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President of the Commission

Plenary speech by Philippe Lamberts


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TTIP

Plenary speech by Jill Evans


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Strasbourg Flash

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 14-17 July 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary include the vote on the EU Commission presidency as well as the debates on TTIP EU-US negotiations- EU, Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role, EU maternity leave rules and youth unemployment in Europe. Another EU priority for the Greens is the Special European Council and the repartition of EU top jobs


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EC Presidency

09.07.2014

Hearing of Mr Juncker at the Greens/EFA Group meeting

The Greens/EFA group will give Mr Juncker the opportunity for a hearing and will base their decision on if and how his priorities match with the Group's vision for the European Commission over the coming 5 years


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Terricabras questions Juncker on self-determination

Press release from the EFA Group in the European Parliament

Catalan MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras, President of the EFA Group in the European Parliament, has asked the European Commission President designate, Jean-Claude Juncker for his views on the forthcoming independence votes in Catalonia and Scotland. Mr Terricabras noted these two nations would decide th...


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Breaking out from the old pattern

A Green vision for the new EU Commission

  This time it’s different. The traditional “Europe at a crossroad” has morphed into a cliff-hanger situation. For the European Union, the next five years have become a matter of make-or-break choices. Shaken by the violent crisis of the past years, European public opini...


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European Parliament committees

Green MEP Michael Cramer elected chair of EP transport committee


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25 actions the next President of the EU Commission should commit to

  1. Strengthening democracy, changing political practice   1.1 Claim back the Commission’s autonomy from the influence of the European Council. This starts with the process leading to the election of the next POTEC and his programme. In addition, the EP’s role in init...


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Greens/EFA Roundup

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 1-3 July 2014

Table of contents New Greens/EFA group meets in StrasbourgUlrike Lunacek elected European Parliament Vice-PresidentVoices from UkrainePlenary speeches by our Co-Presidents Outside the Plenary Open hearing for European Commission President nomineeEU waste and resource policyCommission agrees with ...


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EP committee chairs

Coup against chair distribution system would be a blow to democratic process in EP

The European Parliament's committees will elect their chairpersons and vice-chairpersons next Monday. The long-established practice in the European Parliament has been to ensure a fair distribution of these posts, based on the relative sizes of the EP's different political groups, using the D'Hondt ...


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Programme of activities of the Italian Presidency

Plenary speech by Philippe Lamberts


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European Parliament presidency

Martin Schulz must defend EP's role in EU democracy and rebuild public trust

Commenting on the election of Martin Schulz as president of the European Parliament for the first half of the legislative term, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated: “The Greens/EFA group congratulates Martin Schulz on his re-election as European Parliament president...


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