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El Prat de Llobregat - Green city

El PratEde Llobregat is situated in the North East of Spain, in Catalonia. The city administration has developed many initatives under the 'Climate Change Local Plan' in order to provide a better environment and quality of living for its citizens.

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Juncker’s European Investment Plan

Reinhard Bütikofer and Monica Frassoni, Co-Chairs of the European Green Party, comment on the European Investment Plan presented in the European Parliament today by European Commission President Juncker.

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Greens salute historic agreement on plastic bag waste

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A deal has been reached between the European Parliament and the Council that obliges governments in EU members states to drastically reduce the use of lightweight single-use plastic bags.

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Istanbul Council in videos

If you didn't make it to Istanbul, you can catch up with videos of some of the sessions here. Otherwise, you can read back through our liveblog, or check out photos from the event on our Facebook page.

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Eternit Ruling: biggest trial for environmental damage overturned

"The Eternit case is the biggest trial for environmental damage in Europe ever. It is untenable that such a charge expires under Italy's statute of limitations, and courts dismiss such claims for damages on the grounds that they are time-barred.

Ultimately, we urgently need a legal debate on the statute of limitations in asbestos-related cases, considering that the diseases caused by exposure have a very long latency period.

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European Green Party expands with Socialistisk Folkeparti and ORaH

The European Greens have continued to solidify their European family, as delegates to the European Green Council meeting in Istanbul voted overwhelmingly to welcome Danish Greens Socialistisk Folkeparti (SF) as full members, and the new Croatian Green party ORaH as applicant members.

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EGP and Cyprus Green Party support principles behind European Parliament resolution on Cyprus’ exclusive economic zone.

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The European Green Party and Κίνημα Οικολόγων Περιβαλλοντιστών, the Cyprus Green Party, have called for Turkey to fully respect the Cyprus exclusive economic zone. Both the EGP and Cyprus Green Party, support and call for ratification of the European Parliament resolution on Turkish actions creating tension in the exclusive economic zone of Cyprus.

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Spanish Green parties and EGP call for moratorium on drilling in Canary islands.

Any accident in relation to drilling threatens to destroy the local environment, the area’s vital tourism industry, and crucially, the islands’ water supply which relies fully seawater desalination. These dangers are reflected in the strong local hostility to the project, where a broad majority of people are opposed, along with the Canary Parliament (including the regional government party), and six out of seven island councils.

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Mar Garcia Sanz elected Secretary General of the European Green Party

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Mar Garcia Sanz (ES) is the new Secretary General of the European Green Party (EGP). Garcia Sanz was elected with a majority of 54.4% by delegates at the party’s Council meeting in Istanbul.

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Youth unemployment - how do we move forward?

Ophelie Latil from France is part of the Generation Precaire movement, which was created about a year (not sure about the timing) ago, by a thirty year old who just about to accept an unpaid internship, even though she had ample experience. She wrote a text that struck a chord with a lot of people, and published it mostly through social networks. They met at the Mayflower in Paris, and that's how it began. 1.5 million people are now part of the movement.

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