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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: "...
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EU Commission Presidency

The Greens/EFA Group has launched a campaign against Jose Manuel Barroso winning a second mandate as EU Commission President. Co-President Daniel Cohn-Bendit has stated that the EU Parliament should oppose any move to formally nominate Barroso before the summer.
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Soft mobility

The Greens/EFA soft mobility paper, commissioned by Michael Cramer MEP, outlines practical measures aimed at reducing oil consumption, as a result cutting transport-induced climatic pollution.
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International Renewable Energy Agency

EU energy ministers will meet in Luxembourg tomorrow, 12 June, where they will discuss the location and mandate of the recently established International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). (1) Amid reports that France and the UK have been persuaded to back Abu Dhabi's bid to host the agency (rath...
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New Entrants Reserve'

The EU Commission is proposing to allocate the equivalent of billions of Euros to coal power plants through 'New Entrants Reserve' permits under the post-2012 emissions trading scheme. This would be at the expense of renewable energy technologies, which are also supposed to be eligible.