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Trade

The European Parliament's trade committee today voted on a proposal to revise EU rules on export credit agencies (1). The Greens welcomed the outcome, which would address some of the flaws in the current system. After the vote, French Green and EP draftsperson (rapporteur) Yannick Jadot said: "...
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Climate change

The European Parliament today adopted a resolution setting out its position on the forthcoming UN climate summit in Cancun (1). Green MEPs welcomed the resolution, which calls for stronger EU action on emissions and resolving contradictions in the EU's negotiating position. After the vote, Green MEP...
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Trade and climate change

The European Parliament today adopted a report on trade and climate change by Green draftsman Yannick Jadot with a large majority. The report sets out the need to ensure greater coherence between trade and efforts to address climate change. After the vote, rapporteur Yannick Jadot (Greens/EFA) said:...
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Poverty and income

The European Parliament is today debating tackling poverty in the context of the European and international years focusing on poverty eradication. MEPs are also set to adopt a non-legislative report (1), which includes a call for an EU framework directive on minimum income, a long-standing Greens/EF...
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Millennium Development Goals

World leaders are meeting this week at a UN summit in New York to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which are due to be realised by 2015. At the summit last night, EU Commission President Barroso reiterated a 'new' pledge to provide €1 billion to the achievement o...
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Recruitment of new EU ambassadors

Commenting on media reports that EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton intends to appoint hardly any women and Eastern Europeans as EU ambassadors, Franziska Brantner, foreign affairs spokesperson of the Greens/EFA Group, said:"Ms Ashton's first staffing decisions could hardly be worse: not even ...
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European External Action Service

Commenting on today's approval by the European Parliament of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Franziska Brantner, foreign affairs spokesperson of the Greens/EFA Group, said: "Parliament's approval paves the way for a more coherent and effective European foreign policy that better m...
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Development Policy

The European parliament today adopted a report assessing the progress made in reaching the UN Millennium Development Goals (1). Commenting on the vote, Green MEPJudith Sargentini, Member of the Development Committee,said:"Four months before the mid-term review of the achievement of the Millennium De...
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EU position in relation to the G20 Toronto Summit (26 and 27 June 2010)

Tabled by Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Rebecca Harmson behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to the Leaders' Statement issued following the Pittsburgh G20 Summit of 24 and 25 September 2009,– having regard to its resolution of 8 October 2009 on the Pittsburgh G20 Summit ...
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EU climate aid

New revelations that EU member states will fall short of their pledges on climate aid for developing countries have dogged the opening day of the first full UNFCCC negotiating session this year (1), which is taking place in Bonn. Commenting on the revelations, Dutch Green MEP Bas Eickhout said: &quo...