Women's Rights

Election of the Commission

Greens/EFA motion for resolution

The Greens/EFA consider that this College has got the priorities wrong and that the overall composition, the allocation of key-portfolios and above all the policy direction are not what Europeans need to face Europe’s deep social and environmental crisis and meet the challenges of this century.

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Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality

Green MEP Heidi Hautala gives our assessment of Commissioner-designate Vera Jourová

What is your overall impression of how Commissioner-Designate Jourová performed? It certainly seems that she has been given a portfolio with such breadth and depth that tending to all relevant issues satisfactorily seems impossible. She did not explain how she would defend her portfolio within the...


EU summit

Mixed picture on top jobs and foreign policy

Commenting on the EU summit’s decisions on the EU top jobs and discussions on the Ukraine crisis, the Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated: “Greens/EFA congratulate Federica Mogherini and Donald Tusk on their nominations to the top EU posts. Donald Tusk’s electio...

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EU summit

EU Commission needs more women and strong Europeans

Ahead of Saturday’s EU summit which will decide on the attribution of the two top EU posts, Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts, Greens/EFA Co-Presidents in the European Parliament, called for the respect of certain key points in the decision-making process. These include for there to be a balance...

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Stop feminicide in Europe and in Latin America


7th conference on feminicide

Feminicide is a global phenomenon to be addressed with extreme urgency by all policy makers. Over the past years, national and international legislation has tackled the problem. Nevertheless the States are failing to eradicate it as the number of feminicide is increasing worldwide.

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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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Ulrike Lunacek on the rejection of the SRHR report in the EP

Ulrike Lunacek

The so-called Estrela report on "Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR)" was rejected today due to intensive lobbying by conservative MEPs and NGOs. In this video Ulrike Lunacek MEP expresses her disappointment and explains why it should have been adopted.

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Sexual health and rights

Centre-right MEPs show disdain for women's rights in rejection of report

The European Parliament today failed to adopt a report by its women's rights committee on sexual health and reproductive rights, after a narrow majority of MEPs voted to back an alternative resolution by centre-right political groups, which aimed to bury the issue (1). Commenting after the vote, Gre...

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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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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 - 29 November 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include sexual and reproductive health and rights, railway safety, European investigation order, rules on car noise, honey labels, bee health and GMOs, sustainable reindustrialisation and competitiveness

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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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