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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 President

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Co-president of the Greens/EFA Group, has spoken out against the possibility of a European Parliament vote on Barroso's appointment in July. He calls for a debate on the President's agenda, to allow a vote in October.
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EU summit

EU leaders at a Brussels summit are again failing to make substantial steps forward in the lead-up to international climate change talks in Copenhagen at the end of the year. Greens/EFA Vice-President Rebecca Harms commented:"Another EU summit with climate on the agenda, another outcome of stagnatio...
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On 5 June, Peruvian authorities embarked on a bloody crackdown on indigenous protests regarding exploitative legislative changes in the wake of a US-Peru trade agreement. Having refrained from commenting on the violence, the EU Commission is now negotiating a neoliberal 'Multiparty Commercial Agree...
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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.
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List of elected MEPs

Newly elected Members will take office on 14 July 2009.AT - Die Grünen (2)Ulrike LunacekEva LichtenbergerBE - Groen! (1)Bart StaesBE - Ecolo (2)Isabelle DurantPhilippe LambertsBE - N-VA (1)Frieda Brepoels (*)DE - Bündnis 90/Die Grünen (14)Rebecca HarmsReinhard BütikoferHeide RühleSven GiegoldBa...
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EU elections

Greens have achieved record results in several European countries and the Greens/EFA Group is set to be the only current political grouping in the European Parliament to increase its numbers after this election. Co-President Daniel Cohn-Bendit has called for a parliamentary coalition against Barroso's re-election.