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Plenary speech by Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS


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Maritime economic development must be integrated and sustainable

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

Exploitation of the so-called 'blue economy' to help jobs and growth must be both integrated and sustainable according to a report today approved by MEPs. MEPs were responding to a proposal from the European Commission which aims at exploiting Europe's seas and realising the oceans...


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EFA MEP backs ban on cloned animals in food

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

The European Parliament has today approved a draft EU law which would ban cloning farm animals and food derived from them and their descendants, including imports. The ban was supported by Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans who voted in favour of the legislation. Although no cloning for food production cur...


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Linguistic and minority rights must be respected in Europe

Press release from EFA MEP Josep-Maria Terricabras (Catalonia)

In a significant new report approved today, MEPs have stated that the EU must respect ethnic, cultural and linguistic diversity. Significantly, the report also called upon EU Member States that have not yet done so to ratify and effectively implement the Framework Convention for the Protection of Na...


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"We owe Greece for saving the Euro" - Maragall

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

As the Greek parliament approves the first raft of new laws ordered by the Eurozone as a pre-requisite for a third bailout, Greens/EFA MEP Ernest Maragall has said that Europe is now indebted to Greece for saving the single currency. Mr Maragall – a member of the European Parliament's Budgets Com...


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EFA MEP publishes open letter on TTIP

Detailed response from SNP President Ian Hudghton MEP

In response to unprecedented interest and lobbying about TTIP (the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership), SNP MEP Ian Hudghton has published the following open letter detailing his own and his party's position on the issue following recent developments in the European Parliament. ...


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TTIP vote

Plenary speech by Jill Evans


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Mandate for the trilogue

Plenary speech by Ernest Maragall


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EU behaving like 'orchestra on the Titantic' over Greece

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

Responding to today's debate in the European Parliament with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras about the Greek debt crisis, Greens/EFA MEP Ernest Maragall said: "As the Greek crisis continues to risk the future of the EU, showing up its fragility, lack of political union and econom...


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TTIP - We are seeing a new era of financial deregulation

Press release from EFA MEP Ernest Maragall (Catalonia)

The European Parliament has today voted on its recommendations for the ongoing negotiations with the United States over the TTIP or Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. Speaking after the vote in Strasbourg, Greens/EFA MEP Ernest Maragall said: "The European Parliament has deba...


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TTIP could undermine public services and democracy, says EFA MEP

Press release from EFA MEP Jill Evans (Plaid Cymru)

Plaid Cymru MEP Jill Evans will vote against the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) trade agreement report in Strasbourg this week. Following the postponed debate last month, MEP’s will this week have the opportunity to express their views on the current negotiations....


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EFA MEPs show support for Greece

MEPs from the European Free Alliance Group have shown their solidarity with the Greek people, and their support for a fair deal for Greece following the recent referendum on the country's bailout conditions. EFA MEPs symbolically hold images of the Greek flag at the European Parliament in Strasbour...


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