Trade

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How to Save Trade Policy

28.06.2017

New Ideas for a Globalised World

As we take stock of recent political events in the US and Europe concerning trade policy and its impacts, we will bring together a range of experts, academics, NGOs and MEPs to discuss alternatives to the current model and how to improve trade policy going forward.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 15-18 May 2017

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: food waste; Commission statement: harnessing globalisation by 2025; ECJ ruling on competences of EU vs Member States in FTAs; Council and Commission statements - Making relocation happen; Vote on GMO objections; Situation in Hungary; Money laundering; Conclusions of the European Council meeting; Cross-border portability.


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Europe needs a new approach to globalisation

Greens/EFA co-president comments ahead of debate

The European Parliament is today debating the Commission's recent reflection paper on globalisation. According to Greens/EFA co-president Ska Keller, the EU needs to develop a new purpose as a power that controls globalisation and delivers fair trade.


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ECJ ruling will change the way future deals are made

EU-Singapore trade deal

The European Court of Justice has ruled that the EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement is a matter of mixed competence, requiring the ratification of Member States to come into force. The ruling will have major implications for future EU trade deals, says Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Heidi Hautala.


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European Commission lacks a vision for fair globalisation

Greens/EFA response to Commission reflection paper

"We want openness and a fair and global system of trade, not a return to nationalist protectionism. But this does not mean we want to give a free pass to uncontrolled greed", says Ska Keller.


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Green Trade Policy in a Globalised World

31.03.2017

Roundtable debate with Green parliamentarians/NGO experts

The Greens/EFA organise a roundtable debate with parliamentarians and NGO experts from all around the world on the occasion of the Global Greens and European Greens Congress in Liverpool.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 13-16 March 2017

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: Mercury rules; Gender equality: still a long way to go on equality; Arctic policy; Animal welfare; Firearms control; LuxLeaks appeal verdict; Official controls in the food chain; Shareholders' rights; Conclusions of the European Council/Rome Declaration; Conflict minerals; Fishing sector data collection.


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Huge step forward against financing of conflict

Conflict minerals

The European Parliament has approved new legislation aimed at tackling the problem of conflict minerals by ensuring companies source responsibly. For the first time in Europe, firms involved in the extraction and trade of minerals will be legally obliged to check their supply chain to ensure there are no links to armed conflicts or human rights abuse.


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Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 13-16 February 2017

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included: Emissions Trading System revision; Whistleblowers: Greens keep up pressure on Commission to act; Austrian President Van der Bellen addresses plenary; Future of the EU: joint debate; Statement by the President of the Eurogroup; Parliamentary vote on CETA; Terrorism directive; Robotics: legislative recommendations; Aviation strategy.


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EFA MEPs join CETA protest

EFA MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras and Jill Evans joined protestors outside the European Parliament in Strasbourg to show their opposition to the controversial CETA trade agreement between the EU and Canada.


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Deal puts interests of big business first

CETA

"This is a defeat for the EU and for the prospect of regulating globalization," Greens/EFA trade spokesperson Yannick Jadot said.


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MEP will vote against Canada trade agreement

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Wales)

Plaid MEP Jill Evans will vote against the EU – Canada trade agreement, known as CETA, in the European Parliament this week. MEPs will vote on the controversial trade deal on Wednesday. The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement is a free trade agreement that has been negotiated over th...


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