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Situation in Democratic Republic of Congo

Isabelle Durant, Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Bart Staes, Raül Romeva i Rueda, Jean Lambert on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Ri...
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Central African Republic

Tabled by Judith Sargentini, Barbara Lochbihler, Nicole Kiil-Nielsen, Raül Romeva i Rueda on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, - Having regard to the 2008 Libreville Comprehensive peace Agreement between the government of the Central African Republic and sever...
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Investment fund rules (UCITS)

The European Parliament today voted to revise draft EU legislation on investment funds (the UCITS directive), a sector that is valued at almost €6.3 trillion. The legislation, which is being shepherded through the European Parliament by Green draftsperson/rapporteur Sven Giegold, also included pro...
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Banking reform

The European Parliament today adopted a report on structural reform of the EU's banking sector. Although the report contains a number of weaknesses, it decisively calls on the Commission to produce legislation aimed at reforming the structure of the EU banking sector. The Commission will be submitti...
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Fair Politician of the Year 2013

Green MEP Judith Sargentini was today awarded the title of Fair Politician of year 2012 – 2013. The prize is for the MEP who puts the most effort into making EU policies more fair towards developing countries Sargentini was awared the title for her focus on multiple topics mostly in relation ...
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Greens/EFA Round-up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included asylum seekers, EU's housing crisis, rules on infant and baby food, Schengen, accounting transparency for extractive industries, illegal fishing, EU budget and the future framework, problematic EU passenger data rules, Turkey's worrying democratic backslide, nuclear safety and EU …
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Illegal fisheries

The European Parliament today approved a new rapid procedure for listing countries not cooperating in the fight against illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing (IUU). This clears the way for the Commission to add additional countries to the current list (1) and to publish the list of vessels inv...
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Baby food rules

The European Parliament today voted on EU rules on food for young children and infants and food for special medical purposes. The vote marks the adoption of the new rules. The Greens gave a mixed response to the vote, welcoming improvements on labelling but regretting that the final legislation will...
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EU Development Aid

In a cross-party declaration, Members of the European Parliament have called on Member States to protect the development and humanitarian aid budgets in the next multi-annual financial framework of the EU (MFF). In comparison to the proposal of the Commission, the Ministers plan to cut the budgets...
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GMOs to be debated in the European Parliament

On Monday, 27th May 2013, three petitions relating to GMOs are going to be discussed in the Committee on Petitions of the European Parliament. For this important session, the Committee has invited Prof. Séralini, who has shaken the biotech industry world with the first scientific publication on ...