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Regional European Ideas Lab - Madrid

06.09.2018

Greens meet changemakers

The European Ideas Lab in Madrid will offer the opportunity for changemakers from Spain, Portugal and France, as well as local and European Greens, to come together, exchange ideas, propose solutions, network and reflect on positive changes we want to bring in society.


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Romania: Police violence against peaceful protestors

13.08.2018

Quote from Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts

Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts comment regarding the recent events in Romania.


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Rescue and push-back of 108 migrants to Libya

01.08.2018

Letters to Juncker, Tajani and Tusk

We are concerned about the direct push-back of over 100 migrants rescued by the Italian vessel Asso Ventotto and immediately returned to Libya. These push-backs are illegal and have to stop. The EU needs a strategy on migration and asylum, based on the principle of common responsibility and solidari...


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Gene editing techniques are GMOs says EU Court of Justice

25.07.2018

Time to put them aside and finally invest in true innovation

On Wednesday 25 July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its very awaited ruling on the legal statute of modern mutagenesis, including some of the techniques known as “new breeding techniques”. This ruling confirms what civil society and the Greens/EFA have been claiming from the beginning: these are not “breeding techniques” but GMOs, and they should be treated as such. Now is definitely the time to finally invest on real innovation for our food system!


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A victory for food safety and the environment: ECJ ruling on new GMOs

25.07.2018

GMOs

Today, the European Court of Justice ruled that organisms obtained by mutagenesis, otherwise known as "new breeding techniques" by the biotech industry, are in fact Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and are subject to the 2001 EU GMO Directive and all its obligations. Despite heavy lobbying by the industry looking for ways to circumvent the GMO Directive, the Court's ruling is a victory for European food safety and the environment.


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Greens/EFA wish you a pleasant summer

23.07.2018

Contacting the Greens/EFA Group during the parliamentary summer recess

During the parliamentary summer recess, from 23 July to 20 August 2018 inclusive, the general secretariat of our Group will operate on a reduced service.


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Policy adviser for the ECON and TAX3 Committees

23.07.2018

Fixed-term contractual agent contract of 6 months function group III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time maternity leave replacement for the position of Policy adviser to the ECON and TAX3 Committees (fixed-term contractual agent contract of 6 months function group III).


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Finance Officer (ex-ante verification)

18.07.2018

Contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time position of a Finance Officer (ex-ante verification) (fixed-term contractual agent contract until 31/12/2019, function group III). The contract may be renewed, permitting budgetary availability and the decision of the new Group following the European elections.


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Policy adviser for the LIBE Committee

18.07.2018

Contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time replacement for the position of Policy adviser to the LIBE Committee (fixed-term contractual agent contract until 31 December 2019 function group III).


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An agreement that perpetuates mistakes

16.07.2018

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEFTA)

Tomorrow (17/07/2018), the EU and Japan will sign the biggest bilateral trade deal in history, covering almost one third of global GDP with implications for over 600 million people. Once ratified, JEFTA will be incredibly difficult to amend.


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Challenging Dieselgate Secrecy

11.07.2018

Official complaint to EU Ombudsman on lack of transparency

Bas Eickhout has submitted an official complaint to the European Ombudsman to challenge the secrecy of the Commission and Council around the Dieselgate scandal which has been hitting headlines across Europe since 2015. The Dieselgate revelations were a scandal on many different fronts, affecting consumer rights, public health, environmental protection, public confidence in regulators and oversight bodies and also the share price of many car companies.


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11.07.2018

ECJ ruling on Hinkley Point

On Thursday (12 July) we expect the European Court of Justice to rule on lawsuits against the financing of the construction of the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in the UK.


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