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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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Plenary FLASH - September II 2008

New legislation needed to regulate the financial sectorRasmussen report (Monday)Hedge funds and private equity investments lack transparency and are geared towards making short-term gains. These characteristics and the tendency of hedge funds to explore market imperfections create systematic risk i...
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Albino killings in Tanzania

The Greens/EFA Group strongly condemns the killings of the albinos in Tanzania and calls on the Commission to actively support the Albino Association of Tanzania and their call on academics, religious leaders and human rights activists to make members of the public aware that the killing of albinos is socially and morally unjustified.
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Death penalty in Iran

The Greens/EFA Group is profoundly saddened over the recent execution of several juvenile offenders in Iran, making Iran the only country in the world where this grave violation of international standards of law is still practiced; Strongly condemns the persecution and imprisonment of Iranian citizens in Iran who engage in the defence of …
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Situation in Georgia

The Greens/EFA take the view that there can be no military solution to the conflicts in the Caucasus and criticise strongly, in that connection, the attack by Georgian forces on the Tskhinvali region and strongly condemns the disproportinate Russian military response. They also reaffirm their support for the independence and the territori…
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Situation of Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails

The Greens/EFA call for the release of a substantial number of Palestinian prisoners and in particular the immediate release of the imprisoned Members of the Palestinian Legislative Council, including Marwan Barghouti; Express their strong belief that the upgrading of EU-Israel relations should be consistent with and linked to Israel's co…
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Mass Graves in Indian-Administered Kashmir

The Greens/EFA strongly condemn the unlawful killings, enforced disappearances, torture, rape and other human rights abuses; They express their concern for the safety of Pervez Imroz and other human rights activists who are investigating the unmarked graves and other allegations of human rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir and call on Indi…
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Death Penalty: notably the case of Troy Davis

The Greens/EFA Group reiterates its longstanding position against the death penalty in all cases and under all circumstances; insists on the fact that, in the case of Troy Davis, the evidence presented is not clear and compelling and leaves room for reasonable doubt; urges therefore the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles to commut…
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Situation in China after the earthquake and before the Olympic Games

The Greens/EFA expresses its deep concern at the situation in Tibet and at the human rights situation in China in general; takes the view that the ongoing persistent violations constitute a blatant breach of the undertakings given by China when the country was awarded the Olympic Games; calls on the Chinese authorities immediately to put …
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Situation of Palestinian prisoners

The Greens/EFA Group calls on Israel to bring its legislation into line with international standards of juvenile justice and thus to reform the military legal system applied to Palestinian children, and in particular to immediately release all detained minors from jail; Expresses its deep concern at the situation of Palestinian women pris…
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Execution of child offenders in Iran

The Greens/EFA Group is shocked by the execution of the adolescent Mohammed Hassanzadeh at the age of 16. The Group reiterates its strong condemnation of the death penalty in general; calls for an immediate moratorium on executions in Iran and is appalled that Iran continues to have the highest number of executions of child offenders in t…