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Gates Foundation

Bill Gates addressed the Development committee of the European Parliament last week and received a warm welcome from the MEPs present. The questions that followed his address were light and easy with one exception: Green MEP Catherine Grèze challenged Mr. Gates on the funding of his foundation, a...
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Human rights and the EU-India Free Trade agreement

Ska Keller co-hosts this conference on the negative effects of the EU-India Free trade agreement and what the Commission and Parliament can do have a positive influence.
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Free Trade Agreements

Free Trade Agreements always have serious consequences for domestic European policy and economy. As negotiations continue on the EU India FTA, Greens are particularly concerned about its effects on an emerging economy with huge pockets of poverty.
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Combating illegal fishing at the global level

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CAP reform

The European Commission today presented its legislative proposals on the reform of the EU's Common Agricultural Policy. The Greens regret that the proposals have been severely watered-down to meet the demands of change-resistant member states and the agro-industry lobby. Commenting on the proposals,...
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ACTA and access to medicines

The Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament commissioned this analysis of potential impacts of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) on access to medicines in developing countries.” On the whole, ACTA negotiators created an agreement that shifts international “hard law” rule...
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e-fa: News Round-Up September 2011

Key issues over the past few weeks included: Oriol elected party leader Plaid Conference Developments in the Basque peace process Welcome for transaction tax announcement SNP disappointment at fish quota proposals Call for ban on eggs from caged hens Strong backing for Palestinian statehood Eu...
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Stop Climate Change Blog

In June next year all eyes will be on the UN sustainable development conference in Rio de Janeiro, which will mark 20 years since the original Rio Earth Summit. Unfortunately, many of the goals agreed in 1992 still remain elusive. It is now time to put an end to the 'business-as-usual’ approach - which will only further increase the burde…
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EU-Moroccan Fisheries Agreement

The European Parliament will have a historic vote to refer the EU-Morocco fisheries agreement to the European Court of Justice. Read why the agreement is wrong and the vote is important...
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Famine in East Africa

The European Parliament, –    having regard to Rule 110(2) of its Rules of Procedure,             A.     Whereas the drought in the horn of Africa is affecting more than 12 million people; whereas the countr...