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Financial transaction tax

The European Commission today presented a communication on the Taxation of the Financial Sector. The communication acknowledges the possibility of an EU-level transaction tax but the Greens regret that it fails to outline any concrete proposal to this end. Commenting on the communication, German Gre...
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Budget reform and cohesion funds

The European Parliament today adopted two resolutions regarding the reform of cohesion policy beyond 2014. With this vote, the Parliament today presented its first input to the debate on the future architecture of the multiannual programmes, just before the publication of the fifth cohesion report b...
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EU budget and ITER

The EU budget committee voted last night to reduce proposed spending on the ITER nuclear fusion project under the EU budget for 2011 (1). Green MEPs welcomed the vote but argued that scrapping the project, which is facing higher-than-planned costs, would be the most logical solution. After the vote,...
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Economic governance package

The European Commission today presented six legislative proposals on economic policy coordination and the revision of the Growth and Stability pact. Commenting on the proposals, German Green MEP Sven Gieglod said: "Today's proposals represent a step in the right direction for the creation of an...
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EU budget

As part of the European Parliament budget committee vote on the EU budget for 2011, MEPs adopted an amendment calling for a review of the 'Commissioner's Code of Conduct' on 28 September. Green MEPs welcomed the move but called for proper reform of the Code of Conduct to address both conflicts of in...
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EU financial transaction tax

A new paper presented by the Greens/EFA group makes the case for a financial transaction tax in Europe. The paper outlines how such a tax would be feasible and the benefits it would bring. Green MEPs called on the EU commission and national governments for action.
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e-fa News Round-Up September 2010

The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.EFA MEP...
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EU budget - own resources

The European Parliament temporary committee on the financial perspectives met today for the first time to discuss the post-2013 EU budget. The committee meeting signalled the European Parliament's resolve to pressure the European Commission to come forward with a proposal to create an own resources ...
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Draft general budget - 2011 financial year

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Today the Council for Agriculture adopted the conclusions on the future financing of the nuclear fusion project ITER as an 'A-item' without debate. Rebecca Harms, president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament comments: "Today's decision to reaffirm the commitment to the ITER proj...