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A transition to a climate friendly economy is possible now

13.03.2019

Climate debate

"More and more young people are getting tired of politicians that have nice words for them but don’t take action against climate change. In the last weeks of this parliamentary term we need to take bold steps to get serious on climate protection", comments Greens/EFA MEP and climate spokesperson, Bas Eickhout.


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Brexit

Brexit Withdrawal Agreement voted down

12.03.2019

Quote from Philippe Lamberts

On the news that the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement has failed to pass the UK House of Commons for the second time in a massive defeat of 149 votes, Philippe Lamberts, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament and Member of the Brexit Steering Group, comments:


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© Brandon Laufenberg

Strengthening the European Citizens’ Initiative

12.03.2019

Improving Your Power to influence the EU

The European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) is the EU’s most important tool for participatory democracy. Historically championed by the Greens/EFA Group, which has pushed to ensure that citizens have stronger powers to influence EU decision-making, the ECI allows citizens from different EU M...


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People together

Reform of the European Citizens' Initiative is a step forward

12.03.2019

Press release from EFA MEP J-M Terricabras (ERC)

Catalan MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras (Greens/EFA) has welcomed today's vote in the European Parliament in favour of reforming the European Citizens' Initiative (ECI). The vote passed with 535 votes in favour, 90 against and 41 abstentions. Terricabras is spokesperson for the Greens/EFA gro...


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Anti-money laundering blacklist debate in European Parliament

12.03.2019

Quote from Judith Sargentini

On the initiative of the Greens/EFA group, the European Parliament will debate the "Urgency for an EU blacklist of third countries in line with the Anti-Money Laundering Directive".


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EU's tax haven blacklist starting to have an impact

12.03.2019

Tax

European Union Finance Ministers (ECOFIN) have just agreed to further expand the list of jurisdictions included on the EU's tax haven blacklist and which countries will remain on the grey list for further scrutiny.


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Jean-Claude Juncker defends selecting men for high-level finance posts

12.03.2019

Quotes from Ska Keller and Sven Giegold

The European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has today (Tuesday, 12 March) sent a letter in response to the dispute over the allocation of high-level financial posts exclusively to men, defending the selection procedures for the appointment of the three top posts at the European Central Ban...


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Breakthrough for whistleblowers as EU institutions agree on new law to protect them from retaliation

12.03.2019

Thanks to the high profile revelations by whistleblowers in recent years, including the #luxleaks case and #PanamaPapers, and to the campaigning efforts of NGOs, trade unions and journalists, the final result is an ambitious text that will set minimum standards for how whistleblowers should be protected across the European Union.


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Whistleblower

Deal reached to protect whistleblowers a victory for the truth

12.03.2019

Whistleblowers

The Greens/EFA group have been the driving force campaigning for whistleblower protection and it's been a long road to get here, given that there was no official support for an EU-wide directive when we started campaigning years ago


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

12.03.2019

LIVE press conference 12 March 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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The future isn't nuclear, it's 100% renewable!

The future isn't nuclear, it's 100% renewable!

11.03.2019

What is brighter than a 100% sustainable future? We want a system based on energy efficiency and renewable energies!


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International Women's Day

International Women's Day

08.03.2019

We strike for a feminist Europe

A Europe against gender-based violence, where women can make decisions over their bodies, that secures equal pay for equal work, that guarantees access to sexual healthcare, that fights for gender equality. The future is now


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