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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 9-13 December 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included trotecting migrants' lives in Mediterranean, reforming EU fisheries policy, deep sea fishing and destructive trawling, EU-Morocco fisheries and Western Sahara, the situation in Ukraine, repairing the emissions trading scheme, EU rules on mortgages, sexual and reproductive health and rights, promoting stability and peace beyond Europe, combatting tax avoidance through transparency, the EU as a human rights defender, bank accounts, posted workers


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The green corner

Rebecca Harms


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

10.12.2013

Video - press briefing Strasbourg 10 December 2013

The Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group


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Posted workers rules

Control system set to be preserved as EU governments follow EP line

EU employment and social affairs ministers today agreed a common position on draft proposals on the enforcement of EU rules on posted workers. After months of deadlock, negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission can finally start, with the EP's employment and social affairs...


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An insight in the parliamentary work

Reports from our Green delegations

Here you can discover what the Green MEPs from the various Group delegations did and achieve along the legislative period


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 9-13 December 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include - Protecting migrants' lives in Mediterranean, Reforming EU fisheries policy, Deep sea fishing and destructive trawling, EU-Morocco fisheries and Western Sahara, Ukraine: democratic danger and EU perspective, Repairing the emissions trading scheme, Mortgages - EU rules under review, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Promoting stability and peace beyond Europe, Combatting tax avoidance through transparency, The EU as a human rights defender, Bank accounts: a basic right, Posted workers, social dumping and EU rules


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Questions and Answers session

04.12.2013

Wednesday 4th December 2013 (#IS International Sign) #GreenQ&A

Are you interested in politics or Europe or both and always wanted to talk directly to a member of the European Parliament? But you think that they are sitting too far away in Brussels and it is difficult to get in touch with them as a member of the deaf and hard of hearing communities?


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Philosophy, accessibility project, climate & Q&A hour

Website updates and the upcoming Questions and Answers session


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Poverty aid

Deal on aid for most deprived strikes right balance for effective use of EU funds

The European Parliament and Council today reached a legislative agreement on an EU funding scheme, which will provide aid to the most deprived persons from 2014-20. The Greens welcomed the outcome on the €3.5 billion scheme, with Green social affairs spokesperson Marije Cornelissen stating: "...


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Economic governance and social justice

Lip-service not matched by action on social rebalancing economic policies

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the social dimension of the EU's Economic and Monetary Union. After the vote, Green social policy spokesperson Marije Cornelissen said: "The social dimension of the EMU needs to be more than just measuring and monitoring of the social situa...


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Women in management

MEPs vote to address exclusion of women from boardrooms, Council must now deliver

A legislative proposal aimed at introducing binding legislation to increase the share of women on company boards was today endorsed by the European Parliament. The vote coincides with moves in Germany to introduce binding rules on the same issue and raises hopes for concluding EU legislation. Commen...


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Social funding

MEPs endorse opaque Council deal, depriving crisis countries of much-needed social funds

The European Parliament today voted to approve a proposal from the Commission on new financial allocations for certain member states under the European Social Fund (ESF) for the current period. The proposal would see additional funds for action on unemployment exclusively allocated to France, Spain ...


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