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Strasbourg decision criticised

Press release from SNP MEP Ian Hudghton

SNP MEP and Party President Ian Hudghton has criticised today's European Court of Justice advice, which threatens to reverse MEPs attempts to curtail the European Parliament's monthly treks to Strasbourg. Every month the European Parliament moves from Brussels to Strasbourg for just three days at hu...


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Brussels agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 3-7 September 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include committee debates on the Euro crisis and on human rights as well as Greens/EFA conferences on GMOs, steel industry and biodiversity


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Cyprus EU Presidency

29.08.2012

A delegation of the Greens/EFA Group goes to Cyprus

The Greens in the European Parliament organise a three-day delegation in Nicosia in order to meet and debate with Cypriot officials, political groups, representatives of the NGOs and the civil society.


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Romanian impeachment referendum

End the political circus and respect European democratic values

Commenting on the outcome of the referendum in Romania on the impeachment of President Basescu, which failed due to a below-threshold turnout, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Dany Cohn-Bendit said: "After the outcome of this farcical referendum, it is time to draw a line under the po...


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Human rights

Creation of new EU human rights post and nomination of Lambrinidis welcomed

Commenting on the nomination of former EP vice-president and Greek foreign minister Stavros Lambrinidis to the newly created position of EU Special Representative for Human Rights (1), Greens/EFA co-president Dany Cohn-Bendit said: “The creation of this new post is an important signal of the prior...


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Romania

Commission underlines democratic concerns; serious sanctions must follow if no back-down

The European Commission today adopted reports assessing the progress of reforms in the EU's newest member states Bulgaria and Romania. In its assessment on Romania, the Commission underlined concerns previously raised about recent decisions taken by the government, which are viewed as a threat to th...


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e-fa: News Round-Up:

news bulletin from the European Free Alliance Group in the European Parliament

July 2012 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 group in...


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Romania

Commission must not gloss over democratic problems in Romania

Concerns about a democratic roll-back in Romania have been echoed by the Greens, following the recent use of emergency decrees by prime minister Victor Ponta to alter democratic institutions. The group is calling on the European Commission to fully assess the situation and, notably, to take account ...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 2-6 July 2012

Greens/EFA priorities for the plenary week included promoting rail through better EU rules, animal welfare and EU action, sealing ACTA's fate, the subversion of Schengen, the Syrian crisis and the EU response, illegal fishing and international flagging rules,...


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Climate campaign newsletter

Issue 56 - July 2012

GREEN EYE ON THE EU'S CLIMATE EFFORT - RIO+20: We could do so much better! - EED mixed response to the compromise agreement - Poland determined to remain a dinosaur rather than become an energy hero - German closer to carbon capture law - Climate: A long list of tasks & expectations for the new Cyprus Presidency ROUND-UP - CLIMATE NEWS FROM AROUND THE WORLD - Oil rush in the Arctic threatens climate action - California sea level will certainly rise at higher rate - Colombia willing to reduce GHG emissions through better forest protection - Australia puts a price on carbon


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EU summit

Isabelle Durant


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