Security

Turkey

Appeal for peace from the chairs of the European Parliament's political groups

An appeal for peace in Turkey was today launched by the chairs of the EPP, S&D, Liberal, GUE/NGL and Greens/EFA groups in the European Parliament, following an initiative of the Greens. The appeal calls for the peace process to restart and for all sides to return to the negotiating table.The tex...


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TTIP

Beware what lies beneath

The European Greens do not believe that TTIP represents the kind of transatlantic relationship we need. As it currently stands, TTIP threatens our democracy and risks undermining our hard-won regulation and standards in a host of sectors.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 7-11 September 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included, seal products ban reinforced; keeping water as a basic right and public service; animal cloning and EU rules; the refugee crisis and Europe's chaotic response; the State of the Union debate.


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Turkey

EU must exert pressure to end conflict

Commenting on the developing situation in Turkey, with a wave of attacks on the pro-Kurdish HDP party and a clampdown on the press, Greens/EFA president Rebecca Harms said: "The growing violence in Turkey is alarming and threatens the stability of the country, with civil war a real prospect. EU...


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Middle East peace process

EU must play more active role in pushing for Middle East peace

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the EU's role in the Middle East peace process. After the vote, Green foreign policy spokesperson Tamas Meszerics stated: "The European Parliament has today called for the EU to play a more active role in the Middle East peace process. MEPs ...


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The EU’s role in the Middle East peace process

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Tamás Meszerics, Margrete Auken, Bodil Valero, Molly Scott Cato, Alyn Smith, Igor Šoltes, Bart Staes, Pascal Durand, Karima Delli, Klaus Buchner, Judith Sargentini, Ernest Maragall, Jordi Sebastià on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group. Fabio Massimo Castaldo, Ignazio Corrao, Eleonora Evi, L...


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Turkey

EU and NATO must condemn Erdogan's opportunistic strikes on Kurdish territories

Commenting on the Turkish air strikes on Islamic State and Kurdish territories and in the context of today's NATO meeting, Greens/EFA president Rebecca Harms said: "It is alarming that Turkish president Erdogan is seeking renewed confrontation with the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), with his o...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 6-9 July 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included corporate tax transparency and reporting, TTIP, circular economy, emissions trading system – market stability reserve, energy transition and green job creation, debate with Greek Prime Minister Tsipras, Greens/EFA group nomination for the Sakharov Prize, copyright reform, Srebrenica Commemoration.


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Srebrenica Commemoration/Bosnia and Herzegovina

MEPs call for more support for justice, reconciliation and towards EU accession

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the Srebrenica genocide. Commenting on the vote, Igor Šoltes, Greens/EFA MEP and Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Delegation to the EU-Serbia Stabilisation and Association Parliamentary Committee, said: "Twenty years after the massac...


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TTIP vote

Plenary speech by Jill Evans


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Mandate for the trilogue

Plenary speech by Ernest Maragall


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EU-US TTIP negotiations

EP President Martin Schulz forces way to hollow victory

  The European Parliament today, under direct pressure from its President Martin Schulz, adopted its recommendations to the European Commission on the negotiations for the EU-US trade treaty (TTIP). Commenting on this, Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot said:    &nbs...


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