EU Institutions

Banking resolution

Deal makes resolution mechanism simpler, more European and efficient but intergovernmental approach casts long shadow

An agreement was reached this morning between the European Parliament and Council on new EU rules on bank resolution and the creation of single mechanism for banking resolution. European Parliament negotiators have secured major improvements to the single resolution mechanism that was on the table f...

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Martin Schulz's Twittergate

Stop the Twitter heist

The Greens/EFA group has previously highlighted its concerns about Martin Schulz continuing to remain in office as European Parliament president, whilst concurrently campaigning as the European Socialist candidate for EU Commission president. The first signs of these concerns playing out came last w...



EP highlights concerns with rule of law but underlines support for accession process

The European Parliament today adopted its 2013 progress report on Turkey. Commenting after the vote, Hélène Flautre, co-chair of the EU-Turkey joint parliamentary committee, said: "While acknowledging the need to restart the negotiation process, the European Parliament has today issued a stro...

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European Parliament presidency

Martin Schulz urged to relinquish EP presidency in context of Commission presidency campaign

Following the confirmation that Martin Schulz has been nominated by the Party of European Socialists as its candidate for president of the European Commission, the Greens have called on Martin Schulz to relinquish his position as president of the European Parliament to avoid any potential conflict of interest.

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e-fa: News Round Up

News Bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

February 2014 Round-Up The European Free Alliance (EFA) draws together political parties fighting for democracy and self-determination for the stateless nations and regions of Europe. European Free Alliance MEPs sit in a European parliamentary group with the Greens, making up the fourth largest grou...


Situation in Ukraine

Rebecca Harms

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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 24-27 February 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include Troika's flawed role under scrutiny, testimony from Edward Snowden to MEPs, tackling cars' climate impact, EU economic governance, aid for the most deprived, railway safety, privacy concerns with eCall vehicle tracking, EU-Switzerland relations, youth unemployment and the youth guarantee, tobacco and public health, EU judicial cooperation and basic rights, Indonesian rainforests and climate change, Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role, extreme weather and climate change

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Your Guide to EU Funding

More EU money than ever before is earmarked for sustainable projects and the implementation of these projects requires close involvement of civil society including on local and regional level. This Guide to EU Funding shall help accessing EU funds. Accessing those Funds has often been problematic because of complex procedures and rules, so the knowledge from European level shall be easily made available to local and regional level actors, in particular Green local and regional councillors, stakeholders and partners.

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