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EU Member States must stop blocking action on tax transparency

24.10.2019

Tax

Members of the European Parliament voted on a resolution calling on Member States to make progress on measures designed to improve tax transparency for multinationals. In the five years since the LuxLeaks scandal, which showed the extent of multinational tax avoidance, EU Member States have blocked a European Commission proposal on public country-by-country reporting (CbCR) from April 2016. The German government, together with a handful of EU tax havens, have blocked action.


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Policy adviser for Committee on Employment and Social Affairs

24.10.2019

Vacancy notice - Contractual agent, FG III

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time maternity leave replacement for the position of EMPL adviser (fixed-term contractual agent position of six months, function group III).


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EU should impose sanctions on Turkey over Syria military intervention

23.10.2019

Press Release from EFA MEP François Alfonsi (Corsica)

EFA MEP François Alfonsi has called on the EU to impose sanctions against the Turkish regime in response to their aggression against the Kurdish people in Rojava, northern Syria. Turkey launched a unilateral military intervention and invasion of Kurdish controlled areas. This has caused si...


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European Parliament demands better protection for bees

23.10.2019

Bee protection / pesticides

The Parliament's objection is sending a strong signal to the Commission not to bow to the pressure of Member States and the agro-chemical industry. The Parliament is demanding a new text that fully implements existing scientific guidelines. Bee populations are suffering everywhere largely due to the use of pesticides, with major consequences for our ecosystems and food supplies.


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Parliament votes to invest in climate protection, youth and sea rescue

23.10.2019

EU budget 2020

The European Parliament has taken a bold step towards a more forward-looking and greener budget. Those Member States who are serious about fighting climate change, youth unemployment and the catastrophe in the Mediterranean must now agree to putting more money where it's needed.


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EU must impose arms embargo and targeted sanctions

23.10.2019

Turkey/Syria

The European Union must show President Erdogan that his actions have consequences and agree on an immediate arms embargo and targeted economic sanctions. De-escalation and the protection of the civilian population against war crimes and ethnic cleansing must be the top priority.


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Protection of bees against harmful pesticides

23.10.2019

The European Parliament must stop Commission's plans

The very partial implementation of the Bee Guidance Document is the latest of many comitology 'black box' scandals. Everybody claims they love bees, but the decision making process on how to really protect them is taking place in the dark and does not aim to protect them properly, based on existing scientific evidence.


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MEP urges colleagues to take more time on Brexit

22.10.2019

Alyn Smith is President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament

Scottish MEP Alyn Smith has urged colleagues not to rush through ratification of any Brexit deal with undue haste. The European Parliament will have the final say on any Brexit deal.


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

22.10.2019

LIVE press conference 22 October 2019 10:30-11:00

Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts present the latest developments of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group


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EU accession negotiations with North Macedonia and Albania

18.10.2019

Quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

"It's unfortunate that EU enlargement is being held back by the French President. Only by having a credible path to EU membership can we help to build stability and lasting peace in the Western Balkans."


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What's coming up in Parliament

18.10.2019

Greens/EFA priorities - plenary session 21-24 October 2019

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


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Brexit

Brexit deal reached

17.10.2019

Quote from Philippe Lamberts MEP

In our view, any deal should be put to the vote of the British people, who should have the final say as to whether they accept it and leave on a negotiated basis or ultimately choose to stay. Needless to say, in such a referendum, all British components of the Greens/EFA group will staunchly campaign for the latter option


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