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...


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...


Arrest of journalists in Turkey

Attack on press freedom and democracy

Turkish police arrested dozens of journalists in raids on opposition media this week-end. The co-president of the Greens/EFA-group in the European Parliament, Rebecca Harms, met some of those now arrested in November in Istanbul. Already at that time, these journalists were talking about systematic ...

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Climate March in Lima: Citizens are on the move, but what about our climate negotiators?

Climate campaign blog

Next year Paris cannot and should not be Copenhagen, neither in the expectations, in the preparation process nor in the mobilisations. As we are in the middle of the political segment of COP20, a new large-scale citizen mobilisation is taking place today to remind our negotiators on the emergency to act but also to show them that a growing bigger number of people are ready for the transition to a green economy. So what exactly are our Heads of States and governments waiting for?


Recognition of Palestine Statehood

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Tamas Meszerics, Margrete Auken, Bodil Ceballos, Bart Staes, Alyn Smith, Igor Solteš, Ernest Urtasun, Molly Scott Cato, Davor Škrlec, Karima Delli, Jill Evans, Jordi Sebastia, Josep-Maria Terricabras, Ernest Maragall, Keith Taylor, Pascal Durand, Bronis Ropė, Judith Sargentini, Eva...


COP 20 in Lima must be more than a dress rehearsal

Climate Campaign Blog

After quite some celebration, media hype and self-gratulations over the US and China deal, time for a cold shower: the prospects of a Paris 2015 agreement that delivers a path to a below 2°C warming are anything but certain. This negotiation round, Conference of Parties in Lima, Peru, that started last Monday will need to deliver key decisions to know wether the pledges, such as those made by US and China, will match what climate science says is necessary.


Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 24-28 November 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included tax evasíon and the LuxLeaks, plastic bags rules, the Pope's visit and the role of his church, the EU-Canada PNR agreement, migration and tragedies in the Mediterranean, the recognition of Palestine and peace in the Middle East, the UN climate talks and the EU's role, the Commission proposal on an investment plan for Europe


Is there anything left of the Minsk agreements?


Panel discussion in presence of Euromaidan

The Greens/EFA organise a discussion on the situation in Ukraine with representatives of Euromaidan, the OSCE special monitoring mission to Ukraine and of the media


The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


LIVE from Strasbourg 25 November 2014 9:30-9:50

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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