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Get youth out of Crisis

09.04.2014

2nd Greens/EFA and FYEG youth Conference

WATCH THE EVENT LIVE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED Working morning Venue: The Egg - Rue Bara 175, 1070 Anderlecht 9.00-10.00h     Welcome by FYEG - Federation of Young European Greens Presentation of the program "Youth out of Crisis" Political speech by Greens/EFA MEP...


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Towards resilient territories

03.04.2014

Energy, Transport, Food in 2030

What will Europe look like in 2030? On the eve of major changes that will occur in the world and in Europe, we must consider a territorial organization to live in the best possible conditions for the coming decades, particularly in the areas of energy, transport and feeding.


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The Hands that Sew your Shirt

Ulrike Lunacek and Jean Lambert


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EU truck size rules/monster trucks

MEPs put the brakes on gigaliner proposals

<xml> </xml> The European Parliament's transport committee today voted on proposals from the European Commission on EU rules truck dimensions (Directive 96/53/EC). MEPs voted to postpone a decision on the proposals from the Commission, which would have legalised the cross-border use of e...


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 10-13 March 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included the Plastic bags and the environment; Remembering Fukushima; EU seed legislation; EU financial supervision; Money laundering; Genetic resources and benefit sharing; Data protection; NSA surveillance and fundamental rights; Phasing out super greenhouse F-gases; Shale gas, fracking and environmental impact; Nanomaterials and EU labelling; EU-IMF Troika Inquiry; Ukrainian crisis and Europe's role; TTIP Beware: EU-US Trade Agreement


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Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 17-21 March 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include preventing the spread of mega trucks, clamping down on corporate tax evasion, nuclear safety, EU communications legislation and net neutrality, posted workers, waste shipments, honey labels, bee health and GMOs, emissions from global aviation, Ukrainian crisis and the EU's response, right to water citizens' initiative, EU climate and energy policy in the balance


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Economic crisis response

Troika's complacency slammed by MEPs, as social devastation brought into focus

The final reports of the European Parliament's inquiry into the role of the EU-ECB-IMF troika were adopted today by MEPs. The Greens welcomed the findings of the inquiry, which is critical of the Troika's role, and welcomed the commitment to investigate further during the next term. Commenting after...


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EU Industrial Policy

06.03.2014

What Role for the Service Sector?

With this conference, we would like to take the opportunity to discuss the role of the service sector and the myriad of challenges it is facing, such as the drive for liberalisation. This is even more interesting in the context of the negotiations on a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). We will give the floor to representatives of trade unions, governments, think tank and universities. The key note speech will be held by Frank Bsirske, chairman of the trade union on service industries in Germany


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Deflating the Financial Carbon Bubble

05.03.2014

A Presentation & Panel Debate on a Greens/EFA Study

The so called 'carbon bubble' - which refers to the overvaluation of oil, gas and coal mining companies because of the need to shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy sources - poses a growing risk to our economies.


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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 24-27 February 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included the European Parliament’s inquiry into the Troika’s response to the economic crisis; the testimony from Edward Snowden; CO2 emissions from cars; aid for the most deprived; railway safety and EU rules; privacy concerns with eCall vehicle tracking; EU-Switzerland relations; youth unemployment and the youth guarantee; tobacco and public health; use of armed drones; 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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EU rules on posted workers

Enforcement rules will help prevent exploitation of posted workers

A final agreement on EU legislation on the enforcement of EU rules on posted workers was reached in negotiations between the European Parliament and Council today. The Greens welcomed the outcome, with employment and social affairs spokesperson Elisabeth Schroedter stating: "This new legislatio...


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Economic crisis response

Complacency of EU-IMF Troika condemned by EU Parliament inquiry

The final report of the European Parliament's inquiry into the role of the EU-ECB-IMF troika was voted by the EP's economic affairs committee this evening. The Greens welcomed the findings of the inquiry, which is critical of the Troika's role, and welcomed the commitment to investigate further duri...


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