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Position papers include all papers formally adopted by our Group and thus representing our official position on major issues. Policy papers gather all briefings, brochures, statements from working groups or other Group bodies which have not been submitted to a vote but reflect a more technical position on specific topics. Studies are reports commissioned to experts and are accompanied most of the time with our political recommendations. For information and transparency purposes, we also publish here all Group letters sent to the other institutions or representatives

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Situation of Burmese refugees in Thailand

The Greens/EFA Group calls for an impartial inquiry into the incident, where, according to reports, the Thai navy intercepted 992 Rohinga and Bangladeshi boat-people bound their hands, removed the boats' engines and towed the refugees into the high sea, where they were abandoned to die. They call for the prosecution of those responsible.
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"Tem Verde no Forum"

Greens take part in the World Social Forum and keep you updated on a daily basis of what is going on in the Amazonian city of Belem
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Kosovo and the role of the EU

Expects EULEX to function in accordance with its EU mandate with a view to promoting the stable development of Kosovo and guaranteeing the rule of law for all communities; Reiterates the importance of a strong civil society which would strengthen the democratic principles underpinning governance in Kosovo; Advises the Kosovo authorities t…
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Guantánamo

The Greens/EFA point out that the fight against international terrorism, which poses a threat to the basic and fundamental human rights that our societies enjoy, is one of the priorities of the EU and the US; invites the US authorities to recognise the human rights and fundamental freedoms of the Guantánamo prisoners; Believes that the EU…
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Press Freedom in Kenya

The Greens/EFA Group considers that freedom of expression is a fundamental human right as stated in Article 19 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights and that access to information representing a plurality of opinions is fundamental to empower citizens; It calls on the Kenyan Government to guarantee freedom of expression, including a truly…
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Guinea

The Greens/EFA Group condemns the coup d'état in Guinea following the death of Lansana Conté; Calls for an inter-Guinean national dialogue with the participation of all political parties to agree on a calendar for legislative and presidential elections; Calls on the junta to respect the right to freedom of opinion, expression and associat…
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Iran

The Greens/EFA express their grave concerns over the persecution of human rights defenders in Iran and call on authorities to allow human rights associations to function unhampered; Insist that all harassment of members of CHRD, above all Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi and her daughter, as well as Abdolfattah Soltani should stop; Appea…
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Conflict in the Gaza Strip

The Greens/EFA Group reiterates its view that there cannot be a military solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict; firmly condemns the massive and disproportionate offensives by the Israeli air and ground forces in a densely populated area and condemns at the same time the shelling of rockets by Hamas on Israeli civilians.
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EU strategy towards Belarus

The Greens/EFA point out that, if relations between the EU and Belarus are to be fully normalised, it is essential that Belarus remains a country which has no political prisoners, respects freedom of expression, association and assembly and improves the conditions under which non-governmental organisations can work; Call for the abolition…
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Proclaiming 11 July the European Commemorative Day for the victims of the Srebrenica genocide on 11 July 1995

The Greens/EFA Group takes the view that the massacre that took place in 1995 in Srebrenica is a constantly open wound in the history of Europe that should be duly remembered in order to prevent any recurrence; Underlines the importance of securing peace and stability in the western Balkans and the need for a genuine reconciliation proces…