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Nuclear safety

Commenting on today's Environment Council decision on the EU legislative nuclear safety proposal, Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA-Group, said: "EU governments are washing their hands of real responsibility for nuclear safety. This empty shell of a Directive is a gift to Nicol...
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European Free Alliance Group

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans has become First Vice President of the Green/European Free Alliance Group (EFA) in the European Parliament. Ms Evans was elected as President of EFA which has formed a joint group with the Greens since 1999 and automatically becomes the First Vice President of th...
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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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Iran: Shirin Ebadi addresses Greens/EFA Group

Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi today addressed members of the new Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament, underlining the right of the Iranian people to protest peacefully.
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Agriculture MEP heads to Highland show - nominated in Scottish Farmer Awards

SNP MEP Alyn Smith will be meeting with stakeholders from across the agriculture sector as well as enjoying the craic when he visits the Highland Show in Ingliston this week. Smith will be there formally on Thursday and Friday to meet with stakeholders, and have a more relaxed day on Saturday.Mr Smi...
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Greens/EFA 'Bureau'

The Greens/EFA Group today elected Daniel Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms were elected as Co-Presidents, together with seven Vice-Presidents.
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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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Peru

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...