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EU-US data protection agreement

Ministers of justice from the European Union and the United States met yesterday in Washington to discuss data protection and mass surveillance. Jan Philipp Albrecht, Greens/EFA spokesperson on justice and home affairs, comments:  "EU justice commissioner Viviane Reding has achieved impor...
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EU summit

At today's EU summit in Brussels, the leaders have not made any clear policy decisions on data protection or refugee issues. Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, said: "The heads of state and government apparently do not want to be on an equal footi...
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Respect My Privacy

On Monday, 21st October, the Civil Rights, Justice and Home Affairs committee of the European Parliament will have its first vote on new EU wide data protection rules. Although we are still some months away from a final vote, this will give an important signal before negotiations with Member Sta...
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Call for action on minority language radio

A conference at the European Parliament this week organised by Basque MEP Inaki Irazabalbeitia has recognised the importance of radio broadcasting in supporting minority languages. Organised in conjunction with AMARC Europe and ELEN, the conference echoed previous calls for the European Commission t...
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Radio broadcasting in minority languages

Today globalization, the growth of the Internet and web-based information is having a direct and detrimental impact on minority languages and linguistic diversity, as global communications and marketplaces require global understanding. Nevertheless, community media are a tool that reinforces pluralism and diversity not only through radio …
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EU tobacco rules

The European Parliament today voted on proposals to revise EU legislation on tobacco products. The Greens expressed regret at the outcome, which would weaken the proposals made by the European Commission, and hit out at the intense industry lobby behind the result. Commenting after the vote, Green p...
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Clashes in Sudan and subsequent media censorship

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - Having regard to its previous resolutions on Sudan, - Having regard to the Rule 122 of its Rules of Procedure, - having regard to its previous resol...
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EU-Thailand Free-Trade Agreement

  The 2nd round of the Thailand - EU Free-Trade Agreement (FTA) talks took place last week in the city of Chiang Mai in Northern Thailand. Since the start of the negotiations, civil society has expressed its fear that the EU, as it did in the recent past with India, is pushing levels of &quo...