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EU plans financial injection for bloated arms industry

The Greens/EFA Group has voted against plans that would see the European Union provide financial support to the European defence industry in developing weapons and other arms.
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The fight against corruption and how to win it

New estimates released this year have shown the staggering amount of money that is lost due to corruption in the EU: between 179 and 990 billion euros, every single year. To play with a metaphor, corruption is like a contagious disease, a virus that spreads quickly, infecting people in ways that are not always visible, and ravishing o…
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included a Minute's silence for Daphne Caruana Galizia; Protection of whistleblowers; Extension of Glyphosate licence; Biofuels: targets need to be genuinely sustainable; GMOs: Parliament votes on 20th objection; Action needed to ensure adequate minimum income; Entry/Exit system “costl…
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Reform of the EU budget is long overdue

The Greens/EFA co-presidents welcome the fact that the European Commission is now taking steps to reform the EU budget.
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Improved cooperation could save billions of euros

"EU member states need to make pooling and sharing resources the rule, not the exception. Improved cooperation could save billions of euros, money that is urgently needed to prevent conflicts and violence in the world," comments Greens/EFA co-president Ska Keller, ahead of the Council summit.
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European Commission must invest more to promote solidarity

“Promoting solidarity between young people across the EU is something we strongly support, but the European Commission will have to do better than this to make it happen," comments Greens/EFA education and policy spokesperson, Helga Trüpel.
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Commission proposal lacks real ambition

The European Commissioner for Budget, Günther Oettinger, has presented his draft EU budget for the year 2018. This officially launches the annual budget procedure that will continue until the end of this year. For the Greens/EFA group, the draft budget shows little ambition.
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Budget accountability

It’s that time of the year again, when the European Parliament reviews the spending of public funds by 52 EU institutions, and formally signs-off on the final accounting, this for time for the year 2015. Every year, there are a number of controversies that emerge, and this year is no different...
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No additional funds despite fresh commitments and ongoing crises

The European Parliament has approved the Midterm revision of the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. The revision is a poor deal for the parliament, says Greens/EFA member of the European Parliament’s Budget committee Indrek Tarand.
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European Parliament demands protection for whistleblowers uncovering fraud in the EU budget

The report focusses on the crucial role played by whistleblowers in preventing and uncovering fraud and mismanagement of the EU budget.