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Environment and climate

The EU can and should increase its emissions reductions target, according to a new study by CE Delft, commiissioned by the Greens/EFA Group. Green MEPs are calling for the EU to immediately adopt a 30% domestic reductions target by 2020.
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Urban Mobility Action Plan

The European Commission has published its long-awaited Urban Mobility Action Plan. Greens/EFA MEP Michael Cramer has criticised the lack of concrete measures to increase road safety and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in cities.
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Working time

Today, the European Parliament's employment and social affairs committee narrowly voted in favour of a European Commission proposal to exclude self-employed drivers from working time rules in the road transport sector. The Greens are however calling for a single set of health and safety rules for professional drivers.
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This week in the EP committees

Human rights will be one of several high points on the agenda as the European Parliament's committees meet from 28 September to 2 October. Nominations will be presented for the EP's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and a public hearing will put a spotlight on the situation in Russia. Other points of interest include a vote on road tr…
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Forest fires in southern Europe and their consequences and the conclusions to draw for prevention and alert measures

Tabled by Michail Tremopoulos, François Alfonsi and Raul RomevaOn behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its resolutions of 7 September 2006 on forest fires and floods, 5 September 2002 on floods in Europe , 14 April 2005 on the drought in Portugal, 12 ...
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Do you know where your dinner was last night?

Our food is being transported over very long distances, only because some ingredients are a bit cheaper here or a certain processing industry works a bit cheaper there. Live animals are tortured on long distant transports because the meat industry wants to reduce costs. Concentration of the food ind...