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Car pollution rules

The European Parliament's environment committee will tomorrow vote on a draft law, updating the EU's Euro 5/6 regulation limiting pollution from road vehicles. The vote takes place amidst revelations that the US Environmental Protection Agency is fining German car manufacturer Volkswagen for...
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European Mobility Week

Launch event of the European Mobility Week, from 16 to 22 September 2015
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Revitalising European Night Train and EC-IC services

European night trains are getting more and more abandoned. The Greens in the European Parliament want to stop this development and think about ways how to revitalize the European Night Train and EC-IC services.
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Road charging

At a time when governments everywhere are struggling with budget constraints, it seems inevitable that road charging for passenger cars will be considered on a broad scale, as governments grapple with decaying infrastructure and look for means to generate additional revenue. In Germany a road charging scheme has been adopted this week wit…
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Investing in a sustainable future

LIVESTREAMING - The Greens/EFA group hostq a conference in Croatia, with a focus on how Green policies can provide solutions to the EU’s energy supply and jobs crises. The conference will look at the Croatian context but also the European context and the forthcoming UN climate summit in Paris.
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Good night - good train!

Within the rail industry, over-night services have been a trademark and feature characteristic of European travel culture for over 100 years. However, throughout the last couple of years, there has been a tendency across Europe to discontinue and cut back cross-border and long distance conventional train services, including night trains,…
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Biofuels, land use and climate

The European Parliament's environment committee today voted to endorse an agreement reached between the Parliament and EU governments on new EU rules on biofuels. The rules had aimed at curbing the negative impact on the climate associated with indirect land use change (ILUC) due to biofuel producti...
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included tax policy; the Annual Tax Report; Macro-financial assistance to Ukraine; Minimum rates of pay in the transport sector; International Roma Day.
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EFA message of condolence concerning Germanwings flight 4U9525

In a joint statement on behalf of the European Free Alliance (EFA), Josep-Maria Terricabras MEP (President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament) and François Alfonsi (President of the EFA European Political Party) said: "The European Free Alliance (EFA) sends its heartfelt sympathies an...
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Working conditions

The European Parliament will today debate the situation regarding working conditions and the application of the minimum wage for lorry drivers. The European Commission has asked Germany to clarify its application of new minimum wage legislation on lorry drivers carrying out activities within Germany...