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Outcome of the EU-Russia Summit held in The Hague on 25 November 2004

The Greens/EFA Group regrets that the Common Space of Freedom, Security and Justice does not include a strong human rights dimension that goes beyond the fight against terrorism, illegal immigration and organised crime. It reiterates its conviction that there is no military solution to the conflict in Chechnya.
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Situation in Cuba

The Greens call for a new policy on Cuba to be put in place that resembles those towards other countries of the world and maintains the EU's objectives: respect for human rights, political pluralism and the application of democracy. They call for dialogue and cooperation to become the rule and to play a fundamental part in improving the h…
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Le Groupe des Verts/ALE estime fermement que la lutte contre le terrorisme ne peut être menée aux dépends de valeurs établies et partagées comme le respect des droits de l'homme et l'Etat de droit et demande à l'administration US de permettre une enquête impartiale et indépendante sur les allégations de torture et de mauvais traitements.…
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Human Rights violations in Iran

The Greens/EFA are outraged by the recent condemnation of the 13-year-old child Zhila Izadi to death by stoning after being found pregnant from her 15 year-old brother and calls on the Iranian authorities to immediately halt all attempts of stoning and to prevent any further application of the death penalty to minors.
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Situation in Belarus

The Greens/EFA Group strongly condemns the Belarus regime's indiscriminate attacks on the media, journalists, members of the opposition, human rights activists and any person who attempts freely to voice criticism of the President and the regime and calls authorities to guarantee that the parliamentary elections of 17 October 2004 will be…
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First fact-finding mission to Spain

Report from the first mission of the European Parliament to Spain to investigate abuses on urbanistic laws.
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Kyoto Protocol and Climate change

The consequences of climate change are foreseeable. Temperatures will rise by between one and six degrees. Sea levels will rise. The supply of fresh water will shrink. What can we do? Here you find a short summary of the problems we are facing and a list of Green proposals to stop climate change.
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Position on Software Patents

Software patents are much more than a technical issue. It is an issue of culture and knowledge. Software patents would open the door to patenting knowledge for the first time in the EU. This would be a dangerous precedent. We support the protection of software by means of the copyright.
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Five Green proposals for a European energy policy

What we want is clear: 30 per cent fewer greenhouse gases by 2020. But how do we get there? Step number one: We introduce a kerosene tax in the EU by 2006 and promote it worldwide. Step number two: We install 10 million solar roofs. Are you interested? Then get to know the details!
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Green light for the European Constitution

It is true, the Constitution still has many shortcomings. But what are the alternatives? In her plenary speech Monica Frassoni makes clear that a rejection won't lead to a better constitution. Yet, the present text is at least a first major step towards a stronger European democracy.