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Plenary Round-up

The main issues were the multiannual financial framework, the Eurovignette, the application of Schengen acquis in Bulgaria and Romania, EU-Canada trade relations, the European Arrest Warrant, the nuclear stress tests, the forthcoming EU-Russia Summit and the external dimension of social policy.
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Stress-free nuclear safety tests

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Consequences of the Italian nuclear referendum for EU energy policy

If, in the aftermath of Fukushima, Italy votes to stay nuclear-free, how will EU leaders handle European citizens' increasing concern over the risks of nuclear energy?
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Greens/EFA Press briefing

Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms will present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group. The event is livestreamed
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EU-Russia Summit in Nizhny Novgorod on 9-10 June 2011

The European Parliament, –    having regard to its previous resolutions on Russia with regard, in particular, to the one on the on the conclusions of the EU-Russia Summit in Rostov-on-Don of 17 June 2010 and the one on the Rule of Law in Russia of 17 February 2011, – &nb...
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Nuclear waste

The European Parliament energy committee today voted a proposal on EU rules on nuclear waste. The Greens hit out at the vote, which included endorsing the burial of nuclear waste in seismic areas, as well as proposals to export highly radioactive waste to third countries. After the vote, Greens/EFA ...
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Nuclear stress tests

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Nuclear stress tests

Last Friday, ENSREG, the European Nuclear Safety Regulator Group, came to a compromise on the criteria for the planned nuclear stress tests. EU Member states have until today, Wednesday, at midnight, to veto the proposal - if they don't the proposal will be accepted. The Greens in the European Parli...
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The Green MEPs Bart Staes, Isabelle Durant and Michèle Rivasi were in the delegation of MEPs that visited Cadarache, France from 16 to 18 May 2011 to evaluate the progress of the ITER project of an experimental nuclear fusion reactor. A visit which comes at a time of financial tension, the cost hav...
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Plenary Round-up

Highlights for the Greens included the votes of the reports on lobbying transparency and registering lobbyists, on the discharge of the EU's 2009 budget and on investment agreements with 3rd countries. The debates on Schengen, on nuclear safety, on novel foods and on Syria were also our priorities during this plenary week.