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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

15.01.2019

LIVE press conference 15 January 2019 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-president Philippe Lamberts presents the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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tax

Symbolic gestures on tax not enough

14.01.2019

Tax

The European Commission will unveil plans to move decisions on tax issues under Qualified Majority Voting (QMV) in the Council. However, Member States will still retain a veto over tax issues under the current unanimity rule. Following on from major tax scandals, as well as an urgent need to introduce new legislation on key tax issues, core files have been stuck for months or years in the Council.


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European Union

What's coming up in Parliament

11.01.2019

A look ahead to the January plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda


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EU governments must abolish modern slavery on Europe's roads

10.01.2019

Mobility Package/Transport

"It is a victory for trade unions and all those working towards fairer working conditions that the European Commission and a cross-party group of MEPs were unable to pursue their anti-social aims in the Transport Committee. " said Keith Taylor


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Vote Sargentini report on Hungary

European Parliament to debate situation in Hungary on Greens/EFA request

10.01.2019

Hungary

Following the mass protests in Hungary around the so-called "slave law" and opposition to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán's autocratic rule, the European Parliament on the request of the Greens/EFA group, has tabled a plenary debate on the situation in Hungary for the end of January in Brussels (30th or 31st).


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Justus Lipsius EU Council
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Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels

10.01.2019

EU Council Presidency

On the start of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, Philippe Lamberts, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament comments.


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Loos-en-Gohelle
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The green, just transition away from coal

09.01.2019

A Greens/EFA working paper

The transition away from coal and other fossil fuels is not only about coal, energy and our climate. People have to be be placed at the heart of the transition. They must feel empowered to act.


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Protect whistleblowers
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Protecting EU whistleblowers

09.01.2019

A race against time

The conference will focus of the added value of the European Union on this issue and presents the position of the Parliament and the approach of the Council while highlighting at the same time the perspectives from the national level


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Our achievements in the European Parliament 2014-2019

07.01.2019

Greens/EFA successes

The Greens/EFA are a driving force in European politics. Our Group makes a difference in the European Parliament. Discover the overview of our achievements during the legislative period.


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Globalisation - webpage

Our vision for trade policy

03.01.2019

Read our paper 'Green trade for all'

Trade policy requires a rapid and radical rethink. Globalisation currently demands twice the resources that the planet can provide. We need a systematic transformation to ensure maximum human well-being with the minimum use of resources. Read our ideas and steps we can take right now, in our 'Green Trade for All' paper.


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Happy & Green 2019

Best Green wishes for 2019

01.01.2019

The Greens/EFA Group wish you all the best for 2019. As far as we are concerned, we will continue pushing for progressive, fair and sustainable solutions to the issues facing the European Union.


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Last call for coal

19.12.2018

Electricity Market Design

After lengthy negotiations, the EU agreed on the directive and regulation on electricity market design, which will see an end to subsidies for coal power by mid-2025. The agreement, while still insufficient to reach the Climate Paris Goals is still a step in the right direction towards ending coal subsidies and increasing the role of renewables in the energy market.


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