Youth in Crisis

Forgotten Generation?

A lost generation, a forgotten generation. MEPs sent mixed messages today to young people across Europe suffering from the effects of the crisis. We have ended up allocating too little money for too many years while imposing policies that only make matters worse. Saying “Try harder; here is a litt...

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European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

The European Parliament's fisheries committee looks ahead to... 2004

The European Parliament's fisheries committee today adopted a report on the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). This is the most important vote in the framework of the Common Fisheries Policy reform, following the adoption in May of the basic Regulation. Commenting after the vote, Greens/EF...

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Cohesion fund

The European Parliament should push for more ambitious and greener measures for 2014-2020

The European Parliament's regional development committee today voted on the Cohesion Fund for 2014–2020. This vote was on the proposals agreed between the EU Council and the European Parliament on the regulations for the different funds under EU Cohesion Policy for 2014-2020. Commenting on the vo...


Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 1-5 July 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include export credit agencies, EU budget 2014-2020, Hungary, reforming the EU's anti-fraud body, reforming the structure of the banking sector, regulating investment funds (UCITS), implementing the Financial Transaction Tax, emissions Trading System, US and UK government surveillance of EU citizens, election of the EU Ombudsman, access to care for vulnerable groups, arms exports, the crisis in Syria, closure of Greek public television ERT


Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020

Greens vote against incoherent and backward-looking compromise

The European Parliament today adopted the Council's proposal for the EU budget for 2014-2020 (Multiannual Financial Framework or 'MFF'). The MEPs agreed by a large majority to support a political resolution which binds the European Parliament to the compromise on the MFF that was agreed last week. T...

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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


Video from the press conference Strasbourg - Tuesday 2 July 2013

The Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group

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Multiannual Financial Framework agreement

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

on the Review of the Irish Presidency, including the MFF agreement tabled by Rebecca Harms, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Helga Trüpel, Isabelle Durant, François Alfonsi on behalf of the Verts/ALE Group The European Parliament, - having regard to Articles 295, 310, 311, 312 and 323 of the Treaty on the F...

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The flawed EU budget plan (2014-20) and the Greens/EFA alternative

6 reasons to oppose the deal and 7 demands for a better budget

The Greens/EFA group is opposed to the final deal on the EU Multiannual Financial Framework, as it fails to deliver on any of the red lines identified by the European Parliament prior to the negotiations.

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Greens/EFA position paper on the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020

Why we voted against the MFF and what a Greens/EFA EU Budget would look like. After months of negotiations the European Parliament has agreed to the European Council’s demand to slash the new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF). The general lines for the European Union’s annual budgets from 2...


EU summit

A summit full of empty promises and words

Commenting on the result of the European Summit Dany Cohn-Bendit, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament said: "Once again, petty narrow national interests dominated this summit. That the UK will get an even higher rebate is unacceptable. This ongoing bargaining betwee...

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Multiannual Financial Framework

A bad deal and a breach of trust

The Irish Presidency of the EU Council, the European parliament and the European Commission today agreed on a compromise on the Multiannual Financial Framework for 2014-2020. The Greens/EFA group are critical of the fact that the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, accepted the weak...

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Horizon 2020

Timid agreement on the future of European research policy

After six months of laborious negotiations, the European parliament and Council today reached agreement on Horizon 2020, the EU's Framework programme for research and innovation for the period 2014-2020. While the package deal has some good elements and allows for the preparation of the 2014 calls, ...

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