Jobs

Brussels Agenda

Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 8 - 12 April 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the week include Transparency for the extractive industry, Youth in crisis, Arctic melt: a wake-up call, not a business opportunity, Common Fisheries Policy - where should all the money go


en | fr | de

Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 11-14 March 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary week included the votes on the CAP reform, greenhouse gas emissions, European venture capital funds, economic governance, radioactive contamination of drinking water, the debate on the future EU budget,...


en

EU summit (Cyprus/Hungary)

No blank cheque for Cyprus

Commenting on the ongoing summit of EU heads of state and government and discussions on financial assistance for Cyprus, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms stated: "There can be no blank cheque for Cyprus. Any rescue package for Cyprus has to be made conditional on the implementation of cert...


en | de

Get Women On Board

Campaign in favour of EU-wide boardroom quotas for women

This Green campaign supports the introduction of mandatory EU-wide quotas for the representation of women on executive boards. The voluntary approach to addressing one of the major remaining barriers to gender equality has failed and the Greens support the introduction of a binding boardroom quota through EU legislation with a view to stimulating the push towards balanced boardrooms.


en | fr | de

Economic governance - 2 pack

EP signs off new rules providing sounder EU economic governance and crisis response

The European Parliament today adopted a final agreement on key legislative proposals aimed at further strengthening economic governance in the Eurozone. The Greens welcomed the legal provisions increasing democratic oversight over countries under assistance as well as the commitment by the Commissio...


en | de | fr

Get women on board

07.03.2013

Will the EU do what it takes?

In spite of all the lip service, women are still grossly under-represented on the boards of large European companies, with the share of women in the highest decision-making bodies of the largest publically-listed companies at a mere 14%. This is not because of a shortage of qualified women. Will the EU do what it takes to get women on board?


en

Youth unemployment

EU governments' green light for European youth guarantee welcome

EU employment and social affairs ministers today adopted a European Youth Guarantee Scheme which ensures that all young people under the age of 25 in Europe are entitled to receive a good-quality offer of employment, education, apprenticeship or traineeship within a period of four months after becom...


en | de

Economic governance - 2 pack

Deal provides for a first step towards a sounder EU economic governance and crisis response

Negotiators from the European Parliament, Council and Commission today reached agreement on key legislative proposals aimed at further strengthening economic governance in the Eurozone. The Greens welcomed the legal provisions increasing democratic oversight over countries under assistance as well a...


en | de | fr

EU economic governance

MEPs adopt skewed report with flawed analysis on economic crisis

The European Parliament today adopted its reports on the European Semester, parliament's input into the EU's new economic governance process. The Greens expressed regret at the outcome of the vote on the Ferreira report economic policy coordination, with the report characterised by a flawed analysis...


en

Debate with French President Hollande

Speech by Daniel Cohn-Bendit

"It takes imagination to build the world of tomorrow".Greens/EFA Co-President Dany Cohn-Bendit addresses French President Francois Hollande in the European Parliament, Tuesday 5th February 2013. "If we try to create the world of tomorrow with yesterday's ideas, it won't work".


en | fr | de

Eurogroup chairpersonship

Fait accompli as latest Euro economic decision-making post to be signed-off after backdoor deal

Finance ministers from the 17 Euro member states are set to confirm Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem as the new chair of the Eurogroup - replacing Jean Claude Juncker - at today's Eurogroup meeting. Commenting on the decision, Green finance spokesperson Sven Giegold said: “Eurogroup fina...


en | de

Greens/EFA Round-up

Debriefing of the plenary week Strasbourg 14-17 January 2013

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg plenary included tackling youth unemployment in Europe, biopiracy and indigenous genetic resources, regulating credit rating agencies, corruption and misuse of EU funds, the controversial economic agreement with southern Africa and working conditions in Asia and EU retailers


en | fr