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Wales must approve UK Commissioner

Plaid Cymru MEP for Wales Jill Evans has demanded that the UK candidate for European Commissioner is approved by the National Assembly. Together with SNP colleague Alyn Smith, she has called for the person nominated to appear before the Welsh Assembly, the Scottish Parliament and the Northern Irelan...
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Plaid MEP Challenges Commission President

Plaid MEP Jill Evans has called on the European Commission President to recognise the reality of constitutional change in Wales and across Europe.Ms Evans who is President of the European Free Alliance Group (EFA) in the European Parliament (to which Plaid Cymru belongs) spoke in the debate on the p...
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Lukewarm Parliament vote approves EU Commission President

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) commented on the approval by the European Parliament in Strasbourg of the appointment by the Member States of the EU Commission President, Jose Manuel Barroso. The Parliament had the power to approve, or reject, his appointment whereupon the member states wou...
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Baltic Sea Strategy

Speaking in a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg on the EU's proposed €50 billion plan for economic regeneration in the Baltic Sea region, Latvian MEP Tatjana Zdanoka criticised the proposals for failing to put sufficient emphasis on social protection.Ms Zdanoka noted that Latvia has b...
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External aspects of Energy Security

In their motion for resolution, Greens/EFA recall that Nabucco is an EU priority project for the development of which 250 million Euros have been allocated by the Commission. They also welcome the idea of the DESERTEC project which adds to the credibility of the long-term target for a 100% global renewables-based economy and offers a real…
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Forest fires in southern Europe and their consequences and the conclusions to draw for prevention and alert measures

Tabled by Michail Tremopoulos, François Alfonsi and Raul RomevaOn behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its resolutions of 7 September 2006 on forest fires and floods, 5 September 2002 on floods in Europe , 14 April 2005 on the drought in Portugal, 12 ...
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Strasbourg Flash September 2009

The highlight of next week's European Parliament plenary week is the scheduled vote on Barroso's second term on Wednesday, 16 September. On Monday, however, the Greens will call for a vote on the agenda to postpone this decision to after the Irish referendum on the Lisbon Treaty.
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Hearing of Mr Barroso at Greens/EFA Group meeting

On 9 September 2009, current EU Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso took part in a two-hour Greens/EFA Group hearing to debate his record and proposed programme for a new five-year term. The debate opened with Greens/EFA Co-Presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms questioning the very lega...
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Greens/EFA Group demands for the next EU Commission

This autumn will see the launch of a new five-year mandate for the European Commission and its chosen President. Europe needs the Commission to play a vital role as it responds to the triple economic, social and environmental crisis. The Greens/EFA Group have outlined essential considerations for the new Commission.
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EFA Group - Committee Membership

Appointments to European Parliamentary committees have now been confirmed for members of the European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament. The EFA Group was formed in 1999 and brings together representatives of stateless nations, regions and disadvantaged minorities.EFA MEPs' commit...