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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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Charges against the Turkish Green party co-chairs must be dropped say #Greens

Charges against the Turkish Green party co-chairs must be dropped say #Greens

| July 20, 2018

The co-chairs of the Turkish Greens and the Left Party of the Future (Yesiller ve Sol Gelecek Partisi) Eylem Tuncaelli and Naci Sönmez (pictured) are among 11 people calling for peace who could face an eight-year jail term following formal proceedings by the Ankara Chief State Prosecutor.   They were due to appear at the […]

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#EURoadTolls: Toll systems must reflect environmental costs say Greens

#EURoadTolls: Toll systems must reflect environmental costs say Greens

| May 28, 2018

The European Parliament’s Transport and Tourism committee has backed proposals to reform EU-wide car tolls. The report includes a number of demands of the Greens/EFA group: External costs such as climate change should be taken into account in future toll systems. Tolls should be based on distance travelled, rather than the duration of the journey. […]

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#Iran: Trump’s solo run is a dangerous game with fire, say Greens

#Iran: Trump’s solo run is a dangerous game with fire, say Greens

President Donald Trump on Tuesday (8 May) pulled the United States out of an international agreement aimed at stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb, and said he would reimpose economic sanctions on Tehran immediately. The 2015 deal – worked out between Iran and the United States, France, Germany, the UK, the EU, China, and […]

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Russia declares #Greens/EFA member #BronisRopė persona non grata

Russia declares #Greens/EFA member #BronisRopė persona non grata

The Russian Foreign Ministry has declared Greens/EFA member Bronis Ropė (pictured) persona non grata in Russia. He will be refused entry to this country for the next five years. Greens/EFA Presidents Philippe Lamberts and Ska Keller said: “We are deeply concerned over the fact that without appropriate justification, members of the European Parliament could be […]

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