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Gaza conflict

Richard Goldstone, head of the UN fact-finding mission on the Gaza conflict, presents his report to the UN Human Rights Council today. The report sets out clear evidence that both Israel and Hamas committed violations of international human rights and humanitarian law and that neither side has taken...
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Outcome of the G20 Summit in Pittsburgh (24-25 September 2009)

The Greens/EFA consider that an effective multilateral response to the crisis requires a systemic multidimensional regulatory reform. They deplore that the G20 did not come up with any measure to deter financial speculation, by proposing e.g. a financial transaction tax. They also regret the lack of progress towards agreement for the shar…
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Telecoms package

Greens/EFA MEPs Christian Engström and Philippe Lamberts comment on the upcoming final stage 'conciliation' of telecoms legislation, ahead of the first meeting of the European Parliament delegation to this process.
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This week in the EP committees

Human rights will be one of several high points on the agenda as the European Parliament's committees meet from 28 September to 2 October. Nominations will be presented for the EP's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought and a public hearing will put a spotlight on the situation in Russia. Other points of interest include a vote on road tr…
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SNP success on 'EID Relief Fund' and farm prices EU budget boost

SNP MEP Alyn Smith has today (Wednesday) hailed a vote in the Parliament's Agriculture Committee on the EU budget, which saw his amendment to create a €125,000,000 "EID Relief" fund for farmers coping with the costs of implementing EID backed by the Committee. A further Smith amendment to...
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G20

It's now or never for the leaders of the world's biggest economies to make the changes that will support their claims to have learnt the lessons of the financial and economic crises. The Greens are also calling for industrialised countries to commit to climate adaptation and mitigation in developing countries.
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European financial market supervision

The Commission's weak proposals are good news only for the sceptical Member States and for the financial industry lobbies who are behind them. The Greens will continue to call for a single, powerful EU-level financial supervisor to deliver the watertight regulation that is needed.
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Lithuania - homophobia

Today the European Parliament adopted a resolution criticising legislation in Lithuania that – from March 2010 – would ban the discussion of homosexuality in schools and any reference to homosexuality in public information that can be viewed by children.
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e-fa: Strasbourg Round-Up

This week in Strasbourg: 14 - 17 SeptemberThe European Parliament has been meeting in Strasbourg this week. Issues on the agenda have included the re-appointment of José Manuel Barroso as EU Commission President, milk prices and the problems facing the agricultural sector, the future of car manufac...
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E-fa Strasbourg Round-Up September 2009

This week in Strasbourg: 14 - 17 SeptemberThe European Parliament has been meeting in Strasbourg this week. Issues on the agenda have included the re-appointment of José Manuel Barroso as EU Commission President, milk prices and the problems facing the agricultural sector, the future of car manufac...