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07.09.2018

Strasbourg Flash - plenary session 10-13 September 2018

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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Hungary: Q&A on Sargentini Report on the rule of law

06.09.2018

On Wednesday 12 September, the European Parliament will vote on the report on Hungary by the Dutch Green MEP Judith Sargentini. If a two-thirds majority supports Sargentini’s conclusions, then for the first time in history the European Parliament will conclude that in an EU country there is a clear risk of a serious breach of democracy, fundamental rights and rule of law.


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Regional European Ideas Lab - Madrid

06.09.2018

Greens meet changemakers

The European Ideas Lab in Madrid will offer the opportunity for changemakers from Spain, Portugal and France, as well as local and European Greens, to come together, exchange ideas, propose solutions, network and reflect on positive changes we want to bring in society.


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Czech PM Andrej Babiš and potential conflict of interest

05.09.2018

Quote from Philippe Lamberts

On the news that Transparency International Czech Republic has complained to the European Commission about potential conflict of interest surrounding Czech PM Andrej Babiš and his personal business dealings, Philippe Lamberts President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament comments.


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European Elections - Manfred Weber to run for Commission President

05.09.2018

Quote from Ska Keller

On the news that Manfred Weber will run for President of the European Commission, Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament comments.


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Scotland legislates to include EU nationals post-Brexit

05.09.2018

Press release from EFA MEP Alyn Smith (Scotland)

Scotland's government has announced that it will bring forward legislation to ensure that all EU nationals resident in Scotland maintain their Scottish voting rights in the event that Brexit takes place. The measure, announced as part of the Programme for Government, builds on the existing po...


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Greens Complementary Hearing on Pesticides

05.09.2018

Independent fact check

Everything you always wanted to know about the effects of pesticides on human health and the environment


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Romania: Police violence against peaceful protestors

13.08.2018

Quote from Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts

Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts comment regarding the recent events in Romania.


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Rescue and push-back of 108 migrants to Libya

01.08.2018

Letters to Juncker, Tajani and Tusk

We are concerned about the direct push-back of over 100 migrants rescued by the Italian vessel Asso Ventotto and immediately returned to Libya. These push-backs are illegal and have to stop. The EU needs a strategy on migration and asylum, based on the principle of common responsibility and solidari...


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Gene editing techniques are GMOs says EU Court of Justice

25.07.2018

Time to put them aside and finally invest in true innovation

On Wednesday 25 July, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) published its very awaited ruling on the legal statute of modern mutagenesis, including some of the techniques known as “new breeding techniques”. This ruling confirms what civil society and the Greens/EFA have been claiming from the beginning: these are not “breeding techniques” but GMOs, and they should be treated as such. Now is definitely the time to finally invest on real innovation for our food system!


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A victory for food safety and the environment: ECJ ruling on new GMOs

25.07.2018

GMOs

Today, the European Court of Justice ruled that organisms obtained by mutagenesis, otherwise known as "new breeding techniques" by the biotech industry, are in fact Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), and are subject to the 2001 EU GMO Directive and all its obligations. Despite heavy lobbying by the industry looking for ways to circumvent the GMO Directive, the Court's ruling is a victory for European food safety and the environment.


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An agreement that perpetuates mistakes

16.07.2018

EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (JEFTA)

Tomorrow (17/07/2018), the EU and Japan will sign the biggest bilateral trade deal in history, covering almost one third of global GDP with implications for over 600 million people. Once ratified, JEFTA will be incredibly difficult to amend.


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