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@Erich Westendarp
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Major changes needed if CAP is to be made fit for purpose

CAP "fitness check" shows policy not fit for purpose.
Hand holding grain © Bart Sadowski
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CAP for the future

The Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) must undergo a fundamental reform to make it fit for today's challenges and to respond to society's demands to do no harm. The Greens/EFA have prepared a policy paper to present their main political demands for the next CAP reform
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Framework for an inquiry committee on the renewal of the approval of Glyphosate

26 October - At the Conference of Presidents of the European Parliament, the Greens/EFA group proposed the establishment of an inquiry committee on glyphosate. The purpose of the committee would be to investigate the handling of the decision-making process for the proposed renewal of glyphosate's licence.
Tax avoidance
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The Troubled Waters of VEOLIA’s Tax Management

A report on French multinational Veolia shows that its ‘’efficient’’ tax management has made it possible that an increasingly smaller part of profits made by VEOLIA in France is actually taxed.
Donald24 (CC0 1.0)
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Data Retention under the Proposal for an EU Entry/Exit System (EES)

This legal opinion concerns the question whether and how the recent Opinion 1/15 of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on the Draft EU/Canada PNR Agreement impacts the Proposal for a Regulation on an Entry/Exit System. For that purpose, it analyses in detail the main findings in Opinion 1/15 and related earlier case law on …
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Alternatives to herbicide in weed management

The present report aims to emphasise that we already have all the tools necessary to gradually start building a pesticide-free agricultural model and to confirm that weed control is possible using other means than harmful herbicides.
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European Parliament demands protection for whistleblowers across Europe

The European Parliament will call on the Commission to propose legislation to protect whistleblowers across Europe, no matter how they came across the information or which channel of reporting they use to sound the alarm, according to a report adopted today by the Legal Affairs Committee.
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European Commission should promote dialogue

The Greens/EFA group co-presidents have written to European Commission Vice-President Timmermans, calling on the Commission to seek dialogue between Spanish and Catalan authorities.
@jacob-valerio
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Legal note on establishing an instrument contributing to stability and peace

There is no doubt about the interplay of development and security, or the importance of capacity building and cooperation with the security sector actors, in particular in fragile and conflict-affected third countries. However, the choice of legal basis must be based on Treaty provisions and the true centre of gravity of proposed actions,…
@vince-lee
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Letter to the European Patent Office

Today and tomorrow (27.-28.07.17), the European Patent office will discuss the patenting of "natural" seeds. Two resolutions of the European parliament, an opinion by the Council and a legal notice by the Commission all asked the EPO to stop this practice which is not allowed by the European regulation. Since 2014, EPO has been letting…