Security

EU counter-terrorism policy

Mass surveillance will not make Europe more secure

There were no votes during this week’s one-day plenary session of the European Parliament. MEPs discussed a handful of points on the agenda, including EU counter-terrorism policy.


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EU counter-terrorism policy

Proposing false solutions to create pretence of security at odds with citizens' interest

Ahead of the informal meeting of EU interior ministers on counter-terrorism in Riga, a leaked document (1) confirmed that the European Commission is seeking to tweak and retable a stalled legislative proposal on a European air passenger data system (PNR). Commenting on the Riga council and the draft...


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Elections in Greece

Chance for much-needed urgent reforms

Following Syriza’s electoral success in Greece, Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts congratulated the winner and called on the new government and the EU institutions to work together constructively: “The Greens/EFA group congratulates Syriza on their win. We hope that th...


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Ukraine conflict

EU must convene summit on Russia and also push for UN Security Council involvement

Commenting on the latest situation in Ukraine, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "The attack on Mariupol by the pro-Russian separatists was only possible with weapons supplied by Russia. The accompanying statement by the rebels made clear that they reject the Minsk agreement, in spite...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 12-15 January 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included the Charlie Hebdo attack and freedom of expression; EU GMO authorisations and the Trojan horse of the opt-out; migration; borders and more Mediterranean tragedies; Ukraine, Russia and the EU's role; the EU Commission's work plans and 'better regulation’; Turkey, freedom of expression and the EU's role; recent atrocities by Boko Haram in Northern Nigeria; TTIP, trade policy and controversial investor-state settlement schemes; EU investment plan; tax evasion - EU Parliament inquiry committee gains cross-political support.


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

13.01.2015

Video from press conference Strasbourg 13 January 2015

Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Situation in Libya

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Barbara Lochbihler, Ernest Urtasun, Davor Škrlec, Jean Lambert, Bodil Ceballos, Jordi Sebastià, Igor Šoltes, Bronis Ropė, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Judith Sargentini on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to the United Nations Security Council ...


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Situation in Ukraine

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Ulrike Lunacek, Tamás Meszerics, Heidi Hautala, Benedek Jávor, Yannick Jadot, Peter Eriksson, Ernest Maragall, Helga Trüpel, Davor Škrlec, Igor Šoltes on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Ukrain...


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Situation in Egypt

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Igor Šoltes, Ernest Urtasun, Davor Škrlec, Barbara Lochbihler, Alyn Smith, Molly Scott Cato, Eva Joly, Bodil Ceballos, Pascal Durand, Bart Staes, Ernest Maragall, on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions o...


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 15-19 December 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included tar sands, EU GMO authorisations, EU Commission's work plans and 'better regulation', European economic governance, EU budget shortfalls, EU summit, LuxLeaks, recognising Palestine, CIA abuses and the complicity of EU member states,...


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Middle East peace process

Recognition of Palestine an important step in a peaceful solution

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution with a large majority calling for the Palestinian state to finally be recognised. After the vote, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated: "The European Parliament has today joined the growing international momentum ...


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EFA MEPs welcome vote to recognise Palestine

Press release from the EFA Group in the EP

MEPs from the European Free Alliance group in the European Parliament have welcomed today's vote to recognise Palestine. It was, they said, an important and symbolic step forward towards lasting peace and a two state solution. But they regretted moves to water down the European Parliament resolution...


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