EU summit

Faltering progress on key EU measures against tax evasion masked by energy price red herring

Commenting on outcome of today's summit of EU heads of state and government, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated: "This summit, which should have prioritised progress on long-overdue measures to tackle tax evasion and avoidance in the EU, has been overshadowed by the red herring of ene...

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Renewable energy

Clear signal on EU renewable energy policy diluted by failure to back explicit 2030 target

The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out its opinion on EU renewable energy policy. The Greens gave a mixed response to the outcome, welcoming the backing for successful national support schemes and for a binding 2030 EU renewable energy target but regretting the failure to explici...

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EU summit

EU leaders must resist urge to take a step back into our energy past

Ahead of tomorrow's EU summit and anticipated conclusions on energy policy and prices, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: “EU leaders must resist the urge to take a step back into our energy past. After all the recent progress we have made away from dirty fossil fuels and risky nuclear po...

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Plaid MEP regrets failure to set stringent renewable energy target

Press Release from Jill Evans MEP

Plaid MEP Jill Evans has expressed her disappointment at MEP's failure to adopt a strict target for renewable energy use in Europe by 2030. MEPs were voting on a report in Strasbourg setting out their position on Europe's renewable energy policy. Jill Evans and her group colleagues had been calling ...


Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 20 - 24 May 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include bank resolution and economic stability, renewable energy policy in Europe, a missed chance for offshore drilling rules, tax avoidance and EU action, supervising European banks, the EU Commission and Dalligate, concerns with EU-US trade deal, defending EU standards in trade agreements, EU rules on ports, the cultural sector and the EU-US trade deal

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Energising Europe and Spain sustainably


Greens/EFA conference in Madrid

WATCH THE RECORDED STREAM OF THE CONFERENCE - Friday 10 May 9:45-12:30WATCH THE RECORDED STREAM OF THE PRESS CONFERENCE Opening 09:45 Introduction & ModerationRebecca Harms, Co-President, Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament  Energy policy in Spain10:00-11:00 Ho...

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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 6 - 12 May 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Hungary and democratic freedoms, EU funding for the most deprived, Weak targets for van emissions, New seeds regulation endangers genetic diversity, More transparent bank charging, Alternative responses to the ecological, economic and social crises, Energising Europe and Spain sustainably

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Social Housing in the EU

A lever to help the EU out of the economic, social and environmental crisis

La Commission de l'emploi et des affaires sociales du Parlement européen s'est prononcée mardi 23 avril en faveur du rapport de l'eurodéputée verte Karima Delli sur le logement social dans l'Union européenne. Ce rapport cherche à montrer à quel point le secteur du logement social est un levier pour aider l'Union européenne à sortir de la crise économique, sociale et environnementale.

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 15-18 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included emissions trading scheme, emissions from flights, airport ground handling, capping bank bonuses and increasing banking transparency, preventing dolphin by-catch, Hungary and democratic freedoms, the fall out from the Cyprus bail-out debacle, EU enlargement progress assessed, EU Arctic policy, ship scrappage and worker protection ...

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EU climate and energy policy

EU must avoid cutting off nose to spite face and ensure ambitious and coherent 2030 policy

The European Commission today presented a communication on EU climate change and energy policy to 2030. Commenting on the communication, Green MEP and EP draftsperson on EU emissions targets Bas Eickhout said:  "2030 is the next crucial milestone for EU climate and energy policy and it is ...

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Green paper on 2030 targets

The Greens call for three ambitious binding targets

Tomorrow, the Commission will publish its new Green Paper on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework. The Greens/EFA group is pushing for three different climate and energy targets: a greenhouse gas emissions reduction target (also known as 'Climate target'), an EU-wide renewables target and an EU-wide energy efficiency target.