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A Green New Deal for Europe

In the face of the current crises, Europe needs a Green New Deal. This new report commissioned by the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament reveals that the EU is not making the most of the budget and financial instruments it has at its disposal.
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Greens/EFA letter to Barroso on bluefin tuna

Greens/EFA MEPs Isabella Lövin (Sweden) and Raül Romeva (Spain) have written to Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to request the Commission’s support for a proposal to list bluefin tuna on Appendix 1 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES).
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The role of GMOs in the new Member States

This report gives an overview on presence, use and authorisation of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) in the New Member States of the European Union. It critically appraises political developments and highlights the role of the organic farming sector as well as Citizen's movements.
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SNP welcomes European action on dementia

SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP has today (Wednesday) welcomed proposals from the European Commission to coordinate action across the EU aimed at tackling Alzheimer's disease, dementia and other degenerative neurological conditions.The EU initiative seeks to improve early diagnosis of dementia, coord...
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G8 summit

Leaders from the world's major economies are set to meet on the fringes of this week's G8 summit (8-10 July) to discuss ongoing efforts to reach a international agreement on climate change. In advance of the meeting, Greens/EFA Co-President Rebecca Harms commented: "There had been much expectat...
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Swedish EU Presidency

Greens have warned the incoming Swedish Presidency that there is no European Parliament majority in favour of an early vote on Barroso's proposed second manadate as Commission President. Greens/EFA Co-Presidents have also demanded greater ambition in the EU strategy leading up to climate talks in Copenhagen.
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Join the food revolution

Food is essential. We need it for our lives, health and well being.Good food is political. And as such we need a good food policy that includes the right of the poor to feed themselves; that reflects the sustainability and diversity of agriCultures and that shares responsibilities between farmers,...
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Pirate Party

Following negotiations, the Greens/EFA Group and the Swedish 'Pirate Party' have confirmed that elected Pirate Party MEP Christian Engström will join the Greens/EFA Group for the upcoming European Parliament legislature.
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EP Vice-President

The Greens/EFA Group today selectedIsabelle Durant as its candidate for a European Parliament Vice-President post. Ms. Durant is a newly elected Green MEP and Co-President of 'Ecolo', the francophone Belgian Green party. She was previously Belgian deputy prime minister and transport minister.&...
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Animal cloning

EU agriculture ministers, meeting in Luxembourg, have today agreed to include meat and food products sourced from cloned animals in the proposed 'Novel Foods Regulation', which is a potential stepping stone towards legislation to authorise such products. UK Green MEP Caroline Lucas commented: "...