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Scandalous case around industrial factory «Russian Chromium – 1915»

Автор: press-centre Дата: June 03 2013
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3-4 of June EU – Russia Summit in Yekaterinburg Ecologists of the Urals will join together to identify their position to the President of Russia Vladimir Putin. They want to pay attention of representatives of the EU on the situation around industrial factory «Russian Chromium – 1915» and the football World Cup. Let me remind, that during the visit of ecologists to the factory at the begining...

European banks fuel land-grabs in Uganda

Автор: press-centre Дата: May 22 2013
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Palm oil giant Wilmar International linked to community displacement and deforestation Nathaniel Bagira is worried the plantation will consume his land. (Credit: FoEI/ATI – Jason Taylor) European banks and pension funds continue to finance one of the largest and most destructive palm oil giants Wilmar International, according to new research released today by Friends of the Earth Europe [1]....

UK air pollution: why are we only now waking up to this public health crisis?

Автор: press-centre Дата: April 01 2013
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Traffic fumes across the country are provoking increased instances of asthma and other respiratory diseases. So what is being done about it? These days air pollution comes largely from diesel engines When Justin Bieber collapsed last week at the O2 arena in London and was taken to a private clinic feeling “short of breath” and needing oxygen, the rumours started flying that he had had an...

We became aware of armed attacks on the famous musician, composer, teacher, public figure Andrey Shilov

Автор: press-centre Дата: March 21 2013
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SIGN THIS PETITION: CLICK TO SIGN To: The President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovich We became aware of armed attacks on the famous musician, composer, teacher, public figure, and social activist – the guitarist from Dnepropetrovsk Andrey Shilov. We know very well this man personally as he many times played solo concerts and was giving master classes in different European countries such as Denmark,...

Tax on savings of Cypriot people irresponsible and risks destroying confidence of the people in the EU

Автор: press-centre Дата: March 19 2013
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©European Greens – The Eurogroup aggressive gestures risks destabilising the Cyprus banking system. This one-time tax on legitimate savings is an outrageous attack. The persistence of a wrong approach on the crisis by the majority of EU conservative governments risks destroying people’s confidence in the EU. Brussels - The European Greens (EGP) are in favour of showing solidarity by granting...

Hungary Destroys All Monsanto GMO Corn Fields

Автор: press-centre Дата: March 18 2013
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Hungary has taken a bold stand against biotech giant Monsanto and genetic modification by destroying 1000 acres of maize found to have been grown with genetically modified seeds, according to Hungary deputy state secretary of the Ministry of Rural Development Lajos Bognar. Unlike many European Union countries, Hungary is a nation where genetically modified (GM) seeds are banned. In a similar stance...

Dnipropetrovsk police inactive in the case of an attempt on the life of world famous musician Andrey Shilov

Автор: press-centre Дата: March 14 2013
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January 25, 2013 in the entrance of his house, Andrey Shilov, world-famous musician and green activist was attacked by two armed bandits. Maestro’s right hand was broken when he fought off a gun attack. He also got numerous injuries. Despite the fact that the victim recognized the attackers, police hadn’t seized weapons and they do not take any measures to ensure the safety of Andrey Shilov’s...

Germany’s Greens mark 30 years in parliament

Автор: press-centre Дата: March 13 2013
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From humble beginnings, the Green Party stirred up German politics when it entered parliament three decades ago. What started as a protest party is now an established part of the country’s political landscape. In her hand-knitted, mohair sweater, Marieluise Beck stood out in the German Bundestag among lawmakers meeting to vote for chancellor on March 29, 1983. She was one of 28 new members of...

EU-Ukraine summit

Автор: press-centre Дата: February 27 2013
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Ukraine’s leadership frittering away chances for closer relations Commenting on today’s EU-Ukraine summit in Brussels, Greens/EFA co-president Rebecca Harms said: Rebecca Harms “Instead of finally strengthening the rule of law, the situation is deteriorating. The new charges against Yulia Tymoshenko are a further indictment of the situation, as are the threats to arrest her lawyer....

Pavlo Khazan: Decision of Ukrainian Parliament on Khmelnitsky NPP is corrupt and puts Ukraine in position depending on the “Rosatom”

Автор: admin Дата: September 12 2012
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On September 6 2012 Ukrainian Parliament adopted the Draft Law “On the design and construction of energy blocks N3 and N4 at the Khmelnitsky nuclear power plant.” 253 deputies voted for this bill. Pavlo Khazan, the Ukrainian delegate to European Green Party and the chair of Dnipropetrovsk regional organisation of the Green Party of Ukraine, commenting on the event said that greens clearly...

