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Italy’s own goal - why the Commission should have a look at Italy’s new problematic tax scheme

05.07.2019

Italian decree on personal income tax for non-residents

The FIFA Women’s World Cup has spawned countless passionate debates in the past few weeks on fairness in sport. On one hand, we have enjoyed the impassioned efforts of all players as they contend head-to-head on the international platform - with the spirit of fair play that all sports people carry as ambassadors for their sporting discipline - and on the other hand we have seen the players’ courageous fight against unfair hurdles and unequal conditions women football players face in comparison to men.


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Greens/EFA Vice-Presidents will push for more transparency, ethics and openness

04.07.2019

Heidi Hautala & Marcel Kolaja elected Vice-Presidents of European Parliament

Today, the European Parliament voted to confirm key positions in the Bureau of the European Parliament. The Greens/EFA group had two Members elected for Vice-President positions, Heidi Hautala, Green MEP from Finland and Marcel Kolaja, European Pirates MEP from Czech Republic. Our MEPs will push for more transparency, ethics, openness and digitisation and protection from harassment for staff.


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Time to guarantee ethics and integrity in the EU

04.07.2019

Ending conflicts of interest

A new political term is a new chance to upgrade the EU’s ethics systems to make sure any risks of conflicts of interest or corruption are completely stamped out. In a Union that is under constant attack, the best form of defence is to act with the highest standards of ethics, transparency and integrity. Citizens deserve no less.


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Candidacy for the Presidency of the European Parliament

03.07.2019

Plenary statement by Ska KELLER (Greens/EFA, DE)

In order to defend Europe, we need to show the courage to change it for the better. As the only directly elected EU institution, the European Parliament has a key role in doing this leap forward.


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Greens/EFA group reject Council deal

02.07.2019

EU top jobs

Today, the leaders of the Heads of State and governments in the European Council agreed on a list of names for top EU positions. The deal agreed in the Council fails to respect the lead candidate process and the results of the European elections, says Ska Keller President of the Greens/EFA group in ...


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Catalan MEPs should be allowed to take their seats

02.07.2019

Support from EFA MEPs for taking up their mandates

On the first day of the new parliamentary term, EFA MEPs supported the right of Catalan MEPs to take their seats in the European Parliament. More than 10,000 people gathered in a peaceful demonstration outside the European Parliament. They called for Catalans elected at the recent European electi...


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

02.07.2019

LIVE press conference 2 July 2019 12:10-12:30

Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts present the latest developments of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Greens/EFA put forward Ska Keller as candidate for the EP presidency

01.07.2019

EU top jobs

Today the Greens/EFA group put Ska Keller forward as candidate for the presidency of the European Parliament. The vote will take place on Wednesday.


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Greens/EFA demands for the Finnish Presidency

01.07.2019

Finland takes over EU Council Presidency from Romania which did not exactly show the highest integrity in its own politics. In this perspective Finland is the right member state to answer to the growing demands on transparency of EU decision-making. An important step would be to open up the document...


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The Transparency Standards of the GREENS/EFA Group

30.06.2019

The Greens/EFA Group is committed to lobbying transparency and to the equal access of stakeholders to the decision-making process. For this reason, over the years, the Group has put in place different tools to guarantee transparency of our activities and public money spent.


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The Mercosur trade agreement is a bad compromise

29.06.2019

Quote by Heidi Hautala

The Mercosur trade agreement is a bad compromise and it is comes at the wrong time when there is an increasing demand for sustainable development. The price for the Mercosur agreement will be paid by farmers, the environment and the climate.


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Political groups have been formed

26.06.2019

How the new European Parliament looks like

Made up of Green, European Free Alliance, Pirate, independent, ecological and animal welfare MEPs, the GREENS/EFA group counts with 75 Members from 16 countries and 5 regions. It is the fourth group in the European Parliament.


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