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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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Closure of #Fessenheim cannot hide nuclear agenda of French government – quote from #MichèleRivasi

Closure of #Fessenheim cannot hide nuclear agenda of French government – quote from #MichèleRivasi

| November 28, 2018

On 27 November, French President Macron (pictured) announced the closure of the Fessenheim nuclear power plant in 2020 and other nuclear plants by 2035. However, the closure of just 4-6 reactors by 2030 will in effect see several operations prolonged beyond their safe limits of 40 years. Michèle Rivasi, spokesman on nuclear power for the […]

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Murderer of Bulgarian reporter Victoria Marinova must be brought to justice say Greens

Murderer of Bulgarian reporter Victoria Marinova must be brought to justice say Greens

| October 8, 2018

Commenting on the murder of the Bulgarian reporter Victoria Marinova (pictured), European Green Party co-chairs Monica Frassoni and Reinhard Bütikofer said: “We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the terrible murder of the Bulgarian journalist Victoria Marinova, who had been reporting on an investigation into alleged corruption involving EU funds. “She is the […]

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#FYROM – Europe must keep its arms open for #Macedonia say Greens

#FYROM – Europe must keep its arms open for #Macedonia say Greens

| October 1, 2018

Commenting in the aftermath of the referendum in Macedonia, European Green Party co-chairs Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni said: “After the national referendum in Macedonia, the country´s way towards NATO membership and EU accession negotiations remains very difficult. But one result cannot be disputed: It is impossible to read a rejection of the Prespa agreement […]

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Green MEPs criticize Verhofstadt for U-turn on #Spitzenkandidat process

Green MEPs criticize Verhofstadt for U-turn on #Spitzenkandidat process

| September 11, 2018

For a long time, Guy Verhofstadt (pictured, centre) was one of the loudest voices in support of leading candidates (Spitzenkandidaten) of European political parties for European elections. Yesterday, he changed his position in an attempt to form an electoral alliance with Emmanuel Macron and his La Republique En Marche (LREM) for the upcoming European elections […]

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