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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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Switch to green power!

Juste before the vote in the European Parliament on a resolution on climate change, and 2 days ahead of the Kyoto day, the Greens/EFA members held an action on "Stop climate change. Switch to Green Power".
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Climate change impacts

The European Environment Agency today unveiled the report 'Climate change and water adaptation issues'. It says that existing adaptive measures in Europe aren't sufficient and are often only directed at reducing vulnerability to current climate variability. Those measures are concentrated in flood defences but don't adress long-term clima…
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Conference documents

Short presentation of the speakers (PDF)Text of the speeches (PDF)Walter Mossmann: The love of three oranges: election law, separation of powers, freedom of press. An introduction. GermanJuri Prochasko: Freedom of speech – from noone's property to common property. Brief outline of the developments ...
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Situation in Darfur

Greens/EFA call on the United Nations immediately to set a date for deployment of a UN peacekeeping force in Darfur and on the UN Security Council to consider a global arms embargo on Sudan and other targeted sanctions against those responsible for massive abuses of human rights and other atrocities
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EU Energy Package

After its launch by the Commission, the "Energy Package" went to the Council for discussion and negotiations among the Member States. A briefing which highlights the Greens' position on this energy package, and a study on the energy market liberalisation, to be downloaded, gives you further details.
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Spring Council 2007 in relation to the Lisbon Strategy

Energy will again be high on the agenda of this year's Spring Summit, as it was last year. The major difference is that climate change is now a major priority in the context of energy policy. The Greens want to ensure that climate protection is central to the proposed energy package to be discussed.
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Plant fuels

Greens highlight threats to food security and the environment from a 'plant fuel' expansion. Converting scarce food resources into fuel creates food security problems, while the production of plant fuel is an energy-intensive process that raises environmental concerns.
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World energy outlook

The report produced by the European Renewable Energy Council (EREC) and Greenpeace International, provides a practical blueprint for how to cut global CO2 emissions by almost 50% within the next 43 years, whilst providing a secure and affordable energy supply and, critically, maintaining steady worldwide economic development.
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UN climate report

The UN Intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) is set to give its strongest warning yet that human activities are stoking global warming. The report is due to be launched on 2 February in Paris.
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Moratorium on death penalty

In the context of the recent reintroduction execution of Saddam Hussein and other important personalities of the former Iraq dictatorship, Greens/EFA reaffirm their longstanding position against the death penalty in all cases and under all circumstances ...