WHO WE ARE

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European Free Alliance

in the European Parliament

The European Free Alliance (EFA) Group in the European Parliament brings together MEPs who advance the cause of Europe's stateless nations, regions and disadvantaged minorities. We support a Europe of the peoples, and defend cultural and linguistic diversity in the EU. EFA MEPs are members of the Greens/European Free Alliance Group, forming a common parliamentary group with Europe’s Greens since 1999.

EFA pays tribute to the President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli

David Sassoli will be remembered as the President championing social justice, women rights and democracy. For example, during the pandemic, he opened the doors of the European Parliament buildings to the most vulnerable persons. EFA MEPs will remember him as a truly democrat, progressive and pro-European Politician.

JOB VACANCY
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Policy adviser for the AFET Committee - English/Spanish

The Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament is looking for a full-time Policy adviser in the Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), in its Secretariat in Brussels (fixed-term contract until 30 June 2024 )
PRESS RELEASES
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EFA MEPS CALL ON PRESIDENT MACRON TO RESPECT THE EUROPEAN DIVERISTY

The EFA Group asked President Macron to honour diversity in the European Union and called on Macron to respect people's democratic right to decide their best future. EFA MEPs also condemn President Macron's refusal to fill the French Presidency of the Council, as this happens in the middle of an electoral process and affects the condition…
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EFA Group congratulates Roberta Metsola on her election as President of Parliament

While the group are delighted on the election of a women President, it does not come with scepticism in some of her stands towards reproductive rights and migration. The EFA group is looking forward to strengthen relationships with the newly elected President, to ensure the democracy and pluralism of the chamber are respected.
NEWS
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European Year of Youth 2022

With 2022 set to be designated as European Year of Youth, the European Free Alliance (EFA) has called for a focus on youth unemployment and its impact. MEPs have given the green light to the plans which will put young people at the heart of deciding how the EU wide programme will be implemented....
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Petitions Committee Vice-Chair will not take part in fact-finding mission to Spain

Greens/EFA MEP and First Vice-Chair of the European Parliament's Petitions Committee Tatjana Ždanoka has announced that she will not take part in the Committee's forthcoming fact-finding visit to Spain. In a letter, Ms Ždanoka said that she finds it 'unacceptable' to take part. ...
EVENTS
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Prison conditions in Europe

The aim of this conference is to debate around the actual living conditions inside prisons and how they affect the health, progress and prosocial change among inmates.
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Webinar: “Freedom of Artistic Expression in the European Union”

The present study, commissioned by MEP Diana Riba i Giner (Greens/EFA) to Culture Action Europe, off­ers a general overview of the global and European legislative framework and case-law, outlining further possible courses of action aiming at strengthening the legal protection of Freedom of Artistic Expression at a European level.

OUR MEPs

François Alfonsi
François Alfonsi
Member
Piernicola Pedicini
Piernicola Pedicini
Member
Diana Riba i Giner
Diana Riba i Giner
Member
Jordi Solé
Jordi Solé
EFA President and first Vice President of the Greens/EFA Group
Tatjana Ždanoka
Tatjana Ždanoka
Member

OUR STAFF

Roccu Garoby
Roccu Garoby
EFA Secretary General and Greens/EFA Group Deputy Secretary General
Helena Argerich i Terradas
Helena Argerich i Terradas
EFA Advisor on Constitutional Affairs and Women's rights and gender equality
Elisabet Matamala Mir
Elisabet Matamala Mir
Advisor on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs
Lachlan Muir
Lachlan Muir
EFA Advisor on Fisheries Policy
Olga Perez Vitoria
Olga Perez Vitoria
EFA Advisor on Culture and Education
Valentina Servera Clavell
Valentina Servera Clavell
EFA Press, Communications & Campaigns Officer
Juris Sokolovskis
Juris Sokolovskis
EFA advisor on Petitions