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#Brexit – Any extension must be for purpose of breaking deadlock say #Greens

#Brexit – Any extension must be for purpose of breaking deadlock say #Greens

| March 19, 2019

The UK House of Commons has voted to extend the Article 50 period and delay Brexit. The day before (13 March), the Commons voted against leaving the UK without a deal, which comes a day after voting down the Withdrawal Agreement. The UK will have to agree with the EU-27 how long the extension will […]

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European Parliament endorses #LauraCodrutaKovesi for European Chief Prosecutor

European Parliament endorses #LauraCodrutaKovesi for European Chief Prosecutor

| March 7, 2019

Today (7 March), the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents has endorsed the nomination of Laura Codruta Kovesi (pictured), the former head of the Romanian Anti-Corruption Agency (DNA), for the role of European Chief Prosecutor at the new European Public Prosecutor’s Office (EPPO). The Parliament will now need to agree with the Council. Judith Sargentini will […]

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Greens offer #Macron a battle of ideas

Greens offer #Macron a battle of ideas

| March 7, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron published an op-ed on 5 March in the media addressed to European citizens in 28 European countries calling for a series of reforms to the European Union ahead of the European elections in May.  Reacting to Macron’s initiative, European Green Party co-chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer said: “Macron has attempted […]

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Three Green MEPs arrested at #AntiNuclear protest in Belgium

Three Green MEPs arrested at #AntiNuclear protest in Belgium

| February 20, 2019

Green MEPs Tilly Metz, Michèle Rivasi and Molly Scott Cato The Guardian reports that three Green MEPs – including one from the UK – have been arrested after breaking into a Belgian military airbase to protest against its stockpiling of American B61 nuclear bombs. Today I’m joining an occupation of a Belgian F-16 runway in an […]

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A #PeoplesVote could break #Brexit deadlock say Greens

A #PeoplesVote could break #Brexit deadlock say Greens

| January 16, 2019

On 15 January, the UK government faced a massive defeat in the House of Commons over the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement with 202 people voting in favour and 432 against.  The leader of the Labour party Jeremy Corbyn has now tabled a motion of no confidence to be debated today (16 January).  The UK must now […]

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#Brexit – ‘Time for a People’s Vote’

#Brexit – ‘Time for a People’s Vote’

| January 15, 2019

Commenting ahead of the vote on Tuesday 15 January in the UK parliament on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the co-chairs of the European Green Party Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said: “The European Green Party is united in its conviction that the UK’s EU membership makes Europe stronger and more relevant in the […]

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#Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels say #Greens

#Romania has a lot of work to do at home and in Brussels say #Greens

| January 11, 2019

At the start of the Romanian Presidency of the EU Council, Philippe Lamberts (pictured), president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament said:  “There is little time left in this legislature but a lot of work to do. Dublin reform, climate protection, CO2 emissions from cars and trucks, the protection of whistleblowers, tax justice, […]

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