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Greens/EFA Round-up 23-26 November 2009

Greens/EFA priorities for the session included the Stockholm Programme, the preparation for the Copenhagen climate summit, the EU enlargement strategy, the reports on Europol, the vote on the conciliation agreement on telecoms legislation, the resolution on elimination of violence against women, the report on the European Year of Voluntee…
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Violence against women

On the occasion of the 10th UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, the EU Parliament will today debate (and on Thursday vote) on a resolution on the issue. Raül Romeva, Greens/EFA Vice-President and member of the EP women's rights and gender equality committee, sta...
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EU should use Lisbon Treaty to support language rights

Latvian MEP and Member of the European Parliament's Civil Liberties Committee Tatjana Zdanoka has called on the European Commission to use changes under the Lisbon Treaty in order to protect the rights of linguistic minorities. The MEP suggested that the Commission should 'name and shame' EU me...
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EU telecoms legislation

The European Parliament has today approved a compromise agreement on telecoms legislation that its negotiators reached with the EU Council. The major sticking point had been on the protection of internet users' rights in the face of severe and fast-track copyright enforcement measures that are envisaged in some EU Member States.
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The rights of minorities in China and the use of death penalty

Tabled by Heidi Hautala, Barbara Lochbihler, Eva Lichtenberger, Helga Trüpel, Daniel Cohn-Benditon behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, having regard to its previous resolutions on China and, in particular, to the one of 3 December 2007 on the EU-China Summit and the EU/China hum...
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Political solution for piracy in Somalia

Tabled by Reinhard Buetikofer, Franziska Brantner and Raül Romeva on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group in the EP The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on Somalia and NAVFOR – having regard to Rule 122 of its Rules of Procedure, Whereas the instability of Somalia, which...
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¡Ni una muerta más!

Feminicide is the most brutal form of violence against women. The killing of women is an immense problem, especially (but not only) in Mexico and Central America. In view of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November, this is the right moment to take stock of the situation.
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Letter to Anna

The Greens/EFA Group will welcome Anna Politkovskaya's son and the film's director Eric Bergkraut to the screening of the documentary in the European Parliament. A debate will follow with the participation of Anna Politkovskaya's lawyer, the deputy editor in chief of Novaya Gazeta and NGO representatives, among others.
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EU must stop allowing exploitation of Western Sahara

The European Union must stop allowing the exploitation of Western Sahara's natural resources.That was the conclusion of a hearing held at the European Parliament in Brussels this week and hosted by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans. Fishing in Western Sahara's waters without the consent of the Saharaw...
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Political activism on the net

More than thirty digital journalists, bloggers and politicians from seven European countries will be on hand to present diverse ideas for political mobilisation via the internet. The seminar will look at different kinds of online political initiatives from across Europe, and will discuss the internet as a tool for transforming European so…