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The potential for EU whistleblower protection

09.01.2019

A race against time

The conference will focus of the added value of the European Union on this issue and presents the position of the Parliament and the approach of the Council while highlighting at the same time the perspectives from the national level


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Major gap between expectations of citizens and decisions of governments

15.12.2018

COP24

After two weeks of negotiations the 24. UN Climate Conference in Katowice/Poland came to an end. This COP was meant to come with concrete rules and political commitments on how to implement the Paris Agreement and keep global warming well below 2; preferably 1.5 degrees. But the governments did not ...


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

13.12.2018

Plenary week, 10-14 December 2018

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included humanitarian visas, conflict of interest of Czech Prime Minister, transparency and sustainability of the EU risk assessment in the food chain, the digital service tax, the revocability of Art 50 ...


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Parliament slams inaction on tech tax

13.12.2018

Proposal to tax tech giants

It's time that the tech giants paid their fair share. These companies, which are increasingly part of our everyday lives, from how we consume content and goods to how we communicate, and they should be treated as equal contributors to society


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Czech PM's conflict of interest must end

13.12.2018

Andrej Babiš

"Today's vote could not be any clearer: the European Commission must ensure that the conflict of interest around Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš is resolved. There's no doubt that Mr Babiš is seriously violating EU financial regulation", said Greens/EFA Co-President, Ska Keller.


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EU Summit - 13 and 14 December

13.12.2018

Quote from Greens/EFA Co-President Ska Keller

The European Council must break its current cycle of deadlock and postponement. We urgently need progress on a common European asylum system as well as on the Eurozone reform. On Brexit, it is clear that there cannot be a change in the withdrawal agreement.


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Ruling stops license to pollute

13.12.2018

ECJ decision Euro6

The General Court of the European Court of Justice issued a ruling on the amendment of the Euro6 norms and annuls the conformity factor in the RDE legislation. The European Commission watered down the limits for NOx emissions by introducing a conformity factor.


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Conflicts of interest

12.12.2018

The case of Czech Republic

Our MEPs demand action on the allegations of conflicts of interest by Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis


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EFA Group President comments on Strasbourg attack

12.12.2018

"Our thoughts are with the victims and their families" - Terricabras

The President of the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament, Josep-Maria Terricabras, has commented on yesterday's fatal attack in Strasbourg. Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP said: "We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the events in Strasbourg yesterday evening. &...


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JEFTA imports old mistakes

12.12.2018

EU-Japan Free Trade Agreement

The Japan-EU Free Trade Agreement (JEFTA) between the European Union and Japan does not represent a forward-looking and sustainable trade policy, which is why the Greens/EFA Group have voted against it in the European Parliament today.


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Grief and sorrow

12.12.2018

Attack in Strasbourg

We mourn the deaths following the terrible attack around the Christmas market in Strasbourg. Our deepest sympathy is with the injured, the relatives and friends of the dead. We stand together in solidarity with the victims and all the people of Strasbourg.


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Parliament calls for more transparency on the authorisation of pesticides and additives in the food chain

11.12.2018

Food law

Members of the European Parliament voted in favour of greater transparency around the authorisation of pesticides, GMOs and additives in the food chain. "We cannot rely on the industry to judge whether its own products are harmful. We need more scrutiny by independent scientists", declared Bart Staes, Greens/EFA group spokesperson on pesticides


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