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European Parliament calls for more climate spending

14.11.2018

EU budget/MFF

The European Parliament voted for the new EU budget from 2021, which is better suited to tackling the climate change with taxes on plastics, emissions trading and tech companies. In the interim report on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for the period 2021-2027 and on the reform of EU's revenue ("own resources"), the Parliament have pushed through Greens/EFA demands to increase the EU budget, to commit to 30% climate-related spending by 2027 and to make the EU less dependent on the payment behaviour of EU governments.


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EP backs Minimum standards for minorities in the EU

13.11.2018

Press release from EFA MEP Miroslavs Mitrofanovs

MEPs have strongly supported a report calling for minimum standards for minorities in the EU (rapporteur József NAGY). The report represents a complete overview of the European Parliament’s position on the rights of national or ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities in the EU. ...


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Adriatic Sea - Blue Fish Plan: plenary vote on Tomašić report

13.11.2018

Quote by Marco Affronte, independent Greens/EFA MEP

The November 13th Strasbourg Plenary vote on a blue fish plan for the Adriatic Sea saw two major winners, Croatians and industrial fishing, and two major losers: the Adriatic Sea and small fishermen.


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German government should stop blocking progress

13.11.2018

Future of Europe

At the occasion of the visit of the German chancellor Angela Merkel to the European Parliament, Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts call on the German Chancellor to revive the European engagement of the German government and to unblock important files in the European Council.


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European Parliament vote on the Rule of Law in Romania

13.11.2018

Quote from Ska Keller

The European Parliament has just passed a resolution on the Rule of Law in Romania with a large majority. Ska Keller, President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament comments: "This vote sends a clear sign from the European Parliament to the Romanian government that damaging the...


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Strong basis for the future of renewable energy and greater energy efficiency

13.11.2018

Energy Package

Members of the European Parliament voted on the final Energy Package for more renewable energy, greater energy efficiency and a legally binding roadmap to the Paris climate targets.


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

13.11.2018

LIVE press conference 13 November 2018 10:30-10:50

Greens/EFA co-presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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Hungary: Judith Sargentini to attend General Affair Council on Monday to present Rule of Law report

12.11.2018

Quote from Judith Sargentini

"This is a small step in the right direction, but we are in a great hurry when it comes to Hungary. This meeting is a preparation for formal consultations between the European Parliament and the Ministers of Member States. We are dealing with an extremely serious situation in one of our own countries, which calls for swift and substantive action."


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MEPs concerns at harsh sentences sought for Catalan leaders

09.11.2018

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

MEPs from various political groups in the European Parliament, including the European Free Alliance, have signed a joint statement expressing their concern at the harsh sentences for Catalan political prisoners demanded by the Spanish prosecutor this week. Several Catalan pro-independence leaders...


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What's coming up in Parliament

09.11.2018

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


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Special committee to vote on final report 13/11

09.11.2018

Terrorism

Following the attacks in Paris, London and Brussels, the European Union has launched more than 250 anti-terrorist measures, ranging from the monitoring of passenger data to the entry and exit system. The Greens/EFA group are calling for alternatives to mass surveillance and repressive security policies.


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Pesticides found in hair samples

09.11.2018

We tested people's hair and the majority of participants from 6 EU countries had pesticides in it! Share to tell the EU that pesticides don't belong in our bodies and we need to be stricter on pesticide rules!


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