Coinciding with the sixth negotiating round of the controversial EU-US TTIP* trade negotiations this week, a new European Citizens' Initiative on TTIP was successfully registered with the European Commission. The Greens/EFA group has announced it will support the initiative and will proactively work to ensure a successful outcome. Announcing this,…
On Tuesday, the European Parliament will vote whether JC Juncker should be the new President of the Commission. His nomination by the Council has been a victory of democracy and also an institutional victory of the parliament. I have defended very strongly his right to be the first to try…
TISA services trade agreement Leaked texts underline concerns with shadowy services talks   Wikileaks yesterday leaked negotiating texts from the ongoing negotiations on an international trade in services agreement (TISA). The leaks come ahead of the seventh negotiating round, taking place in Geneva next week. The Greens have previously raised…
On the occasion of my visits to Mexico and in order to advocate for the EU to take Human Rights serious, I and Satu Hassi wrote a question to Catherine Ashton, the High Representative on Foreign Affairs and Security Policies. Both of us engaged a lot in the past in…
Ska was elected as vice-president of the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament today. Here you can read the press release of the group:     PRESS RELEASE - Brussels, 11 June 2014               European Parliament: Greens/EFA group elects new co-presidents The Greens/EFA group in the…