saving lives at sea

The European Parliament today endorsed a legislative agreement on setting up a new European Border Surveillance System (EUROSUR). The Greens have criticised the focus of the proposed system and hit out at weak provisions on assisting refugees in distress at sea. Commenting after the vote, Green migr...

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Lampedusa tragedy/asylum policy

EU border policies must focus on saving lives and be accompanied by coherent asylum policy

Commenting on the outcome of this evening's council meeting of EU home affairs ministers and ahead of tomorrow's European Parliament debate on the tragedy in Lampedusa, Green migration and asylum policy spokesperson Jean Lambert (UK Euro-MP) said: "The EU cannot continue to allow tragic loss of...

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