Press conference 'One year after Fukushima - lessons learnt?'


Recorded livestream of the press conference 6 March 2012

In advance of the conference organised by the Greens/EFA tomorrow, follow the press conference live with Japanese guests Eisaku Sato and Masahi Goto and MEPs Rebecca Harms and Yannick Jadot

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Fukushima anniversary

Lessons must be learnt from ongoing catastrophe

On 11 March last year, a massive earthquake and tsunami hit Japan, resulting in thousands of tragic deaths, and causing a nuclear disaster. With the consequences of the nuclear catastrophe in Fukushima still ongoing, the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is organising an event with partici...

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one year after 3/11

Join our conference in the European Parliament

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Stop Climate Change Newsletter

February 2012 - Issue 51

Keep up to date with all of the latest news on climate, policy and international negotiations from our campaign website.

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Nuclear decommissioning/EU funds

Report underlines hidden costs of nuclear; greater consistency needed with EU funds

The European Court of Auditors today published a special report (1) on the use of EU funds for decommissioning nuclear reactors in Lithuania, Slovakia and Bulgaria. The report concluded that the funding to date (including €2.85 billion in EU funds) was far short of what is necessary to safely and ...

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session 1-2 February 2012

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group for the plenary session included the Euro crisis summit, the debate on Iran and its nuclear programme and the misleading health claims in food

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Iran and its nuclear programme

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

The European Parliament, - having regard to Security Council Resolutions 1696 and 1737(2006), 1747 (2007), 1803 and 1835 (2008) and 1929(2010),  - having regard to the Conclusions of the EU Foreign Affairs Council of 23 January 2012-01-24t announcing additional restrictive measures against Iran...


Green EP leader Rebecca Harms to visit Japan

Debate to focus on nuclear stress tests after Fukushima

The core issue of the visit will be the question of whether the EU nuclear stress tests can be used as an example for the evaluation of the security of Japanese nuclear plants after the catastrophe in Fukushima.


Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary session Strasbourg 12-15 December 2011

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week in Strasbourg included the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement, ITER nuclear fusion and EU funds, single EU work permit, criminal proceedings and the right to information, the Euro crisis, banning environment-damaging phosphates and many others

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EU energy policy

Roadmap fails to plot path for secure, safe and sustainable energy future

The European Commission today finally presented the Energy Roadmap 2050, setting out its assessment of scenarios for the EU's energy future. The Greens have hit out at the plans for being based on flawed assumptions for renewable energy and energy savings, whilst overstating the role of nuclear ener...

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ITER - nuclear fusion

EP rubberstamps deal to pour more public funds into runaway ITER budget

The European Parliament today voted to approve an agreement between the EP and Council, under which €1.3 billion of the budget overrun for the ITER nuclear fusion project will be funded from the EU budget in 2012-13 (1). The Greens have hit out at the deal and believe no more public funds should b...

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