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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

29.05.2018

LIVE press conference 29 May 2018 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Time for a comprehensive strategy on plastic waste

28.05.2018

Plastic

The Greens/EFA group has welcomed the European Commission's proposals for a directive on single use plastics, but called for stronger reduction targets and action on chemicals used in plastics.


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What's coming up in Parliament

25.05.2018

Strasbourg Flash - Plenary session 28-31 May 2018

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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Mark Zuckerberg in the European Parliament facing questions on data privacy

24.05.2018

Mark Zuckerberg was invited to the European Parliament to talk about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal


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Same data protection for all in the EU

24.05.2018

Jan Philipp Albrecht

Success!! As of this week, new data protection rules enter into force to better protect citizens and their information: ✔️ More rights for individuals in the digital sphere ✔️ Same standards of data protection for all in the EU ✔️ More transparency


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Going green will future proof the finance sector

24.05.2018

Sustainable Finance

The European Commission has today published two proposals on Sustainable Finance. The first is a way of classifying the climate risks of various financial products ("taxonomy"). The second makes clear the responsibility of investment professionals towards the people whose money they are managing.


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Toll systems must reflect environmental costs

24.05.2018

EU Road Tolls

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism committee has today backed proposals to reform EU-wide car tolls. The report includes a number of demands of the Greens/EFA group.


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Cala! Shut Up! Calla! Tais-toi! Cállate! Pofa be!

24.05.2018

Attacks on Freedom of Speech and the Press in Europe

This public conference in the European Parliament will look at the challenges faced by journalists and others in their work, with a particular focus on the current situation in Europe. Panelists will include journalists from diverse media as well as activists from a range of backgrounds.


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Economic landscape under the new Telecommunications Code

23.05.2018

How will the new co-investment rules and new obligations affect small providers in the EU

The event is offering a platform for debate on the obligations for providers, especially small and community networks, the benefits of a clear framework and the potential changes in the relation between the providers and the consumers.


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Mark Zuckerberg at the European Parliament

22.05.2018

Greens/EFA reaction to the meeting with Facebook boss

A simple apology to European Facebook users is not enough. We want Facebook to put measures in place to make advertising more transparent and prevent misuse of personal data.


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Hey Mark, let's talk!

22.05.2018

Mark Zuckerberg is coming to the European Parliament to talk about the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal

Thanks to our initiative, the meeting with Mark Zuckerberg in the European Parliament will be livestreamed. Europeans deserve to have answers about this data scandal! Follow our page for live updates on Tuesday.


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EU sets global standard for fundamental rights, consumer protection and fair competition

18.05.2018

General Data Protection Regulation

The law will be directly applicable throughout the European Union from Friday 25 May 2018. The rules apply to companies, whether they are established inside or outside the European Union.


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