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European Parliamnet calls for an end to endocrine disrupters

18.04.2019

Quote from Bas Eickhout MEP

Members of the European Parliament have just called for an end to substances that can have an impact on the hormonal system, such as bisphenol A, in food packaging, cosmetics and toys. The European Commission must act now in order to minimise exposure to endocrine disruptors and must close the looph...


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European Defence Fund boost for the defence industry with no Parliamentary scrutiny

18.04.2019

Quote from Reinhard Bütikofer MEP

MEPs have just adopted a €13 billion boost for the defence industry. The new fund will provide arms companies with fresh money from the EU budget as of 2021. The majority of MEPs voted to waiver their parliamentary scrutiny over the design of the programme. The Greens/EFA succeeded in ensuri...


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New CO2 emissions standards for trucks and heavy goods vehicles

18.04.2019

Quote from Bas Eickhout MEP

Today, the European Parliament voted by a large majority to approve the new CO2 emissions standards for trucks and other heavy goods vehicles. The CO2 emission standards for new heavy-duty vehicles regulation will see new trucks and heavy goods vehicles reduce their CO2 emissions by 15% by 2025, and...


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

18.04.2019

Plenary week, 15-19 April 2019

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included Climate change and Greta Thunberg, the rule of law, Frontex - European Border and Coast Guard, CO2 emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles, Whistleblower protection, EU-US trade talks, the investigation into conflict of interest surround Czech PM Andrej Babiš, Copyright,...


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Policy adviser for the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee

18.04.2019

Vacancy notice – Contractual Agent, FG IV

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time maternity leave replacement for the position of JURI adviser (fixed-term contractual agent position of six months, function group IV).


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Policy adviser for the Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee

18.04.2019

Contractual Agent, FG IV

This is to inform you that the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time parental leave replacement for the position of ITRE adviser (fixed-term contractual agent position of six months, function group IV).


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Unity in diversity - EFA

EFA in the European Parliament

18.04.2019

Summary overview of the work of EFA MEPs in the European Parliament 2014 -2019

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament is made up of MEPs representing Europe’s stateless nations, regions and minorities. Over the 2014 -2019 Parliamentary term, EFA MEPs have come from Catalonia, Galicia, Latvia, Basque Country, Scotland, Valencia and Wales. ...


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Parliament improves the text to protect our freedoms

17.04.2019

Removal of terrorist content online

The European Parliament has just adopted its position on the proposal for a regulation on the prevention of the dissemination of terrorist content online.


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PM Andrej Babiš could face prosecution for EU subsidies fraud

17.04.2019

Czech Republic

Czech police have finalised their investigation and proposed to the state prosecutor to charge six people including Prime Minister Andrej Babiš and his wife for their alleged roles in the Stork's Nest scandal involving the fraud CZK 50 million in EU funds.


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Justice

Parliament votes for EU measures to support justice, rights and values

17.04.2019

Rule of law

The European Parliament voted to confirm two complimentary programmes that will help support the rule of law in the EU. The Rights and Values Programme will ensure that the European Union can directly support NGOs or other organisations that work on advancing rights, European values, democracy and the rule of law. The Justice Programme includes greater support for citizens, civil society and legal experts and contribute to the development of justice in the EU


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Dual quality products

New rules wasted opportunity to tackle dual quality of products

17.04.2019

Consumer protection

The European Parliament voted on better enforcement and modernisation of EU consumer protection rules. While there are some improvements on current consumer protection legislation, today's changes are a wasted opportunity to tackle the dual quality of products.


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Parliament approves greater transparency on approval of pesticides and GMOs

17.04.2019

Food law

Public interest and people's health is more important than protecting the secrets of chemical giants or not embarrassing the European Food Safety Authority. The complete lack of transparency in the authorisation of pesticides, genetic engineering and food additives, will finally be addressed.


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