Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 12 - 15 March 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for next week's Strasbourg Plenary include the state of nuclear power on the Fukushima anniversary, strengthening the role of cooperatives in European society, the recent elections in Russia, government violence in Syria, the low carbon roadmap...

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Fukushima: never again

To mark the first year anniversary of the tragic Japanese earthquake and the resulting nuclear disaster (11 March), the Greens/EFA group held a conference and symbolic action at the European Parliament in Brussels. There should never again be a nuclear accident like in Fukushima and we need to end nuclear power.

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One year after 3/11


First anniversary of the Fukushima Catastrophe

One year after the disaster of Fukushima it is time to analyse its profound consequences, both, in Japan, but also in the rest of the world. With the help of experts from Japan we will assess the situation on site and in the region around the Fukushima reactors. This should help to understand the health consequences as well as the social effects the accident had on the people that are still living in the area and those that had to leave their homes. We are especially honoured that the former governor of the Fukushima prefecture Eisaku Sato agreed to hold a keynote speech to share his insights regarding the disaster and its consequences with us.

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Fukushima one year on

Lessons learnt? - Opinion piece published in the EU Observer

Greens/EFA Co-Presidents look back at the impact of the Fukushima nuclear disaster for the local people, Japan and the World in this opinion piece that also appeared in EU Observer


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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