Minority rights

MEPs want EU action on homophobia and LGBT discrimination

The European Parliament's civil liberties committee today voted with a large majority in favour of a report calling for an EU roadmap against homophobia and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Commenting after the vote, EP rapporteur/draftsperson and Green civil liberties...

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 9-13 December 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included trotecting migrants' lives in Mediterranean, reforming EU fisheries policy, deep sea fishing and destructive trawling, EU-Morocco fisheries and Western Sahara, the situation in Ukraine, repairing the emissions trading scheme, EU rules on mortgages, sexual and reproductive health and rights, promoting stability and peace beyond Europe, combatting tax avoidance through transparency, the EU as a human rights defender, bank accounts, posted workers

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The Greens/EFA Co-Presidents' briefing


Video - press briefing Strasbourg 10 December 2013

The Greens/EFA co-presidents Dany Cohn-Bendit and Rebecca Harms presented the key issues of the plenary session for the Greens/EFA group

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Posted workers rules

Control system set to be preserved as EU governments follow EP line

EU employment and social affairs ministers today agreed a common position on draft proposals on the enforcement of EU rules on posted workers. After months of deadlock, negotiations between the European Parliament, Council and Commission can finally start, with the EP's employment and social affairs...

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An insight in the parliamentary work

Reports from our Green delegations

Here you can discover what the Green MEPs from the various Group delegations did and achieve along the legislative period

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Preparations for the European Council meeting (19-20 December 2013)

Greens/EFA motion for a resolution

Tabled by Sven Giegold, Daniel Cohn-Bendit on behalf of the Greens/EFA Group The European Parliament, – having regard to its resolutions of 12 June 2013 on strengthening European democracy in the future EMU(1), of 23 May 2013 on ‘future legislative proposals on EMU: response to the Commissi...


Questions and Answers session


Wednesday 4th December 2013 (#IS International Sign) #GreenQ&A

Are you interested in politics or Europe or both and always wanted to talk directly to a member of the European Parliament? But you think that they are sitting too far away in Brussels and it is difficult to get in touch with them as a member of the deaf and hard of hearing communities?


Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 25 - 29 November 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include sexual and reproductive health and rights, railway safety, European investigation order, rules on car noise, honey labels, bee health and GMOs, sustainable reindustrialisation and competitiveness

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Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 18-22 November 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included standards in public procurement, MFF and EU budget, single seat of the Parliament, boardroom quotas for women, rules on EU spending to hit crisis countries, priorities for additional social funds, agriculture policy reform, EU environment and climate change action,...

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Fiscalis programme

An improved tool to fight tax fraud

MEPs adopted the Fiscalis 2020 programme on 21 November, which aims to strengthen tax administrations and cooperation across the EU. The Greens worked to ensure that the fight against tax fraud, evasion and avoidance is at the core of the programme. It will strengthen tax authorities capacities and facilitate cooperation to help them work together to tackle the problem, maximising efficiency. In particular, it will also fund IT systems to support the exchange of information between tax administrations. The Greens also ensured civil society will have a greater input into the programme, so as to be on an equal footing with business interests.


Women in management

MEPs vote to address exclusion of women from boardrooms, Council must now deliver

A legislative proposal aimed at introducing binding legislation to increase the share of women on company boards was today endorsed by the European Parliament. The vote coincides with moves in Germany to introduce binding rules on the same issue and raises hopes for concluding EU legislation. Commen...

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