Ukraine: Murder of an Environmental and Civic Activist must be properly investigated!

Автор: press-centre Дата: September 05 2012
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Mr. Volodymyr Honcharenko, a well-known Ukrainian environmentalist, civic activist and scientist was savagely beaten on 1 August and died in hospital of his injuries. The fatal attack came four days after Honcharenko made public highly disturbing information about serious danger from chemical contamination in the city of Kryvy Rih (Dnipropetrovsk region). He asserted that the Ukr-Euro Company was storing...

Government must condemn killing of Volodymyr Honcharenko as crime against free expression

Автор: press-centre Дата: August 16 2012
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ARTICLE 19 calls on the Ukrainian government to publicly condemn the killing of environmental information activist, Volodymyr Honcharenko as a crime against free speech and ensure that those responsible are brought to justice via an independent and transparent process. Volodymyr campaigned for environmental information in Ukraine and died on 3 August. On 1 August 2012 Volodymyr Honcharenko, a well-known...

Green public activist was killed in Dnipropetrovsk

Автор: Вячеслав Горобец Дата: August 04 2012
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Our colleague, Volodymyr Goncharenko, a well-known green public activist was killed in Dnipropetrovsk (Ukraine). Volodymyr waswonderful man, our colleague and friend. We collaborated with him for 15 years in professional and public areas. He was the chairman of the Green NGO “For the citizens` rights to environmental safety.” We have no doubt that the murder was linked to his professional...

US Greens select candidate

Автор: press-centre Дата: July 23 2012
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The Green Party of the United States is gearing up for this year’s Presidential election in November, and has selected its candidates for president and vice president at its recent convention in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. With a convincing 193.5 votes out of 294, Dr. Jill Stein of Massachusetts was endorsed as the Party’s candidate, with anti-poverty activist Cheri Honkala as candidate...

LMP resists corporate takeovers

Автор: press-centre Дата: July 23 2012
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This week we bring you a report from EGP Hungarian member party LMP (‘Politics Can Be Different’), who have been organising sit in protests at Közgép Inc.’s buildings this week to highlight the undue influence of big business on Hungarian politics. You can see a video of their action last week by clicking on the image below. Today, Fidesz’s oligarchs, including Lakos Simicska and...

Greens challenging the ‘nuclear renaissance’

Автор: press-centre Дата: July 23 2012
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It has been another busy two weeks on the nuclear energy front, as the fallout from the Belgian government’s failure to stick to its nuclear phaseout plan continued and the Finnish government faced further costly delays to its proposed expansion of the Olkiluoto Nuclear Power Plant. There the Finnish government (within which the Green League participate) had planned to build Europe’s first...

Swiss Greens propose fair copyright reform

Автор: press-centre Дата: July 23 2012
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n the wake of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement’s defeat in the European Parliament this month, Greens have been preparing for the next phase in the fight for digital rights – real and fair copyright reform. Greens targeted ACTA because it would have applied a one-size-fits-all approach to tackling the counterfeiting of goods, believing instead that was is needed is a reappraisal...

Greens react to Commission’s report on threats to democracy

Автор: press-centre Дата: July 23 2012
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In our last newsletter, we brought you disturbing news about threats to democracy in Romania from the new government of Social Democrat Prime Minister Victor Ponta, threats which were reminiscent of the recent constitutional and other changes of Victor Orban’s government in Hungary. Since gaining power in April, the government have engaged in some activities that threaten the independence of...

Changes to European Parties and Foundations

Автор: press-centre Дата: July 23 2012
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The European Commission this week announced plans for a EU level statute to give legal recognition to European level political parties (of which the EGP was the first) and their associated research foundations. Currently the parties are forced to register as Belgian non-profit organisations, instead of as official political organisations at the EU institutional level. The new rules, due after the summer,...

EGP activities

Автор: press-centre Дата: July 23 2012
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With the European Parliament out of session until the autumn, and Europe heading on its holidays, we in the EGP are looking forward to continue to prepare the busy autumn season and report on the activities in our member parties in the next six weeks. Firstly we will be heading to some of the Summer Universities being hosted by our member parties and affiliated foundations across Europe, where we...