For global solidarity and peace 

The European Union is one of the most important political and economic powers in the world. We want it to use its power responsibly. The EU should play a more active role at its doorstep and in the world, in promoting peace and in preventing the need for military intervention. It must make the respect of human rights its guiding principle.

In trade negotiations the Greens/EFA defend public goods, human rights and environmental sustainability like no other group in the European Parliament.

A common asylum system could overcome the shameful situation in detention camps and coastlines along the Mediterranean Sea. It should be humane and efficient. Full citizenship rights should be attributed to all regular immigrants.

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On The Use of Armed Drones

Greens have put the issue of the use of armed drones on the table in order to respond to two developments.



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Development policies after the Millennium Development Goals

In 2000, the United Nations (UN) adopted a Millennium Declaration, setting eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to be...


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Industrial use of genetic resources from developing countries

'Biopiracy' is the commercial use of genetic material without paying proper compensation to the community from which it...



Human rights and social and environmental standards in international trade agreements

Trade agreements between nations do not merely stipulate the levels of tariffs to be applied. They can also contain...


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An effective raw materials strategy for Europe

Mobile phones, computers and solar panels have in common that they cannot be produced without rare earths.



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European Agency for the Management of Operational Cooperation at the EU's External Borders (FRONTEX)

Frontex, the European agency coordinating the protection of the EU's external borders, was established in 2004.



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Trade agreement between the European Union and its Member States and Colombia and Peru

In 2006, the EU announced the launch of negotiations of an association agreement comprising pillars on cooperation,...


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The EU's human rights strategy

When Catherine Ashton took office as the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, one of her first...


Instrument for Stability and Peace (ISP)

Instrument for Stability and Peace (ISP)

Combatting drug traffic in West Africa, mediating inter-community tensions in Lebanon, empowering women candidates for the...