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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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Executive Summary - A Green New Deal for Europe

Executive summary of the Wuppertal Institute report commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament....
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A Green New Deal for Europe

In the face of the current crises, Europe needs a Green New Deal. This new report commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament reveals that the EU is not making the most of the budget and financial instruments it has at its disposal.
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Pirate Party

Following negotiations, the Greens/EFA Group and the Swedish 'Pirate Party' have confirmed that elected Pirate Party MEP Christian Engström will join the Greens/EFA Group for the upcoming European Parliament legislature.
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EP Vice-President

The Greens/EFA Group today selectedIsabelle Durant as its candidate for a European Parliament Vice-President post. Ms. Durant is a newly elected Green MEP and Co-President of 'Ecolo', the francophone Belgian Green party. She was previously Belgian deputy prime minister and transport minister.&...
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Parental leave

Today a majority led by the conservative EPP-ED group (supported by ALDE) successfully postponed a vote on the Estrela report, which relates to maternity and paternity leave, as well as improved protection against workplace discrimination for working mothers. The report was previously adop...
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The Greens' Book

Greens present an overview of their activities in the European Parliament and highlight their achievements during the legislative period while presenting what they want for the new Parliament.
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Green electricity

The Commission has recently warned Luxembourg against its policy to compensate customers for higher-priced green electricity through its system of feed-in tariffs.The transboundary application of these measures is considered to be market distortion!
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Energy Efficiency

The joint Energy Star ecolabel for office equipment was renewed last week after completion of the negotiations between the European Commission and the US environmental protection agency. The agreement will be formally endorsed this autumn and is set for the next five years.