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Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 8 - 12 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Transparency for the extractive industry, Youth in crisis, Arctic melt: a wake-up call, not a business opportunity, Common Fisheries Policy - where should all the money go

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World Social Forum 2013 Blog

Another world is possible

Another world is possible - Malika Benarab-Attou "Thousands of people of all nationalities, are gathering in Tunis at the World Social Forum, sharing the same aspirations, the same common desire - that another world is possible. More and more people believe and say that the world today does ...

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Going Tunis

Greens participate in the the World Social Forum in Tunisia

From 26th to 30th of March 2013, the World Social Forum will take place for the first time in the Arab world. Twelve years ago, the Southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre hosted this completely unprecedented event with the slogan "Another World is possible". It attracted more than 12,00...


Get Women On Board

Campaign in favour of EU-wide boardroom quotas for women

This Green campaign supports the introduction of mandatory EU-wide quotas for the representation of women on executive boards. The voluntary approach to addressing one of the major remaining barriers to gender equality has failed and the Greens support the introduction of a binding boardroom quota through EU legislation with a view to stimulating the push towards balanced boardrooms.

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Get women on board


Will the EU do what it takes?

In spite of all the lip service, women are still grossly under-represented on the boards of large European companies, with the share of women in the highest decision-making bodies of the largest publically-listed companies at a mere 14%. This is not because of a shortage of qualified women. Will the EU do what it takes to get women on board?


Youth unemployment

EU governments' green light for European youth guarantee welcome

EU employment and social affairs ministers today adopted a European Youth Guarantee Scheme which ensures that all young people under the age of 25 in Europe are entitled to receive a good-quality offer of employment, education, apprenticeship or traineeship within a period of four months after becom...

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EU economic governance

MEPs adopt skewed report with flawed analysis on economic crisis

The European Parliament today adopted its reports on the European Semester, parliament's input into the EU's new economic governance process. The Greens expressed regret at the outcome of the vote on the Ferreira report economic policy coordination, with the report characterised by a flawed analysis...


One billion rising

Franziska Brantner, Ulrike Lunacek, Isabelle Durant


Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 14-17 January 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included tackling youth unemployment in Europe, biopiracy and indigenous genetic resources, regulating credit rating agencies, corruption and misuse of EU funds, the controversial economic agreement with southern Africa and working conditions in Asia and EU retailers

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Youth guarantee

EU governments must deliver and tackle disturbing youth unemployment

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution on the proposed Youth Employment Package, which includes a youth guarantee scheme. The Greens have been strongly pushing for EU measures to address the high levels of youth unemployment in Europe and have been advocating a youth guarantee scheme fro...

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Co-Presidents' session briefing


Live stream 15th January 2013 | 11:20-11:40

Press briefing with Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms on the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group

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