The overarching goal of a Green trade policy is to ensure that trade achieves the maximum human well-being for the minimum use of energy and resources. This entails the redesign of the global trade system so that it does not undermine the regeneration of ecosystems, while ensuring the possibility of high-quality employment and environmental protection at home and abroad. Such systematic change must be firmly based on a foundation that respects the dignity and rights of all people, including with a clear gender perspective, and is not at the expense of other species with which we share the planet.

Our vision for trade policy

Read our paper 'Green trade for all'

Trade policy requires a rapid and radical rethink. Globalisation currently demands twice the resources that the planet can provide. We need a systematic transformation to ensure maximum human well-being with the minimum use of resources. Read our ideas and steps we can take right now, in our 'Green Trade for All' paper.

The Greens/EFA briefing


Recorded press conference 7 July 2015 9:00-9:20

Recorded press conference - MEP Yannick Jadot present the key issues of the plenary session and of the European agenda for the Greens/EFA group

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EU-US TTIP negotiations

Socialist MEPs support ISDS under pressure from EP President Martin Schulz

With debate still raging in the European Parliament on the proposals for an EU-US trade partnership and private arbitration courts (Investor-state dispute settlement/ISDS), the President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz has pressured German and Spanish MEPs from the centre-left Socialists &a...

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TTIP and beyond


Trade in global and local politics

Register now for a Greens/EFA event - TTIP and beyond- trade in global and local politics - on 1 July 2015 from 9h00 to 12h30.


Recorded press conference


Data protection

Recorded press conference of 24 June 2015 with Jan Albrecht (Greens/EFA), author of the Report on Data protection.


Greens/EFA Round up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 8-11 June 2015

Greens/EFA priorities for the Brussels plenary included TTIP vote and debate; the situation in Hungary; EU-Russia relations; Azerbaijan, human rights and the Baku Games; Turkey's shifting relations with the EU; FIFA corruption case; an EU strategy on equality between women and men post 2015; investigative journalism fund...


EU-US TTIP negotiations

Grand coalition running scared as TTIP debate also postponed

A narrow majority of the European Parliament (1) this morning voted to postpone a debate on the EU-US TTIP trade and investment negotiations*, following an initiative by centre-right political groups. The vote to postpone the debate followed a unilateral decision yesterday evening by the EP presiden...

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Political meddling prevents EU debate on TTIP

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

A narrow majority of the European Parliament (1) this morning voted to postpone a debate on the EU-US TTIP trade negotiations*, following an initiative by centre-right political groups. The decision followed an announcement last night by the European Parliament president that he was postponing today...


EU-US TTIP talks vote in European Parliament


Press conference

Ahead of the crunch vote in the European Parliament on its resolution on the TTIP EU-US negotiations, the Greens/EFA MEPs will look at the key issues and assess the prospects for the vote. For those not travelling to Strasbourg but following on the livestream, you can submit questions in advance by responding to this email. Please find attached a short briefing highlighting some of the Greens' headline concerns with TTIP.

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EFA MEPs say No to TTIP

MEPs from the European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament are saying 'no' to TTIP in Strasbourg this week. TTIP is the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, a bilateral free trade agreement currently being negotiated in secret between the European Union and the...