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Parliament vote on mobility risks creating second class workers

04.04.2019

Mobility Package

The majority of Members of the European Parliament, have voted in favour of exemptions for a range of transport journeys from the Posting of Workers Directive.


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keystone pipeline
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Equal rules for all are a route to energy security

04.04.2019

Energy/Nord Stream 2

The vast majority of Members of the European Parliament adopted an amendment to the EU Gas Directive that will apply to pipelines from third countries into the European Union, such as the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project of the Russian company Gazprom.


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vulnerable-arctic

Climate and social justice belong together

03.04.2019

Future of Europe/Sweden

"It is the poorest people who are hit hardest by the climate crisis, both worldwide as well as in the EU. They are more effected by extreme weather events, rising sea levels and have also less means to mitigate the impact," says Greens/EFA Co-President, Ska Keller.


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Brexit

'Idiotic Westminster chaos of Brexit'

03.04.2019

Press Release from EFA MEP Ian Hudghton (SNP)

The SNP's leader in the European Parliament, Ian Hudghton MEP, has called out the 'idiotic Westminster chaos of Brexit'. As the European Parliament debated recent developments in Brexit this afternoon, Mr Hudghton reminded MEPs that Scotland had voted to remain in the EU. He argued...


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Tax avoidance
Tax avoidance

New Greens/EFA report on the tax race to attract the wealthiest

03.04.2019

Tax justice

On the third anniversary of the Panama Papers (Wednesday April 3rd) the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is launching a new study "Competing for the rich: Tax exemptions and special schemes for the rich".


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Pesticides
@Erich Westendarp

Proposed CAP reform a devastating blow to farmers, consumers and the environment

02.04.2019

Agriculture

The Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development adopted its main report on the reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). The proposals fail to address the current climate crisis and serves to perpetuate an unsustainable agricultural model that is destructive for the planet.


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Tax shop

Tax shop

01.04.2019

Europe is much more than profit for the richest. We stand for a safe society, with more hope, more equality, more fair chances for all. Together, we change Europe!


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Romania protest
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Kovesi

29.03.2019

Quote From Ska Keller MEP

Yesterday, the Romanian magistrate Laura Codruta Kovesi, one of the candidates to become the EU's first public prosecutor, was indicted on corruption charges by the newly formed "Unit for Inquiry of Magistates". She is forbidden to leave the country or to talk to the media.


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farmland
ricardo-gomez-angel

Fund farms, not factories

29.03.2019

10 Priorities for the cap reform and beyond

What kind of agriculture do we want? What kind of animal agriculture should the European Union promote through its various policies, including of course its Common Agricultural Policy?


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strasbourg building ep
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Greens/EFA Debriefing

29.03.2019

Plenary week, 25-28 March 2019

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included the Copyright Directive; the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Cohesion Fund; the Framework for sustainable investment; the final report of the TAX3 committee; the Mobility Package; recent developments on the Dieselgate scandal; the rule of law in Malta and Slovakia; the 2017 'discharge'; the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment.


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tax
tj-dragotta

Members States must stop blocking tax transparency

28.03.2019

“We recognise and value the benefits for society that arise from fair, effective and predictable tax regimes. We are committed to acting with integrity, honesty and transparency in all matters related to tax and ensure we adhere to the highest standards of corporate governance.” This ...


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car © Mike Schmidt

Parliament calls on the Commission to act for citizens health

28.03.2019

Dieselgate

The European Parliament has adopted a resolution on recent developments concerning the Dieselgate scandal. Internal Market Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska recently announced that the European Commission has brought an action countering the judgment of the European Court of Justice that annulled pollution permits.


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