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Amazon fires debate

17.09.2019

Quote from Heidi Hautala MEP

On the initiative of the Greens/EFA and other groups, the European Parliament debated the on-going fires in the Amazon rainforest. Heidi Hautala MEP and Greens/EFA spokesperson on trade comments.


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MEPs endorse Christine Lagarde as the new President of the European Central Bank

17.09.2019

Quote from Sven Giegold MEP

The European Parliament voted to endorse Christine Lagarde as the new President of the European Central Bank.


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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

17.09.2019

LIVE press conference 17 September 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 and the key issues of the plenary session


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Green light for a permanent tax committee

16.09.2019

Tax

Coordinators in the Economic and Monetary Affairs committee of the European Parliament agreed to create a permanent sub-committee on tax and financial crime. It is a victory for all of us who want to see an end to the dodgy tax practices and illicit activities that undermine the global financial system and divide our societies.


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European Union

What's coming up in Parliament

13.09.2019

Greens/EFA priorities - plenary session 16-19 September 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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New revelations about VW cheating must force Commission to act

12.09.2019

Four years of Dieselgate

According to the German broadcaster SWR, Volkswagen continued to cheat on emissions tests using defeat devices in diesel engines under Euronorm6 after the diesel scandal came to light in 2015. The revelations were published before Chancellor Angela Merkel opens the International Motor Show in Frankfurt.


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Von der Leyen must change title of Commissioner for "Protecting our European way of life"

12.09.2019

European Commission

Yesterday, a majority of Committee Chairs, led by Greens/EFA MEP Karima Delli, voted to demand that European Commission President-elect Ursula von der Leyen change the controversial name for the proposed Commission portfolio that includes migration.


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Global climatestrike

Global Climate Strike

12.09.2019

20-27 September

This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels. Join the climate strike


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Greens/EFA not convinced on von der Leyen proposal

10.09.2019

European Commission

The next European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, unveiled the proposed candidates for Commissioners and their portfolios. The nominees will face hearings in the European Parliament in the coming weeks.


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UK House of Commons votes against no-deal Brexit

04.09.2019

Quotes from Philippe Lamberts and Ska Keller

The House of Commons has clearly indicated its determination to avoid no-deal Brexit for a second time and this must be respected by the UK government, regardless of who is in Number 10 Downing Street.


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UK MEPs sign joint declaration on Brexit

04.09.2019

Cross party declaration commits to working together in the face of Brexit

The proroguing, or shutting down the UK Parliament in order to limit scrutiny of the implications of a potential no deal Brexit is completely unacceptable. The signatories commit themselves to continue to work across party lines and declare that it is vital that MPs do likewise.


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Greens/EFA call for new proposal for Common European Agricultural Policy

08.08.2019

IPCC report on climate change and land

The UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released a damming report on climate change and the devastating effects of desertification, land degradation, land management its consequences for people, animals, the environment and climate.


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