The Fair Trade movement urges the European Commission on World Fair Trade Day 2010 to move from words to action

7 May 2010 (Brussels) – As hundreds of thousands of citizens join in World Fair Trade Day celebrations, the Fair Trade movement calls on the European Commission to move from words to action. The EU institutions have made positive policy statements and communications on Fair Trade in the last year. Today, the Fair Trade movement calls for concrete results: Fair Trade and Fair Trade principles integrated across EU policies.

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European Parliament hosts a Fair Trade Breakfast

13 October 2011 (Brussels) – In the framework of Fair Trade fortnight in Belgium, the European Parliament hosted a Fair Trade breakfast today in Brussels, with the participation of around 40 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) as well as representatives from the European Commission, EU Member States Permanent Representations, Southern countries Embassy officials, together with Fair Trade movement and Fair Trade producer representatives.

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European Parliament supports sustainable procurement

25 October 2011 (Strasbourg) - At today's plenary session, the European Parliament adopted with an overwhelming majority a Resolution on the modernisation of public procurement. The European Parliament confirms the interpretation of the European Union (EU) rules by the European Court of Justice, which allows public authorities to compare products on the basis of how they have been produced. The Resolution also asks for clearer EU rules to integrate sustainability at each stage of the procurement process. [1]

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European Parliament responds to the new EU trade policy agenda: "We support coordinated policies for Fair Trade"

27 September (Strasbourg)- The European Parliament has today, adopted a Resolution ‘on a New Trade Policy for Europe under the Europe 2020 Strategy’[1] in response to the European Commission proposal on new EU trade policy [2]. Within this resolution, the European Parliament has clearly called again for the ‘European Commission to ensure coordinated policies in support of Fair Trade’.

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