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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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Green economy

EU Commission points way forward but leaves plenty of gaps to be filled

The European Commission today presented a package on the green economy and green job creation in Europe. The Greens welcomed the Commission’s recognition of the need and the job potential of sustainably transforming our economy but regretted the lack of concrete proposals in the plan. Commenting o...


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EU waste and resource policy

Zero waste plan for EU shows good intentions but more ambitious measures needed

The European Commission today adopted  a 'zero waste' programme, combined with a proposal to revise EU rules on waste. Commenting on the proposals, Green environment spokesperson Benedek Jávor said: "While the ostensible goal of the Commission to move towards zero waste is very welcome, i...


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Renewable energy

EU court ruling backs EU rules and ensures national support schemes valid

The European Court of Justice today ruled to uphold the provisions of EU legislation on renewable energy, notably on the prerogative of national renewable energy support schemes. Commenting on the decision in the Aland case, Green energy spokesperson Claude Turmes stated: "We welcome today's de...


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Maternity leave

Commission must not abandon mothers and fathers by shelving key law proposal

The European Commission yesterday indicated it would be withdrawing proposals to revise EU rules on maternity leave. The Greens hit out at this decision, which was part of a wider package of laws to be withdrawn, and called on the Commission to reverse the proposal. Commenting on this, Greens/EFA c...


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Mining tragedy in Turkey

Rebecca Harms and Hélène Flautre express their deep shock

Following the accident at the Soma mine in Turkey, Rebecca Harms, Co-President of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament, and Hélène Flautre MEP, Greens/EFA Chair of the European Parliament Delegation to the EU-Turkey Joint Parliamentary Committee, said:   “It is with great sadn...


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What drives Greens to change Europe

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Visit our website and see the difference that Greens are making in the European Parliament for a fair and sustainable future


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Green Quiz

Take up the challenge !

Will you be able to answer key questions on ecology, food, climate, employment and youth issues? Are you more of a newbie than a real activist? Test your Green knowledge!


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EU rules on posted workers

Enforcement rules will help prevent exploitation of posted workers

The European Parliament today voted to endorse a final agreement on EU legislation on the enforcement of EU rules on posted workers. The Greens welcomed the new rules, with employment and social affairs spokesperson Elisabeth Schroedter stating:"This new legislation is an important step forward...


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Banking Union

Major step forward overshadowed by intergovernmental approach to banking resolution

The European Parliament today voted to adopt a series of legislative files as part of the move to create a European banking union (1). The Greens welcomed this major development for dealing with the problems of the financial sector in a coherent European manner but expressed regret that many of the ...


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