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EU must lead the way in 2018

19.11.2017

COP23

If the EU is to truly live up to its role as global climate leader, it must up its ambitions in 2018. The EU must arrive at COP24 in Katowice having gotten much closer to what is needed to implement the Paris Agreement.


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Greens/EFA Round up

17.11.2017

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 13-16 November 2017

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included: Paradise Papers - scandal shows need to implement PANA recommendations; Malta - Money-laundering scandals need to be investigated; Money Laundering legislation; Poland - parliament to vote on breach of EU values; Winter plan for asylum seekers - call for action plan; COP23: turning diplomacy into action.


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Greens/EFA group calls for final adoption

16.11.2017

Organic regulation

The EU Member States will vote on the negotiated compromise for a new EU organic regulation in the Council's special committee on agriculture.


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5 top priorities for the European Pillar of Social Rights

15.11.2017

On 17 November, the European Parliament, Council and Commission will sign the Inter-institutional Proclamation of the European Pillar of Social Rights in Göteborg. The Greens/EFA group welcomes this declaration of intent, but wants action to make a social Europe a reality. Here we present some of the key priorities of our group, and the opportunities to make them happen.


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EU must transform intent into real benefits for citizens

15.11.2017

Social Summit

We welcome intentions to create a more socially conscious European Union. But good intentions are not enough. We need to see concrete action, with social issues at heart of the policy agenda.


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First step towards Article 7

15.11.2017

Rule of law in Poland

Europe must be united in telling the Polish government that there will be consequences if they to stray from the path of democracy.


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Paradise Papers - the EU has no more excuse for inaction!

14.11.2017

Plenary speeches by Green MEPs

With the Paradise Papers, the list of revelations has grown even longer, yet still member states refuse to act


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Terricabras – Why this unequal treatment for Catalonia?

14.11.2017

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

The European Commission has been accused of 'unequal treatment' in respect of Catalonia during a debate today in the European Parliament on the rule of law in Malta. Today's debate was in response to the recent brutal murder of a Maltese journalist. However the EU institutions are ...


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European Council must stop dragging its heels

14.11.2017

Money Laundering

"Each successive major tax scandal has shown the need for increased transparency. With the Paradise Papers, the list of revelations has grown even longer, yet still member states refuse to act," says Judith Sargentini, Greens/EFA member of the Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs committee.


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Less conversation, more action!

14.11.2017

COP23

Climate negotiations have been going on for 23 years. We have talked enough. Now it's time for actions!


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Rule of law in Malta

14.11.2017

Quote from Sven Giegold

Sven Giegold, financial and economic policy spokesperson of the Greens/EFA group, comments on on the rule of law in Malta and the proposal to establish a prize to recognize Daphne Caruana Galizia’s work.


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No excuse for inaction on Paradise Papers

14.11.2017

Greens/EFA president, Philippe Lamberts, and Green MEP and member of the EU Parliament’s Panama Papers committee, Molly Scott Cato, set out their agenda for change following the Paradise Papers.


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