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.

BUILDING A EUROPE OF ALL PEOPLES

We want a diverse Europe.
A Union that respects minorities, individuals, stateless nations and their right to self-determination. Our campaign aims at putting multilevel governance on the EU agenda.

EFA MEPs spied with Pegasus

Greens/EFA members Diana Riba i Giner and Jordi Solé were spied on by PEGASUS, a University of Toronto report showed at least 65 Catalan pro-independence politicians, lawyers, and journalists were victims of cyber espionage using Pegasus and Candiru spyware. The surveillance also affected their staff, families and relatives.

JOB VACANCY
PRESS RELEASES
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EFA Group statement on the departure of Ska Keller

Last night Ska Keller MEP announced she would be stepping down as President of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament.
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EFA MEP Diana Riba i Giner cautions on the Fundamental rights situation.

Diana Riba, EFA MEP, intervened in plenary to discuss the current situation of Fundamental rights in the European Union.
NEWS
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EFA Piernicola Pedicini on the deficiencies of the Regional policy

Piernicola Pedicini intervened at plenary today to highlight the impact the regional policy has had on Italy.
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Jordi Solé warns not to take for granted the European values.

EFA President Jordi Solé intervened in the State of the union debate, appealing to the chamber not to take for granted the “European values” inside the European Union.
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

Jordi Solé
Jordi Solé
EFA President and first Vice President of the Greens/EFA Group

François Alfonsi
François Alfonsi
Member
Ana Miranda
Ana Miranda
Member
Piernicola Pedicini
Piernicola Pedicini
Member
Diana Riba i Giner
Diana Riba i Giner
Member

OUR STAFF

Roccu Garoby
Roccu Garoby
EFA Secretary General and Greens/EFA Group Deputy Secretary General

Adrian Fuentes Arevalo
Adrian Fuentes Arevalo
Assistant to the EFA Secretary General
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
Garance Tardieu Ziolkowski
Garance Tardieu Ziolkowski
EFA Advisor on Foreign Affairs

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