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Brussels Agenda

Highlights of the week for the Greens/EFA include rejecting ACTA, EU data protection rules, keeping track of the EU's climate change efforts, EU project bonds to boost investments, promoting rail transport, encouraging investment in start-ups and social enterprises,...
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Sulphur rules for ships/Air pollution

An agreement on new EU legislation aimed at reducing sulphur pollution from ships (1), reached by the European Parliament and Council last week following trialogue negotiations, was officially endorsed by the Council today. Commenting on the legislative agreement, Green MEP Satu Hassi, who shepherde...
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Strasbourg Flash

Greens/EFA priorities for next week's Strasbourg Plenary include shifting the focus from austerity in the Euro crisis, bluefin tuna on the brink, balancing trade with China, rights and democracy in Ukraine, taxing financial transactionsequal pay for equal work, resource efficiency,...
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Evans opposes giving all personal passenger details to the US

Plaid MEP Jill Evans has protested at today's vote in the European Parliament allowing the transfer of personal information on all airline passengers to the US Department of Homeland Security.  Ms Evans said that the European Commission had not presented factual evidence to show that this mass ...
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Strasbourg Flash

Greens/EFA priorities for next week's Strasbourg Plenary include the humanitarian crisis in Syria, shifting the focus from austerity in the eurozone crisis and easing access to structural funds, the passenger data agreement with the US, energy and carbon taxation, a common coporate tax base, the ever expanding ITER budget, preserving Sche…
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Stop Climate Change Newsletter

In this months newsletter: have climate policies reached a deadlock? Aviation in the EU ETS, 'Global Weirding', 1st anniversary of Fukushima, the Green New Deal, WWF Earth Hour...
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Greens/EFA Round-up

Priorities for the Greens/EFA group this week included the next step in the fight against ACTA, protecting passenger data, repression in Belarus, strenghtening air passenger rights, enlargement reports, refugee fund, ...
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Air passenger rights

The European Parliament today adopted a report calling for more EU action to strengthen air passenger rights by Green rapporteur (draftsperson) Keith Taylor. Commenting after the vote, UK Green MEP Keith Taylor said: "Despite some important improvements, air passengers often still get a raw de...
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Mega-trucks

EU transport commissioner Siim Kallas today announced he would suspend a planned reversal of EU policy on heavier and longer trucks, so-called gigaliners, with a view to legalising their cross-border use. Speaking in the European Parliament transport committee, the commissioner stated he would recon...
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Terrorism

There is some debate about the fight against terrorism after the attacks by Mohamed M. in Toulouse. Commenting on demands by conservatives for more data retention schemes, Green home affairs expert Jan Philipp Albrecht said: "The calls by anti-terrorism bureaucrats and home affairs ministers f...