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European Parliament must conduct negotiations transparently

22.03.2018

ECJ ruling

"Citizens have a right to be able to follow and scrutinise the negotiations for the laws that govern them," says Heidi Hautala.


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Greens/EFA group welcomes proposals to make digital giants pay

21.03.2018

Taxing the digital economy

“The digital giants have been getting a free ride for far too long," says Molly Scott Cato.


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Baysanto merger is bad news for farmers and the environment

21.03.2018

Bayer/Monsanto

"Baysanto" spells bad news for farmers, our environment and food security, says Greens/EFA food safety spokesperson Bart Staes.


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Philippe Lamberts looks ahead to this week's European Council

21.03.2018

Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts looks ahead to this week's European Council.


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Special treatment for Nord Stream II must end

21.03.2018

Internal market for natural gas

Claude Turmes welcomes proposals to end special treatment for projects like Nord Stream II


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Multilateral Investment Court: little more than a rebranding exercise

20.03.2018

The Council has approved the Commission's mandate to negotiate the establishment of a multilateral court for the settlement of investment disputes (MIC). Greens/EFA co-president Ska Keller comments: "This is little more than a re-branding exercise. Re-packaging the old system of inves...


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Action to end language inequality in Europe

20.03.2018

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Wales)

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans today presents her draft report on ‘Language equality in the digital age’ to the European Parliament’s Culture and Education Committee. The report identifies the issues facing minority and lesser-used languages in Europe. English is currently the most ...


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

16.03.2018

Plenary week, 12-16 March 2018

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included: Commission ethics and appointment of the Secretary-General Selmayr, glyphosate saga and first meeting for PEST committee; Brexit and guidelines on the framework of future EU-UK relations, new special committee on taxation, protection of investigative journalists in Europe, EU Multiannual Financial Framework and own resources, Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base


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Tax avoidance

Parliament puts pressure on Council to implement “game changing” tax policy

15.03.2018

Tax avoidance

The European Parliament has today voted in favour of the revised proposals on establishing an EU-wide common consolidated corporate tax base (CCCTB). Establishing a CCCTB has been a long standing Greens/EFA demand. The parliament's position also includes welcome new measures on taxing the digital economy.


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EFA MEPs speak out on press freedom

15.03.2018

Press release from EFA MEPs J-M Terricabras & Ana Miranda

EFA MEPs Josep-Maria Terricabras (Catalunya) and Ana Miranda (Galicia) spoke out in favour of journalists' freedom of expression during this week's European Parliament debate following the tragic murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner. The European Parliament will v...


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EU budget must drive the green transition

14.03.2018

Multiannual Financial Framework

The Greens/EFA group reaction to the EU budget.


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Protection of investigative journalists in Europe - Quote from Benedek Jávor

14.03.2018

Slovakia

The European Parliament will hold a debate this afternoon (14 March) on the protection of investigative journalists in Europe, following the murder of Slovak journalist Ján Kuciak and his partner Martina Kušnírová.


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