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European Ideas Lab - Brussels

01.03.2018

Greens meet Changemakers

DRAFT PROGRAMME    Thursday 1 March 2018   15:00-17:00 European Parliament tour with Greens/EFA MEPs   17:00-18:00 Registration   18:00 ...


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Regional European Ideas Lab - Dublin

27.10.2017

Greens meet Changemakers

The objectives of the Dublin Ideas Lab are to provide a forum for civil society and NGO bodies from across England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond to meet with MEPs, green political leaders and activists. The aim is to share ideas, experiences and knowledge, discuss specific topics and connect their struggles as well as to facilitate networking


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What's coming up next week in Parliament

20.10.2017

Strasbourg Flash 23-27 October 2017

A look ahead to next week's session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda


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Statement from Philippe Lamberts, President of Greens/EFA group

20.10.2017

European Council 19-20 October

"This week provided an illustration of a stark contrast. While the European Parliament managed to agree, with broad majorities, on crucial legislation such as on e-privacy, on posted workers and on reforming the Dublin system, the European Council's performance was disappointing," says Philippe Lamberts.


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European Parliament votes for improvements of the Dublin System

20.10.2017

Common European Asylum Policy

We need an asylum policy that better reflects the needs of applicants. Family ties, social and cultural connections and language can all have a big impact on people’s ability to integrate into their new community.


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EU Parliament wants strong data protection for WhatsApp & Co

19.10.2017

ePrivacy Regulation

"With few exceptions, internet companies and communication providers should only be able to use the data of users with their consent. Users must be able to trust that their surfing and communication behaviour will not be evaluated or passed on," says Greens/EFA MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht.


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Dublin System reforms will ensure greater solidarity

19.10.2017

Asylum

The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee has voted on the reforms to the Dublin System, which sets out the criteria for which Member State should examine an asylum claim.


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Climate Justice

19.10.2017

Engendering the Energy Transition

The objective of the conference is to bring together stakeholders from the climate, energy and gender equality fields to discuss how to engender the European energy transition agenda, to create synergies and a networking platform for future exchanges, and to identify possible concrete areas of work convergence.


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European Parliament sets out powerful agenda for defeating money laundering and tax dodging

18.10.2017

Panama Papers

"We now have a powerful set of proposals to tackle the illegal and corrupt financial flows unearthed by the Panama Papers," says Molly Scott Cato.


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A herbicide-free future

18.10.2017

Considering solutions across Europe


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Glimmer of hope

18.10.2017

Accountability of the Council budget may soon be improved, ending seven-year stalemate

A seven-year dispute between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union over whether or not the Parliament should have the right to oversee how the Council spends its budget, may soon be resolved, if all goes according to plan. For the last seven years, the European Parliament ...


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Greens/EFA call for glyphosate-free future

18.10.2017

Glyphosate

The Greens/EFA group has commissioned a new study on alternatives to glyphosate. The study, which has been produced by PAN Europe, will be published one day ahead of a vote in the European Parliament’s Environment Committee on an objection to the renewal of glyphosate’s EU licence. The resolution calls on the Commission not to extend the licence and to take measures to phase out use of the substance in the EU by 15 December 2020.


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