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Organic regulation briefing

13.04.2018

On Thursday 19 April, the European Parliament will vote on the outcome of the trilogue negotiations on a new organic regulation. We've produced a briefing summarising the main achievements of the new regulation.


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The time for warnings has passed – the EU must trigger article 7

12.04.2018

Hungary

Greens/EFA MEP Judith Sargentini has today presented her report on the European Parliament's investigation into whether or not Hungary is in breach of the values of the European Union. Sargentini's report recommends that the Council initiate Article 7 proceedings against Hungary.


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The next CAP reform

12.04.2018

Towards a sustainable farm income and an agro-ecological land use

Discussion during this conference will include the following issues: how we can limit land concentration and corporate control of land in the EU; examination of land concentration across EU, including Romania and eastern Germany; role of EU & national government in ensuring equitable access to land; how direct payments should be adapted to support a diversity of agricultural holdings; how to make healthy soils a CAP priority.


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Closing the gap in consumer protection

11.04.2018

Class action

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has welcomed new proposals to give consumers the right to enter into class actions, a long-standing Greens/EFA demand.


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President Macron: show leadership on tax reforms

11.04.2018

Tax Justice

The Greens/EFA group has written to the French President, calling on him to show leadership on tax justice.


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A fair transition away from coal

11.04.2018

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is determined to engage in a meaningful dialogue with all actors so we can find the best possible path out of coal, while supporting the regions and miners effectively.


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A fair transition away from coal

10.04.2018

Europe was built on coal. We all owe a great deal to the people who went down the coal mines each morning. Coal may have run its course, but that energy and skill is needed now more than ever. People from the mining regions have to be at the heart of this transition.


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Time for the EU to protect whistleblowers

10.04.2018

What the EU legislation on whistleblower protection should look like

The need to protect whistleblowers is increasingly recognised at both European and national level. In a recent public consultation done by the European Commission, an overwhelming majority of 96% of respondents agreed that we need legally binding minimum standards on whistleblower protection across the EU.


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Phasing out away from coal - reinventing European regions

09.04.2018

A study commissioned by the Greens/EFA

The EU can and should play a role in facilitating transformational change away from coal mining and in particular in mitigating social and economic hardship that may occur in the course of these transitions.


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Sad day for Europe

09.04.2018

Hungary elections

This result shows how big our responsibility is to defend democracy and fundamental rights everywhere in the European Union. It is true, Orbán secured his majority. But we should not forget that the Orbán government managed to silence opposition media, filled a lot of key positions in official institutions with people close to his party and lead an aggressive campaign driven by fake news when it comes to migration.


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Our Bodies - Our Lives

09.04.2018

Ending Reproductive Violence against Women in El Salvador

It is high time to recognize women’s right to integral health. In El Salvador women suffer from an extreme restriction of their rights to sexual and reproductive health. The Penal Code forbids abortion in all circumstances. Currently, almost 30 women are in the Ilopango prison, condemned to a life in death.


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People together

Policy adviser for the Committee on Environment

28.03.2018

Fixed-term contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time replacement for the position of ENVI adviser (fixed-term contractual agent contract until 31/12/2019, function group III).


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