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External aspects of Energy Security

In their motion for resolution, Greens/EFA recall that Nabucco is an EU priority project for the development of which 250 million Euros have been allocated by the Commission. They also welcome the idea of the DESERTEC project which adds to the credibility of the long-term target for a 100% global renewables-based economy and offers a real…
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Hearing of Mr Barroso at Greens/EFA Group meeting

On 9 September 2009, current EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso took part in a two-hour Greens/EFA Group hearing to debate his record and proposed programme for a new five-year term. The debate opened with Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms questioning the very lega...
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G8 summit

Leaders from the world's major economies are set to meet on the fringes of this week's G8 summit (8-10 July) to discuss ongoing efforts to reach a international agreement on climate change. In advance of the meeting, Greens/EFA Co-President Rebecca Harms commented: "There had been much expectat...
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Swedish EU Presidency

Greens have warned the incoming Swedish Presidency that there is no European Parliament majority in favour of an early vote on Barroso's proposed second manadate as Commission President. Greens/EFA Co-Presidents have also demanded greater ambition in the EU strategy leading up to climate talks in Copenhagen.
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Nuclear safety

Commenting on today's Environment Council decision on the EU legislative nuclear safety proposal, Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA-Group, said: "EU governments are washing their hands of real responsibility for nuclear safety. This empty shell of a Directive is a gift to Nicol...
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EU Commission Presidency

The Greens/EFA Group has launched a campaign against Jose Manuel Barroso winning a second mandate as EU Commission President. Co-President Daniel Cohn-Bendit has stated that the EU Parliament should oppose any move to formally nominate Barroso before the summer.
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Soft mobility

The Greens/EFA soft mobility paper, commissioned by Michael Cramer MEP, outlines practical measures aimed at reducing oil consumption, as a result cutting transport-induced climatic pollution.
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International Renewable Energy Agency

EU energy ministers will meet in Luxembourg tomorrow, 12 June, where they will discuss the location and mandate of the recently established International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). (1) Amid reports that France and the UK have been persuaded to back Abu Dhabi's bid to host the agency (rath...
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New Entrants Reserve'

The EU Commission is proposing to allocate the equivalent of billions of Euros to coal power plants through 'New Entrants Reserve' permits under the post-2012 emissions trading scheme. This would be at the expense of renewable energy technologies, which are also supposed to be eligible.
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The Greens' Book

Greens present an overview of their activities in the European Parliament and highlight their achievements during the legislative period while presenting what they want for the new Parliament.