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Bridging the digital language divide

19.06.2018

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

Greens/EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru) hopes her new report 'Language Equality in the Digital Age' will make an important contribution to bridging the digital language divide. This could lead to Siri speaking Welsh, or Alexa speaking Lithuanian, whilst making it easier for sign language ...


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

15.06.2018

Plenary week, 11-14 June 2018

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included: Multiannual Financial Framework; Brexit; Iran nuclear deal; Netherlands PM Mark Rutte on the Future of Europe; Poland: independence of the judiciary; Renewable Energy Directive; Circular economy at the heart of cohesion policy; Tax justice: transparency of big companies; FIFA: Play Fair – Fight for the forgotten; Climate change photo exhibition.


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European Commission cannot have carte blanche on foreign affairs priorities

14.06.2018

EU foreign policy

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has today expressed strong concerns about the European Commission's proposals to bundle multiple peace-building, defence and security policies under one budget line.


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Posted workers/transport: weak mandate must be renegotiated

14.06.2018

Quote from Terry Reintke

A majority of MEPs have just rejected the negotiating mandate for posted workers in the road transport sector. MEPs voted to overturn the decision made in the Transport Committee, where Social Democrats, Liberals and Conservatives voted against social rights such as minimum wages, adequate rest periods, local collective agreements and legally secure entitlement to allowances for travel, accommodation and food.


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Modest success on targets but key decisions pushed back to 2023

14.06.2018

Renewable Energy

The European Parliament, Commission and Council came to agreement on the revision to the Renewables Directive late last night.


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Policy adviser for the ECON and TAX3 Committees

14.06.2018

Fixed-term contractual agent contract of 6 months function group III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time maternity leave replacement for the position of Policy adviser to the ECON and TAX3 Committees (fixed-term contractual agent contract of 6 months function group III).


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Cross-party leaders calls on Commission to take immediate action on Polish judicial reforms

14.06.2018

Poland

The Greens/EFA group has organised a cross-party letter calling on the European Commission to take immediate steps to put the brakes on Polish judicial reforms.


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Refugees in the Mediterranean – MEPs call for solidarity

13.06.2018

Press release from EFA MEPs Jordi Solé & J-M Terricabras (Catalonia)

MEPs today held an emergency debate on humanitarian emergencies in the Mediterranean and the need for solidarity. This follows the Italian and Maltese governments' refusal to allow the refugee rescue ship MV Aquarius access to their ports in order to land the 629 people on board. Speaking ...


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European Parliament to call for release of political prisoners:

13.06.2018

Russia 2018 World Cup

The European Parliament will tomorrow call for the release of Oleg Sentsov, a Ukrainian film director imprisoned in Russia who is currently on hunger strike, and other political prisoners in Russia.  MEPs will vote tomorrow on a resolution on the initiative of the Greens/EFA Group, which is ...


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Debate on the Future of Europe

13.06.2018

Ska Keller addressed today the Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte

Europe needs solidarity, not tax giveaways! The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte likes to give lectures to other countries for not keeping their budgets in order, but the Netherlands continues to hurt EU countries' economies by being one of Europe's biggest tax havens and by blocking EU action against tax avoidance.


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Cohesion policy must be a driver of the circular economy

13.06.2018

Circular economy

The European Parliament has today backed Greens/EFA proposals on making Cohesion Policy a driver of the circular economy. The proposals are contained in an initiative report from Greens/EFA MEP Davor Škrlec.


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Aquarius debate in European Parliament

13.06.2018

Quote from Philippe Lamberts

We urgently need a new approach to this humanitarian crisis. Monday's undignified showdown over the Aquarius was a horrible reminder that the EU still lacks a coherent strategy for responding to the suffering on Europe’s borders.


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