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Save Bialowieza!

Show your support! The Białowieża forest is all that remains of an ancient forest that once stretched across lowland Europe. Illegal logging by the Polish government has led to 180,000 trees being felled this year. The European Court of Justice has ruled that Poland must stop the logging immediately.
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Regional European Ideas Lab in Madrid

El objetivo del Laboratorio de ideas es acercar a las personas que trabajan en las áreas de medio ambiente y justicia social para que formen redes, aprendan unos de otros y puedan progresar juntos en campañas comunes.
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Dark day for consumers, farmers and the environment

The Appeals Committee of the Standing Committee on Plants, Animals, Food and Feed has today approved the European Commission's proposal to renew glyphosate’s licence for five years. Greens/EFA food safety spokesperson Bart Staes comments.
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New organic regulation one step closer to becoming a reality

"With a strong majority in favour of the new regulation, there is now a consensus in favour of bringing organic regulations up to speed so that they address the needs of this rapidly growing market," said Greens/EFA spokesman on agricultural policy Martin Häusling.
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Greens/EFA group calls for final adoption

The EU Member States will vote on the negotiated compromise for a new EU organic regulation in the Council's special committee on agriculture.
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Greens/EFA Round up

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary week included a Minute's silence for Daphne Caruana Galizia; Protection of whistleblowers; Extension of Glyphosate licence; Biofuels: targets need to be genuinely sustainable; GMOs: Parliament votes on 20th objection; Action needed to ensure adequate minimum income; Entry/Exit system “costl…
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Regional European Ideas Lab - Dublin

The objectives of the Dublin Ideas Lab are to provide a forum for civil society and NGO bodies from across England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and beyond to meet with MEPs, green political leaders and activists. The aim is to share ideas, experiences and knowledge, discuss specific topics and connect their struggles as well as to facilitate…
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Framework for an inquiry committee on the renewal of the approval of Glyphosate

26 October - At the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA group proposed the establishment of an inquiry committee on glyphosate. The purpose of the committee would be to investigate the handling of the decision-making process for the proposed renewal of glyphosate's licence.
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European Parliament demands an end to use of palm oil as a biofuel

The European Parliament’s Environment Committee (ENVI) has backed a report from Greens/EFA MEP Bas Eickhout that would see palm oil biofuels phased out in the EU from 2021. The report forms a part of the revision to the Renewable Energy Directive.
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European Parliament demands an end to glyphosate

The European Parliament has objected to the European Commission’s proposal to extend the EU licence for glyphosate by ten years. It calls on the Commission not to renew the licence at the end of the year, and for the substance to be phased out entirely within five years.