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Outcome of the Copenhagen Conference Summit on Climate Change (COP 15)

Tabled by Rebecca Harms, Satu Hassi, Bas Eickhout and Yannick Jadoton behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions relating to climate change, and in particular the one adopted 25 November b on EU strategy for Copenhagen Climate Conference, – ...
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Environment Commissioner hearing

Janez Poto?nik made some promising statements during his hearing for his candidacy as EU environment commissioner. The Greens hope he will back up his statements with action.
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Radioactive foodstuffs

The EP industry and energy committee today adopted a report on EU rules on the radioactive contamination of foodstuffs (1). MEPs called for the legal base to be changed to ensure the European Parliament is a co-legislator on the proposal (2). Green MEPs believe the maximum permitted levels of radio...
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How to get REDD right?

Deforestation has a serious impact on the climate, biodiversity and the livelihoods of local people. It seems therefore useful to install mechanisms that prevent deforestation. How to design these mechanisms and whether to integrate them in the international climate agreement is discussed in different fora.
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Smith invites McCartney for "mince"

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Monday) invited Paul McCartney out to dinner in Brussels, for a plate of Scots mince, in advance of his speech at the European Parliament tomorrow. Mr Smith, a member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee, extending the invitation to Mr McCartney in advance...
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e-fa Strasbourg Round-Up November 2009

The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a joint European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest group in parliament.E...
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World Summit of FAO on Food Security - eradicate hunger from earth

Greens/EFA consider that Considers that a genuine fight against hunger requires the establishment of comprehensive policies which enhance sustainable farming and food supply systems. They also emphasize the need for a new common effort to combine the fight against hunger with the necessary efforts to mitigate climate gas emissions as well…
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EU Fisheries Control Regulation

Raül Romeva, Green MEP and EU Parliament fisheries control rapporteur, is satisfied with fisheries control improvements that have been agreed by EU fisheries ministers. But further effective provisions were allowed to slip the net.
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Brazilian beef still leaves bad taste in Brussels

SNP Member of the European Parliament's Agriculture Committee Alyn Smith has today (Tuesday) hailed a decision by the Agriculture Committee to haul the European Commission back to the floor of the full Parliament in Strasbourg to justify the continued refusal to ban Brazilian beef imports on grounds...
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Natura 2000 - Biodiversity

A study presented to the European Parliament petitions committee highlights how EU Member States are often reticent to protect habitats and biodiversity according to their obligations under EU law. National reports include cases from Belgium, France, Germany, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden and the UK.