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Spanish Veto on Renewables

Join us for an event at the Parliament on the negative impact of the new Spanish legislation on solar energy. In recent years, Spain was being a leading country in solar energy. Not only renewables were progressively growing inside the global electrical "share" of our country, but a true ...
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Energy subsidies

The European Commission today presented research on subsidies for various energy sources. Commenting on the study, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: "The EU Commission itself has acknowledged that this research provides an initial snapshot, rather than the full picture. On nuclear po...
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Lithuanian Government shall not force unsafe shale gas technologies

Today, 10 October, over 30 Members of the European Parliament in their letter have addressed the President, Chair of the Seimas (Parliament) and the Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania expressing their concern about allegedly launched shale gas initiatives in Lithuania. Bronis Ropė MEP (Gre...
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European commissioner hearings

The relevant European Parliament committees this evening voted on the remaining candidates for the European Commission for whom decision had been outstanding. The Greens/EFA group expressed regret that a pre-agreed deal between the bigger groups in the European Parliament meant some majorly problema...
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Nuclear power/state aid

The European Commission today gave approval to plans by the UK government to give public support for the construction of a new nuclear power plant at Hinkley, provided certain adjustments are made to the contract (1). Commenting on the reports and the Greens' opposition, UK Green MEP and economics s...
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Global Frackdown Action

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Press Briefing Note

The European Commission plans this Wednesday 8 October to take a final state aid decision on: THE UK’s €20 BILLION OFFER ... The UK government has offered a package of operating subsidies and other measures to enable the construction of two new nuclear power plants at Hinkley Point in SW England. The twin 1600 megawatt reactors woul…
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Transport Commissioner Šefčovič?

Green MEP Karima Delli gives our assessment of Transport Commissioner nominee Maroš Šefčovič What is your overall impression of how commissioner-designate Šefčovič performed? Mr. Šefčovič performed better than expected and had a surprisingly detailed knowledge of a broad range of issues. ...
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EU commission appointment - problematic candidates and a problematic structure

A number of question marks hang over some of the commissioners-designate as regards their suitability for their posts. Some of the most controversial candidates will face their hearings on Wednesday, including Lord Hill and Miguel Arias Cañete. The Greens/EFA group believes that the choice of these candidates is problemtatic as regards th…
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Letter to President Juncker

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament has written to European Commission president-elect Juncker to highlight concerns with commissioner-designate Miguel Arial Cañete's candidacy, notably as regards certain conflicts of interest. Download the letter EnglishSpanishFrenchGerman...