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Kivu (Democratic Republic of Congo)

The Greens/EFA Group expresses its deep concern at the recent fighting which causes an immense suffering of civilian population including rape, indiscriminate killings, looting and illicit mining activities; Calls upon all parties to uphold their commitments to protect the civilian population and respect for human rights as outlined in th…
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Burma

The Greens/EFA Group strongly appeals to the military government of Burma to immediately release all political prisoners and to put an end to the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi; It denounces the arbitrary charges behind the arrests of many dissidents and the harsh conditions of detention of political prisoners including widespread use of t…
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European Council

All the current crises are linked: social, financial and environmental. Greens copresident Daniel Cohn-Bendit has called for a New Green Deal to tackle the situation and transparency of financial transfers to tax havens.
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European Council of 15-16 October 2008 - Economic and financial situation

The Greens/EFA group takes the view that we need a 'New Deal' to relaunch the real economy and that enhancing the transparency of non-regulated markets is one of the key problems to address if new systemic financial crises are to be avoided.
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EU emissions

The EU15 (the 15 'old' EU member states) is making progress towards its greenhouse gas emissions reduction commitment under the Kyoto Protocol. However, a new report from the European Environment Agency shows significant use of external offsets will be necessary to ultimately meet the overall target.
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Food security and GMOs

Regarding the world food crisis GMOs will create more problems than offering solutionsAgainst the background of the worldwide food crisis, the speakers agreed that GMOs with their claim of being "inventions" for a new "green" revolution and able to solve hunger rather constitute a major threat to ag...
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State of affairs: EU Commission Energy/Climate package

The second session focused on the EU's climate and energy package of legislation. Coming just three days after key votes in the European Parliament on three of the main legislative proposals, it provided a good opportunity to discuss the state of affairs with the French presidency, which was represe...
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EU policy: human rights or economic cynicism ?

Daniel Cohn-Bendit, co-president of the Greens Group in the European Parliament, opened the debate describing Europe as at the crossroads of crises and the right political space to address them. How, with Russia and China particularly in mind, can the French EU presidency help to reconcile human rig...
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International climate talks

Danish climate minister Connie Hedegaard outlined the state of play in the international climate negotiations to the EP Climate Change committee. Despite slow progress, she gave an upbeat assessment but stressed the importance of a timely EU agreement on a strong Climate Package.
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Situation in Belarus

The Greens stress that serious concerns remain with regard to fundamental rights of freedom of assembly and expression, and access by voters to a plurality of views; Point out that, while the EU has welcomed the recent release of several democratic opposition activists and nurtured hopes for an improvement in organisation of arrangements …