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Brand new Visitor's Centre opens to public

The European Parliament's brand new visitor's centre opened to the Public today with crowds queueing up to get a first glance at the workings....


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Schengen (Bulgaria and Romania)

Finnish and Dutch governments must end charade and stop blocking decision on Schengen membership

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution calling on the Dutch and Finnish governments to stop blocking a decision to endorse the entry of Romania and Bulgaria into the EU's Schengen border-free zone. The Greens strongly criticised the impasse, with the European Parliament already having ap...


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Romania and Bulgaria should get passport-free EU travel

Press release from EFA MEP Tatjana Ždanoka

Romania and Bulgaria have fulfilled all of the criteria and should be allowed to join the Schengen passport check-free area according to MEPs including Tatjana Ždanoka. Ms Ždanoka spoke in Wednesday's debate on the issue at the European Parliament in Brussels with representatives of the European C...


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EU-Turkey relations

A Greens/EFA position paper

It's now been five years since the EU Member States opened accession negotiations with Turkey. The Greens/EFA group calls on the Member States to maintain their common commitment in the EU-Turkey negotiation process and to come back to a coherent policy vis à vis Turkey


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Structural and cohesion funds

Balanced reform package undermined by proposals to penalise states with budget deficits

Today the European Commission presented its legislative proposals to reform European structural and cohesion funds, with the European Parliament set to have co-decision powers over the legislation for the first time. The Greens welcomed the balanced approach in the proposals but criticised suggestio...


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Wales step closer to new EU funding

Plaid MEP comments on EU structural funds

As the European Commission today (Wednesday) publishes further details of the next round of cohesion funding after 2013, Plaid MEP Jill Evans has warned of the dangers of complacency in preparing for this third opportunity of top level EU funding. Ms Evans said the economic crisis made it increasing...


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EU must step up support for Basque peace process

Press release by EFA MEPs Francois Alfonsi and Frieda Brepoels

MEPs from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament have called on the EU to step up its support for the Basque peace process following recent developments. MEPs François Alfonsi (Corsica) and Frieda Brepoels (Flanders) have raised the issue in the European Parliament and both are...


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Daniel Cohn-Bendit

Question & answer between Dany Cohn-Bendit and the President of the Eurogroup Jean-Claude Juncker


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EU cohesion funds

Poland revises plans on EU funds for railway sector


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EU cohesion funds back on track

Poland revises plans on funds for railway sector

  According to reports, the Polish government has changed its mind about proposals to redirect €1.2 billion in cohesion funds from rail to road projects. The money will now be spent, as originally foreseen, on the modernisation and maintenance of existing rail infrastructure. The Gr...


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Europe - Make it or Break it!

08.09.2011

The Green European Summer University

The second European Green Summer University offered a forum to all those who wanted to express their views about an open and sustainable Europe, a Europe united in solidarity, a Europe strong for its citizens, and responsible to the world.


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e-fa: News Round-Up June/July 2011

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

Key issues over the past few weeks included: EFA Visit to Catalonia CFP Reforms present new risks MEPs back clearer food labelling Roaming rip-offs must be tackled Common approach to road safety The first Macedonian - Greek Dictionary ever published in Greece Artists and Social Inclusion Changes to ...


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