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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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Human rights situation in Tunisia

Violations of human rights are commonplace in Tunisia. On the initiative of the Greens/EFA group, the European Parliament put the issue on the plenary agenda with a resolution adopted on 15 June.
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Human rights situation in Tunisia

The European Parliament,– having regard to its earlier resolutions on the human rights situation in Tunisia, in particular those adopted on 29 September 2005 and 15 December 2005,– having regard to the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement between the European Union and Tunisia which entered ...
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EU-Russia relations

The Greens/EFA Group Expresses its deep concern at the lower environmental and public consultation standards in Russia; and its concern at the further deterioration of democracy in Russia over the last few years, in particular on account of the increased political control of the judiciary as well as of the economy.
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Bioenergy

The Energy Council met on 8-9 June to discuss and publish the Council's Conclusion on the EU's "Biomass Action Plan". Ahead of this meeting the European Parliament organized a public hearing on biomass and NGOs held a conference on sustainable biofuels.
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Climate change affects million living in deserts

According to a new report by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) the world's deserts are facing dramatic changes as a result of climate change and human exploitation like high water demands, tourism or salt contamination of irrigated soils.
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UN Convention on Climate Change

The UN convention on climate change (UNFCC) talks in Bonn, Germany, ended last Friday, 26 May. The Kyoto protocol signatories agreed on a work plan in order to set post-2012 emission targets.
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Television without Frontiers Directive

The "Television without Frontiers" Directive rests on two basic principles: the free movement of European television programmes within the internal market and the so called "broadcasting quotas" which commit the TV stations to reserve half of their broadcasting time for European works.
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Climate Change and aviation

The European Parliament Environment Committee adopted a report on climate change and aviation which sends a strong signal to the airline industry. The airlines have to take responsibility for their damaging emissions!
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Global warming

A new study released yesterday shows that global climate change can set-off positive feedback loops in nature which amplify warming and cooling trends. Therefore temperatures may increase much more than current climate models are predicting it.
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Guantanamo

Greens/EFA reiterate the call for the immediate closure of the Guantánamo Bay detention centre; demand that the detainees be released or that those suspected of having committed internationally recognizable criminal offences be prosecuted in proceedings that meet international standards of fairness