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Police violence in Catalonia

02.10.2017

Plenary speech by Ska Keller

Europe can't turn a blind eye on the situation in Catalonia. Violence can never be used as a tool for solving political conflicts. Only politics can solve political conflicts.


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European Parliament demands protection for whistleblowers across Europe

02.10.2017

Whistleblower protection

The European Parliament will call on the Commission to propose legislation to protect whistleblowers across Europe, no matter how they came across the information or which channel of reporting they use to sound the alarm, according to a report adopted today by the Legal Affairs Committee.


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Challenges faced by environmental rights defenders in the world

02.10.2017

Sakharov Prize

Aura Lolita Chávez Ixcaquic, the Greens/EFA candidate to the European Parliament’s Sakharov prize for Freedom of Thought, is a Guatemalan environmental human rights defender.


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Greens/EFA Food campaign

Biofuel stitch-up

02.10.2017

An article by Molly Scott-Cato, MEP

A powerful biofuel lobby is behind the recast of the Renewable Energy Directive, and MEPs are inviting them into the parliament for dinner.


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Events in Catalonia

01.10.2017

Greens/EFA reaction

Regardless the outcome of the vote, both sides have to come back to the negotiation table. This is a political problem and it needs to be solved politically, not by police force


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What's coming up next week in Parliament

29.09.2017

Strasbourg Flash 2-6 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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Lolita Chávez: defending human rights in Guatemala

29.09.2017

Greens/EFA Sakharov Prize nominee

It is high time that the European Parliament and the European Union step up their efforts in support of environmental rights defenders around the world, who are on the front line of human rights violence and corporate abuse and have little, if any, support from their national authorities.


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Key Transparency Challenges in the European Union

29.09.2017

Right to Know Day, 28th September 2017

The objective of this statement is to highlight key transparency challenges across Europe in order to provide a common basis for future campaigning to improve respect for the right of access to information, to increase citizen participation, and to ensure democratic accountability at both EU and national level.


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Loopholes must not undermine good progress on passenger rights

28.09.2017

Rail Passenger Rights

The European Commission has published its proposals on updating the European rules on rail passenger rights. The Greens/EFA group welcomes the moves to ensure equal passenger rights across the EU, but has concerns with the so-called force majeure clause.


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Automatic filters are not the solution

28.09.2017

Digital Summit

“The European Commission's idea that complex questions of internet policy can be solved with automated filtering tools is misguided and dangerous," says Julia Reda, Greens/EFA spokesperson for digital policy. Her comments come ahead of the first Digital Summit of Heads of State and Government on Friday 29 September, in Tallinn.


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Group Presidents to withdraw access to Monsanto lobbyists

28.09.2017

Monsanto Papers

The parliamentary leaders in the European Parliament decided to withdrawn access to lobbyists and other representatives of the Monsanto group from the United States until further notice. The Greens/EFA Group had requested this after Monsanto declined to attend Parliament for a hearing on the Monsanto Papers.


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Right to Know Day: Public Event

28.09.2017

Transparency at EU and Member State level: Challenges and Next Steps

To mark International Right to Know Day, the European Parliament Intergroup on Integrity, Transparency and Organised Crime is bringing together NGOs and journalists from across Europe to identify the main challenges in accessing information across Europe. We need more transparency in Europe (both from EU and the Member States) so that democracy can flourish. Register to join us on 28th September, starting at 9:00!!


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