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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing

Greens/EFA co-presidents Ska Keller and Philippe Lamberts present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group
European Union
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What's coming up in Parliament

A look ahead to next week's session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the Greens/EFA priority issues on the agenda
©elijah-hail
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included the adoption of the recommendations after the tax scandal of the Panama Papers; the Green report on European Strategy for low emission transport; Poland and the Bialowieza forest; another Green report on new legislation to regulate EU vessels outside EU waters; the EU summit …
Photo by P. Vasiliadis.
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Disappointing result for consumer rights

The European Parliament has just voted on an objection to Commission proposals that would allow phosphates to be used as additives in products such as donor kebabs. The objection, which was co-tabled by Greens/EFA MEP Bart Staes, fell just short of the required absolute majority.
Photo by P. Vasiliadis.
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Q&A on phosphate additives in kebab meat

On Wednesday 13 December, the European Parliament will vote on an objection to Commission proposals that would allow phosphates to be used as additives in products such as donor kebabs. The objection, from Greens/EFA MEP Bart Staes and the S&D’s Christel Schaldemose, is designed to protect public health. The following Q&A should help clar…
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Missed opportunity for the Commission to show ambition on climate

"We need to see much greater ambition if we are to protect our environment and secure the long-term future of Europe’s car industry" says Bas Eickhout.
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Framework for an inquiry committee on the renewal of the approval of Glyphosate

26 October - At the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA group proposed the establishment of an inquiry committee on glyphosate. The purpose of the committee would be to investigate the handling of the decision-making process for the proposed renewal of glyphosate's licence.
Bob Mical, CC BY-NC 2.0
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Entry/exit system is unfit for purpose

The proposed entry/exit system is unfit for purpose, says Jan Philipp Albrecht.
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EU Parliament wants strong data protection for WhatsApp & Co

"With few exceptions, internet companies and communication providers should only be able to use the data of users with their consent. Users must be able to trust that their surfing and communication behaviour will not be evaluated or passed on," says Greens/EFA MEP Jan Philipp Albrecht.
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Alternatives to herbicide in weed management

The present report aims to emphasise that we already have all the tools necessary to gradually start building a pesticide-free agricultural model and to confirm that weed control is possible using other means than harmful herbicides.