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TTIP EU-US talks

Commission attempt to block-out citizens' voice cannot be accepted

The European Commission today announced that it would not admit a new European Citizens' Initiative on the controversial EU-US TTIP* trade negotiations (1). The Greens/EFA group hit out at the decision and called on incoming Commission president Juncker to overturn it, with Green trade spokesper...


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Issue n°4 September 2014

GREEN INSIGHT INTO EU FOOD POLICY Start of school year for food issues in the EP Food and the Italian Presidency: A serious priority?  FOOD FOR THOUGHT Rosa Chicken and Labelling Matters campaign Chef Jamie Oliver embarks on campaign against TTIP  JOIN THE FO...


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TTIP: A Race to the Bottom

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Corporations on both sides of the Atlantic are using TTIP to lower standards and regulation in order to maximise their profits. 'Regulatory coherence' may sound innocent, but it could have a very real impact for citizens in Europe and the US. Greens in the European Parliament don't want ...


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Greens/EFA Roundup

Debriefing of the Strasbourg plenary week 14-17 July 2014

Greens/EFA priorities for the Strasbourg Plenary included 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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EU Commission presidency

Juncker must work to create a more fair, sustainable and democratic EU

Commenting on the election of Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission, Greens/EFA co-presidents Rebecca Harms and Philippe Lamberts stated: "We would like to congratulate Jean-Claude Juncker on his election as President of the European Commission. With his clear pro-Europ...


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TTIP EU-US talks

Citizens' voice must be heard; Greens/EFA backs new European Citizens' Initiative

Coinciding with the sixth negotiating round of the controversial EU-US TTIP* trade negotiations this week, a new European Citizens' Initiative on TTIP was successfully registered with the European Commission (1). The Greens/EFA group has announced it will support the initiative and will proactiv...


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TTIP

Plenary speech by Jill Evans


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TTIP EU-US talks

Election promises already being broken in EU Parliament

The sixth negotiating round of the controversial EU-US TTIP trade negotiations will start on Monday, with MEPs set to debate the talks on Tuesday. The Greens/EFA group had proposed the European Parliament adopt a resolution, as the logical conclusion of this plenary debate, but this proposal was blo...


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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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TISA services trade agreement

Leaked texts underline concerns with shadowy services talks

Wikileaks yesterday leaked negotiating texts from the ongoing negotiations on an international trade in services agreement (TISA). The leaks come ahead of the seventh negotiating round, taking place in Geneva next week. The Greens have previously raised concerns about the lack of transparency in the...


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Commission presidency

EU governments must make decision based on outcome of European elections

Following the meeting of the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents of the political groups and ahead of tonight’s meeting of heads of state and government on the election of the European Commission president, Greens/EFA president Rebecca Harms stated: “Presidents of the main political...


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European election results

Greens remain force to be reckoned with in EU politics

Commenting on the initial published results of the European Parliament elections, Greens/EFA president Rebecca Harms said: "The Greens remain a force to be reckoned with in EU politics based on the results of the European elections. While the composition of EP political groups will only be f...


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