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EP budget 2012

The European Parliament today adopted a report setting out the estimates for its budget for 2012. While the Greens welcomed MEPs' support for trimming back the originally proposed budget, the group criticised the majority of MEPs for opposing amendments aimed at freezing MEP allowances in 2012 and e...
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European Parliament sued by France over Strasbourg circus

SNP Member of the European Parliament Alyn Smith has hailed legal action by France against the European Parliament over the ruinous Strasbourg commute, which MEPs voted to slightly curtail last week in a vote over next year's calendar.  France has reportedly lodged papers with the European...
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Small earthquake in Strasbourg

SNP Member of the European Parliament Mr Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) welcomed a vote in Strasbourg which, for the first time ever, reduces the time the Parliament will have to spend on the ruinous monthly commute to Strasbourg.Smith is a longstanding advocate of basing the Parliament full time ...
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European Parliament in Strasbourg

The European Parliament today adopted its calendars for 2012 and 2013, including a cross-parliamentary initiative to link two plenary sessions in October of each year, thereby reducing the amount of times the EP has to decamp to Strasbourg. Green MEPs welcomed the decision, which will save taxpayers...
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Energy efficiency

The European Commission today adopted an energy efficiency plan, with a view to outlining how the EU target of reducing energy consumption 20% by 2020 can be achieved. The Greens have criticised the 'plan', which fails to present any decisive action on energy efficiency. Commenting on the plan, Gree...
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Future European Funding for Wales

With no help from Westminster, Wales must look for support elsewherePlaid Cymru President, Jill Evans MEP, today submitted her party's response to the European Commission's consultation on the future of European funding. Unfortunately, West Wales and the Valleys are likely to again meet th...
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A different vision for Europe

At the outset of the Hungarian presidency of the European Union, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament together with their Green partner in Hungary, LMP (Lehet Más a Politika -Politics can be different) present their contribution on the Priorities of the Hungarian Presidency.
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EU Budget freeze

Commenting on the reported agreement of net contributors on freezing the EU budget, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "The reported closed door agreement on the EU budget is nothing short of a scandal and circumvents democratic due process. While it is natural to discuss potential bud...
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EU budget

The European Parliament today voted to adopt the broad headings of the EU budget for 2011, as agreed with the Council but a vote on the key issues of budget 'flexibility' and ITER was earlier postponed until the new year. The Greens are critical of a vague declaration from the EU presidency on the f...
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Trüpel and Jedrzejewska : Budget 2011