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Ending the secrecy that allowed the car emissions scandal to flourish

19.03.2019

Dieselgate

After car manufacturers were caught manipulating the results of emissions tests designed to reduce the amount of pollution emitted by vehicles in Europe, the Greens/EFA Group is still pushing hard to fix the failures in the EU’s regulatory process that allowed for this massive-scale emissions fraud.


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Coordination of social security systems

19.03.2019

Quote from Jean Lambert MEP

Today, trilogue negotiations between the European Parliament, Commission and Council have just concluded on the coordination of social security systems. Jean Lambert, social policy spokesperson for the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament comments: "Social protection for mobile cit...


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Fate of Fidesz in EPP to be decided tomorrow

19.03.2019

Quote from Ska Keller

Tomorrow (Wednesday 20th) the European People's Party (EPP) will decide on the future of Fidesz, following the recommendation of several members to expel the Hungarian party from the EPP. Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA Group and leading candidate of the European Greens for the European elections comments.


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Time for climate action!

15.03.2019

On 15th March, young people in over 110 countries will be marching and striking to demand climate action!


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Brexit

Any extension must be for purpose of breaking deadlock

15.03.2019

Brexit

The UK has spent the last two years dashing back and forth, and is still unable to find a consensus back home. Any extension cannot be just for the sake of yet more shouting and arguing in the House of Commons. Instead of aiming for a losing hattrick and holding a third vote on the Withdrawal Agreement, it's time to ask the British people if they really want this deal or whether they want to stay in the EU.


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Greens/EFA Debriefing

15.03.2019

Plenary week, 11-15 March 2019

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the climate debate, the final trilogue on Whistleblower Protection Directive, the second Brexit vote, the reform of the European citizens’ initiative, the Clean Air for All resolution, the European Anti-Money Laundering Blacklist, the opening of trade negotiations between the EU and the US, gender balance and top EU financial roles,...


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European Parliament calls for EU human rights sanctions regime

14.03.2019

Human rights

An EU-wide human rights sanctions regime would be an essential part of the EU's foreign policy and would embolden the EU to act as global human rights defender. Europe must be able to close our banks and borders to those who attack human rights and this proposal will give us the tools to do exactly that


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President Tajani's comments on Mussolini

14.03.2019

Quotes from Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts

The statements made by the President of the European Parliament are unworthy and absolutely unacceptable. Antonio Tajani must withdraw his trivialisation of fascism or resign as President of the European Parliament


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Our co-President Philippe Lamberts calling for Tajani's resignation

13.03.2019

We are appalled by the recent comments made by the President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani praising the fascist dictator of Italy, Benito Mussolini.


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Company cross-border re-structuring in Europe

13.03.2019

a first success for workers and the fight against letter-box companies

The European Parliament and the Council finally reached an agreement on the mobility aspect of the new legislative package on company law including measures for protecting and reinforcing worker’s rights in Europe. The deal reached will support honest companies moving within the EU, but will also provide tools to catch dishonest companies looking for the loopholes to profit from the differences between Member States in financial, social and employment rules.


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It’s time for climate action!

13.03.2019

Climate debate - Bas Eickhout

The young people striking and marching for climate action do not want to be thanked. They want to see actions from politicians! Not in 2050, nor in 2030. Now!


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EU - US trade talks

13.03.2019

Quote by Yannick Jadot

Trade must work for people and the planet and sustainability has to be at the core of any agreements. That's why we cannot have trade partnerships with country that has announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord, and so long as the US flagrantly disregards the need to protect the planet then we must not proceed with any trade talks


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