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Weekly preview of the Greens/EFA group - 8-12 April 2013

Date

05 Apr 2013

Sections

EU Priorities 2020

EP priorities (full text below):

- Transparency for the extractive industry (trialogue agreement, Tues.)

 

Greens/EFA events:

- Youth in crisis (conference, Weds.)

- Arctic melt: a wake-up call, not a business opportunity (conference, Thurs.)

- Common Fisheries Policy - where should all the money go (conference, Thurs.)

Transparency for the extractive industry

Tues. 9 Apr. – Trialogue negotiations with Council and Commission

Revised EU legislation on accounting and transparency rules for business could be finalised in negotiations between the European Parliament and Council this week. A core priority for the Greens has been to ensure country-by-country and project reporting along the lines of US legislation. This aims both to reduce the scope for the unethical extraction of natural resources and to help fight against corruption, bribery and tax evasion in developing countries, and the complicity of international corporations in this. The Greens believe the scope of legislation should be widened to include other industrial sectors and believe this should be the focus of a review clause. (See latest press release)

Youth in crisis   

Weds. 10 Apr. – Conference - Room ASP 1G3 - European Parliament - 9.30-18.30

The devastating impact of the economic crisis on youth in Europe will be addressed by this conference, which will aim to propose solutions to give youth a perspective and address youth unemployment. The conference will be livestreamed here: http://www.greenmediabox.eu/live/youth-in-crisis/

Arctic melt: a wake-up call, not a business opportunity   

Thurs. 11 Apr. – Conference - Room ASP 1G3 - European Parliament - 9.30-13.00

Conference on the issues surrounding the receding ice-cap in the Arctic, notably the risks of the hypocritical rush for resource extraction. (click for further details). The conference will be livestreamed here: http://www.greenmediabox.eu/live/the-arctic-melt/

Common Fisheries Policy - where should all the money go?   

Thurs. 11 Apr. – Conference - Room ASP 1G3 - European Parliament - 15.00-18.30

This conference will aim to explore the most appropriate way to direct EU spending under the Common Fisheries Policy to ensure the CFP supports the goal of more sustainable fishing.

 
Richard More O'Ferrall,
Press and media officer,
Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament
Mobile: +32-477-443842 - Ph. +32-22841669 (Brussels); +33-388174042
 
 
 

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