About: Ska Keller

Politics 04-12-2017

Over A Coffee with Ska Keller MEP, Co-Chair of the Greens

Ska Keller, Co-Chair of the Greens in the European Parliament, joins EURACTIV Reporter, Brian Maguire, Over A Coffee.

Climate change 16-06-2017

Parliament strengthens 2030 climate and energy package

MEPs on Wednesday (14 June) voted to strengthen a draft EU regulation that fixes binding national targets for cuts to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from sectors not covered by quotas. EURACTIV’s partner Journal de l’Environnement reports.

Politics 22-02-2017

Germany proposes EU rules making migrant deportations easier

German officials have proposed that the European Union relax some human rights safeguards so that more asylum seekers can be deported while awaiting the outcome of their cases, according to a working paper seen by Reuters.

16-02-2017

The Brief: Fifty shades of Justin Trudeau

Did you smell that sickly sweet aroma in the air in Brussels today? It was the waves of smug rolling in all the way from the European Parliament in Strasbourg.

Trade & Society 24-01-2017

CETA clears crucial hurdle in Parliament’s trade committee

The EU's trade agreement with Canada cleared a crucial hurdle today (24 January) when it was approved by the European Parliament's International Trade Committee, making way for the deal to be sent to a vote in the entire 751-seat chamber next month.

Global Europe 07-07-2016

Super-Frontex approved, acclaimed and decried

The European Parliament endorsed today (7 July) the Commission's proposal to establish a European Border and Coast Guard Agency, beefing up the existing Frontex, a move acclaimed by the major political groups, but decried by the Greens and the leftist GUE/NGL because of its new powers.

EU officials appear to have given ExxonMobil privileged access to TTIP documents
Trade & Society 26-11-2015

TTIP talks: EU alleged to have given ExxonMobil access to confidential strategies

The EU appears to have given the US oil company ExxonMobil access to confidential negotiating strategies considered too sensitive to be released to the European public during its negotiations with the US on the trade agreement TTIP, documents reveal.

Trade & Society 29-05-2015

MEPs give passing vote to TTIP

The European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade has given its go-ahead to the European Commission on the EU-US trade agreement, conceding that a controversial arbitration clause, albeit reformed, needs to remain part of the deal.

Global Europe 23-04-2015

EU leaders will use military against refugees, warns leading MEP

EU leaders are set to agree a deal that will mean refugees being turned away from Europe by “military means”, a leading MEP warned today (23 April)

Development Policy 16-04-2015

Parliament adopts relaxed measures on conflict minerals

MEPs from the Committee on International Trade have rejected a set of binding regulations for certain minerals extracted in conflict zones, in favour of a less ambitious system of self-certification, which would exclude some minerals entirely. EURACTIV France reports.

Liberal leader Guy Verhofstadt [R] is not an active MEP [European Parliament]
Elections 21-01-2015

Poll ranks EP political group leaders as laggards

A poll measuring the most and least active members of the European Parliament reveals that the leaders of the political groups are among the most inactive MEPs, in terms of parliamentary engagement.

Merkel's Africa commissioner criticised the EU's Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) with Africa saying it contradicts development aid efforts. [Nooke}
Development Policy 07-11-2014

EU-Africa free trade agreement ‘destroys’ development policy, says Merkel advisor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Africa Commissioner, Günter Nooke issued harsh criticism of the EU’s joint free trade deal with multiple African countries, claiming the EPA counteracts Europe’s development policy efforts. EURACTIV Germany reports.

Euro & Finance 16-07-2014

Le Pen won’t hijack TTIP committee, vow MEPs

Marine Le Pen and her far-right allies will not be allowed to hijack the debate over the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), despite sitting on the European Parliament committee overseeing the EU-US trade deal, its new chairman promised Tuesday.

Future EU 05-06-2014

Left parties win gender parity contest in new EU Parliament

With only a 1.25% increase in the number of women MEPs in the new European Parliament compared to the previous legislature, women's associations warn that it will take “half a century to reach gender parity at this pace”.

EU Elections 2014 26-05-2014

Greens open to discussions with Juncker

The European Green Party looks to have won 55 seats, up 11 seats from 2009, and the best result for Green parties in European elections ever, while many new and small parties also potentially could end up in the leftist group.

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25-05-2014

Ska Keller: We must stop this undemocratic, non transparent EU-US trade agreement

Speaking on her arrival to the European parliament on Sunday, Greens leader Ska Keller said that ‘we want to make sure that a social Europe is going ahead’.

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16-05-2014

Top EU job rivals hold last TV debate before election

Candidates for the Presidency of the next European Commission held the last televised debate on Thursday, before Europeans go to the polls next week.

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EU Priorities 2020 16-05-2014

Commission president candidates face off in last TV debate

In a multilingual debate, which turned into a fight about austerity, the candidates to become the next President of the European Commission on Thursday (15 May) showed the face of a not-so-divided, decidedly diverse Europe.

The presidential candidates ahead of the Eurovision debate. [EURACTIV]
16-05-2014

Diversity wins as EU presidential candidates try to impress voters

In a multilingual debate, which turned into a fight about austerity, the candidates to become the next President of the European Commission on Thursday (15 May) showed the face of a not-so-divided, decidely diverse Europe.

Europe's Spitzenkandidaten for the 2014 European elections [EURACTIV/European Parliament]
EU Elections 2014 15-05-2014

Wrap-up: EU ‘Spitzenkandidaten’ debate in Brussels

On Thursday evening (15 May), five contenders for the European Commission presidency faced each other in the 'Eurovision Debate' in Brussels. Review the debate and read up on the discussion as it happened, in our wrap-up below.

Elections 05-05-2014

Catalonian independence creates EU election issue

Catalonia’s President is pushing for an independence referendum to be held in November. In spite of the official EU position that this is an internal matter for Spain, leading candidates for the European elections have made comments signalling divisions. EURACTIV Spain reports.

Ska Keller [Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung/Flickr]
EU Priorities 2020 30-04-2014

Keller: Europe is more than just conservatives and socialists

Ska Keller is in the middle of a pan-European campaign and is facing some political heavyweights in the EU ‘presidential debates’. But the main question facing the European Greens is what role will they still play after 25 May? A question Keller answers in an interview with EURACTIV.

Use of Twitter hashtag #EUdebate2014 during Maastricht debate [EURACTIV]
Digital 30-04-2014

Twitter wins at Maastricht presidential debate

Even though the first presidential debate in Maastricht on Monday (28 April) did not produce a clear winner, Twitter has shown it can play a prominent role in the EU election campaign.

Europe’s debate over internships continues

Member states recently backed a European Commission initiative to safeguard interns from exploitation, but the move has been criticised by trade unions and youth groups.