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Catalan leaders' sentences a 'travesty of justice'

14.10.2019

Press Release from Alyn Smith MEP (SNP), President of the EFA Group in the EP

Responding to today's verdict in the trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders which saw them receive sentences of between 9 and 13 years imprisonment, Alyn Smith, SNP MEP and President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament described the sentences as 'a travesty of justice which will o...


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Spanish court finds Catalan leaders guilty - Greens/EFA call for political solution

14.10.2019

Catalan crisis

Today, the Spanish Supreme Court has found Catalan leaders, including Greens/EFA MEP Oriol Junqueras and the former Greens/EFA MEP Raül Romeva, guilty of sedition and missuse of funds and handed down sentences of up to 13 years. This ruling comes ahead of a hearing at the European Court of Just...


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Turkey-Syria

11.10.2019

Group statement

Again, a major disaster is unfolding in Syria. The sudden announcement by President Trump of the withdrawal of US troops from northern Syria has given Turkish President Erdogan the opportunity to let his armed forces invade Syria and thereby bring further chaos, bloodshed and human misery to the cou...


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MEPs joint declaration condemns Turkish military intervention in Syria

10.10.2019

Sixty MEPs condemn Turkish military intervention in Syria

Sixty MEPs from different political groups in the European Parliament – including Greens/EFA - have come together to co-sign a political declaration that condemns Turkey's military intervention in Syria. They call upon the EU to impose sanctions against Turkey and to tackle the humanita...


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Parliament rejects Goulard - politics of trust must be at heart of new Commission

10.10.2019

New Commission

Today, following the second joint-hearing of the Commissioner-designate Sylvie Goulard in the European Parliament, MEPs have not endorsed her candidacy for the Commission. The Greens/EFA group voted against.


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New Parliament re-asserts its opposition to GMOs

10.10.2019

The new Parliament adopted its first three GMO objections that the European Commission proposes to authorise for  import into the EU for food (for humans) and feed (for livestock).  Let’s now hope that the new Commission will have the political courage to respect the call from citizens and the European Parliament to stop GMO authorisations and imports into Europe


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EIB must become climate bank & stop support for fossil fuels

09.10.2019

Climate

Today, the European Parliament will debate 'Greening the European Investment Bank' (EIB) at the plenary session in Brussels. The Greens/EFA group support calls for turning the EIB into a climate bank and are calling for the EIB to stop financial support for any fossil fuel projects by 2020, ...


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European Parliament votes to make the MFF work for the climate

09.10.2019

EU budget

Today a large majority of MEPs voted to make the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027 work for the climate. Rasmus Andresen, shadow rapporteur for the Greens/EFA group on the EU's 2020 budget, comments: "The European Parliament wants to turn the EU budget into the driving f...


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Greens/EFA reaction to Sylvie Goulard

09.10.2019

New Commission

After having analysed the written answers of Sylvie Goulard, the Greens/EFA group pushed for a second hearing before the final assessment.


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German speaking Press Officer

09.10.2019

Temporary Agent - Grade AD 5

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament has decided to open the procedure for filling a post of Administrator (Press Officer) as Temporary agent of German language for its secretariat in Brussels.


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Media and communications officer - social media coordinator

09.10.2019

Temporary Agent - Grade AD 5 - Portuguese language (PT)

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament has decided to open the procedure for filling a post of Administrator (Media and communications officer (PG)) of English language as Temporary Agent in its secretariat in Brussels (Grade AD 5).


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Right intentions and promising words are not enough

08.10.2019

Hearing with Frans Timmermans

On the hearing of Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice President-designate for a “European Green Deal”, Bas Eickhout, Coordinator of the Greens/EFA in the Committee on Environment, comments:


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