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.

VACANCY FOR INTERNSHIP
PRESS RELEASES
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European Parliament recognizes the challenges faced by EU cross-border regions

The Parliament has adopted a report tackling EU citizenship and addressed unique challenges faced by minorities and individuals living in EU cross-border regions when exercising their EU citizenship rights, such as freedom of movement.
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Ana Miranda Urges immediate EU Action on Galician Coast Pollution from Pellet Dumping

Ana Miranda, EFA MEP, condemned today in the European Parliament the environmental disaster of plastic pellets dumping on the coast of Galicia and the lack of action by the Galician government of the PP.  On the 8th of December, a ship named 'Tocano' lost part of its shipment, including plastic pellets, off the coast of Galicia and Por…
NEWS
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News |

Diana Riba tackling hate speech and disinformation

EFA MEP Riba highlighted the alarming prevalence of hate speech and disinformation on online platforms, calling attention to the urgent need to enforce regulatory measures. The speech emphasized the critical role that social platforms play in disseminating information, with 39% of young people relying on these platforms for their news.
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Massard speaks against the threat of New Genomic Technique

MEP Massard raised farmers’ concerns, who are taking a stand against the adoption of New Genomic Techniques (NGTs), declaring it a betrayal of their aspirations for a dignified living. The fear that NGTs not only jeopardize the diversity and vitality of farming communities but also turn farmers into mere cogs in the machinery of profit-dr…
DOCUMENTS
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Study |

Assessing the European Union’s support to Regional and Minority Languages 10 years after the Alfonsi Resolution (2013-2023)

The goal of this report is to analyse the EU’s support to Regional or Minority Languages (RMLs) over the Europe 2020 decade, and more specifically after the 2013 European Parliament Resolution on Endangered European Languages and Linguistic Diversity – the so-called Alfonsi Resolution.
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Publication |

The feasibility of associate EU citizenship for UK citizens postBrexit

This report has five principal findings on the protection of the status of Union citizenship and the related rights post-Brexit. First, the key question as to providing this protection is whether Union Citizenship continues post-Brexit, or whether Brexit extinguishes Citizenship. The report consider...
EVENTS
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Unlocking our Potential: Our right to Independence

The EFA Conference on Self-Determination in the beautiful city of Barcelona on the 10th of September, promises to be a thought-provoking and enriching event. By bringing together experts, and political representatives, it aims to promote dialogue and inspire action towards the realization of self-determination.
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European Media Freedom Act

Independent media are a public watchdog, and free media are a key pillar of every democracy. They are crucial in forming a public sphere, shaping public opinion and holding those in power to account. The European Media Freedom Act (EMFA) aims to set out the rules to promote pluralism and independence in the European media ecosystem.

OUR MEPs

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

François Alfonsi
François Alfonsi
Member
Lydie Massard
Lydie Massard
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
Max Sallent Regola
Max Sallent Regola
EFA Advisor on Constitutional Affairs
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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