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Avoiding ecosystem collapse will require a different Common Agricultural Policy

18.06.2019

Report on biodiversity sheds a light on where the future negotiation should go

In Paris a few weeks ago, a report on biodiversity and aimed at global decision makers was released, anouncing the extinction of 1 million species in the coming years - meaning a collapse of our ecosystems and dire consequences for human beings throughout in the world. However, the report, produced by the intergovernmental platform IPBES, also talks at length about the possible solutions, in particular for our farming and food system. What conclusions should we draw when it comes to the European Common Agricultural Policy?


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Member States' climate plans need far more ambition

18.06.2019

Quote from Bas Eickhout

The European Commission has released its assessment of EU Member States' National Energy and Climate Plans, and found that national governments need to step up their ambitions to meet EU climate and energy targets and be in line with the Paris Agreement.


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Internships in the Greens/EFA Group

17.06.2019

Read the detailed information and conditions

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament offers internships at its Secretariat in Brussels. These are established to give students or people who have recently graduated from university the possibility to build on the knowledge acquired during their studies and to familiarise them with the activities of the Greens/EFA group in the EP.


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Eurozone budget: small steps will not address flaws of the Euro

14.06.2019

Quote from Sven Giegold MEP

The Eurogroup of Eurozone Finance Ministers has agreed on general principles for reforms of the common currency, including on a Eurozone budget as well as a reform of the European Stability Mechanism Treaty.


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Phosphate additives in food

13.06.2019

EFSA confirms serious concerns for human health

Eighteen months ago, the Parliament voted on an objection, co-tabled by Greens/EFA MEP Bart Staes, to the authorisation of phosphate additives in kebab meat. Whilst the sole aim of the objection was to protect human health, in line with the law governing food additives, it was narrowly rejected. ...


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Greens/EFA group positions elected

12.06.2019

New Greens/EFA Bureau

We are pleased to announce that the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has elected its new bureau, consisting of 9 MEPs, with Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts continuing as co-presidents.


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Newly elected GREENS/EFA MEPS and Bureau

12.06.2019

Outcome of the 2019 European elections

Here is the current composition of the GREENS/EFA Group for the newly elected Parliament. The new Bureau of the Group was elected on 12 June


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SNP MEP elected President of EFA Group in the European Parliament

11.06.2019

Alyn Smith succeeds Josep-Maria Terricabras

Alyn Smith MEP has today been elected President of the European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament. He succeeds Catalan MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras who stood down at the recent European election. An MEP for the Scottish National Party (SNP) since 2004, Alyn was recently re-el...


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Policy adviser for the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee

07.06.2019

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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Leaders of four main political groups agree on political process

05.06.2019

European Parliament/Commission Presidency

As leaders of four political groups of the European Parliament – EPP, S&D, ALDE and Greens/EFA – we met today for the second time since the European Parliament elections.


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Greens/EFA demand action from Tusk & Juncker on Czech PM Babiš' conflict of interest

05.06.2019

The Greens/EFA group has sent two separate letters to the European Commission and Council demanding they take immediate action on the conflict of interest surrounding Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš. Leaked copies of the Commission's audit into the conflict surrounding Babiš' business Agrofert, which received EU subsidies, shows that large sums of EU and Czech money are distributed to Agrofert and will need to be repaid.


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Unprecented success for Greens/EFA

04.06.2019

Provisional results of the European elections

With currently 74 Members, the GREENS/EFA group achieves its highest representation ever and will be the fourth biggest group in the European Parliament. The Green Wave has swept across Europe and newly elected progressive MEPs are joining our Group


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