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EU countries must not shirk their shared responsibilities towards refugees in Europe

13.06.2017

Refugee relocation

The European Commission has announced that it will start infringement proceedings against Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic in response to their boycotting of the relocation of refugees from Greece and Italy to other Member States. Greens/EFA co-president Ska Keller responds.


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Europe's Languages Charter – 25 years later

13.06.2017

25th anniversary of the adoption of the European Charter of Regional and Minority Languages

To mark the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the European Charter of Regional and Minority Languages by the Council of Europe, diverse MEPs intervened in the European Parliament's Strasbourg Plenary session in their own native languages. The MEPs included President of the EFA Group in the ...


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Conservatives duck out of tax transparency reforms

13.06.2017

Country by country reporting

Reforms to oblige big companies to reveal financial information in every country they operate would defend citizens’ interests and answer calls for the EU to do more against tax avoidance. The proposal is now at risk, after changes supported by the conservative and liberal groups in the European Parliament.


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Country by country reporting can help end tax dodging

13.06.2017

Tax Justice

The European Parliament has taken a major step to curb the secrecy which allows businesses to minimise their tax liabilities.


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

13.06.2017

LIVE press conference 13 June 2017 11:40-12:00

Greens/EFA co-presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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European Commission must take action in response to Monsanto Papers

13.06.2017

Glyphosate

"With so many unanswered questions, and an ongoing scientific debate regarding the safety of glyphosate, the European public has a right to know if Monsanto had any undue influence on the outcomes of the EFSA and ECHA assessments," says Greens/EFA food safety spokesperson, Bart Staes.


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European Parliament adopts simpler labelling

13.06.2017

EU energy labelling

The European Parliament has voted in favour of the final agreement on revisions to EU rules on energy labelling. This will see the reintroduction of a simplified, colour-coded A-G system. For the Greens/EFA group, the simplified energy labelling is to be welcomed, but the pace of change is unacceptably slow.


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Six ways to improve the Erasmus programme

12.06.2017

With 4000 students being involved at any one time, it’s clear that the Erasmus programme has been a massive success in bringing students from all over Europe together and in allowing them to experience totally different environments. However, like any system, there are always ways to make it better.


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EU Member States must not allow organic reform to fail

09.06.2017

Organic farming

"We urgently need a decision on whether we will continue with an outdated and flawed regulation or bring about a positive end to the negotiations on this important package" says Martin Hausling.


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What's coming up next week in Parliament

09.06.2017

Strasbourg Flash 12-15 June

Topics Tax justice: Country by country reporting (Committee Vote Monday) Glyphosate renewal (debate Tuesday) Energy efficiency labelling (debate and vote Tuesday) Effort sharing regulation (debate Tuesday, vote Wednesday) Trump's decision to withdraw the US from the Paris agreement...


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No mandate for hard Brexit

09.06.2017

UK general election result

Reaction to the results of the UK general election from Greens/EFA co-presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts.


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Four actions we as a planet can take to help save the oceans

08.06.2017

In honour of today being World Oceans Day, we’ve put together this list of four Greens/EFA demands on how the European and global community can protect Earth’s oceans. With the United Nations Ocean Conference taking place this week, now is the time to get the planet talking about this issue.


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